RPGFan



Wii RPG of the Year - Shiren the Wanderer
The "Rogue-like" genre doesn't get a lot of attention around RPGFan, but there are a few shining examples that come across our desks each year. Shiren the Wanderer, technically the third game in the series from Chunsoft, came to America as a Wii exclusive thanks to Atlus. This beautiful, robust RPG had a strong plot, an interesting cast of characters, a unique party system, and varying difficulty levels so that people new to this oft-punishing sort of game can make mistakes without turning emo in an instant of unexpected death. Though there was close competition for this particular award (see runner-up), Shiren eked out a victory, which is also something the titular character has a habit of doing.

Runner-up: Arc Rise Fantasia
Editor's Picks Platform Awards Genre Awards
Patrick Gann
Eric Farand
John McCarroll
Kyle E. Miller
Neal Chandran
John Tucker
Kimberley Wallace
Ashton Liu
Dennis Rubinshteyn
Bob Richardson
Stephen Meyerink
Dave Yeager
Derek Heemsbergen
Bryan Grosnick
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
PlayStation 2
PC
Nintendo DS
PSP
iOS


Best RPG of the Year
Traditional RPG: Console
Action RPG: Console
Graphic Adventure: Console
Traditional RPG: Handheld
Action RPG: Handheld
Graphic Adventure: Handheld
Strategy RPG
MMORPG
Indie RPG
Downloadable Console RPG


Back



Coming Up on Twitch

Valkyrie Profile
Sunday, August 20 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Mondays (Returns 8/14) • 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

Vandal Hearts
Tuesdays • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood - Omega Savage Raid
Tuesday-Thursdays • 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

Featured Content
RPGFan Reader Survey 2017
Reader Survey 2017
Tell us what you think. We can take it.
Undertale Review
Undertale
Review
WildStar OST Vol. 1 Review
WildStar OST Vol. 1
Review
Miitopia Review
Tacoma
Review
Miitopia Review
Miitopia
Review
MidBoss Review
MidBoss
Review
Retro Encounter 95
Retro Encounter 95
Podcast