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Best Indie RPG of 2013: Valdis Story: Abyssal City

Best Indie RPG of 2013:
Valdis Story: Abyssal City (PC)
Writeup by Stephen Meyerink
What a lot of people fail to realize about Kickstarter is that they aren't pre-ordering a game, they're providing the financial backing for a venture which may or may not succeed. While there have been plenty of Kickstarter failure stories, Valdis Story: Abyssal City is absolutely one of the tales of success. Several of our editors were floored by the quality gameplay of this adventure, and with gorgeous artwork, a dynamite soundtrack by Zack Parrish, and two (soon to be four, thanks to a free incoming update) completely different characters to play through, this little indie gem holds its own even amongst big-budget AAA titles. If you're into the Metroids, Castlevanias, and Dust: An Elysian Tails of the gaming universe, you simply must check out RPGFan's Indie RPG of the Year: Valdis Story.


Runner-up: Path of Exile
Runner-up: Path of Exile (PC)
Writeup by John Tucker
It's hard to make a great game with a big team and the backing of a publisher, and it's even harder without. And to make an MMO that really brings people in... well, there's a reason you don't hear of very many true successes in that genre. But that's just what the folks at Grinding Gear Games seem to have managed in Path of Exile — a successful, fun indie MMO. It's free, it's fun, and you can play it with all of your friends! Not too shabby for a team of less than 20 developers.

Overall Awards
Traditional RPG Action RPG Graphic Adventure Strategy RPG Indie RPG MMORPG Port or Re-Release Downloadable Content (DLC) Best Combat Best Visuals Best Sound Best Story Best Non-RPG
And the winner is...
Best RPG of 2013
Editors' Picks
Andrew Barker Neal Chandran Derek Heemsbergen Abraham Ashton Liu John McCarroll Stephen Meyerink Kyle E. Miller Zackery Parkerson Mike Salbato Robert Steinman Brian Tomlinson John Tucker Dave Yeager
Reader's Choice
Reader's Choice Best RPG of 2013






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