RPGFan


Patrick Gann
Black Sigil Review
Are you ready to wield the Blade of the Exiled?
06.26.09 - 10:05 PM

Usually, when Neal's reviewing an indie-developed RPG, it's on the PC. And it's either created in RPG Maker, or in some other simple tool set.

Today, Neal gets the privilege of reviewing a totally indie game that made it to the DS, courtesy of underdog publisher Graffiti Entertainment. These guys are in the habit of giving small-scale developers a chance to get their games onto major platforms. In the past we saw them bring Brazilian-developed Mazes of Fate to North America.

A few weeks ago, Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled hit store shelves. We noted in our E3 coverage while demoing the game that the encounter rate was far too high. Graffiti countered by saying that they thought this is another oldschool feature that fans would enjoy. As it turns out, Neal and I are not alone in saying that this is one of the biggest marks against the game. Fortunately, there's a lot of good stuff to outweigh the bad. Or at least, that's Neal's opinion on the title.

If you're ready for a full-scale homage to SNES RPGs in the form of a classic DS title, check out the review, and then check out the game!


Back





Coming Up on Twitch

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Oct. 2 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Skies of Arcadia Continues!
Every Monday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Star Wars: KotOR Continues!
Every Tuesday • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Continues!
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Final Fantasy Tactics Continues!
Every Saturday • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT

Featured Content
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Review
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
Review
Sorcery! Part 4 Review
Sorcery! Part 4
Review
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Episode 50
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Episode 50
Podcast
Final Fantasy XV at Abbey Road Special Feature
Final Fantasy XV at Abbey Road
Feature
Retro Encounter 18: Valkyria Chronicles - Final Thoughts
Retro Encounter 18: Valkyria Chronicles - Final Thoughts
Podcast Feature
Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain OST Review
Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain
Review
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter