Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the latest installment of Coming This Week with RPGFan! We hope you're staying safe and healthy out there. At long last, a reunion many RPG fanatics have been waiting for since at least 2005 is finally almost here. But there are still a few hidden gems coming out this week, as well! Here are the highlights.
Tabletop gaming serves as the foundation of our digital hobby in many respects, and the Pen & Paper games from Behold Studios pay loving tribute to both ends of the spectrum. With stylish retro graphics, funny pop culture references, and gameplay influenced by tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, there's definitely a lot to love about these titles. Galaxy of Pen & Paper (which we reviewed in 2017) takes the tabletop shenanigans into space, and Switch owners can pick up a bundle of all three games (including Knights of Pen & Paper and Knights of Pen & Paper 2) as well.
We're quite taken by Dreamscaper, a neat-looking roguelite with action combat that's set to release for Windows and Nintendo Switch sometime this year. Players will assume the role of Cassidy, a young women tormented by depression, with each random dungeon representing one of her dreams. A playable prologue for the game is now available for free via Steam, so if you're curious, give it a shot.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, part one of Square Enix's long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally here. Will this reimagining of one of the company's most beloved titles live up to the hype? Will the gamble of splitting the game up into multiple chunks pay off? Will Gackt get a gratuitous cameo? Will Red XIII finally find love?? Trick question, Professor Hojo loves Red XIII very much. Okay, kidding aside, this is probably one of the most exciting RPG releases in recent memory, and I cannot wait to explore the city of Midgar with modern, cutting-edge visuals. If you want our take on it, don't miss Alana's review of one of the biggest releases of 2020.
And there you have it, folks! Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to finish the main story quest in Final Fantasy XIV before Final Fantasy VII Remake comes out and devours all of my free time. See you all next time!