Another short edition of RPGs Coming This Week, coming right at cha! Let’s get into it.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion – December 13th (PS5, XSX, PS4, XB1, Switch, Windows)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a game that part of me doesn’t want to play. I don’t have any doubt in my mind that I’ll enjoy it. I mean, just the prospect of getting to watch Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa again is enough to get me to pony up the $50 USD asking price, no questions asked. I’m excited to meet Zack, Genesis, and Angeal. I’m pumped for Gongaga.
It’s just, this game kind of represents the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII stuff that I so want Square to move on from.
But they won’t, and I accept that.
Aka – December 15th (Switch, Windows)
With the absolute flood of adventure games like this nowadays, I tend to be pretty inured to games that present a cutesy vibe, colorful aesthetic, and chill gameplay. Don’t get me wrong—Aka is all of those things, but it just… hits different somehow. There’s a melancholy to it that is quite unique and worth looking into.
There’s a giveaway for this game that you can check out if you want to try your luck. It runs until the 14th.
River City Girls 2 – December 15th (PS5, XSX, PS4, XB1, Switch, Windows)
In a perfect world, I would have a copy of River City Girls 2, three other friends, and an afternoon dedicated to beating this game through four-player co-op. Instead, I am relegated to wistfully dreaming of days long gone.
Honestly, I’m glad the River City slash Kunio-kun series just keeps chugging along. If you like River City Girls, I seriously recommend tracking down copies of River City: Tokyo Rumble and Rival Showdown on the 3DS. They deserve so much more than the crickets they got when they came out. Just lovely little action RPG(ish) games that leave you with a smile.
Also Coming This Week
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – December 14th (PS5, XSX, Windows)
Out of every single game on this list, the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the only one I can guarantee will actually grace my TV screen before the year ends. Why? You can’t beat free.
Also, it’s CD Projekt Red, arguably the most extra developer in existence. Barring a Cyberpunk 2077-level catastrophe (not happening), this will be a crowd-pleaser. I’m excited to break all the dang Skellige sea barrels again in 60 frames per second!