Five role-playing games you might miss in 2021

A large number of video game releases enter the market every year, which makes it difficult to track everything. RPG fans have had a pretty good year in 2021, from outstanding indie games to new games in popular franchise. Bandai Namco has provided us with two excellent RPG games in “Story of the Rise” and “Scarlet Nexus”. Remakes and remakes, such as Nier: Replicant, Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, provide a lot of nostalgia while also attracting new fans. The long-awaited work finally reincarnated with Goddess V and Neo: The world ends with you. And this is just fur. Here are five RPG games worth your time to play, they may be out of your sight.


Switch, PC, Mac

If you like RPGs with a nostalgic feel from the 90s, Eastward is worth your time. Between the pixel art style, the whimsical atmosphere, and the intimate relationship between the protagonist John and Sam, there is a lot to love. When you unlock the secrets of this unfamiliar world, the weird adventure is full of surprises. Use a frying pan to hit enemies and use bombs to blow through obstacles. It is bizarre and warm, and pays homage to Earthbound through its own arcade game, Earth Born, for you to play when you need to divert attention from the main story. If you want an RPG with simple mechanics and unique settings, then look no further. Read our review to learn more.

Ys IX: Monster Nox

Switch, PS4, PC, Stadia

The long-running Ys series continues to shine and proves that it is not afraid to take some risks in the course of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. The series still follows the iconic red-haired hero Ador, but he has acquired supernatural abilities and the ability to drive out monsters. In his adventure, he met other people with these abilities, they all have their own expertise, can help you travel through the city and deal with bad guys. The unique method of traversing and increasing verticality makes exploration an explosion, and the big boss and fast-paced action will not disappoint. In addition, this story happened in some wild places. Watch our new game now to learn more.


PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia

With beautiful aesthetics and fascinating concepts, Cris Tales captures your attention and provides multiple reasons to stick with it. In the end, this is a love letter to a classic RPG, and Cris Tales uses outdated metaphors, such as time travel, to make them more than just a gimmick. For example, the time jumping mechanism of Cris Tales allows you to see the past, present and future at the same time, which not only brings interesting exploration, but also brings interesting fighter meetings. Think about it: Use water magic on the enemy’s powerful shield, then move to the future to rust it and weaken its defenses. It’s interesting to see the impact of your actions through different timelines, and if the game proves anything, it’s an unguaranteed future. Read our review.

Wilderness myth

personal computer

This role-driven, procedurally generated tactical role-playing game is widely praised, but it still flies under the eyes of many people. Its PC exclusivity may be part of the reason, but it’s worth finding a way to play it, especially if you like the desktop role-playing experience. Just like running your own Dungeons & Dragons battle, you can form a team, make decisions that affect their story, and fight hordes of enemies in various turn-based combat settings. Although each campaign is independent, the cool part of Wildermyth is that you can take the characters you develop into subsequent campaigns and attach all their statistics. Our own Dan Tack put it best in his review: “If you have always wanted a fantasy Dungeons & Dragons style XCOM game, Wildermyth may be exactly what you are looking for. Designing a game around random stories is tricky , But Worldwalker pulls this full of enthusiasm and solemnity.” Read the full review here.

Devil Wars 6: Rebellion of Destiny

PS4, switch

If you like strategy/role-playing games, but prefer a bit of comical and exaggerated antics, then last summer, a new entry in the long-running Disgaea series came out. This entry is more streamlined, but still retains its humorous bends and interesting strategic battles, allowing you to link ridiculous damage numbers. This time you play as a low-level zombie named Jie, who will use the power of super reincarnation to resurrect after death. Jie insists on getting better every time and improving the people around him, which is one of the better storylines in the series. Graphical upgrades and new, although split auto-play features add some color to the series. If you have played other works, you might like this one. If this is your first time participating in a rodeo show “Devil Wars”, this is also a good starting point.