Venturebeat: - The best RPGs of 2018
For Venturebeat the best RPGs for 2018 are:
The D20 Beat: 2018’s RPGs — my critical hits and made saving throws
When I think about 2018’s role-playing games, I don’t see lots of bombast and flash. Blockbuster studios often stayed away. Square Enix’s main offerings this year weren’t triple-A releases. You didn’t see anything from BioWare, and Bethesda’s Fallout 76 sure doesn’t feel like an RPG to me.
The critical hits
These are my favorite RPGs of 2018. They tell fantastic stories, pose interesting combat situations, and have engaging character development (either through story or through stats).
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
- Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
- The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep
- Book of Demons
- Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu
Making their saves
These are solid RPGs, but they don’t qualify as critical hits. They are worthy of playing.
- Octopath Traveler
- Tower of Time
- Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition (Switch)
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker
- Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
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