The Age of Decadence
IRON TOWER STUDIO
Age of Decadence is a hardcore RPG; primarily a text adventure, it is supported with isometric exploration and combat. The first release by indie developer Iron Studio, this game features amazingly an amazingly well developed world and lore, and non-combat elements that AAA developers could learn from.
Cabals is a free-to-play digital collectible card game by Kyy Games. Like most CCGs, Cabals appears to be heavily influenced by Magic: The Gathering. However, Cabals is no M:TG clone. Its key difference is the inclusion of a tile-based strategic board, which also incorporates board- rather than card-based resource gathering, card-tile interactions, and domination points.
Divinity: Original Sin II
Divinity: Original Sin II is an epic 100+ hour RPG that is not for the faint of heart. There is very little hand-holding and the learning curve is steep, but the reward is a CRPG that gives you an immense sense of freedom and a level of self-efficacy that is comparable with pen & paper adventures.
Dragon Age: Origins (Ultimate)
Dragon Age: Origins is the 2009 release by role-playing giants Bioware. It's a fantasy RPG with heavy demonic themes. Although dated, the graphics still stand up to modern expectations. The spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, this is easily one of the best CRPGs I've ever played.
Kingdom of the Dead
Now First Person Shooters (FPS) aren’t my normal jam – I’m more of a roleplayer – but I grew up with games like Doom and Wolfenstein, the sequels of which I still enjoy playing, and some of my absolute favourite games (Far Cry and Bioshock!) are FPS games. So I am a fan of the genre but those games need to work hard to impress me. I had never heard of Kingdom of the Dead (KotD) before it appeared in my review queue so I went in completely open-minded. And impress me, it did.