Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS3)
RPG 18 November 2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third part of a cRPG series, which started in 2009 with the debut of Dragon Age: Origins. Once again BioWare took on the development of the production in cooperation with Electronic Arts. The game is set in a fantasy world of Thedas, and the main theme of the plot is a demon invasion. The player becomes a leader of the Inquisition burdened with two tasks: stopping the creatures invading from spirit world - the Fade, and finding the ones responsible for bringing them to the world of mortals. The gameplay is based on classic cRPG solutions with a focus on world exploration, tactical combat, team-building, and making ethical choices that affect the course of the story. On the technical side, Dragon Age: Inquisition employs the Frostbite 3 engine (known for Battlefield 4, among others) which provides high-quality audiovisual environment.
Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)
RPG 03 November 2009
A classic cRPG developed by the famous Canadian studio BioWare – the creators of such iconic RPGs as Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, and Mass Effect. The game is set in a typical fantasy universe inhabited by several non-human races. Long ago, in response to a demonic Blight, the elite brotherhood of Grey Wardens is created to fight the spreading evil. Now, as the Blight returns under the reins of an arch-demon, you have to gather an army and personally take command of up to 4 characters to stop it once again. Gameplay is built around real-time combat with active pause and story quests, featuring many dialogues, interesting characters, and moral choices, whose consequences become evident later in the game. While playing, you can choose between the classic isometric view – typical of earlier BioWare games – and modern third person perspective.
Dragon Age II (PS3)
RPG 08 March 2011
A third-person perspective RPG sequel to the greatly received game from 2009. It’s another installment of the series that is considered as a spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate. It was developed by the creators of the legendary series – BioWare studios. The story takes place in the well-known dark fantasy world and it concentrates on a completely new character – a refugee named Hawke who becomes a legend and a hero of Kirkwall. What’s interesting, the plot is presented as a set of stories told by various bards. In difference to the first game, in Dragon Age II the player can become only a human character. The lack of choice is compensated by a much more advanced character development system. Combat system was improved as well, and the dialogue system was changed. The graphics of the game are not only much better than in the predecessor, but they also have a different, more comic book-like style.
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
RPG 04 March 2014
A cRPG game based on the popular adult animated TV series South Park. South Park: The Stick of Truth was co-developed by Obsidian Entertainment and the creators of the original animated series – Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The player assumes the role of a kid who, together with his parents, just moved in to the titular town and tries to win his peers’ sympathy. Shared LARP (Live Action Role Playing), in which Cartman and his friends take part, gives the hero a chance to prove himself. The plot of South Park: The Stick of Truth is filled to capacity with absurd humor and references to popular culture. The creators applied elements of classic cRPG mechanics, like character classes, turn-based combat, gaining experience, and reaching higher levels. The production features cartoon-like graphics.
Child of Light (PS3)
RPG 29 April 2014
Child of Light is a 2D RPG that combines the elements of modern platformers and Japanese role-playing games. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal, a subsidiary of Ubisoft which also collaborated in the development of Far Cry and Assassin Creed games. Child of Light tells the story of Aurora, a young girl who has to save the kingdom of Lemuria. When playing, we influence Aurora's development and witness her rough journey to adulthood. The game is presented in a perspective typical for platform games, and the turn-based combat system is inspired by the jRPG genre. During her adventures, Aurora explores a vast, living world, where she encounters friendly fairies, gnomes, and sneaky monsters. Child of Light offers single player and multiplayer modes. In the latter, the second player takes on the role of a friendly firefly.
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (PS3)
RPG 16 March 2010
An official expansion for the bestselling RPG game Dragon Age: Origins created by BioWare. The story of the expansion starts a few months after the events that occurred in the basic game. The protagonist is tasked with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens which was decimated during the great Battle of Ostagar. What makes the quest harder is the fact that, despite the defeat of the powerful archdemon, the dark forces did not return underground and remain a threat for the whole Ferelden. In Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening the player can visit a previously unavailable realm called Amaranthine, encounter never before seen beasts and obtain new specializations, talents, skills and spells. Five new characters and the dwarf Oghren known from the basic game can join the player’s party. One can play the expansion by importing his character from the basic game or by creating a completely new one which will automatically gain the required experience level.
Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt (PS3)
RPG 07 September 2010
The last of many DLC add-ons for Dragon Age: Origins, the game created by BioWare studio – developers of the base title. Expansion refers to one of the base game campaign's story arcs, allowing us to once again meet the dark and mysterious Morrigan. During a completely new adventure we find out what happened with the witch after the end of the main plot of Dragon Age. Although she vanished without a trace for a whole year, there are rumors about her returning to Ferelden, and our task is to find out what exactly Morrigan wants. Besides new quests, the DLC features two new team members: mage Finn and elven warrior Ariane. Traditionally, as a reward for completing the expansion we can get previously unavailable unique items that we can use in other adventures (including those in other DLCs).
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon (PS3)
RPG 26 May 2015
The first story expansion for Dragon Age: Inquisition, a game developed by BioWare, released in the late 2014. The expansion focuses on singleplayer mode and adds a completely new plot to the story of the Inquisitor working to unite the people of Thedas and stop the invasion of demons from another dimension. This time the player is tasked with revealing the true fate of the previous Inquisitor and a powerful dragon that hunted him. In order to do it, one will visit rocky southern areas of the continent, inhabited by the Avvar tribe and gain respect of those independent hunters. They will prove to be valuable allies when fighting the members of a mysterious cult and the ancient god of war who threatens the whole world. In addition to new plot which allows the player to visit a completely new area with many dangerous challenges and previously unknown opponents, the expansion also offers a very useful set of new armors and weapons.
Rainbow Skies (PS3)
A sequel to the 2013 jRPG Rainbow Moon, nominated for the Best Indie Game on PSN. Rainbow Skies features a completely new protagonist and a different world, although everything remains consistent with the universe created by SideQuest Studios, consisting of two open parallel worlds with expansive dungeons to explore. The gameplay is similar to the game's predecessor's, featuring turn-based combat. The mechanics, however, have been expanded: for example, new attacks have been added, and the dungeons are now filled with more action elements and dedicated minigames. Rainbow Skies also features a new dialogue and side quests, in which e.g. a treasure-hunt-type quests have been introduced. There is also an option of a cross-platform gameplay.
Rainbow Moon (PS3)
RPG 04 July 2012
A fantasy turn-based jRPG developed by Hong Kong studio SideQuest Studios. The protagonist is a young man, who, during a fight with his arch-enemy, is transported via a special portal to Rainbow Moon, which is being terrorized by monsters. His task is to gain the trust of the world's inhabitants, save Rainbow Moon, and return home. In terms of mechanics, the game is based on classic jRPG productions. The game features an isometric point of view, and turn-based combat takes place on separate arenas divided into fields. Apart from the main story campaign, there are also many side quests to complete and dungeons to explore. Additional features include a multitude of weapons, a wide range of spells, and equipment you can mod with the items you find.
Dragon Age: Origins - Golems of Amgarrak (PS3)
RPG 10 August 2010
Another expansion pack for Dragon Age: Origins - a game developed by the Canada-based studio BioWare. The plot focuses on a dwarven expedition sent to the caves in Orzammar in order to discover the secrets behind the structures built by golems. However, the entire group goes missing and the player character gets hired by Jerrik Dace - the brother of a dwarf who led the expedition. The player's task is to find out what happened to the group of dwarves and rescue them if possible. The expansion focuses mainly on combat, for the player faces powerful enemies, such as the titular golems. It is worth noticing that the expansion stands out with its very high level of difficulty, aiming to spark the interest of the franchise's most experienced fans. However, the player is rewarded with numerous parts of equipment and a shining, magical ball allowing them to open some doors and crates containing treasures.
Dragon Age: Origins - Leliana's Song (PS3)
RPG 06 July 2010
An expansion pack for Dragon Age: Origins - a bestselling RPG developed by BioWare and released in 2009. The DLC focuses on the titular Leliana. The character appeared first in the core game and the protagonist was given an opportunity to learn the bard specialization from her, learning about her past and the harsh relationship with her mentor - Marjolaine. In the expansion, the player assumes the role of Leliana herself, who sets out for a dangerous mission along with her teacher and gets into some serious trouble. The player's task is to help the protagonist in finding her way through a complex political conspiracy threatening her life. Along the way, the player gets to know her dark past, as well as her motivations. For completing this expansion, the player receives several interesting prizes. Those can be used while playing the base game or the Awakening official expansion.
Dragon Age: Origins - Return to Ostagar (PS3)
RPG 11 March 2010
The third large DLC expansion for 2009's Dragon Age: Origins. Delivering about 60-90 minutes of gameplay, Return to Ostagar takes the player back to the keep that first appeared in the core game. One day, a great battle between humans and the Darkspawn took place in the area. This new adventure begins when the protagonist learns about the existence of a person who survived the said battle and seeks help from the Grey Wardens. Above all, the player kills subsequent monsters that have occupied the keep and the battlefield surrounding its walls. Apart from the locations included in the base game, the player visits several new, snow-covered areas. Interestingly, the player is given the second chance to recruit a Mabari war hound, which can be useful if they had missed that opportunity in the early phase of playing the core game.
Dragon Age II: Legacy (PS3)
RPG 26 July 2011
A DLC for Dragon Age II, the second installment of the popular fantasy RPG series by the experienced studio BioWare. Dragon Age II: Legacy is a new adventure that can be started at any moment during the main campaign. It starts with an attack of a dwarven Cartel that hunts the Hawke family for an unknown reason. The investigation takes the protagonist and his companions to a Grey Warden prison in the mountains, where they discover the truth about the the protagonist's father and the identity of his persecutors, and also face the most powerful of all Darkspawn. Apart from the aforementioned prison, the expansion introduces several other areas, including vast wastelands. We will encounter a few new beasts on our travels, such as brontos or genlock alphas that hide behind giant shields. Beside the main storyline, Dragon Age II: Legacy offers side quests as well as previously unknown armor sets and special weapons that can be customized.
Dragon Age II: The Exiled Prince (PS3)
RPG 08 March 2011
The first DLC for Dragon Age II, the second installment of the successful fantasy RPG series developed by the experienced studio BioWare. Dragon Age II: The Exiled Prince comes as a part of the Signature Edition but can also be purchased separately. The expansion allows us to bring to our party the eponymous prince, an exiled noble family member who was forced to join the Chantry. The peaceful life of Sebastian Vael is disrupted by a tragic message about his family’s massacre. The friar decides to take his vengeance on the murderers and the player decides to help him. The additional storyline of The Exiled Prince consists of three acts that give us plenty of opportunities to explore new locations, fight enemies with new kinds of weapons, and have conversations with NPCs. Sebastian is a rogue and specializes in archery. What’s more, he is potential love interest for female protagonists.
Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin (PS3)
RPG 11 October 2011
A downloadable content for Dragon Age II, the second installment of the popular fantasy RPG series created by BioWare. Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin introduces a new character that can join our party—an elven assassin named Tallis who is modeled after and voiced by Felicia Day. With her appearance, the player has an opportunity to take part in a new adventure that focuses on a magic relict called the Heart of the Many. The heroes have to find this rare item, which is no small task since it was apparently hidden in an Orlaisian baron’s estate. Mark of the Assassin allows the players to visit a new outside of Kirkwall, encounter new enemies, and make use of an expanded weapon arsenal, among other things. Gameplay-wise, Mark of the Assassin bases on the solutions of the vanilla Dragon Age II, so it is still a real-time party-based RPG with active pause.
Dragon Age: Origins - Darkspawn Chronicles (PS3)
RPG 18 May 2010
Another DLC add-on for 2009's Dragon Age: Origins, a role-playing game set in a fantasy realm developed by BioWare studio. In expansion Darkspawn Chronicles we play the part of a hurlock fighting for the armies of Blight to take an active part in a battle for the city of Denerim, the capital and pearl of Ferelden. During the game we can recruit every kind of darkspawn including other hurlocks, genlocks, and even mighty ogres. As a reward for completing the expansion we get a special prize – a unique item created by the Blight, which we can use both in the base version of Dragon Age, and in the official add-on - Awakening.