Tag: RPG Archives | Dorkadia

Dec
05

Crawling out through the Fallout

As of this morning, Steam tells me that I’ve played 144 hours of Fallout 4. Since the game was released just over three weeks ago, that means I’ve been spending as much (or more) playing it as I do going […]

Aug
14

A Witcher 3 Postmortem

I finally finished (the main story of) Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt! Good Old Games tells me that I’ve logged 123.5 hours on it since it came out back on May 18th. Slow and steady, right? I’m sure less than […]

May
23

Early Impressions of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

If you listened to this week’s podcast (and you should), then you’re aware that I’m not a veteran player of the Witcher games. I had heard of them, certainly, but I had never found the time to fit another long RPG […]

Mar
06

Hand of Fate – My new deckbuilding obsession

Unlike Jon, I did not start playing Hand of Fate in early access. It looked pretty cool, but I’m not a super big player of roguelike games. However, when I was offered an Xbox One review copy, I absolutely had […]

Feb
13

Dying Light part 2 – A city full of stories

Having now spent over 60 hours in game and finally finished the main quest line, I have to say that any discussion of the story needs to be broken up into the main and side quests. These aspects of the […]

Feb
03

Dying Light part 1 – 28 hours later

Last week I got my hands on a copy of Techland‘s newest release, Dying Light. It’s a first person zombie apocalypse / survival horror / parkour running mash-up with some light RPG elements thrown in for good measure. I’ve clocked […]

Jan
30

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Way Too Late

I have been inspired by the recent way too late movie reviews around here and I’ve decided to apply a similar approach to games. This certainly has nothing to do with finding a way to justify the 139 hours that […]

Nov
24

13A Hack: Player Driven Relationship Rolls

The 13th Age core book details three main uses for Icon relationship dice: rolling at the start of every session for improvisational guides, rolling for dramatic events, and rolling for discovery and surprise when the players go off the prepped […]

Nov
12

13th Age Contest: The White and the Wizard King

I only recently discovered the Iconic Podcast, a show dedicated to my favorite edition of D&D: 13th Age. Not only do they interview the big players in the 13th Age scene including the game’s co-creator Rob Heinsoo, but it’s refreshing to hear a gaming podcast really […]

Sep
12

Game 4 – The Behemoth takes on a tactical RPG

After launching the most cryptic (and yet highly telling) trailer to grace the unworthy eyeballs of man and beast, The Behemoth went forth to PAX Prime in Seattle and unveiled the glory that is Game 4! Staying true to their […]

Sep
08

Hand of Fate: Early Access Worth Your Time

I’m not a huge fan of early access games as I am a terrible alpha/beta tester. I have little tolerance for unfinished games and quickly become too impatient to offer actual feedback. But one of the most unexpected trends of PAX Prime 2014 […]

Aug
01

Fearless Fantasy – A journey into enjoyable oddity

Fearless Fantasy is quite possibly the most bizarre RPG I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The design is fantastic, the game play original, and the dialogue is as cheesy as a Hickory Farms gift pack. I am endlessly […]

Jul
18

Is Shovel Knight really that good?

Prepare to dig this awesome retro platformer from Yacht Club Games: Shovel Knight! (See what I did there?) Don’t worry, I’m not going to fill this entire review with digging jokes. Shovel Knight is a thoughtful and well executed retro game […]

Jun
18

Why I was scared to play D&D

Why I was scared to play D&D is an odd title for an article from Dorkadia, I know – It’s a pretty safe assumption all of us are in or planning a campaign at any given point in time. So […]

Jun
12

Episode 44 – Nerd Hierarchy

This week Charles “WTF is that accent supposed to be” Spurr, Hannah “That laughter that’s so hard you don’t actually make a sound” Craig, Jon “Get to the choppa” Spengler, and Megan “Midnight” Spurr find out that Charles is really […]

Jun
05

Episode 43 – Megan is a Monster

It’s an episode and we say things! What things? Why would you ask that? Are you looking for spoilers? Fine, I shall spoil you with the spoiliest of spoilers about the episode which is to come! Charles, Hannah, Jon, and […]

May
08

Episode 39 – Undead Sardines

We talk about some stuff… like real stuff things that you wouldn’t believe with your brain organs. Yeah, okay, it’s mostly video games, music, and comics. That’s why you tune in every week, isn’t it? We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t […]

Mar
14

One Way Heroics Review

When I’m looking through Steam for another indie fix I’m primarily looking for two things: novelty and stress. This is why the roguelike genre holds my attention the best: they all typically feature procedurally generated content to keep things novel […]

Mar
10

South Park: The Stick of Truth

This is an article about South Park: The Stick of Truth.  Here’s a warning though – I’m not really going to talk about the game itself very much.  There are a hundred other reviews out there for you to read […]

Mar
07

Preview: The Elder Scrolls Online – Good, but not great

The most recent beta event for The Elder Scrolls Online is over and, thanks to the NDA being lifted a while back, a lot of people are talking about how things went. My impression? The Elder Scrolls Online manages to […]

Feb
28

Preview – Divinity: Original Sin

I’ve been looking for something like Larian Studios’ most recent offering in the Divinity series for some time. A superb combination of real time world exploration and tactical combat, Divinity: Original Sin hits the mark with pinpoint accuracy and devastating […]