The Tenth Line

The Tenth Line

A fantastic turn-based RPG experience that came out of nowhere. The game hooked me with its charm and then kept me with its surprisingly well-written dialog and character development. Every character has a clear reason to exist and be with the party throughout the story. There are many twists big and small that kept me glued to this game. I had trouble sleeping for a couple of nights over the course of my playthrough because of my desire to see how the story unfolded.

Like many have mentioned, the combat system has a steep learning curve. I have never played a turn-based RPG that requires such a great of amount of attention, pacing, and strategy as this one. The game starts out easy enough but ramps up the difficulty real quick, to the point where you may have to consult the manual and/or the disccusion forums to figure out how to play better. If you like your games to be challenging, you will probably love this, but if you don’t have enough patience to fail a few times before things click, this might not be for you. I spent four hours on a main story boss (I’m sure everyone who’s played this knows exactly who I’m talking about), but I had a real blast figuring out how to win (It’s worth noting that this boss had been toned down since I played). There is a story-only option that supposedly removes encounters on the way to bosses and makes bosses simpler. I think the story and writing alone makes this game easily worth it, so this is likely a good option for those who get frustrated spending so much time figuring out how to beat a game (though personally I think removing the hardship of the encounters makes the experience less epic).

Real player with 109.4 hrs in game

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Before I go further, I’d never heard of this game before seeing it on a friend’s stream and I have to say, it’s one of the best games i’ve played in a while.

Now, to go in depth and please note this is based on playing full on, not the Light mode…

This game is one of those few games that, when you complete the Story, you can’t help but continue to play more and try to do everything, even with this I find myself playing the story again and again, I enjoy the gameplay and story.

The game’s battle mechanics are unusual, but they actually work quite well imo, also having to consider your SP and which attacks are best for the battle at hand adds to the fun, through defending can be hit & miss depending on certain factors, such as your Training, Power Flow build and Whether or not you use a specific Character’s Super Defense. Of course, Replaying does make battles somewhat easier depending, but battles later can still prove somewhat tricky if you’re not careful.

Real player with 69.2 hrs in game

The Tenth Line on Steam

The Benza RPG

The Benza RPG

For fans of the television show, The Benza RPG is a dream come true. Literally every character in The Benza and Benza English can be found in the game.

The battle system reminds me of Final Fantasy 10 as you can switch characters in and out of combat if you have more than four. Each weapon has different skills attached to it which allows you to customize your team a bit. Party members each have their own set role in combat. Each character is really useful, and there is no character that I just left on the bench. My favorite part about this is that even characters not in combat gain experience. It was really fun that the main cast of the television show voiced their characters, but I wished they had subtitles. Maybe a future update?

Real player with 67.2 hrs in game

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A bit of backstory. The Benza is a Japanese web tv show about a couple guys wanting to replace their broken toilet seat and end up getting dragged into a crazy supernatural quest to save the world. The Benza RPG is a nice companion to the show, trapping the whole cast of characters in a video game universe. If you’re familiar with the show, the humor sticks, so I recommend watching a few episodes first. Otherwise, I don’t know if anything would make sense.


-surprisingly deep story

-witty dialogue

Real player with 14.7 hrs in game

The Benza RPG on Steam

Pamir Saga

Pamir Saga

“Pamir Saga : Part I - Cursed Legacy” is a game where you can feel the nostalgia of the 1990’s classic JRPG.


Pamir opened his eyes at an unknown sanctuary somewhere. He has no choice because he has lost even his memory.


  • In the traditional JRPG style of the 1990s, you can enjoy Pamir’s adventure for about 10 hours.

  • Find 5 unique colleagues to overcome difficult dungeons and face powerful enemies.

  • Perform requests from various NPCs that visit the sanctuary and earn unique rewards


The launch date of Pamir Saga has been changed to February 19. We’ve been delayed for another week to provide a better quality game. We are very sorry about your inconvenience.

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Pamir Saga on Steam

Legacy of Vane

Legacy of Vane

If you like this type of rpg then better get this game.

Music- always fit the situation, haunting, beautiful, etc.

Story- interesting and well thought out. with a great ending and room for a sequel.

Dialogue- good but could have been wittier.

Options- I love options and here are more than usual. Battles can be real time or turn based.

Customization of character- Yes to some extent and many images to choose from.

Price- Developer is practically giving it away. Certainly worth much more than being asked.

Real player with 61.5 hrs in game

Legacy of Vane is an addictve, well designed, challenging, and fun rpg. Graphics are terrific, story fantastic, game play top-notch, with so many innovative features such as jewels (which any character can equip which adds various powerful magic and powerups), and each character has a special ability which is used and needed throughout the game. There is a wide variety of monsters, battles are quick, with a good number of towns, castles, caves, etc. Most weapons/armor/rings give additional skills. And the best of all is a developer(Landy) who is super quick to answer questions and give immediate help (including adding fixes and updates). This is a highly recommended and enjoyable rpg as Landy has once again produced a must play rpg.

Real player with 18.2 hrs in game

Legacy of Vane on Steam



Very solid classics JRPGs from the early days, no color, no hand holding, If you are fans of old JRPGs, don’t have a Gameboy and the games on hand I would greatly recommend giving this collection a try. A pretty unique combination of multiple concept rarely seen together in the same game. Swords, Magic, Technology and Monster all mixed together remind me of Phantasy Star. Each game are 10-15 hours or so depending on how well you handle the mechanics.

Final Fantasy Legend: Very rough game, you pretty much have to grind at the beginning and the end game jump in difficulty but the rest of the game is very fun. Having a monster in your party that can evolve depending on the enemy you kill and eat is a very fun mechanic. Weapons having a number of uses will be familiar to fans of Fire Emblem and I must say it works pretty well. Story and tower climbing concept are pretty simple but there are a twist or two.

Real player with 34.0 hrs in game

I bought this game since it brings back memories and if you compare the price of all 3 back in those day and now, this is definitely cheaper. Only get this is you were a fan of this game.

Reason why I wouldn’t recommend this game is that it is simply a port over, no improvements whatsoever. Pre-ordering this gets some wallpaper but we don’t get everything that is in the promo video like the coloured versions of the bosses etc.

My controller didn’t work with this

Would be good if they had settings to remove the background wallpaper. it’s just taking up screen space pointlessly

Real player with 31.2 hrs in game




Very fun little retro-modern mashup game

Pretty nice game with the feel of my favorite Pokemon game but with an updated and modernized look! The monsters are all unique and quirky in their own ways and so are their movesets. The Moondex is unlocked from the start of the game so you can see all the monster designs and they remind me of some of my favorite characters that I used to watch growing up! If you liked the original Pokemon games growing up, you should definitely try this game.

Real player with 3.1 hrs in game

Very nice title!

Reminds me a lot of pokemon games!!

I love the art and aesthethics of the game!

Gameplay is just perfect!


Real player with 1.7 hrs in game

Moonsters on Steam

Tales of the Elements

Tales of the Elements

I have beaten chapter 1. I have chapter 2 on my system however after the finale of chapter 1 I spawn out of bounds and am unable to do anything. how can i start chapter 2???

Real player with 162.5 hrs in game

How much of this game I’ve played: 12 Hours, 35 minutes

How I’ve played so much: I had a pre-ordered non-steam copy.

Completed Main story, not the super secret boss area.

Here’s why you’d be interested in this game: Good rhymes, good story, old school gameplay.

Good rhymes: If you haven’t heard of BeNeVoLeNcE, you might have heard of Mega Ran - he’s known for clean nerdcore rhymes over chiptune beats and melodies. Hip Hop by both is featured in the game, and it’s not an “afterthought” like it might be in some games - the music is interwoven in with the story - it’s actually rewarding to gain access to the rhymes that go along with the instrumentals in different parts of the game.

Real player with 78.7 hrs in game

Tales of the Elements on Steam

Violent Witches: the Vindicator

Violent Witches: the Vindicator

This game is in a serious need of visual and translation polish, especially for the price. Nice ideas but needs a better team

Real player with 0.8 hrs in game

Notice: Review sponsored by HLF studio.

Despite needing a bit of visual polishing and translation improvements, the game is pretty good. It has a solid story, enemies, collectible items, upgradeable weapons / powers, and more. In the game, you play as Frank during the witch trials era (where you could be hung for witchcraft for having a single mole), possibly somewhere around the Salem trials period, as Frank, who as a boy witnessed his sister’s death at the hands of a witch as a result of being forced to flee the city after being accused of being a witch. After growing up, he became a witch hunter. Unfortunately, every “witch” he kills is innocent and wrongfully accused of being a witch, so he becomes depressed. After meeting a real witch, he becomes allies with her and she gives him the strength he needs to hunt real witches in the form of 3 gemstones.

Real player with 0.4 hrs in game

Violent Witches: the Vindicator on Steam

Crystal Ortha

Crystal Ortha

In Crystal Ortha we play a mercenary named Ross. Ross needs money to survive, fighting monsters for anyone willing to pay. When he gets the opportunity to work as a bodyguard for a lovely young lady named Margaret, he accepts the job instantly. Margaret dreams of finding the motherload of legends, namely the Crystal Ortha. The Crystal Ortha is a place full of magic crystals worth unimaginable amounts of money. If Ross joins her to find it he will be paid an ungodly amount of money for his protection. On the journey, Ross and Margaret are joined by two other companions and they learn how the Crystal Ortha came to be and why Ross somehow feels connected to the legend around it.

Real player with 14.0 hrs in game

So, you probably already know if you will enjoy this game, but if you are on the fence, I have to say this game is pretty fun and the retro style plus the easy to use interface makes it really fun to play. I love JPRPG’s and this one is pretty fun.

Real player with 7.5 hrs in game

Crystal Ortha on Steam

The Last Islands of Man

The Last Islands of Man

I wanted to like this game, but I can’t recommend it in its current state.

I played this game after watching a critique of it and liking the idea of a game which is brutally difficult, time-bound, and allowed for different classes for your own experience. The game is brutally difficult, but not in a fair way, its just blatantly unbalanced at quite a few points. The initial premise is that the world is being overrun in water, and people and monsters are fighting for the last few scraps of land that remain, you as the hero, are trying to find a solution. That said let’s go over the individual points.

Real player with 7.5 hrs in game

The Last Islands of Man on Steam