July is shaping up to be a fantastic month for gamers, with a huge amount of games being released. With so many games being released, it can be hard to tell which ones are worth your time, and that’s where we come in. Today, we’re highlighting several games that should be on your radar, especially if you’re an RPG lover. Here are our “must-play video games of July 2021″!
In Death’s Door, you play as a crow whose day job is that of the grim reaper — you collect souls. Things have become increasingly difficult as fewer beings are dying, meaning that’s less work for you. So when a soul is snatched away from you during your watch, it’s up to you to track down the thief and reclaim what’s yours. Sounds easier than it seems, from my experience with the game. Taking cues from several games, including Dark Souls, Death’s Doos is a touch one. Even still, the combat is enjoyable, the story is quirky, and best of all, death isn’t the end. Dying is a temporary setback, and you don’t lose anything along the way.
Death’s Door launches July 20th for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S.
You’ve likely heard about the upcoming RPG from Colombian indie studios Dreams Uncorporated and Syck, called Cris Tales. A turn-based RPG with a unique 2D hand-drawn art style that looks amazing, while drawing a number of elements from games such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and Persona 5. Peer into the past, act in the present and watch as your choices dynamically change the future.
Cris Tales releases on July 20th on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia.
While the first Monster Hunter Stories title was restricted to the Nintendo 3DS, the follow-up is headed to both the Nintendo Switch and PC. And unlike the first game, the Monster Hunter Stories 2 is adding co-op, a much longer game, tons of monsties, and what we’ve played so far has us really excited. If you’ve only played the action/adventure Monster Hunter games, you may want to check out Monster Hunter Stories as it plays out as an RPG. A different change of pace for sure, but not without the familiar Monster Hunter charm you’re used to.
Check out our preview of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin releases on July 9th for Nintendo Switch and PC.
We really don’t need to explain what this game is, do we? Nintendo has taken the original game of The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword, addressed many of the issues that plagued the original game, added a new way to play the game, and now the game runs at 60 frames per second. You can even skip past the dialogue scenes now – I know a lot of you will appreciate that.
Of course, there’s going to be amiibo’s for the game as well. Do you think Nintendo wants to leave money on the table? Releasing the same day is the Zelda and Loftwing aiimbo, which can be used to fast travel in the game. In fact, the amiibo is the ONLY way to fast travel.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD releases on July 16th for Nintendo Switch.
A long-awaited new story in The World Ends with You series is almost here. A new protagonist has been introduced, and the visuals have been changed to 3D. While the game great gameplay that the series is known for has returned. Get ready to play “the Reapers’ Game” yet again.
Check out our preview of Neo: The World Ends With You.
NEO: The World Ends With You releases on July 27th for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo. A PC version will be released during Summer 2021 on the Epic Games Store.
Who doesn’t like a co-op cyberpunk RPG with an isometric top-down perspective as you do battle with mega-corporations who don’t give a damn about you? Well, that’s exactly why The Ascent is, and it sounds like a blast. The visuals are top-notch, the gameplay (that we heard from those who’ve played the game) is fun, and best of all, it’s cyberpunk. Seriously, as a person who loves Ghost in the Shell, this game is speaking to me on all fronts, and if you’re like me, maybe it’s speaking to you as well.
Best of all, if you’re an Xbox Game Pass member, you’ll be able to play The Ascent on the day of release.
The Ascent releases on July 29th for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Does anything on this list strike your fancy? Let us know in the comments below, or hit me up on Twitter at @Shadowhaxor, and let’s talk.
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