June 17, 2024

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Holy heck, there are a lot of strategy RPGs on PC now

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there have been a truly startling number of strategy and tactics RPGs released not just this year, but in recent years as well, with a lot more scheduled for the near future. Without even trying I was able to find well over a dozen of them fresh in the pot, ready to drink, or percolating for the near future. The sleeping subgenre, largely confined to consoles and mobile by a complacent or uncaring set of publishers, has exploded onto PC full force. 

Among those who love these games they’re often called SRPGs, from the Japanese gaming culture phrase usually translated as “simulation” or “strategy” RPG. These were a mainstay of ’90s and turn-of-the-millenium gaming. Classics like the Fire Emblem games, Tactics Ogre, Shining Force, and Final Fantasy Tactics are beloved, but they fell off by the mid-2000s. Even these games weren’t always released widely, or were confined to the walled garden of Nintendo’s consoles.