Top 5 Upcoming RPGS of 2017: November

Welcome to the next entry in a Fextralife series highlighting the Top 5 RPGs for the upcoming month. In this edition, we’re going to take a look at what we think are the Top 5 RPGs of November 2017, talk a little about each, and why we think they belong on the list. Hop in and discover some new games you haven’t heard of, or learn a little more about ones you have. Watch the video above and read on for the text!

Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of 2017: November

November 2017 seems utterly devoid of new and interesting titles, however there is an abundance of DLCs, Expansions, Remakes and Remasters. So, rather than focusing on the bottom of the barrel games that are likely to be terrible, and are the simply the best by default, we instead are bringing you information about games that might actually make you look forward to something this fall. First up on our list is the upcoming multiplayer expansion for Final Fantasy XV: Comrades.

Honorable Mention: Final Fantasy XV Comrades Expansion

Release Date: Early November 2017
Platform: PS4 & Xbox One
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix

The Comrades DLC for Final Fantasy XV is a semi-standalone experience that allows players to create their own character and team up with other players to complete missions in a fashion similar to Capcom’s Monster Hunter. Character customization is fairly standard, though somewhat deep, as you can pick your hairstyle and clothes and change the colors of almost every part of them.

Controlling your character is very similar to Noctis in the base game; you can jump, dodge roll, combo attacks, use four weapons, and warp strike just like Noctis. The biggest difference is in magic and items and the way they are handled, however, player interaction is pretty standard and you can split up to divide up the enemy, use small quotes and emoticons to communicate, and revive each other. Players left on their own for a bit will auto-revive, so leading the enemy away from them is very useful.

Comrades will be available to players who purchases the base game and Season Pass or to players who simply purchase Comrades as a stand alone expansion. Comrades requires a subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation®Plus and an internet connection is also required to access this content.

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2 Giant Monsters, 1 Shield…I think I know how this ends…

5 .hack//G.U. Last Recode

Release Date: November 3rd, 2017
Platform: PC & PS4
Developer: CyberConnect2
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco’s upcoming remaster of their PlayStation 2 .hack//G.U.  ARPG trilogy, titled: .hack//G.U. Last Recode is just days away. The game focuses on a player named Haseo who hunts a player nicknamed Tri-Edge in a fictitious online MMO called The World. Players in “real life” are falling into comas due to AIDA, a mysterious computer anomaly that infects the characters.

This upcoming remaster includes all three original .hack//G.U. titles, which have been fully restored and remastered, as well as a brand new fourth installment. It also has graphically enhanced gameplay and cut scenes now in 1080p and 60fps as well as enhanced battle balance and game pacing to provide an optimal experience for new and old fans alike.

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Nothing like playing a game inside a game. Gameception anyone?

4 Star Ocean: The Last Hope – 4K and Full HD Remaster

Release Date: November 28th, 2017
Platform: PS4 & PC
Developer: tri-Ace
Publisher: Square Enix

Star Ocean: The Last Hope  is the fourth installment to the Star Ocean  series, and was originally launched for the Xbox 360 in 2009. It was re-released a year later for the PS3 as Star Ocean: The Last Hope ‘International’,  with both English and Japanese voices as well as new content.

The Last Hope is a prequel to the original Star Ocean, where the world is on the edge of collapse. During a 3rd World War, Weapons of Mass Destruction were utilized by warring factions without restraint, decimating Earth. The deterioration of the planet’s surface lead to the formation of underground cities and a new government.

The remaster introduces upgrades the originals’ graphics and performance, and is planned to be launched for the PS4 and PC platforms, with each version having its own set of features:

PS4

  • PlayStation 4 Pro: Maximum 4K / PlayStation 4: Full HD
  • Functionality to change image settings (shadow and blur settings, etc.)
  • Trophy support
  • Share button support

PC

  • Functionality to change screen resolution
  • Functionality to change image settings (shadow and blur settings, etc.)
  • Steam Achievements support
  • Mouse, keyboard, and PC controller support
  • Functionality to take screenshots without the UI
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To infinity and beyond! “What do you mean it’ll take 12 days just to reach the edge of the galaxy…?”

3 The Surge: A Walk in the Park DLC

Release Date: November 2017
Platform: PS4, Xbox One and PC
Developer: Deck 13 Interactive
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Developer Deck 13 Interactive announced in September that a sizeable DLC is coming to their Dark Souls  like sci-fi action-RPG, The Surge. The upcoming DLC titled, “A Walk in the Park“ will be set in an amusement park that’s tied to the Creo mega-factory from the main game.

The new expansion for The Surge has roughly four hours  of content and will also include a free weapons pack. Players will have two access points to the amusement park to choose from; either by entering from the Production Line area at the start of the game, or through the Research and Development area much later on. Although no official date has been set, we have it on pretty good authority we will see this DLC drop shortly.

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Rumor has it that Ironmaus is the Boss of this DLC. If he’s as big as he is in the photo I’m gonna need a bigger hammer…

2 The Elder Scrolls Online: Clockwork City DLC

Release Date: November 7th, 2017
Platform: PS4 & Xbox One
Developer: Zenimax Online Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

The Elder Scrolls Online’s next major Update: Clockwork City is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in just a few days (with PC players having already received it earlier last week). The Clockwork City is a DLC game pack that will be available free to all ESO Plus members and for purchase from the in-game Crown Store.

In the Clockwork City DLC game pack, you can enter Sotha Sil’s legendary creation and explore his mysterious mechanical world.  The Clockwork City will also come with a new Trial for large, 12-player groups: the Asylum Sanctorium. An eerie clockwork sanitarium, the Asylum Sanctorium is a shorter Trial experience that pits your team against three mechanical bosses and promises to reward you with powerful Asylum Weapons.

In addition to the DLC game pack, Update 16 brings a free base game update that includes: the much needed Transmutation System, a new Battlegrounds game mode (accessible to ESO: Morrowind owners only), Xbox One X support, and a host of additional base game fixes, updates, and additions. Needless to say we are really looking forward to this.

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Um…we we’re lied to…WHERE ARE ALL THE CLOCKS??!?

1 Nioh: Complete Edition

Release Date: November 7th, 2017
Platform: PC and PS4
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Koei Tecmo

At the beginning of the month, developer Team Ninja made the surprise announcement that their highly praised samurai-souls action-RPG: Nioh, is making its way to PC digitally through Steam, along with a couple of perks included on November 7th. The PC  version will be receiving the previously revealed, Nioh: Complete Edition, which contains the base game and all three of the previously released DLC including: Dragon of the North,  Defiant Honor,  and the latest Bloodshed’s End.

The PC version will also have two of the three Visual Modes found on the PlayStation 4. There’s “Action Mode”, which keeps Nioh  at a stable frame-rate of 60fps, and a cinematic “Movie Mode” that supports resolutions up to 4K, but at a cost of performance.

Players on PS4 can also purchase the Complete Edition, coming with all the same bells and whistles, however it has only been announced for the Japan region. We are still waiting for news of a western release date, but we imagine it can’t be that far off so stay tuned!

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Don’t fuck with people who have helmet decorations! Seriously, just don’t…

That’s a wrap for the Top RPGs of November. Thoughts on the list? What are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.


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