Miasma Chronicles, from developer The Bearded Ladies, is a turn-based tactical SRPG in the style of the studio's previous title, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. Today we were treated to 17 minutes of pre-alpha gameplay. It still needs some polishing but already looks like a worthy successor to what came before.
In a world ravaged by a mysterious phenomenon known as the Miasma, you play as orphan Elvis and robotic "big brother" Diggs, trying to eke out an existence amongst the ruins of our modern world, now populated by mutant frog-men and other nightmarish horrors.
If Mutant Year Zero is anything to go by, expect a dark tale of discovery tempered with some great world-building and gallows humour. Also, plenty of tough tactical combat that will test even veterans of the XCOM franchise.
What do you think of Miasma Chronicles so far? Fire off a take with a 20% chance of it landing in the comments section below.
Never heard of SRPG... again some pushsquare newism?
@Grimwood It exists specifically to irritated you, and only you.
@djlard I've heard of Strategy RPGs before. Like Xcom, Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy Tactics. It's a pretty common abbreviation.
So turn based RPG is newly called SRPG??? Weird...
@Grimwood Turn based combat is absolutely perfect for those, who want to enjoy combat. Most action games work in principle that you are still running, jumping and shooting like crazy and still win. In turn based you have to ignite your brain, because few bad moves and even superhero can easily die by ordinary troop.
@djlard haha yes it's a strategy RPG, you could also refer to it as TRPG (tactical), both terms are largely interchangeable. Along with CRPG (computer) and JRPG (Japanese) its just a shorthand way of describing a genre
As a fan of SRPGs like XCOM, Advance Wars, Fire Emblem, Wargroove, Final Fantasy Tactics etc.. I'm excited, but I have to say it feels kind of weird to me to be playing an SRPG on the sofa in front of the big screen, I usually play my SRPGs on the PC at work or on my Nintendo DS
Actually kinda reminds me of the Shadowrun games
@djlard No, a turn-based RPG can refer to RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest which have turn-based battles, an SRPG refers to the turn-based tactics flavor where you command many units (in some you can actually create more units during the battle) in turn-based battles where unit placement is key
Looks great! Looks like a continuation of Mutant Year Zero and that's what I wanted.
@Grimwood You seem to repeat this weird complaint in every article featuring a turn-based game.
If you remove the round-based aspect of those games, then what would remain? Well, a top-down shooter, most likely. So here I've compiled all Steam top-down shooters for you so you don't need to waste any more time on a genre you won't like anyway. There's 2196 games for you to enjoy, so have at it! See you in about 20 years!
Judging from the trailer, the graphics look decent. The acting and writing in cutscene is very bad, this goes also for the gameplay.
The turn based thing is a preference thing and for me it's a thing I hate.
SRPG? 🤷 is this another made up abbreviation?
Mutant year zero road to eden is a amazing indie game.and miasma chronicles looks amazing also.more games is always welcome.word up son
I thoroughly enjoyed MYZ. This new game by the Bearded Ladies also looks right up my alley!! Looking forward to it!
"Tactical role-playing games (abbreviated TRPGs), also known as strategy role-playing games and in Japan as simulation RPGs (both abbreviated SRPGs), are a video game genre that combines core elements of role-playing video games with those of tactical (turn-based or real-time) strategy video games.
The formats of tactical RPGs are much like traditional tabletop role-playing games and strategy games in appearance, pacing, and rule structure. Likewise, early tabletop role-playing games are descended from skirmish wargames such as Chainmail, which were primarily concerned with combat."
@KidBoruto thanks for this. I learn something new everyday 👍
@Bagwag82 No problem, glad to help!
Is this a Japanese developed game by any chance? That writing lol
@roylaza so something like Heroes of Might and Magic...
@Khayl CRPG is used as classic RPG...
you see, these new shorts are confusing...
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