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  • Writer's pictureErik Hartley

Classic turn-based RPG heats up in Arcaxer

Updated: Feb 18, 2021

Growing up, one of the first role-playing games I had the experience of playing was Final Fantasy Legend (Makai Toushi Sa·Ga in Japan). The tower at the center of the game and battling the Creator at the top is something that has stuck with me since childhood.

Arcaxer aims to bring a similar experience to the Quest platform via App Lab (also available on Steam). A turn based RPG with procedurally generated levels and a sci-fi setting is played mostly in third person but has first person battle sequences that allow you to perfectly time gesture based attacks against your enemies.

Turn-Based Combat Translated To VR

Climbing the floors of “The Stack” can be quite challenging, with the difficulty of enemy encounters increasing in difficulty as the treasure found scattered throughout each floor increases in value.

Boss battles are challenging but with practice and replays of the randomized climb, players can discover the best combination to conquer each boss and climb further up the tower.

While there are 87 randomized floors in The Stack, there are also overworld quests that the player can embark on and plenty of loot gathering and dungeon crawling to satisfy intrepid adventurers.


"Arcaxer is a turn based VR RPG with first person action oriented combat, and a 3rd person god-view overworld set in a sci-fi simulation filled with colorful AI characters.

In the overworld you will explore procedural dungeons to find equips and new abilities for your character. You can access the hub world to interact with NPC's and buy new items with the credits that you earn in the dungeon.

Even though combat is turn based you must dodge enemy attacks with your body, and aim and time your own attacks with gestures. Can you make it to the top of "The Stack"?

Player Classes Choose fighter, thief, or mage to drastically change which abilities you learn as you level up your character.

Fighter: A class with a focus on physical attacks

Mage: A class with a focus on Hax, the game's special abilities.

Thief: A class with wildcard abilities that can change the tide of battle.

You can find Arcaxer for $24.99 as part of Oculus App Lab on the Quest and Quest 2 here:

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