Reviews by Adam Vitale

Cris Tales Review
Cris Tales Review

This love letter to classic JRPGs has a lot of heart & charm, but is a bit rough around the edges.

review by Adam Vitale on 25 July, 2021

Poison Control Review
Poison Control Review

An extremely repetitive third-person shooter(?) that accomplishes little.

review by Adam Vitale on 26 April, 2021

SaGa Frontier Remastered Review
SaGa Frontier Remastered Review

A strange, cool, sometimes frustrating, but still cool, unconventional classic RPG smartly remade for the modern-day.

review by Adam Vitale on 21 April, 2021

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review

Returning to the Assassin's Creed series after a decade away, some things seem to never change.

review by Adam Vitale on 05 April, 2021

The Outer Worlds - Murder on Eridanos Review
The Outer Worlds - Murder on Eridanos Review

A sizable DLC offering and an improvement from Peril on Gorgon, but a few issues continue to hold it back.

review by Adam Vitale on 03 April, 2021

Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited Review
Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited Review

A dual pack with a beginner-friendly but sadly boring RPG, along with a much more interesting but less friendly re-release.

review by Adam Vitale on 01 April, 2021

The Outer Worlds - Peril on Gorgon Review
The Outer Worlds - Peril on Gorgon Review

A self-contained plot that's more of the same.

review by Adam Vitale on 09 September, 2020

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review

A solid introduction to a world that may no longer bed dead, but suffers from overstuffed quest design and mashy combat.

review by Adam Vitale on 07 September, 2020

Star Renegades Review
Star Renegades Review

A great looking '2DX' pixel art roguelike, though it feels a little thin.

review by Adam Vitale on 07 September, 2020

Othercide Review
Othercide Review

A unique take on tactical RPGs with an interesting blend of roguelike mechanics. However, not everything comes together well.

review by Adam Vitale on 29 July, 2020

Paper Mario: The Origami King Review
Paper Mario: The Origami King Review

This sixth entry into the Paper Mario series is not an RPG, and although some issues linger, it's the best adventure game entry yet.

review by Adam Vitale on 27 July, 2020

Void Terrarium Review
Void Terrarium Review

A simple but solid roguelike, mixed with Tamagotchi systems.

review by Adam Vitale on 13 July, 2020

Iron Danger Review
Iron Danger Review

The unique time manipulating tactics make this game an interesting strategy game, but also a somewhat tedious one.

review by Adam Vitale on 23 March, 2020

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Review
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Review

An average dungeon crawler that doesn't stand out.

review by Adam Vitale on 15 January, 2020

Star Ocean: First Departure R Review
Star Ocean: First Departure R Review

A fine port of a mediocre game. it's great Star Ocean: First Departure is on more platforms, but the game itself doesn't excel.

review by Adam Vitale on 04 December, 2019

Disco Elysium Review
Disco Elysium Review

A wonderfully written dialogue RPG that defies the preconception of what RPGs can be.

review by Adam Vitale on 15 November, 2019

The Surge 2 Review
The Surge 2 Review

This sequel improves upon the original in a few ways but misses the mark elsewhere.

review by Adam Vitale on 23 September, 2019

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

A very ambitious game with thorough lore and interesting characters, although it won't often challenge you if you are familiar with strategy RPGs.

review by Adam Vitale on 25 July, 2019

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Review
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Review

A solid and charming dungeon crawler dedicated to Persona fanservice.

review by Adam Vitale on 03 June, 2019

Operencia: The Stolen Sun Review
Operencia: The Stolen Sun Review

A solid but straightforward indie dungeon crawler.

review by Adam Vitale on 31 March, 2020

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy Review
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy Review

A solid but basic Mystery Dungeon spinoff of the Final Fantasy series.

review by Adam Vitale on 09 April, 2019

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Review
Etrian Odyssey Nexus Review

A fine finale for the series on 3DS, even if it looks backward more than forward.

review by Adam Vitale on 03 February, 2019

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Review
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Review

Much like the SuperStar Saga remake, this game is a fine revisit to a great game, but doesn't feel necessary.

review by Adam Vitale on 20 January, 2019

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review

Although it doesn't quite all come together, this RPG has some robust mechanics and combat that set it apart.

review by Adam Vitale on 02 December, 2018

Metal Max Xeno Review
Metal Max Xeno Review

While the combination of tank and foot combat offers some interesting wrinkles, it can't hold up an otherwise bland skeleton of a game.

review by Adam Vitale on 20 September, 2018

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