Reviews by Adam Vitale

The DioField Chronicle Review
The DioField Chronicle Review

Despite its various shortcomings, The DioField Chronicle is a refreshing take on strategy RPGs with satisfying gameplay systems and bold narrative design.

review by Adam Vitale on 01 October, 2022

Steelrising Review
Steelrising Review

Spiders Studio tackles a different sub-genre of RPG with Steelrising, going for a Souls-like experience this time around. While competent, it doesn't achieve much to stand out from the crowd.

review by Adam Vitale on 07 September, 2022

Soul Hackers 2 Review
Soul Hackers 2 Review

Soul Hackers 2 is an adequate, experimental Megaten entry with some bright spots, but it doesn't quite come together as well as I hoped it would.

review by Adam Vitale on 18 August, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Review
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Review

Rising is a respectable introduction to the world of Eiyuden Chronicle, with great characters, writing, and art. However, the game structure and combat have a hard time standing on their own.

review by Adam Vitale on 10 May, 2022

Wildermyth Review
Wildermyth Review

Wildermyth's procedurally-generated storytelling is genuinely impressive, and its tactical combat is solid, petting together a novel table-top-like RPG experience.

review by Adam Vitale on 13 December, 2021

Dungeon Encounters Review
Dungeon Encounters Review

Dungeon Encounters is a certain type of RPG for a certain type of person. If you are a numbers-nerd who favors battles over story, this might be for you.

review by Adam Vitale on 05 December, 2021

Shin Megami Tensei V Review
Shin Megami Tensei V Review

Atlus has never made a game like Shin Megami Tensei V before, for better and for worse. Despite some changes, the fifth entry is a solid continuation of a long-lived series.

review by Adam Vitale on 04 November, 2021

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Review
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Review

Ender Lilies is a captivating sidescroller RPG with a well-told compelling story, beautiful music, and solid gameplay.

review by Adam Vitale on 03 October, 2021

Unsighted Review
Unsighted Review

A pixel-art Metroidvania-like action game that looks great, and plays well, but has a few odd design components.

review by Adam Vitale on 03 October, 2021

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

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