Articles by Bryan Vitale

Judgment's surprise PC release offers a familiar but remarkably fresh experience that new fans shouldn't skip
Judgment's surprise PC release offers a familiar but remarkably fresh experience that new fans shouldn't skip

Judgment isn't exactly Yakuza, but it shares the same soul.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 16 September, 2022

Keylocker receives a new gameplay trailer detailing combat and class-based skill selection
Retro-styled JRPG Alterium Shift gets a new gameplay trailer showcasing combat, questing, and characters
Roguelike deckbuilder Beneath Oresa is coming to Steam in 2022, with a demo available now
Roguelike deckbuilder Beneath Oresa is coming to Steam in 2022, with a demo available now

Travel beneath a deserted city to explore the underworld and fight the dwellers of the depths.

news by Bryan Vitale on 10 June, 2022

Biomotor Unitron now available on Nintendo Switch
Biomotor Unitron now available on Nintendo Switch

The Neo Geo Pocket Color dungeon crawler arrives on Nintendo eShop.

news by Bryan Vitale on 26 May, 2022

Elex II Review
Elex II Review

Elex II is an initially promising but ultimately disappointing RPG that fails to be better than the original.

review by Bryan Vitale on 30 May, 2022

Weird West Review
Weird West Review

Despite its unique narrative and intriguing premise, Weird West is often a frustrating experience that is difficult to enjoy playing.

review by Bryan Vitale on 08 May, 2022

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles surpasses 500,000 copies sold
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles surpasses 500,000 copies sold

The release reached the half-million milestone in under 9 months.

news by Bryan Vitale on 15 April, 2022

Elden Ring Review
Elden Ring Review

Elden Ring deftly refines and boldly reimagines FromSoftware's tried and true formula.

review by Bryan Vitale on 23 February, 2022

Expeditions: Rome Review
Expeditions: Rome Review

Expeditions: Rome is an impressive tactical RPG with captivating strategic combat, as well as a lot more heart than expected.

review by Bryan Vitale on 29 January, 2022

Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2021
Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2021

Life prevented Bryan from playing as many games as he wanted to this year, but these ten still stood out from the reset of the list.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 01 January, 2022

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Review
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Review

Ruined King is an imaginative and comfortable RPG, even for players unfamiliar with League of Legends, but a lack of polish drags down the experience.

review by Bryan Vitale on 01 December, 2021

Pathfinder: Wrath of The Righteous Review
Pathfinder: Wrath of The Righteous Review

Wrath of the Righteous is an extensive and ambitious RPG with plenty of spectacle, but a bloat of gameplay systems and unrefined ideas weigh down the experience.

review by Bryan Vitale on 26 October, 2021

Final Fantasy X’s message of overcoming loss resonates with me far more now, 20 years later
Final Fantasy X’s message of overcoming loss resonates with me far more now, 20 years later

Final Fantasy X conveys a hopeful message that I continue to carry with me.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 18 July, 2021

Don't expect a Final Fantasy XVI update at this year's Tokyo Game Show, according to Naoki Yoshida
Don't expect a Final Fantasy XVI update at this year's Tokyo Game Show, according to Naoki Yoshida

The English voice over is nearly complete, but the team wants the next showing to be truly convincing.

news by Bryan Vitale on 10 July, 2021

Elden Ring releasing on January 21, 2022 - new extended gameplay reveal trailer
Elden Ring releasing on January 21, 2022 - new extended gameplay reveal trailer

Finally we get an extended look at the newest project from Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, coming next year.

news by Bryan Vitale on 10 June, 2021

Tales of Arise shows off full playable cast in Summer Game Fest 2021 trailer [Update]
Final Fantasy VII Remake version 1.02 adds ability to transfer save data to PlayStation 5 version
Final Fantasy VII Remake version 1.02 adds ability to transfer save data to PlayStation 5 version

Ahead of next week's launch, get your PlayStation 4 save uploaded to the cloud.

news by Bryan Vitale on 03 June, 2021

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake announced with a planned worldwide release
Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake announced with a planned worldwide release

A remake of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation in the HD-2D engine is on the way.

news by Bryan Vitale on 27 May, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 sold 13.7 million copies in 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 sold 13.7 million copies in 2020

2020's most maligned RPG was still a financial success for CD Projekt.

news by Bryan Vitale on 23 April, 2021

Biomutant shows off colorful environments in new World Trailer
Biomutant shows off colorful environments in new World Trailer

Post-apocalyptic, but with a lot of color.

news by Bryan Vitale on 23 April, 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox to release on Nintendo Switch and PC in July
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox to release on Nintendo Switch and PC in July

Adol's latest adventure arrives on more platforms on July 6 in North America, July 9 in Europe.

news by Bryan Vitale on 23 April, 2021

Solasta: Crown of the Magister to release on May 27
Solasta: Crown of the Magister to release on May 27

This Dungeons and Dragons team tactical RPG leaves early access next month.

news by Bryan Vitale on 16 April, 2021

Tales of Symphonia tops series worldwide sales ranking; plus Japan, North America, and Europe regional breakdown
NieR Automata's recent review rating on Steam drops to mixed as users bomb score due to Microsoft Store port
NieR Automata's recent review rating on Steam drops to mixed as users bomb score due to Microsoft Store port

A surprisingly polished Microsoft Store port leaves Steam players feeling burnt.

news by Bryan Vitale on 21 March, 2021

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