Features by Bryan Vitale

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

Project Triangle Strategy Demo - Four Things I Love and Two I'm Unsure About after two runs through the demo
Project Triangle Strategy Demo - Four Things I Love and Two I'm Unsure About after two runs through the demo

If I had any major takeaway from the Project Triangle Strategy demo, it's that it's worth playing twice.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 22 February, 2021

Playing Yakuza 3 and beyond for the first time nowadays feels somewhat clumsy, but also worth it for new fans
Playing Yakuza 3 and beyond for the first time nowadays feels somewhat clumsy, but also worth it for new fans

Going back to Yakuza games I've skipped has felt a bit awkward, but I feel like it's been worth it for me.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 31 January, 2021

 Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2020
Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2020

Bryan thinks back on a memorable 2020 and has one of his more varied lists yet.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 01 January, 2021

Fallout 76's Steel Dawn update just makes me wish more for another proper Fallout game
Fallout 76's Steel Dawn update just makes me wish more for another proper Fallout game

Steel Dawn is a solid update that doesn't seem to match the game it's in.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 11 January, 2021

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition PC Port Impressions
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition PC Port Impressions

Horizon Zero Dawn is a strong showing for the publishing giant's first major foray into the PC space.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 05 August, 2020

Decade Memoir #7: Bryan Vitale - Fallout: New Vegas
Decade Memoir #7: Bryan Vitale - Fallout: New Vegas

Our most powerful memories don't have to be something extravagant or drastic. Sometimes, simple tasks or pastimes add up to be the things we cherish the most as we look back.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 30 December, 2019

Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2019
Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2019

I didn't play much more than ten new releases in 2019, but here's my top ten of a quieter year for me.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 02 January, 2020

Pathfinder: Kingmaker - One Year Later
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - One Year Later

CRPG fans, specifically those who enjoy pen-and-paper games, owe it to themselves to give this one another shot and potentially reevaluate their first impression.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 24 October, 2019

Final Fantasy VII: A Symphonic Reunion Review
Final Fantasy VII: A Symphonic Reunion Review

The celebration of Final Fantasy VII felt like a missed opportunity.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 14 June, 2019

30 hours with Outward, the survival-focused RPG that demands your flexibility
30 hours with Outward, the survival-focused RPG that demands your flexibility

By removing a layer of convenience, Outward manages to make small victories feel like triumphant achievements.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 02 April, 2019

Enderal: Forgotten Stories isn't a just a mod for Skyrim, it's a damn good RPG in its own right
Enderal: Forgotten Stories isn't a just a mod for Skyrim, it's a damn good RPG in its own right

This Skyrim total conversion had previously flown under my radar, and I didn't know what I had been missing.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 05 March, 2019

Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2018
Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top 10 Games of 2018

Games I enjoyed the most in 2018, a few I expected alongside many that took me by surprise.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 30 December, 2018

Fallout: New California is a fan made 30 hour RPG worthy of your attention
Fallout: New California is a fan made 30 hour RPG worthy of your attention

While not perfectly polished, this fan mod is an enjoyable single player Fallout experience.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 29 October, 2018

Trails in the Sky the 3rd's unique place among the best RPGs of the year
Trails in the Sky the 3rd's unique place among the best RPGs of the year

Trails in the Sky the 3rd is a great game, but a high barrier to entry makes it difficult to fairly judge.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 04 January, 2018

Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top Ten Games of 2017
Branching Path: Bryan Vitale's Top Ten Games of 2017

One year down at RPG Site. My top ten games.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 01 January, 2018

Where next for Zelda after Breath of the Wild?
Where next for Zelda after Breath of the Wild?

Zelda's future is open world, but what should it look like?

feature by Bryan Vitale on 23 June, 2017

Torment: Tides of Numenera Interview: Developing a Modern Cult Classic
Torment: Tides of Numenera Interview: Developing a Modern Cult Classic

Creative Lead Colin McComb and Game Designer Thomas Beekers answer some questions about following up on Planescape: Torment so many years later

feature by Bryan Vitale on 27 February, 2017

Torment: Tides of Numenera could be the secret great RPG of 2017
Torment: Tides of Numenera could be the secret great RPG of 2017

There's a lot of reasons why you should be excited for the kickstarted successor to Planescape: Torment.

feature by Bryan Vitale on 21 November, 2016