Reviews by Bryan Vitale

Wasteland 3 Review Wasteland 3 Review

Wasteland 3's odd flavor of storytelling and deliberate sense of unease make it one of the more interesting RPGs I've played in a long while.

review by Bryan Vitale on 05 October, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Review Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Review

Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition's uniquely cozy atmosphere and charming story can't save it from feeling significantly more lonely this time around.

review by Bryan Vitale on 26 August, 2020

Fae Tactics Review Fae Tactics Review

Underneath its colorful, bubblegum exterior is one of the most inventive and challenging strategy RPGs I've played in a long time.

review by Bryan Vitale on 17 August, 2020

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling Review Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling Review

Bug Fables proudly wears its Paper Mario inspirations on its sleeves and it in many ways stands as my favorite interpretation of the style yet.

review by Bryan Vitale on 16 May, 2020

Fallout 76: Wastelanders Review Fallout 76: Wastelanders Review

With the Wastelanders update, Fallout 76 is the best it's ever been -- which is admittedly faint praise for a game with a clouded future until now.

review by Bryan Vitale on 20 April, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake Review Final Fantasy VII Remake Review

At its best, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a loving, painstakingly meticulous re-imagining of the original. While not every new facet is equally inspired, it remains an exuberant reminder of why it originally captivated so many.

review by Bryan Vitale on 05 April, 2020

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Review Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Review

Capcom has done a lot over the last year to bolster Monster Hunter World's PC offering, but the delayed release schedule looms large.

review by Bryan Vitale on 07 January, 2020

Darksiders Genesis Review Darksiders Genesis Review

Darksiders Genesis is a fun co-op romp at times, but often feels meandering and sadly pointless.

review by Bryan Vitale on 04 December, 2019

Greedfall Review Greedfall Review

Greedfall is a blemished but imaginative and choice-filled gem that harkens back to some of our favorite western RPGs.

review by Bryan Vitale on 09 September, 2019

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest Review Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest Review

This brief tactical RPG blends puzzle-like gameplay and deck-building mechanics in interesting ways.

review by Bryan Vitale on 24 May, 2019

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark Review Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark Review

This love letter to the Final Fantasy Tactics series mimics its inspirations very closely, but manages to be a solid SPRG in its own right.

review by Bryan Vitale on 14 May, 2019

Dark Devotion Review Dark Devotion Review

This souls-inspired roguelite frustrates just as often as it entertains.

review by Bryan Vitale on 01 May, 2019

Outward Review Outward Review

Outward stands as a unique experience amongst RPGs, but concedes a lot in its imperfect survival-esqe focus.

review by Bryan Vitale on 09 April, 2019

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Review Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Review

Vesperia's enhanced release is finally available worldwide, but several small frustrations old and new keep it from being truly great.

review by Bryan Vitale on 09 January, 2019

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - The Forgotten Sanctum Review Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - The Forgotten Sanctum Review

Deadfire's last DLC pack is easily the best, and feels like a proper conclusion to the game, and potentially Pillars of Eternity as a whole.

review by Bryan Vitale on 03 January, 2019

Darksiders III Review Darksiders III Review

Darksiders III falls short of the games it's imitating, but it is still an engaging experience in its own right.

review by Bryan Vitale on 26 November, 2018

Fallout 76 Review Fallout 76 Review

Fallout 76 offers a large playground with some potential, but is heavily lacking in purpose.

review by Bryan Vitale on 21 November, 2018

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Review Pathfinder: Kingmaker Review

A huge, imaginative CRPG that could have stood toe to toe with the genre's best, but instead finds itself crudely stapled together, clearly not ready to be released.

review by Bryan Vitale on 08 October, 2018

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Seeker, Slayer, Survivor Review Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Seeker, Slayer, Survivor Review

Another lackluster DLC for Pillars of Eternity II.

review by Bryan Vitale on 24 September, 2018

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Beast of Winter Review Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Beast of Winter Review

Beast of Winter is a strong self-contained story that expands on some of the background lore of the series, but just feels all too short and limited.

review by Bryan Vitale on 03 August, 2018

Yakuza 0 PC Review Yakuza 0 PC Review

The Yakuza series bursts onto PC in a promising, albeit imperfect debut.

review by Bryan Vitale on 02 August, 2018

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Review Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Review

With clever gameplay refinements, strong mechanics, and a smartly integrated narrative, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is one of the genre's best.

review by Bryan Vitale on 08 May, 2018

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Review Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Review

A lot of work has been put into Final Fantasy XV's 2018 revision, and it's the best version of the game...so far.

review by Bryan Vitale on 27 March, 2018

Trails of Cold Steel II PC Review Trails of Cold Steel II PC Review

An excellent port that makes the PC Version the definitive way to play the game.

review by Bryan Vitale on 14 February, 2018

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PC Review Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PC Review

A quick look at the performance of Zodiac Age's PC Port.

review by Bryan Vitale on 07 February, 2018

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