Team Ninja's Nioh-infused Final Fantasy spinoff is finally playable with its limited-time trial, but how does it stack up?
by James Galizio on 16 June, 2021
Square Enix announced new versions for Final Fantasy I through VI - but what are these versions based off of, or are they entirely new? We've analyzed the trailer to figure out what we can.
by James Galizio on 14 June, 2021
New Pokemon Snap is (almost) just more of the same, but it's those small changes that hold it back from true greatness.
by James Galizio on 14 May, 2021
Over 3 decades after the Famicom Disk System original's release, the west has finally received Famicom Detective Club and its sequel. How do the remakes hold up in 2021?
by James Galizio on 12 May, 2021
Kingdom Hearts has finally made its way to PC, courtesy of the Epic Games Store. Here's how the latest RPG in the series manages the transition to the platform.
by James Galizio on 07 May, 2021
Team Ladybug's latest title is still worth your time, but pales in comparison to their earlier works.
by James Galizio on 06 April, 2021
Part of a cross-media project with the upcoming Blue Reflection Ray anime series.
by Adam Vitale and James Galizio on 28 March, 2021
Monster Hunter Rise proves that Monster Hunter World's success wasn't merely a fluke, but the circumstances surrounding its development are clear.
by James Galizio on 23 March, 2021
One of games storytelling's greatest strengths can also be its greatest curse; James extols about these complicated feelings with Labyrinth of Galleria.
by James Galizio on 09 February, 2021
Shiravune have followed up on 2020's Steam releases for Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception/Truth, completing the trilogy on PC.
by James Galizio on 25 January, 2021
Atelier Ryza 2 expands upon the first games formula in some smart ways, and improves upon nearly every aspect of its design.
by James Galizio on 26 January, 2021
While later releases of the game have ironed out many of its faults, some of the changes to the PSP/Mobile release actively hamper the original game design.
by James Galizio on 15 January, 2021
James played a little bit of everything this year.
by James Galizio on 31 December, 2020
The latest Taiko no Tatsujin delivers what it sells on the tin, but little else.
by James Galizio on 12 December, 2020
SEGA's latest cross-over of blobs and blocks sports an RPG-like progression system for its new Skill Battles mode, and we've had a sneak peek of what to expect.
by James Galizio on 16 November, 2020
Although it may come at an additional cost, Pokemon Sword & Shield's Expansion Pass has salvaged the games for this fan.
by James Galizio on 01 November, 2020
Cold Steel IV finally ends the "Phantasmal Blaze Plan" arc for the series after nearly a decade, for better or worse.
by James Galizio on 23 October, 2020
Romancing SaGa Re;Universe offers a compelling mobile SaGa experience, but it's impossible to ignore Square Enix's track record when it comes to mobile game releases.
by James Galizio on 12 October, 2020
Tanegashima offers a more relaxed adventure in the Science Adventure universe and is more than worth your time reading.
by James Galizio on 06 October, 2020
After 17 years, the original Friends of Mineral Town has seen a remake - alongside a brand-new PC port for the western release.
by James Galizio on 08 July, 2020
After over half a decade of waiting, the Higurashi re-translation has finished - but how does the VN hold up?
by James Galizio on 26 June, 2020
Breaking new ground, Pokemon eschews the traditional re-release for expansion DLC. But how did the first half of the expansion pass end up?
by James Galizio on 19 June, 2020
Xenoblade Chronicles X is the Wii U's last remaining RPG, and it's more than time for it to get a second chance on the Switch.
With NIS America's release of Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen, we have seen what might well be the last new PlayStation Vita RPG to release - we look back on the little handheld that could.
by James Galizio on 29 May, 2020
The entire Utawarerumono trilogy has now been localized, and NIS America has done the rest of the series' translations justice.
by James Galizio on 22 May, 2020