Articles by James Galizio

Fantasian Review
Fantasian Review

Fantasian is a wonderful JRPG, even though the difficulty feels out of pace with the rest of the experience.

review by James Galizio on 28 August, 2021

New Pokémon Snap's Free Update makes me long for the game we could've had
New Pokémon Snap's Free Update makes me long for the game we could've had

New Pokémon Snap was a good game with a whole host of issues, and the free update has only solidified my thoughts on how the game could've been better.

feature by James Galizio on 16 August, 2021

Death's Door Review
Death's Door Review

Death's Door's blend of excellent pacing, an engaging combat system, and a haunting aesthetic help elevate it among its peers.

review by James Galizio on 06 August, 2021

Casual Mode: Fuga - Melodies of Steel
Casual Mode: Fuga - Melodies of Steel

The latest entry in CyberConnect2's Little Tail Bronx series.

feature by James Galizio on 28 July, 2021

Fuga: Melodies of Steel Review
Fuga: Melodies of Steel Review

CyberConnect2's first self-published work delivers, hopefully setting the tone for a bright new future for the company.

review by James Galizio on 28 July, 2021

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Review
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Review

The Great Ace Attorney is the series at its very best, elevating the series to new heights.

review by James Galizio on 26 July, 2021

Soul Sacrifice was the best new Sony IP of the last generation, and it deserved better
Soul Sacrifice was the best new Sony IP of the last generation, and it deserved better

Not every game gets its day in the sun, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be remembered

feature by James Galizio on 18 July, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Review
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Review

Monster Hunter Stories 2 manages to improve upon nearly every aspect of the original game, though some lingering issues continue to hold the series back from true greatness.

review by James Galizio on 07 July, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2's PC Port is a joy to play
Monster Hunter Stories 2's PC Port is a joy to play

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is shaping up to be a great sequel, here's our (early) impressions!

preview by James Galizio on 23 June, 2021

Fuga: Melodies of Steel Interview - A Q&A With Creative Director Yoann Gueritot
Fuga: Melodies of Steel Interview - A Q&A With Creative Director Yoann Gueritot

CyberConnect2's first self-published title is nearly upon us, and we asked the title's Creative Director about what players can expect from the title, and the company, going forward.

interview by James Galizio on 19 June, 2021

Final Fantasy V's Job System is Amazing, But its Story and Worldbuilding are its Soul
Final Fantasy V's Job System is Amazing, But its Story and Worldbuilding are its Soul

Final Fantasy V's story and characters are underrated, and James tells us why.

feature by James Galizio on 18 June, 2021

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is Nioh for Final Fantasy Fans, and I Think That's Great
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is Nioh for Final Fantasy Fans, and I Think That's Great

Team Ninja's Nioh-infused Final Fantasy spinoff is finally playable with its limited-time trial, but how does it stack up?

preview by James Galizio on 16 June, 2021

What exactly is the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series? Here's what we've managed to find out
What exactly is the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series? Here's what we've managed to find out

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.

feature by James Galizio on 14 June, 2021

New Pokemon Snap Review
New Pokemon Snap Review

New Pokemon Snap is (almost) just more of the same, but it's those small changes that hold it back from true greatness.

review by James Galizio on 14 May, 2021

Famicom Detective Club (2021) Review
Famicom Detective Club (2021) Review

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?

review by James Galizio on 12 May, 2021

Kingdom Hearts III (PC) Review
Kingdom Hearts III (PC) Review

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.

review by James Galizio on 07 May, 2021

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Review
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Review

Team Ladybug's latest title is still worth your time, but pales in comparison to their earlier works.

review by James Galizio on 06 April, 2021

Koei Tecmo announces Blue Reflection: Second Light for PS4, Switch, and PC; Blue Reflection: Sun for mobile & PC
Koei Tecmo announces Blue Reflection: Second Light for PS4, Switch, and PC; Blue Reflection: Sun for mobile & PC

Part of a cross-media project with the upcoming Blue Reflection Ray anime series.

news by Adam Vitale and James Galizio on 28 March, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise Review
Monster Hunter Rise Review

Monster Hunter Rise proves that Monster Hunter World's success wasn't merely a fluke, but the circumstances surrounding its development are clear.

review by James Galizio on 23 March, 2021

I Hate That I Can't Talk About Why I Love Labyrinth of Galleria
I Hate That I Can't Talk About Why I Love Labyrinth of Galleria

One of games storytelling's greatest strengths can also be its greatest curse; James extols about these complicated feelings with Labyrinth of Galleria.

feature by James Galizio on 09 February, 2021

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (Steam) Review
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (Steam) Review

Shiravune have followed up on 2020's Steam releases for Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception/Truth, completing the trilogy on PC.

review by James Galizio on 25 January, 2021

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy Review
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy Review

Atelier Ryza 2 expands upon the first games formula in some smart ways, and improves upon nearly every aspect of its design.

review by James Galizio on 26 January, 2021

If you want to play the original Final Fantasy today, you should do it on NES
If you want to play the original Final Fantasy today, you should do it on NES

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.

feature by James Galizio on 15 January, 2021

Branching Path: James Galizio's Top 10 Games of 2020
Branching Path: James Galizio's Top 10 Games of 2020

James played a little bit of everything this year.

feature by James Galizio on 31 December, 2020

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Review
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Review

The latest Taiko no Tatsujin delivers what it sells on the tin, but little else.

review by James Galizio on 12 December, 2020

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