Features by James Galizio

Hajimari no Kiseki is the steadying step forward that Trails needed
Hajimari no Kiseki is the steadying step forward that Trails needed

Hajimari no Kiseki doesn't right the issues I had with Trails of Cold Steel IV, but it reignited my excitement for the series' future.

feature by James Galizio on 25 September, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Branching Path - 10 Minutes of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2's Adventure Mode
Branching Path - 10 Minutes of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2's Adventure Mode

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.

feature by James Galizio on 16 November, 2020

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town PC Port Impressions
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town PC Port Impressions

After 17 years, the original Friends of Mineral Town has seen a remake - alongside a brand-new PC port for the western release.

feature by James Galizio on 08 July, 2020

Pokemon Sword and Shield - Isle of Armor Impressions
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Isle of Armor Impressions

Breaking new ground, Pokemon eschews the traditional re-release for expansion DLC. But how did the first half of the expansion pass end up?

feature by James Galizio on 19 June, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles X Deserves a Second Chance
Xenoblade Chronicles X Deserves a Second Chance

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.

feature by James Galizio on 19 June, 2020

Vita Means Life - Looking Back on the PlayStation Vita
Vita Means Life - Looking Back on the PlayStation Vita

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.

feature by James Galizio on 29 May, 2020

How Fans Translated the Japan-only Sequel to Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
How Fans Translated the Japan-only Sequel to Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

We had the chance to speak with the fan translation team that recently translated the previously Japan-only Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime 3DS.

feature by James Galizio on 27 August, 2019

Pokemon Let's Go: Poke Ball Plus, Mystery Gift and catching Mew
Pokemon Let's Go: Poke Ball Plus, Mystery Gift and catching Mew

You've brought home your new copy of Pokemon Let's Go, alongside your shiny new Pokeball Plus. Here's how you sync it up to Pokemon Let's Go, and claim the Mew inside!

feature by James Galizio on 18 November, 2018

Monster Hunter World: Limited Bounties, Wyvernian Prints, and the Elder Melder explained
Monster Hunter World: Limited Bounties, Wyvernian Prints, and the Elder Melder explained

Limited, Weekly Bounties hold the secret to more effective grinding. Here's how.

feature by James Galizio on 04 March, 2018

Monster Hunter World: Tempered Monsters, Augmentation, Decoration Farming and the endgame explained
Monster Hunter World: Tempered Monsters, Augmentation, Decoration Farming and the endgame explained

Tempered monsters make up Monster Hunter World's endgame content, we explain.

feature by James Galizio on 16 February, 2018

Monster Hunter World High Rank Female Armor Sets: all high rank female armor sets pictured
Monster Hunter World High Rank Female Armor Sets: all high rank female armor sets pictured

Every single piece of High Rank armor for the ladies, pictured. Get informed!

feature by James Galizio on 29 January, 2018

Monster Hunter World Female Armor Sets: all low rank female armor sets pictured
Monster Hunter World Female Armor Sets: all low rank female armor sets pictured

Here's all of the female armor options for Low Rank quests in Monster Hunter: World.

feature by James Galizio on 25 January, 2018