Previews by James Galizio

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is a comfortable step forward for current fans
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is a comfortable step forward for current fans

Job changes make sense for the current stage the game finds itself in, as Endwalker continues on the path Shadowbringers paved.

preview by James Galizio on 13 October, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise's PC Port is going to make me abandon my Switch copy
Monster Hunter Rise's PC Port is going to make me abandon my Switch copy

100+ hours of Switch play, down the drain - all thanks to a near-perfect PC port.

preview by James Galizio on 12 October, 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

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

Romancing SaGa Re;Universe Impressions
Romancing SaGa Re;Universe Impressions

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.

preview by James Galizio on 12 October, 2020

Sakura Wars Preview
Sakura Wars Preview

Sakura Wars returns to the west, and we had the chance to sit down and check it out.

preview by James Galizio on 23 March, 2020

Langrisser I & II (Nintendo Switch) Preview
Langrisser I & II (Nintendo Switch) Preview

The classic Tactial RPG duology's remake releases just next month, and we had the chance to sit down and give it a whirl.

preview by James Galizio on 15 February, 2020

Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Test Impressions
Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Test Impressions

The MMO that the west never got is finally coming over, 8 years later - but is it looking worth the wait?

preview by James Galizio on 11 February, 2020

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Nintendo Switch) Preview
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Nintendo Switch) Preview

NIS America have ported Trails of Cold Steel III to Nintendo Switch, and we recently got the chance to sit down and play the new port.

preview by James Galizio on 07 February, 2020

Branching Path: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hands-On Impressions
Branching Path: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hands-On Impressions

While not an RPG, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order feels like it might have a lot to offer to Metroidvania fans, when it launches next month.

preview by James Galizio on 17 October, 2019

We Played The First Hour of Trails of Cold Steel III - Hands-On Impressions
We Played The First Hour of Trails of Cold Steel III - Hands-On Impressions

We once again have the opportunity to check out the progress of the translation prior to launch, this time to see the title's full first hour of gameplay.

preview by James Galizio on 08 August, 2019

The Outer Worlds Hands-On Impressions
The Outer Worlds Hands-On Impressions

We had the opportunity to sit down and play Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming RPG for a few hours, and here's our thoughts so far.

preview by James Galizio on 02 August, 2019

Fuga: Melodies of Steel Hands-On Impressions
Fuga: Melodies of Steel Hands-On Impressions

Back during Anime Expo 2019, we had the chance to sit down with CyberConnect2's first self-published title - Fuga: Melodies of Steel. Here's our thoughts on the upcoming game!

preview by James Galizio on 30 July, 2019

Utawarerumono: Zan Hands-On Impressions
Utawarerumono: Zan Hands-On Impressions

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception has been adapted into a musou-style format, and we got the chance to try out the upcoming localization. Is it worth singing praise over?

preview by James Galizio on 08 August, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019
Dragon Quest Builders 2 Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019

We put our workman gloves and took a look at some of what's new in Dragon Quest Builders 2.

preview by James Galizio on 16 June, 2019

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019

While not yet playable in a translated state, we had the chance to sit down and play a bit of the upcoming remake for the first time in the west.

preview by James Galizio on 15 June, 2019

Borderlands 3 Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019
Borderlands 3 Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019

Players will be returning to Pandora later this year, but how is Borderlands 3 shaping up after its long absence?

preview by James Galizio on 15 June, 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Hands-On Impressions (with Video) from E3 2019
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Hands-On Impressions (with Video) from E3 2019

Does the Nintendo Switch remake play like a dream, or more like a nightmare? We had the chance to preview the title during E3 to find out how it's shaping up.

preview by James Galizio on 15 June, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019

We embraced the cold wasteland of Capcom's Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter: World during this year's E3 - how do the changes and additions stack up?

preview by James Galizio on 14 June, 2019

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019

NIS America have finally showcased a playable demo for their upcoming localization of the next title in the beloved Trails series - how is it stacking up?

preview by James Galizio on 12 June, 2019

Heroland Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019
Heroland Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019

We lead a group of wannabe-hero tourists through Heroland - does it feel more like a job, or a calling?

preview by James Galizio on 13 June, 2019

Rune Factory 4 Special Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019
Rune Factory 4 Special Hands-On Impressions from E3 2019

Rune Factory 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, but how well does the town of Selphia manage the transition to a stronger platform?

preview by James Galizio on 12 June, 2019

Anthem - Strongholds and Overall Hands-On Impressions
Anthem - Strongholds and Overall Hands-On Impressions

James delves more into his experiences with Anthem, pre-launch.

preview by James Galizio on 03 February, 2019

Anthem - Intro + VIP Demo Hands-On Impressions
Anthem - Intro + VIP Demo Hands-On Impressions

Recently we got a chance to get hands-on with Bioware's upcoming Anthem. Here's our thoughts on what players can expect from the upcoming VIP Demo.

preview by James Galizio on 25 January, 2019

The Princess Guide Hands-on Impressions
The Princess Guide Hands-on Impressions

During our recent visit to NISA HQ, we managed to get some hands-on time with The Princess Guide - here are our thoughts.

preview by James Galizio on 18 January, 2019

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