Previews by James Galizio

Wild Hearts feels primed to offer Monster Hunter its first real competition
Wild Hearts feels primed to offer Monster Hunter its first real competition

EA and Koei Tecmo's upcoming Hunting Action RPG feels like it's shaping up to be a confident take on the genre, and a real competitor to Capcom's behemoth franchise

preview by James Galizio on 10 October, 2022

Gotham Knights sets up a promising Arkham series Action RPG, despite it being hard to see the finish line
Gotham Knights sets up a promising Arkham series Action RPG, despite it being hard to see the finish line

Lingering issues aside, it's hard to not feel some excitement for what Gotham Knights' full package might offer players after having a chance to check out the game for ourselves.

preview by James Galizio on 05 October, 2022

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty isn't shaping up to be a Nioh 3, and it's all the better for it
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty isn't shaping up to be a Nioh 3, and it's all the better for it

Team Ninja's latest go at the "masocore" genre feels like it has more in common with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice than their own Nioh, and that's not a bad thing

preview by James Galizio on 26 September, 2022

Stray Blade feels like a sword still in need of some honing
Stray Blade feels like a sword still in need of some honing

While filled with a number of interesting ideas, it feels like Stray Blade hasn't quite come together yet

preview by James Galizio on 21 September, 2022

Miasma Chronicles looks to be a promising upcoming Tactical RPG
Miasma Chronicles looks to be a promising upcoming Tactical RPG

During a session with 505 Games, we got our hands-on with The Bearded Ladies' upcoming Miasma Chronicles

preview by James Galizio on 19 September, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures might just be 2022's hidden RPG treasure
Dragon Quest Treasures might just be 2022's hidden RPG treasure

Among a packed year for RPGs on the Switch, Dragon Quest Treasures feels like a sleeper hit in the making

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is shaping up to be a perfect remaster
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is shaping up to be a perfect remaster

Revisiting Zack Fair's journey has never been more exciting.

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

Star Ocean: The Divine Force feels like a gem in the rough
Star Ocean: The Divine Force feels like a gem in the rough

Despite a few technical hiccups, Star Ocean has never felt quite so ambitious.

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition is one of the most impressive Nintendo Switch ports I've played
NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition is one of the most impressive Nintendo Switch ports I've played

NieR Automata's upcoming Switch conversion might just be the best port to the system yet

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Impressions
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Impressions

Faster-paced, streamlined, and with a slew of new and returning monsters - Sunbreak is shaping up to be an excellent expansion.

preview by James Galizio on 02 June, 2022

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a promising new take on Borderlands
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a promising new take on Borderlands

Originally a Borderlands 2 DLC, Tiny Tina's first full adventure is off to a promising start.

preview by James Galizio on 28 February, 2022

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

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