Reviews by James Galizio

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

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

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

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

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

Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass (Isle of Armor/The Crown Tundra) Review Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass (Isle of Armor/The Crown Tundra) Review

Although it may come at an additional cost, Pokemon Sword & Shield's Expansion Pass has salvaged the games for this fan.

review by James Galizio on 01 November, 2020

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Review The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Review

Cold Steel IV finally ends the "Phantasmal Blaze Plan" arc for the series after nearly a decade, for better or worse.

review by James Galizio on 23 October, 2020

Robotics;Notes Elite Review Robotics;Notes Elite Review

Tanegashima offers a more relaxed adventure in the Science Adventure universe and is more than worth your time reading.

review by James Galizio on 06 October, 2020

Higurashi: When They Cry Review Higurashi: When They Cry Review

After over half a decade of waiting, the Higurashi re-translation has finished - but how does the VN hold up?

review by James Galizio on 26 June, 2020

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Review Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Review

The entire Utawarerumono trilogy has now been localized, and NIS America has done the rest of the series' translations justice.

review by James Galizio on 22 May, 2020

Dragon Marked for Death (Steam) Review Dragon Marked for Death (Steam) Review

Over a year since our initial review, Dragon Marked for Death makes the jump to PC alongside all of its updates. How does the game stack up on PC?

review by James Galizio on 20 May, 2020

Hero must die. again Review Hero must die. again Review

Pyramid and G-Modes deconstruction of the JRPG genre offers a unique take on a fantasy world after a demon threat has been reduced, and manages to stick the landing with its unique mechanics.

review by James Galizio on 26 February, 2020

Arc of Alchemist Review Arc of Alchemist Review

Idea Factory's latest release stretches the limits of what can be called a playable videogame.

review by James Galizio on 01 February, 2020

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception/Mask of Truth (Steam) Review Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception/Mask of Truth (Steam) Review

Utawarerumono finally returns to PC, with ports of the titles previously published by Atlus on PS4 and Vita. How do the ports stack up?

review by James Galizio on 22 January, 2020

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Steam) Review Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Steam) Review

Square Enix have delivered a mostly solid port for the fantastic Dragon Quest Builders 2.

review by James Galizio on 05 January, 2020

SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions Review SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions Review

Akitoshi Kawazu and Square Enix have crafted one of the most innovative RPGs in years, and players owe it to themselves to check it out.

review by James Galizio on 12 December, 2019

Pokemon Sword & Shield Review Pokemon Sword & Shield Review

Pokemon Sword and Shield gives us but a glimpse of what a proper home console Pokemon could look like, and not much more.

review by James Galizio on 19 November, 2019

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Import Review Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Import Review

Ys IX is a welcome addition to the Ys series, but it's hard to shake the feeling that it could've been something more when pacing and technical issues hold things back.

review by James Galizio on 23 October, 2019

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Review The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III brings the Erebonia arc of the Trails series to its second half - under a new western publisher. Here's how everything turned out:

review by James Galizio on 21 October, 2019

Borderlands 3 Review Borderlands 3 Review

Borderlands 3 is a worthy sequel to the much-beloved Borderlands 2, but it desperately needed a few more months in the oven to clear up its myriad technical hurdles.

review by James Galizio on 26 September, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Review Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Review

Capcom have crafted the series' most ambitious expansion to compliment Monster Hunter's most ambitious title since the franchise's conception.

review by James Galizio on 04 September, 2019

Utawarerumono Zan Review Utawarerumono Zan Review

Developer Tamsoft have done a decent job adapting Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception into a 3D Brawler, but one can't help but wonder if it was worth it on its own.

review by James Galizio on 03 September, 2019

Death end re;Quest (Steam) Review Death end re;Quest (Steam) Review

Death end re;Quest comes to PC, but how does the port stack up to the PS4 original release?

review by James Galizio on 17 May, 2019

Our World is Ended Review Our World is Ended Review

Our World is Ended feels insecure in its own story, and seems at odds with itself. It's hard to take it seriously when it can't take itself seriously.

review by James Galizio on 08 May, 2019

The Princess Guide Review The Princess Guide Review

Inconceivably bland.

review by James Galizio on 19 March, 2019

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