Articles by James Galizio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Outer Worlds Interview: A Chat With Lead Designer Charles Staples The Outer Worlds Interview: A Chat With Lead Designer Charles Staples

During a recent preview event for Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming The Outer Worlds, we had the chance to sit down and chat about the title with the team's Lead Designer.

interview by James Galizio on 02 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

Toshihiro Kondo (Nihon-Falcom) Anime Expo 2019 Interview: Trails of Cold Steel III, and the state of Zemuria in the West Toshihiro Kondo (Nihon-Falcom) Anime Expo 2019 Interview: Trails of Cold Steel III, and the state of Zemuria in the West

Right before Anime Expo, we got the chance to sit down with Nihon-Falcom President, Toshihiro Kondo, and talk about Trails of Cold Steel III, and the company's catalog as a whole.

interview by James Galizio on 12 July, 2019

CyberConnect2 - the Near Future and Beyond: Anime Expo 2019 Interview with Executive Vice President Taichiro Miyazaki CyberConnect2 - the Near Future and Beyond: Anime Expo 2019 Interview with Executive Vice President Taichiro Miyazaki

During Anime Expo 2019 with CyberConnect2 VP Taichiro Miyazaki, to hear about their continued plans to expand their reach in both the video games industry as well as the entertainment business at large.

interview by James Galizio on 07 July, 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

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

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

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

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