Articles by Josh Torres
Petit Depotto's unconventional, social deduction RPG is outstanding; it encapsulates the best features of what time travel stories can offer by letting players fully experience the burden of a time traveler themselves.
by Josh Torres on 13 March, 2021
Neptunia Virtual Stars Review
Neptune and her friends return for yet another spin-off in the Neptunia series; their dive into the world of Vtubers is a dull and unremarkable experience unfortunately.
by Josh Torres on 01 March, 2021
Persona 5 Strikers Review
This spin-off from Koei Tecmo and Omega Force is easily several levels above the usual Musou-flavored licensed game and serves as a fantastic follow-up to Persona 5.
by Josh Torres on 09 February, 2021
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Review
Adol Christin's latest adventure stands out from the rest of the Ys games with a narratively darker tone and some of the best sidequests in the entire series yet.
by Josh Torres on 29 January, 2021
Built for local co-op with a significant other in mind, Haven is a pleasant experience with some severe narrative downfalls.
by Josh Torres on 05 December, 2020
Demon's Souls (2020) Review
Beautifully remade from the ground up, Bluepoint's visual reinterpretation of FromSoftware's 11-year-old classic is a powerful launch title that brings excitement into the generation to come.
by Josh Torres on 23 November, 2020
Yakuza: Like A Dragon Review
With a new battle system and new main character, Yakuza: Like A Dragon aims to be a new entry point to Yakuza newcomers even though it is anything but that.
by Josh Torres on 04 November, 2020
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review
Vanillaware's latest title is an utterly compelling journey and its unconventional structure is an astounding achievement for storytelling in video games that should be celebrated and commemorated.
by Josh Torres on 15 September, 2020
Sakura Wars (2019) Review
The long dormant series returns with a brand-new cast and modern advancements to the Sakura Wars series formula that make for a promising reboot, despite some noteworthy missteps.
by Josh Torres on 27 April, 2020
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story Review
Way of the Samurai returns with a smaller, more restrained, spin-off title that's an interesting experiment of how it would fare as an isometric roguelite, yet it never manages to capitalize on its ambitious gameplay systems.
by Josh Torres on 21 February, 2020
Lab Zero's crowdfunded Valkyrie Profile-inspired RPG has finally released and the result is a brilliant game filled with personality and heart.
by Josh Torres on 07 October, 2019
Astral Chain Review
The latest hit from PlatinumGames is an ambitious action adventure game that largely succeeds in many ways, though it's juggling so many aspects that some fall through the cracks.
by Josh Torres on 29 August, 2019