Articles by Josh Torres

All the exclusive RPGs available on PlayStation Network for PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, and Vita All the exclusive RPGs available on PlayStation Network for PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, and Vita

Here is a list of all the RPGs on PlayStation Network that are not available digitally anywhere else.

news by Adam Vitale, Josh Torres, and Kite Stenbuck on 29 March, 2021

Gnosia Review Gnosia Review

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.

review by Josh Torres on 13 March, 2021

Neptunia Virtual Stars Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 01 March, 2021

Persona 5 Strikers Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 09 February, 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 29 January, 2021

Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10+1 Games of 2020 Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10+1 Games of 2020

What's old is new again and you know what they say - old good, new bad.

feature by Josh Torres on 01 January, 2021

Haven Review Haven Review

Built for local co-op with a significant other in mind, Haven is a pleasant experience with some severe narrative downfalls.

review by Josh Torres on 05 December, 2020

Demon's Souls (2020) Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 23 November, 2020

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Review Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Review

Japanese indie game developer Edelweiss has put a lot of heart into this long-awaited game, but some key flaws hinder this charming title.

review by Josh Torres on 09 November, 2020

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 04 November, 2020

Genshin Impact: Encapsulating the Phenomenon One Month Later Genshin Impact: Encapsulating the Phenomenon One Month Later

It’s already been a month since miHoYo’s latest title launched and Genshin Impact has made a bigger splash than anticipated. We take a look back at how the stars aligned for it.

feature by Josh Torres on 26 October, 2020

Yakuza: Like A Dragon - A Fascinating Transformation into a Full Fledged Turn-Based RPG Yakuza: Like A Dragon - A Fascinating Transformation into a Full Fledged Turn-Based RPG

Ever since the Yakuza series switched to the Dragon Engine, it's been inching closer and closer to being a RPG. Now, it really is one from top to bottom.

preview by Josh Torres on 12 October, 2020

Genshin Impact: The 'Right Before It's About to Launch' Interview Genshin Impact: The 'Right Before It's About to Launch' Interview

We had a chance to ask questions to the development team ahead of the game's September 28 launch.

interview by Josh Torres on 25 September, 2020

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 15 September, 2020

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Hands-on: Vanillaware's Science Fiction Cauldron 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Hands-on: Vanillaware's Science Fiction Cauldron

Although 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has had a lengthy development, this long-awaited game is just around the corner and after checking out the first few hours, the wait is worth it.

preview by Josh Torres on 20 August, 2020

Sakura Wars (2019) Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 27 April, 2020

Sakura Wars - Linking the Past to the Present Sakura Wars - Linking the Past to the Present

We take a look back at the immense legacy of the mainline Sakura Wars games and the enhancements the series has gone through in anticipation of the newest entry releasing in the west soon.

feature by Josh Torres on 14 April, 2020

Genshin Impact Closed Beta Test Impressions Genshin Impact Closed Beta Test Impressions

Honkai Impact 3rd is to Bayonetta as Genshin Impact is to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We go hands-on with miHoYo's next big game.

feature by Josh Torres on 29 March, 2020

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 21 February, 2020

Granblue Fantasy: Versus - Worth Getting Just for RPG Mode? Granblue Fantasy: Versus - Worth Getting Just for RPG Mode?

Everything you can expect to see in this upcoming fighting game's robust single player mode.

feature by Josh Torres on 14 February, 2020

The Final Decade Memoir: Josh Torres - Dragon's Dogma The Final Decade Memoir: Josh Torres - Dragon's Dogma

Our final chapter to the Decade Memoirs explores a unique perspective that reflects back on Capcom's revered open-world action RPG.

feature by Josh Torres on 31 December, 2019

Little Town Hero Review Little Town Hero Review

Game Freak's newest project is an adorable game that's marred by severe optimization and gameplay balance issues.

review by Josh Torres on 16 October, 2019

Indivisible Review Indivisible Review

Lab Zero's crowdfunded Valkyrie Profile-inspired RPG has finally released and the result is a brilliant game filled with personality and heart.

review by Josh Torres on 07 October, 2019

Branching Path: MAN, GOD, MACHINE - A Love Letter to Daemon X Machina Branching Path: MAN, GOD, MACHINE - A Love Letter to Daemon X Machina

The legacy of Armored Core lives on and it's important to highlight why Daemon X Machina is so important to a very niche crowd of the gaming community.

feature by Josh Torres on 22 September, 2019

Astral Chain Review 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.

review by Josh Torres on 29 August, 2019

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