Articles by Josh Torres

Lost Judgment Review
Lost Judgment Review

Detective Yagami's second adventure in RGG Studio's Yakuza spin-off series is a fantastic improvement over its predecessor in nearly every single way, positioning itself as one of the strongest games from them yet.

review by Josh Torres on 16 September, 2021

Dodgeball Academia Review
Dodgeball Academia Review

Brazilian indie studio Pocket Trap captures the creative spirit of 90's cartoons in this odd marriage between the sport of dodgeball and traditional RPGs.

review by Josh Torres on 19 August, 2021

Tales of Arise - Law Character Introduction Trailer
Tales of Arise - Law Character Introduction Trailer

Meet the fiery martial artist fighting alongside Alphen and Shionne.

news by Josh Torres on 15 July, 2021

G Gundam meets Front Mission in this little nifty RPG called Wolfstride
G Gundam meets Front Mission in this little nifty RPG called Wolfstride

Giant robot fans, gather around and check out this turn-based RPG.

preview by Josh Torres on 17 June, 2021

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is coming to PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is coming to PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

The recently released remake expands to other platforms beyond its initial Nintendo Switch and PC release last year.

news by Josh Torres on 14 June, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy unveiled at E3 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy unveiled at E3 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC

Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and Rocket Racoon this October in this brand-new single player, story-driven adventure.

news by Josh Torres on 13 June, 2021

The Ascent shows off more isometric cyberpunk gameplay in its E3 2021 Trailer
The Ascent shows off more isometric cyberpunk gameplay in its E3 2021 Trailer

Another look at the co-op action RPG right before its release in a few weeks.

news by Josh Torres on 13 June, 2021

Diablo II: Resurrected rises from hell on September 23 along with a new E3 2021 Trailer
Diablo II: Resurrected rises from hell on September 23 along with a new E3 2021 Trailer

The upcoming remake of this classic RPG is releasing sooner than you think.

news by Josh Torres on 13 June, 2021

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Review
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Review

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is a fantastic RPG, but its remaster does the bare minimum to get a passing grade compared to other modern remasters of classics.

review by Josh Torres on 18 May, 2021

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... Review
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... Review

Vastly enhanced visuals, a slicker battle system, new content, better performance, and other smart additions makes this the definitive version of what once was a diamond in the rough.

review by Josh Torres on 22 April, 2021

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

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