Articles by Josh Torres

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

Oninaki Review Oninaki Review

Tokyo RPG Factory's newest game has a lot of great ideas on paper, but never manages to fully realize them.

review by Josh Torres on 21 August, 2019

Astral Chain Hands-on: Seven Things I’m Loving in the First Seven Hours Astral Chain Hands-on: Seven Things I’m Loving in the First Seven Hours

PlatinumGames's bizarre adventure has been a thrilling ride so far. Here are seven neat little touches I've been enjoying in the final build of the game.

preview by Josh Torres on 17 August, 2019

Cygames and Granblue Fantasy: Anime Expo 2019 Interview with the Producer and Director Cygames and Granblue Fantasy: Anime Expo 2019 Interview with the Producer and Director

With a brand-new console RPG and a fighting game developed by Arc System Works, we learn more about Cygames's current and upcoming Granblue projects.

feature by Josh Torres on 06 July, 2019

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

It's been a hot minute since the Kickstarter for Koji Igarashi's new game wrapped up and Castlevania fans have a good reason to celebrate on how this turned out.

review by Josh Torres on 03 July, 2019

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

Image & Form's latest SteamWorld entry dips its toes into the realm of RPGs as it delightfully integrates a deck-building card game into a turn-based RPG.

review by Josh Torres on 23 April, 2019

Fate/Extella Link Review Fate/Extella Link Review

Despite a shorter campaign, Fate/Extella Link feels considerably better to play than Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star with some great gameplay improvements and smart quality-of-life features.

review by Josh Torres on 19 March, 2019

Fate/Grand Order USA Tour 2019: An Interview with Creative Producer Yosuke Shiokawa Fate/Grand Order USA Tour 2019: An Interview with Creative Producer Yosuke Shiokawa

Shiokawa's thoughts on the FGO USA Tour kick-off and a brief bit on one of the big controversies in FGO's English release.

feature by Josh Torres on 26 February, 2019

Anthem post-campaign impressions: BioWare's looter shooter RPG has an identity crisis Anthem post-campaign impressions: BioWare's looter shooter RPG has an identity crisis

BioWare dips their toes into the loot shooter genre and it makes a poor first impression in its "soft-launch" window.

feature by Josh Torres on 18 February, 2019

Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10 Games of 2018 Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10 Games of 2018

It's time to bid 2018 farewell, but I'll be taking its games with me.

feature by Josh Torres on 29 December, 2018

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Review Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Review

This return to the world of Alrest is an excellent supplement to an already incredible game that shines a light on the remaining mysteries in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

review by Josh Torres on 14 September, 2018

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