Articles by Josh Torres

Branching Path: If the rumors are true and FromSoftware is making another Armored Core, I hope it maintains its identity instead of borrowing too much from the Soulsborne games
Branching Path: If the rumors are true and FromSoftware is making another Armored Core, I hope it maintains its identity instead of borrowing too much from the Soulsborne games

FromSoftware might be working on a new entry for their long-running mech series thanks to a leaked consumer survey, but it's implying that it might play more like Dark Souls; can Armored Core remain Armored Core if it's a Soulsborne?

feature by Josh Torres on 16 January, 2022

Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10 Games of 2021
Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10 Games of 2021

If you add up all the digits in 2021, it comes out to a 5. Multiply that by 2, and that's how many games are on this list. Funny how that works.

feature by Josh Torres on 31 December, 2021

Super Robot Wars 30 Review
Super Robot Wars 30 Review

It only took 30 years, but a brand-new mainline SRW with a nice handful of recognizable anime IPs got an official worldwide simultaneous release and, it's pretty damn good.

review by Josh Torres on 21 December, 2021

Babylon's Fall is on track to be Square Enix's next GaaS blunder
Babylon's Fall is on track to be Square Enix's next GaaS blunder

We got hands-on with Phase 3 of this Square Enix and PlatinumGames joint and this upcoming games-as-a-service title is not looking hot at the moment.

feature by Josh Torres on 17 November, 2021

These 15 Things Should Show Up in Super Robot Wars Soon, Please
These 15 Things Should Show Up in Super Robot Wars Soon, Please

Super Robot Wars 30 is only a few days away and to celebrate the series's 30th anniversary, these are some games and shows that should finally debut or return to the long-running strategy RPG franchise.

feature by Josh Torres on 24 October, 2021

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin unleashes its chaos on March 18, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store
Chocobo GP dashes to the Nintendo Switch in 2022
Chocobo GP dashes to the Nintendo Switch in 2022

A surprising spiritual successor to Chocobo Racing is coming next year. Whoa.

news by Josh Torres on 24 September, 2021

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars shows its hand on October 28 for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars shows its hand on October 28 for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam

A demo is now available on the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop for Yoko Taro's latest project.

news by Josh Torres on 23 September, 2021

Rune Factory 5 descends on March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25, 2022 in Europe for Nintendo Switch
Rune Factory 5 descends on March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25, 2022 in Europe for Nintendo Switch

This new entry will be allowing same-sex marriages for the very first time in the Rune Factory series!

news by Josh Torres on 23 September, 2021

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

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