Features by Josh Torres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10 Games of 2017
Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10 Games of 2017

RPGS were kinda good this year, huh?

feature by Josh Torres on 30 December, 2017

Club-hopping around a future Cold War Berlin in All Walls Must Fall is weird, but fun
Club-hopping around a future Cold War Berlin in All Walls Must Fall is weird, but fun

XCOM sprinkled with a bit of Superhot and Deus Ex makes All Walls Must Fall an interesting Early Access title to keep an eye on.

feature by Josh Torres on 10 August, 2017

Valkyria Revolution gameplay: watch the first 40 minutes and more here
Valkyria Revolution gameplay: watch the first 40 minutes and more here

Glimpse the return of Valkyria with your own eyes.

feature by John Davison and Josh Torres on 28 June, 2017

Persona and its Future to Come
Persona and its Future to Come

Now that Persona 5 is behind us, we’re beginning to think about what we’d like to see going forward.

feature by Josh Torres and Kyle Campbell on 29 May, 2017

Branching Path: Gundam Versus (Trial Version)
Branching Path: Gundam Versus (Trial Version)

We go hands-on with the newest Gundam fighting game coming this fall.

feature by Josh Torres on 27 May, 2017

Persona 5 Import Impressions
Persona 5 Import Impressions

Initial thoughts on the next mainline entry in Atlus’s supernatural RPG series. Minor spoilers inside.

feature by Josh Torres on 14 February, 2017

Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10+1 Games of 2016
Branching Path: Josh Torres’s Top 10+1 Games of 2016

In a year when reboots of old IPs and decade-long projects finally saw the light of day, a few unexpected newcomers steal the spotlight as they join the fray.

feature by Josh Torres on 01 January, 2017

Import Thoughts: Why Persona 5 is a perfect starting point for series newcomers
Import Thoughts: Why Persona 5 is a perfect starting point for series newcomers

If you’ve never played any of the games in this RPG series, Persona 5 is a great place to start.

feature by Josh Torres on 25 September, 2016

Here's 5 things that stood out about Persona 5's first 5 hours
Here's 5 things that stood out about Persona 5's first 5 hours

Here are some things that will grab your attention right away in the long-awaited sequel!

feature by Josh Torres on 18 September, 2016

Branching Path: Project Inter-Media @rtists & Specialists
Branching Path: Project Inter-Media @rtists & Specialists

A beginner’s look into the fascination behind the idol game scene with The [email protected]: Platinum Stars.

feature by Josh Torres on 04 August, 2016

Branching Path: Cross Media Galore - The Project .hack Sanctum
Branching Path: Cross Media Galore - The Project .hack Sanctum

Looking back at a special RPG series with many parts that all contributed to a greater whole.

feature by Josh Torres on 09 June, 2016

Branching Path: Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code's Steam Version
Branching Path: Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code's Steam Version

A miraculous localization born from the desires of a devoted community.

feature by Josh Torres on 22 April, 2016