Features by Josh Torres

Kingdom Hearts 1, 2, and Birth By Sleep on PC get a wealth of new nonintrusive features and enhancements with the Re:Fixed Mod
Kingdom Hearts 1, 2, and Birth By Sleep on PC get a wealth of new nonintrusive features and enhancements with the Re:Fixed Mod

Cutscenes run at 60fps, skip the Roxas intro in KH2, rename finishers in BBS, dual-audio support for KH2 & BBS, and much more.

feature by Josh Torres on 14 June, 2022

All the PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3 RPGs for PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe
All the PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3 RPGs for PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe

Here is a list of all the RPGs available on the new PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe service that gives access to older PlayStation platforms on PS5.

feature by Josh Torres and Kite Stenbuck on 16 May, 2022

Branching Path: Type-Moon's Witch on the Holy Night getting an official English release is secretly one of the biggest announcements in gaming ever
Branching Path: Type-Moon's Witch on the Holy Night getting an official English release is secretly one of the biggest announcements in gaming ever

Amidst all the insane gaming news headlines in this year so far, this is the one that shocked me the most and I need you to understand why.

feature by Josh Torres on 14 April, 2022

Capcom, Bring Back These 10 Monsters to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Please!
Capcom, Bring Back These 10 Monsters to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Please!

All I want for Sunbreak-mas is you, you, you, you, you...

feature by Josh Torres on 18 February, 2022

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

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

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

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