Reviews by Paige Chamberlain
One Piece Odyssey unfortunately fits the “it takes twenty hours to get good” shoe. I find it difficult to recommend it to those who aren’t already fans of the series, and not just because it’s a mostly bland RPG.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 26 January, 2023
Dragon Quest Treasures touts itself as a treasure-hunting RPG, though I’d safely say it fits into the action RPG and monster-collecting genre. While there are performance issues and lackluster bosses, I always treasure a game that encourages exploration and gives me plenty to do.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 13 December, 2022
Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is an overall more streamlined experience than other entries. With the frequency of releases in the series compared to the number of improvements made, the cards are starting to wear a bit thin.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 27 September, 2022
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is a game made by an aspiring designer who's currently a school-kid, or at least that’s the game’s premise. The focus of this game is largely on style, but it’s not entirely devoid of substance. It is however held back a little by some annoying controls and Kenta’s railroading.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 16 August, 2022
Although it is more than 25 years old, Live A Live delights with charming narratives, solid gameplay, and a well-remastered presentation.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 21 July, 2022
Coromon is a game filled with potential but past sinking sands and perplexing puzzles it starts to fall flat. The shake-ups do let Coromon stand on its own and create an enjoyable experience, but it could’ve evolved to be something a little more.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 07 June, 2022
The Forsaken Maiden is too similar to its predecessor to declare it as being significantly improved, with the greater difference lying largely in its narrative. It is a complementary experience that fans of the first are likely to enjoy just as much.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 14 May, 2022
Atelier Sophie 2 manages to synthesise old and new in a way befitting improvements to the franchise while leaving it comfortably with the rest of the Mysterious games. It doesn’t quite reach the heights of Atelier Ryza 2, but will still definitely keep most Atelier fans quite happy.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 18 March, 2022
More experienced gamers might bemoan the straightforward gameplay or lack of difficulty, but those who are interested in the charm and humour only need bring their cards to the table in Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 04 January, 2022
Eastward has been in the works for a while. Finally, it’s time to head eastbound across the train tracks to an action adventure game filled with stunning visuals and an endearingly quirky cast.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 16 September, 2021
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is the latest entry in the long-lived strategy RPG series and there have been quite a few changes and not just the leap from 2D sprites to 3D models. Using the Super Reincarnation spell, Zed reincarnates into different worlds taking the most optimal path to success until he achieves his wish of defeating the God of Destruction.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 25 June, 2021
This enhanced Switch port of Miitopia brings new hope for Miikind but fails to tune some of the annoyances.
review by Paige Chamberlain on 19 June, 2021