Articles by Scott White

Persona 3 Portable's new port is a win for preservation, but also highlights how great a full-blown remake could be
Persona 3 Portable's new port is a win for preservation, but also highlights how great a full-blown remake could be

Persona 3 redefined Atlus' long-running series when it was first released in 2006, now, 17 years later, it shows its age in some unflattering ways that highlight the need for this tale to be retold for the modern era we live in.

feature by Scott White on 17 January, 2023

Fire Emblem Engage feels more like the older titles, even with a lot of fluff - preview
Fire Emblem Engage feels more like the older titles, even with a lot of fluff - preview

With strong core mechanics that are reminiscent of older Fire Emblem titles makes Fire Emblem Engage a potentially strong entry but adds in a lot fluff systems that bloats the overall products.

preview by Scott White on 09 January, 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 gets a release month at long last
Baldur's Gate 3 gets a release month at long last

Fine folks of the tabletop, get your dice rolling skills ready, Baldur's Gate 3 will soon be upon us with the reveal of it's release month!bal

news by Scott White on 09 December, 2022

Blue Protocol is Amazon and Bandai Namco's new action RPG, and Genshin Impact's latest rival
Blue Protocol is Amazon and Bandai Namco's new action RPG, and Genshin Impact's latest rival

Amazon Games is looking to jump into the anime games market with the help of Bandai Namco with the Western release of the upcoming anime-inspired action RPG, Blue Protocol next year.

news by Scott White on 09 December, 2022

Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII Reunion Review
Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII Reunion Review

After almost 15 years, the story of Zack Fair has escaped the confines of its UMD prison and has emerged as one of Square Enix's best remaster offerings that new and old fans of Final Fantasy VII need to experience.

review by Scott White on 06 December, 2022

Star Ocean The Divine Force Review
Star Ocean The Divine Force Review

Star Ocean: The Divine Force is developer tri-Ace's latest foray into the stars with this latest entry of their long-running science fiction RPG series, and after a rocky previous entry, this new game may have righted the ship towards a bright future.

review by Scott White on 10 November, 2022

Lost Eidolons Review
Lost Eidolons Review

Lost Eidolons offers a great strategic experience with thorough gameplay systems and mechanics, though its presentation and narrative fall just a bit flat.

review by Scott White on 25 October, 2022

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero Review
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero Review

Western fans of The Legend of Heroes can finally officially experience this amazing lynchpin entry of the series and how the Special Support Section came together!

review by Scott White on 24 September, 2022

The System Shock Remake is finally on the horizon and it can't come too soon - PAX West hands-on
The System Shock Remake is finally on the horizon and it can't come too soon - PAX West hands-on

Initially Kickstarted back in 2016, after a rocky development this remake of the first System Shock, one of the progenitors of the immersive genre, is almost here, and fans new and old should be excited.

preview by Scott White on 13 September, 2022

Lost Eidolons is a difficult but deep tactical RPG that will appeal to Fire Emblem fans - hands-on
Lost Eidolons is a difficult but deep tactical RPG that will appeal to Fire Emblem fans - hands-on

Lost Eidolons looks to prove itself in the crowd of tactical RPGs with its deep gameplay and higher difficulty and makes a strong case for why you should play it.

preview by Scott White on 13 September, 2022

Arcadian Atlas looks to be a faithful homage to Final Fantasy Tactics - hands-on
Arcadian Atlas looks to be a faithful homage to Final Fantasy Tactics - hands-on

Initially a successful Kickstarter back in 2016, Arcadian Atlas had a impressive showing at this year's PAX West, showcasing great sprite work and systems that harken back to the genre's greats.

preview by Scott White on 13 September, 2022

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga Review
Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga Review

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga pulls from classics such as Fire Emblem and Ogre Battle to create a brand new IP that impresses and leaves us wanting more.

review by Scott White on 20 June, 2022

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Switch Review
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Switch Review

Much like Aspyr's port of the first game, this new Switch port of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 - The Sith Lords is perhaps the best way to play this RPG!

review by Scott White on 13 June, 2022

Marvel's Midnight Suns Preview - Firaxis brings their strategy pedigree to the Marvel Universe and sticks the hero landing
Marvel's Midnight Suns Preview - Firaxis brings their strategy pedigree to the Marvel Universe and sticks the hero landing

We checked out out the first five hours of Firaxis' upcoming strategy RPG; we got to try out its card-based combat, explore the Abbey Hub world, and much more!

preview by Scott White on 09 June, 2022

Superfuse melds the action RPG loot-n-grind loop with comic book aesthetics to create an incredibly compelling package
Superfuse melds the action RPG loot-n-grind loop with comic book aesthetics to create an incredibly compelling package

Superfuse from Stitch Heads Games combines comic book aesthetics with the addictive loot-n-grind gameplay of action RPGs with surprisingly solid results!

preview by Scott White on 04 May, 2022

Demeo PC hands-on: The standout vr tabletop game is now available for anyone with a PC and worth checking out
Demeo PC hands-on: The standout vr tabletop game is now available for anyone with a PC and worth checking out

Demeo PC Edition lowers the barrier of entry for a wonderful multiplayer experience that welcomes new and old tabletop fans to the world of dungeon-diving adventure!

preview by Scott White on 28 April, 2022

WrestleQuest Impressions
WrestleQuest Impressions

This pixel art game combines JRPG structure with the world of pro wrestling.

preview by Scott White on 27 April, 2022

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga Impressions
Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga Impressions

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga blends mechanics from the Fire Emblem and Ogre Battle franchises to create a new game that fans of both should take note of!

preview by Scott White on 27 April, 2022

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Review
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Review

Despite some narrative stumbles, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is undoubtedly a fun chaotic romp that will delight number crunchers and action RPG aficionados.

review by Scott White on 14 March, 2022

Final Fantasy IV-VI Pixel Remaster Review
Final Fantasy IV-VI Pixel Remaster Review

The second half of the Pixel Remaster series of Final Fantasy titles are finally out, highlighting the Golden Era of Square on the SNES.

review by Scott White on 27 February, 2022

Monark Review
Monark Review

Although the combat system is a highlight, the madness stirs in this repetitive and dull RPG.

review by Scott White on 16 February, 2022

Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta guide - how to tackle this unique challenge
Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta guide - how to tackle this unique challenge

How to play this unique fan-made game mode - and participate in a brilliant charity event.

feature by Scott White on 14 November, 2021

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Switch Review
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Switch Review

BioWare's legendary first trip to a galaxy far far away is now available on the Nintendo Switch with a solid port that is an easy recommendation for new and old fans alike.

review by Scott White on 11 November, 2021

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 Preview - A metamagical experience
Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 Preview - A metamagical experience

Metamagic, the Underdark and more await players with the latest massive Baldur's Gate 3 patch, and after spending some time with it, I came away impressed!

preview by Scott White on 14 October, 2021

Tales of Arise Review
Tales of Arise Review

After nearly half a decade, Tales of Arise was worth the wait as a shining new example of what the series future may hold.

review by Scott White on 08 September, 2021

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