Category: Reviews

Romancing SaGa 3 Review

Romancing SaGa 3 is now available to English-speaking audiences for the first time. The result is a game that fans of the SaGa formula will embrace, though it comes with all the asterisks that characterize the series for more casual players.

Azur Lane: Crosswave Review

Azur Lane: Crosswave sees personified versions of warships battle it out on the open seas. Compile Heart and Felistella title provides some lighthearted enjoyment, but doesn’t make any particularly noteworthy waves.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole Review

Many stories would come across as sophomoric and repulsive for featuring a minigame that involves using multiple toilets in a quiet mountain town. That actually could apply to a South Park game too, but at least it’s in keeping with the source material.

Grimshade Review

The world of Grimshade is one where anthropomorphic badgers, bears, pigs, and other animals coexist alongside humans. That’s far from the only interesting aspect to this game, as well.

Arc of Alchemist Review

After focusing primarily on tactical and turn-based releases, Compile Heart tries its hand at an action RPG with Arc of Alchemist. The endeavour can not be called a success, but hopefully there are useful lessons to be learned from it.

Skellboy Review

Fabraz and UmaikiGames’ Skellboy is now available on Nintendo Switch. The game offers an enjoyable experience with a neat blending of 2D and 3D, even if the gameplay doesn’t venture far from the adventure RPG template.

Magical Houshin Review

We all have backlogs, games that have sat on dusty shelves for months or years, waiting for their time to play. Are they worth the wait? Not always, but they make for good New Year’s resolutions.

Orangeblood Review

What is the proper response to organized crime? This game strongly suggests that directly fighting the mob members is best, so don’t come to it for legal advice.

Everreach: Project Eden Review

Elder Games heads for the stars with sci-fi action RPG Everreach: Project Eden. The journey it takes players on isn’t a very long one, and this is one of those cases where that’s a blessing.

Blazer Drive Review

This year, Gaijin’s resolution is to get through that backlog of game reviews that he’s been sitting on since before the site upgrade. Here’s the first to arrive off the old typewriter.