Category: Reviews

Mistover Review

Usually walking into mist-covered areas is a bad idea, at least according to horror movies. Here’s a game that requires adventuring into misty places though. Read the review to learn more.

Persona 5 Royal Review

Persona 5 has joined its predecessors in getting an enhanced release, albeit in a shorter time-frame. As very much the definitive edition of the game, Persona 5 Royal’s new content adds a good amount of freshness, while tweaks elsewhere ensure it keeps even more in step with players.

Langrisser I & II Review

The last time anyone outside Japan could get a new copy of Langrisser was right before grunge took over the radio. Now it’s available for modern audiences alongside its sequel, and seekers of tactical action should definitely investigate.

Hero Must Die. Again Review

Designer Shoji Masuda is known for some distinctive titles that have generally only been able to garner attention in Japan. Degica Games is finally giving western RPGamers the chance to check out one such title, the anti-RPG Hero Must Die. Again.

Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory Review

Bigben and Cyanide Studios bring the Paranoia franchise to the world of video games. Take on the role of a Troubleshooter and shoot trouble wherever you find it. Traitors are everywhere, and should you discover that YOU are the traitor, kindly head to your nearest conveniently located termination booth!

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.