Category: Reviews

Citizens of Space Review

Citizens of Space brings quite a bit to the table, offering players an impressive variety of systems with which to engage, and turn-based combat with many unique ideas and a myriad of options. It takes risks in opting for a humor-driven story rather than a more traditional one, but do these risks pay off?

Devious Dungeon 2 Review

Devious Dungeon 2 provides a short rogue-lite experience without the permadeath. While it’s fairly enjoyable in short bursts, there’s not much reason to go back to it after one playthrough.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review

Dragon Quest Builders gleaned a lot from Minecraft, but the sequel Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes the offshoot series to a whole new level. Do the new additions and improvements make this a worthy successor?

Cadence of Hyrule Review

Breath of the Wild took The Legend of Zelda to new horizons. Cadence of Hyrule, interestingly, takes the series simultaneously into wholly uncharted territory as well as way back to its roots. Can this old Bokoblin still learn new tricks?

Judgment Review

While Kiryu may no longer be roaming the seedy streets of Kamurocho, that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Judgment explores the familiar red-light district through a detective’s eyes, but do the new mechanics merge well with the familiar brawler gameplay?

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Review

The 3DS isn’t finished quite yet, even though Persona Q2 may be its last major release. There may never be another opportunity to learn what happens when Yukiko and Ryuji team up in a fight, so be sure to take advantage.

Octopath Traveler Review

With an engaging battle system, deeply customizable job system, and beautiful visuals and graphics, Octopath Traveler has a lot of wonderful parts. Does the total game exceed the sum of those parts or somehow fall short?

Sword & Fairy 6 Review

The latest installment of the massively popular Taiwanese-developed RPG series makes its console debut on the PlayStation 4. While the narrative and cast of characters are compelling and memorable, the game suffers from technical issues that make it difficult to recommend without caveats.

Lapis x Labyrinth Review

Nippon Ichi’s Lapis x Labyrinth combines 2D sidescrolling action with a type of Japanese sweet. It’s an odd combination, but it works well enough to provide good hours of enjoyment.

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark Review

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark invites players to come for the tactical combat rife with customization options, then stay for a spell for the engaging story at its center. Favorable comparisons to other well-known tactical RPGs are really just a bonus.

Fate/EXTELLA LINK Review

The Fate series makes its debut on the Switch. Although at first glance it may seem like a Dynasty Warriors clone, Fate/EXTELLA LINK adds to the tried-and-true formula by speeding up the combat, adding more moves, and polishing gameplay.

Dark Devotion Review

Dark Devotion may be a Souls-like, but it’s not just another clone. While nailing both the combat and atmosphere of its inspiration, it also keeps things fresh by adding rogue-lite elements, streamlined character progression, and a forward-only exploration style to the mix that encourage replayability.