Reviews

6.5

Secret Of Mana Remake Review – A Fall From Grace

Square Enix’s attempt to update the classic doesn’t live up the original’s legacy, nor does it improve its more problematic elements.
by Kimberley Wallace on Feb 19, 2018 at 4:44 PM
9

Iconoclasts Review – A Wolf In Metroid Clothing

Iconoclasts has great gameplay and design, but it
takes things a step further with an impactful story touching on
topics not widely explored in games.
by Kyle Hilliard on Feb 01, 2018 at 2:40 PM
7

Danganronpa V3 Review – Taking A Semester Off

In its attempts to surprise players, V3 occasionally performs storytelling gymnastics that make pivotal moments feel more arbitrary than satisfying.
by Joe Juba on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM
8.25

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana Review – An Adventurer’s Delight

With memorable battle moments and fun exploration, Ys VIII has a lot to offer RPG fans. 
by Kimberley Wallace on Aug 30, 2017 at 2:01 AM
7.25

Tokyo Xanadu Review – Fighting Through The Bad Feelings

Tokyo Xanadu takes inspiration from Nihon Falcom's Ys and The Legend of Heroes series. How does it fare?
by Kimberley Wallace on Jul 10, 2017 at 4:33 PM
6

Valkyria Revolution Review – The Ravages Of War

This spin-off is a bland action/RPG that makes serious mistakes with its storytelling and gameplay.
by Joe Juba on Jun 27, 2017 at 2:00 AM
7.75

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review – Beautiful But Repetitive

Shantae’s reliance on revisiting levels holds Half-Genie hero back, but
the excellent platforming, myriad transformation abilities, and
characters elevate it to an experience worth pursuing.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jun 08, 2017 at 11:17 AM
7.5

Cosmic Star Heroine Review – A 16-Bit Nostalgia Trip

Cosmic Star Heroine takes inspiration from some of the best RPGs of yesteryear, such as Chrono Trigger, Phantasy Star, and Suikoden. 
by Kimberley Wallace on Apr 24, 2017 at 5:43 PM
8.25

World Of Final Fantasy Review – Capturing The Past

The barrage of references might be lost on casual followers, but that’s okay. World of Final Fantasy is aimed directly at fans with fond memories of the series’ first 15 years.
by Joe Juba on Oct 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM
8

Dragon Quest Builders Review – Building On A Strong Foundation

The Dragon Quest spinoff is a solid action/RPG that, while still a bit rough in a few small areas, is a surprising treat.
by Jeff Cork on Oct 04, 2016 at 3:00 AM
8

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review – Continuing To Impress And Surprise

Cold Steel II takes the cast and story in such interesting directions and provides so much to do that it’s hard to put down.
by Kimberley Wallace on Sep 07, 2016 at 8:57 AM
7

Alone With You Review – Charming But Forgettable

This adventure game offers an interesting premise that retells the downfall of a space colony, but fails to support it with a captivating storyline.
by Elise Favis on Aug 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM
8

Grand Kingdom Review – A New Kind Of Strategy Domination

Grand Kingdom is a solid strategy/RPG, especially if you've been hankering for something new and different.
by Kimberley Wallace on Jul 02, 2016 at 8:00 AM
8.5

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review – A Fun Expansion Of Star Wars' Canon

I never thought I would say this, but Star Wars fans should play a Lego game for new Star Wars canon.
by Andrew Reiner on Jun 27, 2016 at 10:01 AM
8.75

Zero Time Dilemma Review: A Mind-bending Adventure Through A Maze Of Death And Heartbreak

Zero Time Dilemma is a satisfying, horror adventure reminiscent of both Saw and Memento.
 
by Javy Gwaltney on Jun 23, 2016 at 8:48 AM
6

Mighty No. 9 Review – A Lifeless Mega Man Clone

Jump, shoot, and fight robot bosses. The premise has classic roots, but lacks the old-school charm.
by Andrew Reiner on Jun 19, 2016 at 9:00 PM
8

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist Of The Mysterious Book Review – Making Things Better

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book emphasizes the series’ best parts (like the alchemy system) and shores up the weaker aspects of the formula.
by Kimberley Wallace on Jun 07, 2016 at 3:01 AM
8

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review – New Life For An Old Favorite

Even though the graphics in Leifthrasir are gorgeous and familiar, this remaster feels almost completely new.
by Joe Juba on Jun 01, 2016 at 7:10 AM
8.5

Severed Review – Slash After Satisfying Slash

DrinkBox Studios ties together rewarding touchscreen combat, enjoyable first-person exploration and puzzles, and a fulfilling upgrade system into one exciting package.
by Brian Shea on Apr 26, 2016 at 5:00 AM
9.5

Hyper Light Drifter Review – Entrancing Minimalism And Superb Combat

The combination of soundtrack, art, and
combat creates a rabbit hole worth your full exploration.
by Kyle Hilliard on Apr 06, 2016 at 12:11 PM