Nihon Falcom

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is the third entry in the long-running Trails series in the Legend of Heroes franchise, developed by Nihon Falcom. Although the series has never reached mainstream popularity, the Trails of Cold Steel is considered as a hidden gem among the most devoted JRPG fans.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

Overall, if you've played and enjoyed the first game in the series, getting Trails of Cold Steel II is a no-brainer. You're going to love it. It's pretty easy to say that the PS4 port is the definitive version with enhanced graphics, sounds, and all DLC included with it.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

The game remains as strong as it has been and comes strongly recommended for any JRPG enthusiast looking for a cracking yarn to spend time with.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

In the intro cutscene of Ys: Memories of Celceta, however, the first thing we see is a ridiculously badly animated low poly cat, passing the series mainstay Adol who drags himself through box-headed, expressionless NPC characters. Oh no, I thought. Not a very good first impression at all.

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIis a heavyweight JRPG with plentiful narrative, detailed plot, rich characterization and intricate combat system.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

Zwei: The Arges Adventure Review

After releasing Nihon Falcom’s action JRPG Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection to the western audience late last year, XSEED is back with another iteration of Zwei. The funny thing is, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is actually the first game in the two-part series and dates way back to 2001 in Japan for home computers.

Zwei: The Arges Adventure Review

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection Review

Despite being a sequel of sorts, it really is a stand-alone game, set in the same world as Zwei! (never released outside Japan) but with new heroes and storyline. Bearing the developer’s usual setup of immediacy and user-friendliness and boasting lovely looks bathing in color and character, the game is like a perfect antidote to the gloom of most of the hit titles surfacing for the holiday season.

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection Review

Ys SEVEN Review

But above all, Ys SEVEN hooks in with its simple and blistering fast gameplay, ensuring it’s always fun to do the necessary grinding to keep up with the numerous boss fights. I enjoyed every minute - and there were lots of those minutes - with Adol and his friends.

Ys SEVEN Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

What The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel may lack in production values, it makes up for in the richness and depth in its unpretentious and diverse narrative. That makes following Rean and his friends during their year of study uncannily engaging entertainment. I can’t think of any better way to get acquainted with The Legend of Heroes series than this. The only thing bothering me right now is how long I have to wait for the second part!

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review