Dragon Quest I, II and III (Switch) Review
Dragon Quest I, II and III on the Switch are great picks, especially if you enjoyed the recent eleventh entry and wanted to experience the origins of this great series. However, these are ports of the mobile versions with some audio and visual enhancements.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) Review
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an impressive game that shines especially bright on the Nintendo Switch. The game's constant sense of progression and discovery is a joy to behold, whether you're docked to a television, relaxing on the couch, or playing from somewhere else entirely.
Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3, "Wastelands" Review
We’ve reached the climax of Life Is Strange 2 and the rollercoaster ride down is liable to be a rocky one. This is definitely one of the better episodes in the game because there’s real danger here. Sean and Daniel have been doing pretty OK for themselves but this is the first time things felt truly unpredictable.
Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2, "Rules" Review
Life Is Strange 2 is a road movie where the journey is more important than the destination, which is still kind of up in the air. There are a lot of miles between the Diaz boys and Mexico, leaving open ample opportunities for things to go hideously sideways. It’s early yet so I can’t discern where the story will take these two boys. A solid entry despite its off-key finale.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home Review
In the end, though, when asked about what she will do next and Lara turns around with a little smirk on her face, I was moved to tears. This is it. This is the end of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the game I love so much, the final game in the rebooted trilogy I cherish so much.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Serpent’s Heart Review
Additional content for Shadow of the Tomb Raider keeps on coming at a rapid pace. It feels like it was only yesterday when I previously jotted down my thoughts of the latest additional tomb for Lara to raid. It’s okay, though, as with the DLC I have a regular reason to pop into my favorite game of the last year.
The Last Remnant Remastered Review
In the end (as you can probably tell), The Last Remnant isn't really my cup of tea. I just can't get into the story here and the gameplay isn't exciting enough to hold my interest. I blame the dull characters and the repetitive hands-off approach to the battle system.
The World Ends With You: Final Mix Review
By no means an unknown game, The World Ends With You: Final Remix was something I had always been intrigued by but was unable to find the time or chance to play it. Originally released on the Nintendo DS, this JRPG by Square Enix differs greatly from many of their better-known titles, and is heavily influenced by a Japanese youth culture.
Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack DLC Review
Final Fantasy XV’s Royal Pack DLC expands on the game’s final story chapter. There are additional upgrades that allow for character switching, a first-person mode, boat exploration, and a special power-up. But the primary addition revolves around the new and improved city of Insomnia, main character Noctis’ hometown and vital location for the plot. As such, there may be light spoilers related to what is in the DLC, but there's nothing in this review that will overtly spoil the events leading up to the ending.
Secret of Mana (Remaster) Review
The Secret of Mana remaster is faithful to the SNES original, to a fault. The game’s authenticity is nostalgic, but enough archaic systems remain when they could have been updated. The graphics and sound are the biggest changes, but they aren’t as inherently charming here.
World of Final Fantasy Review
Originally released for PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2016, the spin-off game World of Final Fantasy tries to bring fan service to all Final Fantasy democracies - including newcomers to the series. Adventuring twins Reynn and Lann traverse familiar scenes and meet up with the famous characters from the long history of Final Fantasy. The game serves as a traditional turn-based JRPG with bit of a Pokémon thrown in.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review
Everything I had ever expected from a modern day JRPG is still present in Final Fantasy XII - the open-ended exploration, well-designed interconnected areas, sprawling cities with various NPCs which change as the story progresses on, and seemingly endless side-quests and optional enemies, dungeons and hidden treasures. Final Fantasy XII is nothing short of a timeless masterpiece that I cannot recommend enough.