Steven T. Wright
Few games attempt to channel the myths of the open road, the feeling of going nowhere in particular much too fast.
Whether or not you're a fan of the series, the game will have the piano wire around your neck before you know it.
This is a game that, despite its derivative nature, manages to delight in the details enough to make me remember why I loved the games that inspired it to begin with.
Revenant Kingdom is essentially just the sum of its parts and nothing more. They're nice enough parts, and they mesh together to create one of the better JRPGs I've played over the past few years, but as I watched the credits roll by, I could already feel the experience seeping from my memory like a sieve.
A quality-made but unsurprising multiplayer FPS that offers refined versions of the current most popular modes and top-tier shooting.
If you can look past its obvious pacing issues – and some of its more gratuitous character designs – Atelier Ryza is a solid slice of JRPG comfort food that goes down easy and might just leave you asking for more. If you’re part of that in-group – and you likely know if you are – you’re in for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Sunbreak is exactly what it needs to be: modern and fluid enough to attract new players, and tough enough to keep veterans coming back. Stick with it, and you'll be rewarded for your effort. If you're seeking a quick, low-stakes fix of fun, however, you might want to look elsewhere.