Josh Torres

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31 games reviewed
70.0 average score
70 median score
41.9% of games recommended

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Writer for RPG Site. Backlog Hell Citizen. Anime & Video Game Enthusiast. Opinions expressed are my own & not those of my employer
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Image & Form's latest SteamWorld entry dips its toes into the realm of RPGs as it delightfully integrates a deck-building card game into a turn-based RPG.

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Josh Torres
Mar 19, 2019

Despite a shorter campaign, Fate/Extella Link feels considerably better to play than Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star with some great gameplay improvements and smart quality-of-life features.

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This return to the world of Alrest is an excellent supplement to an already incredible game that shines a light on the remaining mysteries in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

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Josh Torres
Aug 31, 2018

Inventive, thrilling and brilliantly executed, 428: Shibuya Scramble is a masterpiece of the visual novel genre.

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7 / 10 - Death's Gambit
Aug 27, 2018

For all of its striking visuals and sophisticated animation work, Death's Gambit suffers a bit of an identity crisis among fundamental control flaws.

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Josh Torres
Jul 12, 2018

Octopath Traveler is an excellent game, but the elasticity of its structure proves to be the one unassailable hurdle between it and becoming a classic in its own right.

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Jun 25, 2018

The weird need to reinvent itself onto a competitive format has damaged this newest Gundam game every step of the way.

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Riddled with extremely tedious design decisions and frustrating technical hiccups, not even a believing heart can save this trainwreck.

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Josh Torres
Feb 9, 2018

Discarding its RPG systems along the way, NT proves to be a formidable fighting game though some of its crucial pillars make it crumble a bit.

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Josh Torres
Nov 30, 2017

An excellent tale accompanied by incredible cutscenes, a charming cast, a thrilling battle system, and an exceptional soundtrack make this a worthy successor to the first Xenoblade Chronicles.

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Josh Torres
Nov 5, 2017

An excellent remastered collection that fixes many shortcomings of the original three PS2 RPGs.

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Frustratingly repetitive gameplay makes this a disappointing follow-up to last year's action RPG by Gust.

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6 / 10 - Tokyo Dark
Oct 19, 2017

Cherrymochi's S.P.I.N on the adventure genre makes for a flawed, but compelling psychological thriller.

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7 / 10 - Absolver
Sep 19, 2017

Absolver has some light RPG elements despite its focus on PvP, but the real star is its complex battle system.

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Josh Torres
Aug 30, 2017

The Ys series is back and its newest installment is simply remarkable.

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Jul 31, 2017

Frustrating shortcomings in its abundant cutscenes and gameplay make this the weakest entry in the Valkyria series yet.

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Josh Torres
May 20, 2017

Massive enhancements to gameplay make this a wonderful action RPG to play, but its disappointing story holds it back from greatness.

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5 / 10 - KAMIKO
May 7, 2017

A short hack n' slash that's disappointingly average at best despite glimpses of a better game underneath it.

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10 / 10 - Persona 5
Mar 29, 2017

Stylish, fun, and utterly relentless in its vision, Persona 5 delivers one of the best Japanese RPG experiences in years.

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10 / 10 - Nier: Automata
Mar 6, 2017

Meticulously weaving gameplay and narrative together, Nier: Automata is Yoko Taro's magnum opus - succeeding brilliantly in expressing his vision.

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