Josh Torres

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58 games reviewed
71.6 average score
70 median score
44.8% of games recommended

Josh Torres's Reviews

Writer for RPG Site. Backlog Hell Citizen. Anime & Video Game Enthusiast. Opinions expressed are my own & not those of my employer
7 / 10 - Sakura Wars
Apr 27, 2020

The long dormant series returns with a brand-new cast and modern advancements to the Sakura Wars series formula that make for a promising reboot, despite some noteworthy missteps.

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Way of the Samurai returns with a smaller, more restrained, spin-off title that's an interesting experiment of how it would fare as an isometric roguelite, yet it never manages to capitalize on its ambitious gameplay systems.

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Oct 16, 2019

Game Freak's newest project is an adorable game that's marred by severe optimization and gameplay balance issues.

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9 / 10 - Indivisible
Oct 7, 2019

Lab Zero's crowdfunded Valkyrie Profile-inspired RPG has finally released and the result is a brilliant game filled with personality and heart.

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7 / 10 - Astral Chain
Aug 29, 2019

The latest hit from PlatinumGames is an ambitious action adventure game that largely succeeds in many ways, though it's juggling so many aspects that some fall through the cracks.

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4 / 10 - Oninaki
Aug 21, 2019

Tokyo RPG Factory's newest game has a lot of great ideas on paper, but never manages to fully realize them.

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It's been a hot minute since the Kickstarter for Koji Igarashi's new game wrapped up and Castlevania fans have a good reason to celebrate on how this turned out.

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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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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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Aug 31, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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