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

Despite being a spin-off, it certainly carries the heart and soul of a Dragon Quest game.

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Dec 14, 2015

One of the biggest games you'll ever play.

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Feb 22, 2016

A fantastic sequel that significantly improves upon the flaws of the first game.

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Apr 6, 2016

Fumbling between technical issues and stilted writing, this action RPG has the potential to be great... in future installments.

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Jun 1, 2016

A gorgeous second try that reinvents what its predecessor attempted on the PlayStation 2 and succeeds at it exceptionally well.

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Jun 25, 2016

While some of its flaws may leave some areas feeling half-baked, Zero Time Dilemma will be something that won't be leaving our minds anytime soon.

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6 / 10 - Grand Kingdom
Jul 22, 2016

Boasting a compelling battle system, this RPG has a few missteps in its ambition to expand the genre in creative ways.

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Despite its spotty English script, Moon Dwellers is an excellent strategy RPG that serves as a decent entry point into the Super Robot Wars OG series.

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With a new cast and story, Apocalypse is a thoughtful follow-up that succeeds in fixing problems that plagued the foundations of its prequel.

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Though it's not titled Valkyrie Profile, this RPG succeeds in expanding the systems of its spiritual predecessor under an unusually refreshing premise with a few structural blemishes.

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Jan 16, 2017

Caught between a rock and a hard place, Fate/Extella’s fundamentals are solid and fans will certainly love it, but newcomers to the Fate series should beware.

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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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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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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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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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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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Aug 30, 2017

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

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

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