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
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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Aug 31, 2018

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

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Sep 15, 2020

Vanillaware's latest title is an utterly compelling journey and its unconventional structure is an astounding achievement for storytelling in video games that should be celebrated and commemorated.

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Jul 26, 2022

Between an exceptionally well-written cast, a deeply satisfying combat system, and an amazing adventure that remarkably earns its very long run time, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a JRPG masterpiece.

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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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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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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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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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9 / 10 - Gnosia
Mar 13, 2021

Petit Depotto's unconventional, social deduction RPG is outstanding; it encapsulates the best features of what time travel stories can offer by letting players fully experience the burden of a time traveler themselves.

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9 / 10 - Lost Judgment
Sep 16, 2021

Detective Yagami's second adventure in RGG Studio's Yakuza spin-off series is a fantastic improvement over its predecessor in nearly every single way, positioning itself as one of the strongest games from them yet.

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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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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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Aug 30, 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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Jan 29, 2021

Adol Christin's latest adventure stands out from the rest of the Ys games with a narratively darker tone and some of the best sidequests in the entire series yet.

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