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

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

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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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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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Mar 1, 2021

Neptune and her friends return for yet another spin-off in the Neptunia series; their dive into the world of Vtubers is a dull and unremarkable experience unfortunately.

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

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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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Although it has some interesting ideas as a survival action RPG, Binary Star Falling into Darkness will primarily appeal to hardcore Made in Abyss fans and offer very little to newcomers.

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6 / 10 - Haven
Dec 5, 2020

Built for local co-op with a significant other in mind, Haven is a pleasant experience with some severe narrative downfalls.

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Nov 9, 2020

Japanese indie game developer Edelweiss has put a lot of heart into this long-awaited game, but some key flaws hinder this charming title.

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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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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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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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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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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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Sep 28, 2022

While the combat to this Valkyrie Profile action RPG spin-off is top notch, the rest of the game ranges from mediocre to merely serviceable.

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Aug 24, 2022

Artdink's first Gundam game in a decade is surprisingly a challenge as a purely solo experience, and playing with others may make this action RPG shine despite its handful of flaws.

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7 / 10 - Relayer
Mar 21, 2022

With a compelling ensemble and intriguing world to build off of, Relayer has the building blocks of a promising new IP, but too many key flaws hold it back from being truly great.

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Dec 21, 2021

It only took 30 years, but a brand-new mainline SRW with a nice handful of recognizable anime IPs got an official worldwide simultaneous release and, it's pretty damn good.

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