Michael Higham


41 games reviewed
77.2 average score
80 median score
78.0% of games recommended
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Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth impressively builds off of what Remake set in motion, both as a best-in-class action-RPG full of exciting challenges and an awe-inspiring recreation of a world that has meant so much to so many for so long.

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9 / 10.0 - Persona 3 Reload
Jan 30, 2024

With a stellar visual overhaul and countless small but impactful changes, Persona 3 Reload tells a timeless story of tragedy and hope with sharp emotional sincerity.

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Jan 23, 2024

Infinite Wealth takes one step forward and two steps back, leaving conflicted feelings amid its outstanding RPG systems and phenomenal character moments.

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RGG Studio's latest action-brawler is a captivating and emotional look at Kiryu's life that offers a 'greatest hits' of the series' gameplay.

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Sep 20, 2023

Phantom Liberty embodies the best of Cyberpunk 2077 for a thrilling RPG-shooter with an evocative story, compelling side content, and unforgettable conclusions.

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7 / 10 - Starfield
Aug 31, 2023

Bethesda's spacefaring adventure has its moments with impressive scale, satisfying combat, and some worthwhile side quests, but its shallow RPG systems and uninspired vision of the cosmos make for a journey that's a mile wide, but an inch deep.

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Jun 21, 2023

FFXVI is a bold shift in both gameplay and narrative, yet captures the Final Fantasy magic in stunning fashion, earning a place within the pantheon of incredible entries in the beloved franchise.

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Bayonetta Origins is a beautiful storybook brought to life as an imaginative action-adventure full of childlike wonder and endless charm.

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Feb 17, 2023

Although Like A Dragon: Ishin is dated in some respects, the gripping drama and spirit of Yakuza makes for an enticing historical fiction.

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9 / 10.0 - Hi-Fi Rush
Feb 3, 2023

Hi-Fi Rush marches to the beat of its own drum with stunning animation, loveable characters, and stylish rhythmic action that are anything but one-note.

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Jul 30, 2021

NEO TWEWY is an eccentric action-RPG with an endearing youthful attitude, though its narrative lulls can obstruct its best moments.

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Though antiquated in some respects, Nier Replicant will tear your heart out with its timeless story, endearing and tragic characters, and beautiful soundtrack.

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Feb 9, 2021

Persona 5's RPG elements thrive in action-based combat, and while the story may not hit hard, the Phantom Thieves haven't forgotten what they're about.

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Nov 4, 2020

Yakuza: Like a Dragon's cast of misfits makes the wild RPG combat, absurd humor, and dramatic storytelling soar.

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6 / 10 - NBA 2K21
Sep 24, 2020

NBA 2K21 still manages to capture the art of basketball, but it's largely the same dance as years past.

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7 / 10 - Valorant
Jun 6, 2020

Valorant hooks you match after match with tight, tactical gameplay, albeit in rather barebones fashion.

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9 / 10 - If Found...
May 27, 2020

Through its vivid sketchbook art style and sharp writing, If Found gives a powerful, affecting story about empathy and acceptance as a young adult.

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Project DIVA MegaMix is another great collection of Vocaloid hits for the rhythm game series, and it's in excellent form on Switch.

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10 / 10 - Persona 5 Royal
Apr 4, 2020

By refining what was already great and building on its best qualities with a brilliant new story arc, Persona 5 Royal asserts itself as an unforgettable and empowering RPG.

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Mar 23, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx is a tremendous VR experience that captures and elevates what makes the series special.

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