Monster Hunter Stories 2 is a surprisingly fun game that embraces its genre. It is packed with content, has a stellar presentation and fun exploration. It doesn't matter if you are a fan of the series or not–this game is a delight to experience as a JRPG fan.
Trails of Cold Steel 4 is a decent payoff for a story that spans multiple games, even if suffers from a bloated story and lackluster character development. The gameplay mechanics are still solid making it a great JRPG provided you have the time to come prepared for its massive narrative.
Deadly Premonition 2 unfortunately fails to establish itself in the modern gaming landscape. It still retains a unique identity but the disappointing technical performance has destroyed some of the goodwill carried from the first game.