Final Weapon's Reviews
River City Saga: Three Kingdoms is an addictive and rewarding experience. A few quality of life adjustments can make this game even better throughout multiple playthroughs. It's not a perfect beat 'em up, but it's a worthy entry in the River City series.
Ground Divers! mashes elements of classic games such as Dig-Dug with roguelikes, a genre popular with modern day gaming. The gameplay is defined by it's fast-paced, replayable nature and infusion of RPG elements. The game's colorful presentation radiates very feel-good vibes for an experience worth playing through on Switch.
AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative is an immersive mystery-adventure that never ceased to surprise. A well-executed mystery, a host of laughter-inducing moments, and a memorable cast of characters make this game a must-buy for fans of the genre. It's strongly recommended to play the original game, AI: The Somnium Files.
Monark delivers a refreshing JRPG approach with a mystery filled narrative and great turn-based strategy gameplay. A fulfilling experience that stands out from many JRPGs in the past few years. For those coming from The Caligula Effect 2, Monark is worth taking a look at!
25 hours and a platinum trophy later, Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars was a really fun game from start to finish. As a fan, I hope to see more of Senran Kagura in the future and would like to see both franchises collaborate again. The game’s combat kept me going through those Yomi Training challenges and the story was a blast. The side content is something that might not satisfy players who are eager for side-quests in a traditional RPG. Anyone remotely interested in Ninja Wars should at least check out what Neptunia and Senran Kagura are all about in their respective games. At the end of the game, I definitely wanted more to play through and I think those who pick this game up will feel that same way. There’s a lot of potential for a sequel with room for an even better game, a bigger ninja war!
The Caligula Effect 2 improves combat, delivers an engaging story and adds a level of polish that the original game couldn't afford. From engaging characters to the wicked tunes of the Musicians, the game delivers a great JRPG experience from start to finish. This game lays the groundwork for an exciting future of FuRyu and Historia developed RPGs going forward!
Lost Judgment delivers an exciting experience for detective and Yakuza fans alike. The game builds off of the foundation of the original Judgment while bringing innovation to the series in both story and gameplay. Not only is Lost Judgment an incredible game, it sets a high standard for Yakuza and Judgment games going forward on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S with excellent performance. This is a must-buy!
Square Enix elevates the Reapers' Game even further with NEO: The World Ends With You! A stellar combat system, engaging story, relatable characters and rich content offering make this the perfect sequel to the cult classic The World Ends With You. This is a must-buy and play for fans of the original game and JRPG fans alike.
The most agile, action-packed and beautiful Monster Hunter game has arrived. Monster Hunter Rise brings hunters both old and new to Kamura Village to defend against the Rampage, slay iconic monsters and build impressive weaponry from them. The wire-bug makes combat feel special, responsive and addictive. The features, content and promising future makes this one of the most innovative games Capcom has ever crafted.
Persona 5 Strikers is a worthy sequel to Persona 5/Royal while incorporating fantastic action! This is a must play title for Persona and JRPG fans alike. It perfects Omega Force's Musou action with RPG mechanics from Persona to create an new and refreshing experience for fans to spend time with.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is an incredible package, offering two incredibly high quality Mario games. The addition of online multiplayer truly excels the experience of playing through the game to the next level, and with the fantastic level design, soundtrack, and amount of mechanics, 3D World truly is the best it has ever been. Bowser's Fury is a wonderful new take on 3D Mario, offering a vast open world for players to explore over time.
Atelier Ryza 2 is an excellent JRPG that marks a step forward for the series. While being a major improvement from the previous game, it introduces new features and elements that make it a more enjoyable experience. This is a must play for fans of the series and for JRPG fans who want to try something new. The wholesome journey of Atelier Ryza 2 impresses greatly!
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is an excellent RPG is the long running Ys series that takes the story in a darker direction. It retains the character traits that fans know and love of Adol, Dogi and other companions. The combat system is further refined with some new features to keep the series fresh for long time fans. However, the game's PS5 crashing issues might plague one's experience so keep that in mind. Overall, the game is definitely worth the time for new and old fans alike.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is truly a fun, innovative, refreshing take on the Call of Duty formula. Let that be the excellent Campaign, the mayhem of Multiplayer, or the return of the beloved Treyarch Zombies. No matter the mode, fun awaits in each of them.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is an exceptional title in the series. The cast of characters is immense and interesting while the story follows it up with bombshells. An already great turn-based combat system is refined and enhanced. This is a must play for RPG fans who have already played Cold Steel games.
Genshin Impact is an incredible action RPG which takes players on a free, story and character driven adventure. The current regions of Teyvat are filled with secrets and areas to explore and enjoy. The version 1.0 has some issues but those are mostly outweighed by a really good package coming out of the game's launch.
Adventures of Pip is a fun 2d side scrolling platformer with the twist of changing your moveset on the fly. While I have minor problems with the game it should not be overlooked in the slightest. The charm and gameplay had me wanting to keep exploring Pip's World!
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is an excellent game for fans of the animated series. Its a blend of nostalgia and satisfying combat. The skill tree system rewards progression with more creative moves and abilities to keep the player engaged in fights. Jack feels responsive and powerful in action, which makes this game a joy to play through.