As my first foray into the Dragon Quest series, I’m absolutely ecstatic at what I’ve found here. A gorgeous world and exciting story made even better by a top-tier cast of characters in design, usefulness and general likeability. From what I’ve researched, this seems to […]

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Octopath Traveler Review

For everything I could criticise about the design of Octopath Traveler, I would not hesitate to recommend the experience to any fans of the genre. Between excellent character customisation and one of the best combat systems I’ve had the joy to experience, the faults are […]

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The Lost Child Review

While I’m usually a fan of the monster-catching genre and greatly enjoy anything Lovecraftian, The Lost Child fails to hit a lot of the key points that makes both of these genres fun. Add to this a standard storyline, repetitive combat and a pointless overworld, […]

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The Shin Megami Tensei series is exactly where you should be looking if you’re after a real test of your RPG abilities in an unusual setting, and Strange Journey Redux continues to justify this well-earned reputation. Between complex party management, difficult battles and an excellent […]

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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was a particular disappointment for me. While beautiful and with a combat system that carries significant potential, the game is undermined by a failure to balance the combat for sufficient threat. While this could have been resolved by the […]

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While Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology offers a battle system unlike any others you’ve likely played, what is really on offer here is a well-told story with memorable characters. If you’re one to skip cutscenes or power through dialogue boxes, you’re going to miss a lot […]

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 could easily be considered the best available “reason to buy a Switch.” While there are already a lot of great titles available for the system, much of the current library is also shared with the Wii U and other platforms. Xenoblade, on […]

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Super Mario Odyssey Review

You've likely heard the hype surrounding Super Mario Odyssey, and it's almost entirely justified. The latest Mario game is essentially [...]

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Any game that falls into the genre of “visual novel” becomes immediately more difficult to recommend to the uninitiated, but I feel that Danganronpa gets around this on its premise alone. The intrigue of the killing game and the over-the-top characters draw in your interest, […]

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

Without a doubt, SteamWorld Dig 2 is a fantastic example of how to make a sequel. It takes fundamental gameplay elements that were already fun and finds new ways to refine them without losing sight of what was great in the first place. Between an […]

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