Author: Josh Tolentino

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review

It Makes A Village

HIGH Expanded scope leans into building communities than structures.

LOW Combat’s worse, new focus may not satisfy involved builders.

WTF DQB2 feels like a spoiler minefield for 1987’s Dragon Quest 2.


Fate/Extella Link Review

A Link To The Future

HIGH Refined systems, upgraded graphics, and the same sense of speed.

LOW Perfunctory multiplayer and poorer performance on Switch.

WTF What future Fate games will be colonized by Fate/Grand Order?


Steins;Gate Elite Review

Walking the World Line

HIGH A brilliant sci-fi story backed by high-quality visuals…

LOW …at times undermined by minor technical quibbles

WTF This looks good, but I do miss the old art style.


428: Shibuya Scramble Review

Living for the City

HIGH Solid writing and intricate ensemble plotting

LOW Fiddly controls for something that could be played on a Kindle…

WTF They made a great adventure game out of meme-worthy stock photos!


Punch Line Review

Neat (Ghost) Trick

HIGH A wild and wacky anime-tinged adventure awaits….

LOW …If you can put up with the constant padding and awkward-as-heck structure

WTF Of all things, why a Punch Line game in 2018?


Little Witch Academia: Chamber Of Time Review

Life’s A Witch And Then You Retry

HIGH A perfect capture of Little Witch Academia‘s breezy atmosphere and aesthetics…

LOW …that is absolutely not reflected in the gameplay or structure.

WTF Is it really a good idea to make Little Witch Academia fans work this hard for their fanservice?


Earthlock Review

As The World Turns

HIGH It feels so much like a JRPG from the PS2 era.

LOW Sometimes I want to send it back to the PS2 era.

WTF “Hogbunny” doesn’t sound like the kind of name a species would give itself…