Review | Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4)

This review was originally posted on Rice Digital on September 3rd 2018.

I love the Dragon Quest series, and have done for years, and so it is with great joy that I beheld the announcement of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, especially after the western absence of the MMORPG Dragon Quest X. But, after such a considerable wait for the West since 2010’s Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, how is the game and series faring? Continue reading “Review | Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4)”

Review | The Last Remnant: Remastered (PS4)

This review was originally posted on Rice Digital on December 31st 2018.

I have a soft spot for JRPGs, especially when they are trying to do something different with the genre. So, when I saw the large-scale battles and heavy fantasy anime aesthetic in The Last Remnant: Remastered, I was intrigued about how these would work and even more intrigued that I had no idea this game existed until the remaster was announced. Continue reading “Review | The Last Remnant: Remastered (PS4)”

RTG | Top 10 Games Of 2018!

It’s that time again, we’re on New Year’s Eve and so it’s the perfect time to look back over the year and it has been an incredible year for gaming. I’ve not even played some of the bigger titles this year, owing to becoming editor for Rice Digital, and this was still a really hard list to nail down. Also, I tried to keep it restricted in terms of genre, otherwise I would have had just a list of fighting games and JRPGs. Enough of that though, let’s just crack on! Continue reading “RTG | Top 10 Games Of 2018!”

Six Completely Serious Picks For The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

This article was originally posted on Rice Digital on November 9th 2018.

Ever since my previous (and mostly correct, but more on that at a later date) article about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I’ve been wondering about whether there would be DLC despite the tremendous base roster. This was answered last week with Masahiro Sakurai himself confirming during the Smash Bros. Direct that there would be five future characters added to the game as downloadable content. Continue reading “Six Completely Serious Picks For The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC”

RTG | New Stream Schedule, Return To YouTube, and More!

It’s me again, I’m finally back from a long hiatus with a sizeable amount of updates for you all! So, I just wanted to take a little time to go through some of the changes and some of the more ongoing and current things happening across the various channels and things. Continue reading “RTG | New Stream Schedule, Return To YouTube, and More!”

News | Resident Evil 2 Official Merch Revealed From Numskull Designs

This was originally posted on Rice Digital on 5th December 2018.

In an announcement today that has me salivating more than that first zombie in the Spencer Mansion, Capcom and the amazingly inventive merch company Numskull Designs revealed the official Resident Evil 2™ merchandise range, that they are releasing to coincide with the upcoming launch of Resident Evil 2 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC next year. Continue reading “News | Resident Evil 2 Official Merch Revealed From Numskull Designs”

Review | Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4)

This review was originally posted on Rice Digital on June 7th, 2018.

Street Fighter has been around for more that thirty years, let that sink in for a moment and let it make you feel really old. Starting in 1987, there have been a tremendous amount of games and spin-offs since the original arcade game. Capcom recently released, by means of a celebration, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, a twelve game anthology of key titles from the series history in ‘arcade perfect’ forms with added online functionality. After fighting through the collection in a strange kind of fighting rite of passage, does the collection match the legacy? Continue reading “Review | Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4)”