Reviews

  • Styx – Master of Shadows Review: Enveloped by Darkness

    21 Oct 2014

    The first game I played that really pushed stealth mechanics was Metal Gear Solid. It was vastly different from my first experience with Metal Gear on the NES. Since ’98 I’ve always enjoyed delving into various stealth experiences, attempting to be undetected for as long as possible in games that don’t even focus on that […]

  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review: A Risky Reward

    20 Oct 2014

    With sequels to games coming out on a yearly or bi-yearly schedule, it’s weird to say a trilogy is coming to an end after twelve years. However, that is the case with the release of Pirate’s Curse. Obviously it’s not the last game with Shantae, as Half-Genie Hero is due out in the near future. […]

  • Alien Isolation Review: Xenophile

    10 Oct 2014

    The Alien series has seen many games looking to bring the series to life in a way the movies couldn’t. Alien: Isolation is the 18th Alien game (not including all the Alien vs. Predator titles) to make an attempt, with The Creative Assembly in the developer seat this time around. If that name sounds familiar, […]

  • Hack ‘n’ Slash Review: Hack the Planet

    01 Oct 2014

    If you’ve played video games within the past twenty years, chances are you’ve played a hack and slash title. To put it simply, a game where you push a button or a combination of buttons, and continue to do so to hit enemies until they die. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, […]

  • Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments Review: Precarious Deductions

    30 Sep 2014

    Sherlock Holmes has been a household name for a number of decades now due to his many depictions in books, films, cartoons, theatre performances, games, etc. Because of this familiarity, there is an existing audience that looks forward to partaking in his stories, be they modernizations of the classics (such as Moffat and Gatiss’ series) […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt Review: Lightning Strikes Twice

    28 Aug 2014

    Since Inafune left Capcom in 2010, all things related to Mega Man have pretty much been put on halt by Capcom (other than cameos). People have been clamoring for something new in the series while indie developers push titles that are similar in gameplay, some just re-skinned ripoffs, and others still that are more or […]

  • Eidolon Review: Sedated Expedition

    08 Aug 2014

    Remember when you wanted to play a video game and it relied entirely on text? Text adventures were something truly wonderful, almost like an interactive book. Adventure games have certainly progressed throughout the years, becoming extremely popular with the likes of Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer. Nowadays, we have a new type of adventure game, […]

  • Rex Rocket Review: I’m a Rocket Man

    07 Aug 2014

    If there is one thing people love, it’s nostalgia. If there has been a trend in indie developed games over the past few years, it’s been using nostalgia to draw people in. While Rex Rocket may look mega, it’s so much more than that. You’ll hearken back to games like Metroid and the much newer […]

  • Street Fighter: Assassins Fist Review

    02 Aug 2014

    The Street Fighter canon has suffered from a very confusing past. Hollywood has proven that it can’t take the source material seriously with their last minute produced Street Fighter (1994) and the train wreck that was The Legend of Chun Li (2009). Saturday morning cartoons have pandered to an audience that doesn’t require quality control, and even […]

  • Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut Review: Phenomenal Cosmic Powers

    24 Jul 2014

    The story of Shantae started back on the Game Boy Color twelve years ago. Despite WayForward’s previous games being good, this is what really sticks out to me as their first hit, regardless of it being a cult classic. For those unfamiliar with the series, it is a Metroidvania style platformer which allows for you […]

  • Super Comboman: C-c-c-combo Breaker!

    20 Jul 2014

    I’ve played my fair share of brawlers over the years, starting out with stuff like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Battletoads, followed by the likes of Final Fight and Streets of Rage. The modern day brawlers in my mind would be along the lines of DMC and God of War. Sure, they have puzzles, but […]

  • Divinity Original Sin Review: A Transcendent Journey

    09 Jul 2014

    I’ve played my share of isometric RPGs over the years, be it on PC or console. Of course, some are much better than others, and some adhere to gameplay elements that I prefer over their competitors. To be sure, what I think of when I think cRPG is along the lines of Diablo, Baldur’s Gate, […]

  • Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review: Sweet and Moist

    02 Jul 2014

    When I first got a look at Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, I wasn’t really clamoring to play it. It looked cute, don’t get me wrong, but I wasn’t sold on it. Call me judgmental, as I clearly wasn’t in my right mind. This game is an absolute delight – be it the puzzle solving, […]

  • Blue Estate Review: Drunken Tranquility

    26 Jun 2014

    I grew up playing Duck Hunt on the NES with a light gun, and have been intrigued by light gun games since. Some of my favorite games to play at the arcade would be anything involving them – something about shooting and reloading with a physical gun was just thrilling. It felt more real than […]