Reviews

  • 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 […]

  • Among the Sleep Review: Restless Nights

    30 May 2014

    Do you remember what it’s like to be a little kid, wandering around the house and being alone? What about being afraid of the dark? Maybe you thought there were monsters in the closet or under the bed… Among the Sleep puts you back into that perspective, and takes a look at how the world […]

  • Whispering Willows Review: The Life Beyond

    27 May 2014

    You wake up lost without your father and realize you’re stuck within collapsing catacombs. While escaping, you come across the ability to astral project yourself and speak with the souls of the beyond. You must now use this newfound ability to discover the whereabouts of your father. That’s the premise of Night Light Interactive’s new […]

  • Monochroma Review: Colorless

    26 May 2014

    If you’ve never heard of Monochroma, it’s been pitched as Limbo meets Ico. To put that in more descriptive terms, it’s a side-scrolling puzzle platformer that has you escorting your younger brother through a monochromatic world. The game has no dialogue, minimal controls, and plenty of puzzles as you discover the story.

  • Full Bore Review: Can You Dig It?

    18 May 2014

    At first glance Full Bore seems to be some sort of mash-up between Dig Dug and Braid, but digging deeper you find complex action based puzzles, heartwarming visuals and an overall understanding that this game knows what it wants to accomplish.

  • Chilie Review: It’s Spicy

    10 May 2014

    At a glance, this is one of the better looking games you’ll get a chance to play on your phone. As some of you know, I’m an animator and love to see the work of others – a unique art style is enough to warrant my interest in a movie or game. So when I […]