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Posted By Aaron Jean On August 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm ADD COMMENTS

My handwritten notes on RymdResa are all questions, or contain statements framed by questions: “Is this surreal or not? The mechanics are grounded, but context is not.” And after 9 hours of play, I’m left with more questions. Who is the protagonists long-lost love? Is she a metaphor for something? Is the protagonist the player? […]

Posted By Jeff Markiewicz On August 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm ADD COMMENTS

Gears of War was released by Epic Games in the fall of 2006 for the Xbox 360. This game was one of the defining titles from that era and was the beginning of one of its most popular franchises. Now nearly a decade later this beloved game has been plucked out by developer The Coalition […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On August 13, 2015 at 11:53 am ADD COMMENTS

While Playism-Games have been hard at work to bring Japan indie games to English speaking audiences, they have stuck tightly to PC. But now with the release of Astebreed on the PS4 and the impending release of a swath of Touhou games, I hope that we can see even more from the publisher, as Astebreed […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On August 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm ADD COMMENTS

Well, after three Batman games from the Arkham series, Rocksteady is back to finish the series with Arkham Knight. But it seems that Rocksteady has just about run out of ideas for the franchise, as the game employs some ideas mostly seen in mainstream games. The end result of this is a game that has […]

Posted By Michael Leparc On August 5, 2015 at 10:42 am ADD COMMENTS

When playing through many of the same lookalike AAA titles each fall, many of them sequels of sequels, all looking to stake a claim to your wallet with similar tactics, you might wonder if game making would be better divorced from the profit incentive. Toren is a great counterexample in that it is a game […]

Posted By Justin Lee On August 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm ADD COMMENTS

There are a few companies that have been around for what seems like ages, Rare is one of those companies. When Rare announced that they would be releasing a 30 game compilation of their titles for $30 on Xbox One at E3, people nearly passed out. With over 700 hours of gameplay for such a […]

Posted By Justin Lee On July 8, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments Off on Sakura Fantasy Chapter 1 Review – Windows PC (Steam)

While Winged Cloud has been content to just rake in money for creating visual novels that are light on the novel and heavier on the fan service, they seem to have put a bit more thought into Sakura Fantasy. Aimed to be a part of a three part trilogy, the game looks like a tease […]

Posted By Jeff Markiewicz On June 10, 2015 at 4:08 pm Comments Off on NERO Review – Xbox One

NERO is a first-person adventure game with a focus on the experience and narrative from developer Storm in a Teacup. Adventure games have seen a decent resurgence as of late and NERO falls mostly into a relatively new niche in this genre called first-person narratives. Games in this sub-genre include games such as Dear Ether […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On May 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm Comments Off on Splatoon Review – Wii U

Nintendo has been slow to produce new IP’s, but when they finally make a new game, they tend to meet success. Splatoon is a third-person shooter that’s no different. But instead of going for gritty ultra-violence, it opts for making an unconventional paint-ball romp. The level of creativity is overflowing too…although some things were overlooked […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On May 22, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments Off on Crypt of the NecroDancer Review – Windows PC (Steam)

Rogue-likes are making a comeback to the PC scene, even if they aren’t in the same realm of popularity of the Metroidvania genre. Crypt of the Necrodancer, however, does something a bit different to set it apart from previous and current efforts. However, its steep challenge might turn away most players and keep only the […]