Reviews

Posted By Eric Kelly On May 22, 2015 at 11:36 am ADD COMMENTS

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 […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On May 22, 2015 at 11:11 am ADD COMMENTS

While there are plenty of Metroidvania platformers out there, not many of them actually go for more of a Zelda II style. Finding Teddy 2 is such a game. While the game is a fun little action-platformer with a few neat ideas, it falls somewhat short because of two large oversights in its gameplay. Finding […]

Posted By Jeff Markiewicz On May 21, 2015 at 4:08 pm ADD COMMENTS

Project CARS is a racing simulator from developer Slightly Mad Studios. Since the inception of this studio, they have been completely focused on racers, bringing you such games as Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed, which were both well received. Since then, they have worked on a couple more games and have just […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On May 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm ADD COMMENTS

Back in 2010 the original Xenoblade released in Japan for the Nintendo Wii, and a European version released about a year later as Xenoblade Chronicles. Nintendo of America kind of dragged its foot about a North American release, but thankfully in 2012 they answered the demand for the game, using Nintendo of Europe’s localization. It […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 21, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments Off on Toukiden Kiwami Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on PS Vita)

The original Toukiden released a year ago in the West, and it unfortunately had become obsolete, as a trademark for Kiwami had been filed. And sure enough, not even a month later, it was officially announced. And the result is a game with more content, only it may not be enough for early adopters.

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 14, 2015 at 3:11 pm Comments Off on Metal Slug 3 Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita)

Metal Slug 3 has a long history of being ported to pretty much every console since its original 2000 arcade release. And while there’s no shortage of ways to play the game, this port has a few extra features that could entice the hardcore Metal Slug fans. But, it’s still Metal Slug 3. And it’s […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm Comments Off on Sakura Angels Review – Windows PC (Steam)

It hasn’t been a terribly long time since Winged Cloud released their Kinetic and fan service-laden visual novel Sakura Spirit. Thankfully its new follow-up Sakura Angels is an improvement; although the improvements are only slight.

Posted By Michael Leparc On April 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm Comments Off on Fossil Fighters Frontier Review – 3DS

With how perennially popular dinosaurs are among kids (and even adults like me), it’s a wonder there aren’t more games designed to exploit that fact. Fossil Fighters is a series that debuted here on the DS back in 2009, but mostly slipped under the radar despite some decent reviews. It’s back now as a 3DS […]

Posted By Justin Lee On April 2, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments Off on Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Review – PS Vita

Oreshika is a game I almost though wouldn’t make the trip across the sea. But the digital platform of PSN, and Sony’s localization and marketing teams have convinced SCEA to bring the title to western audiences. And the game is a solid JRPG experience with a great visual flair, so it was worth the wait.

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 26, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments Off on Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review – Xbox One (Also on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 / 4 and Windows PC)

Dead or Alive 5 has gone through quite a few changes since its initial 2012 release. The first updated was Dead or Alive 5+, then that version was ported and further upgraded on PS3 and 360 as Dead or Alive Ultimate, and now, with the latest port job and added features, you have Dead or […]