A Quick Ember
Fire Tonight is a small narrative puzzle game by Reptoid Games that chronicles a couple’s journey to reconnect with each other while the city arounds them burns up. Though Devin and Maya’s story is simple, the gameplay and mechanics don’t rise above serviceable.
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Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets by BeautiFun Games is a demanding puzzle adventure that challenges players to maneuver through a failing space station that houses some of the strangest and fiersted beasts in the known worlds. Though the story and writing is a trudge, the complexity and mastery of all the puzzle mechanics makes Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets a great time.
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Full Steam Ahead
The SteamWorld series has never been one for complacency. What once started as a tower defense franchise, transformed into a procedurally generated platformer, metamorphosed again into an XCOM-lite adventure, and changed once more into a Metroidvania adventure. This time, SteamWorld Quest wonderfully reinvents the franchise into a turn-based roleplaying card game that’s as fun as it is endearing. Continue reading SteamWorld Quest Review →
With Pokemon fandom growing year after year, Wicked Cool Toys showed off a massive amount of figures, plushes, and cosplay accessories at the New York Toy fair this year. With the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie to boot, I haven’t been this excited or impressed by the upcoming lineup of goodies!
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Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Flat Heroes, by Parallel Circles, provides a deceptively challenging adventure through a minimalistic approach. A loosely tied story, paired with a dynamic multiplayer system provides a quick-paced experience for players to enjoy. Continue reading Flat Heroes Review →
Nintendo’s mini Direct offered a glimpse at titles arriving to the Nintendo Switch in the early part of 2018. Donkey Kong will make his Switch debut when Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze releases in May. Continue reading Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes the Switch Over to Nintendo’s New Console →
One needs only to glance at my history as a writer to see that Resident Evil is my favorite video game series. Specifically the first three titles, which both established and subsequently improved upon the survival horror genre on Sony’s PlayStation. While that type of game, with tank controls and static camera angles, are viewed today as relics of the past, Rainy Night Creations’ Vaccine may be a vital shot in the arm for this dormant genre. Continue reading Vaccine Review →
The concept of the preorder is as simple as it is popular. Excited about an upcoming game or product? Put some money down and get it the same time it hits store shelves. It was a perfect way for consumers to both express excitement about a release and ensure their place as an early-adopter. There was always an inherent risk to preordering, but recent years have seen the practice becoming increasingly distorted and toxic. From limited supplies to vigilant scalpers, preordering has gone from an insurance policy to a necessity – forcing interested customers to act or be left behind. And that’s just hardware; software preorders continue to lure in potential buyers with exclusive bonuses and heavily doctored trailers. Long story short, preorders are out of control.
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