2011-2020

It's been a long, mostly fun 9-year journey covering games, but it's time for me to throw in the towel. I'll keep this short: it's not fun anymore. I started Cheap Boss Attack as an outlet to connect with like-minded people and talk about video games. Over the years, social media has filled that role … Continue reading 2011-2020

November 2020 Video Game Round-up!

Wholly inspired by Brad Gallaway and the fine folks at GameCritics, these monthly round-ups cover everything I've played that I just couldn't find time to write about otherwise -- either from losing interest, not having fun, or only being a normal human with limited free time. Here's what I played throughout the month of November … Continue reading November 2020 Video Game Round-up!

[SWITCH REVIEW] Wallachia: Reign of Dracula (2020)

TL;DR VERSION: More Shinobi and Contra than Castlevania, this decently priced run-and-gun shooter suffers from repetition and some uninspired boss designs while still offering a mostly fun retro-inspired arcade experience. What is Wallachia: Reign of Dracula? A 2D run-and-gun arcade shooter draped in Romanian folklore. The official Nintendo page describes the game as being inspired … Continue reading [SWITCH REVIEW] Wallachia: Reign of Dracula (2020)

[SWITCH REVIEW] Luna: The Shadow Dust (2020)

TL;DR VERSION: With its stunning storybook visuals, wonderful puzzle designs, adventurous themes, and an extraordinary, wordless narrative, this three-hour point-and-click proved to be one of 2020's best games and *might* be my personal Game of the Year. What is Luna: The Shadow Dust? A hand-drawn 2D point-and-click adventure game firmly rooted in puzzle solving, but … Continue reading [SWITCH REVIEW] Luna: The Shadow Dust (2020)

[SWITCH REVIEW] Memoranda

What an insanely beautiful looking adventure game that's completely drowned out by obtuse puzzles and an equally confusing story. What is Memoranda? A visually stunning point-and-click adventure game from the folks at Bit Byterz and Carbon Fire Studios, which follows the 25-year-old insomniac Mrs. Mizuki on her quest to remember her first name. Since separating … Continue reading [SWITCH REVIEW] Memoranda

[VITA BACKLOG] Shutshimi: Seriously Swole

This is One giant game of "what the fuck?" played 10 seconds at a time. What is Shutshimi: Seriously Swole? A silly-ass retro-flavored side-scrolling shoot-em-up where you control a buff fish equipped with various weapons and power-ups, but with a serious case of whiplash. The game is played in 10-second intervals, alternating between arcade shmupping … Continue reading [VITA BACKLOG] Shutshimi: Seriously Swole

[PS4 BACKLOG] Tokyo Dark: Remembrance

The overall lack of quality-of-life features hinder an otherwise gripping Japanese horror tale in one of 2020's finer adventure games on ps4. What is Tokyo Dark: Remembrance? Initially released in 2017 on PC as simply Tokyo Dark, this enhanced port is a point-and-click Japanese horror game that finds Detective Ito Ayami (pictured above) in search … Continue reading [PS4 BACKLOG] Tokyo Dark: Remembrance

[PS4 BACKLOG] Arc of Alchemist

Arc of Alchemist is a JRPG published by Idea Factory -- the folks behind some of my favorite niche games in the genre, like Death end re;Quest and Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force -- that's unfortunately more interesting on paper than in practice. Like many Idea Factory RPGs before it, the opening hours are … Continue reading [PS4 BACKLOG] Arc of Alchemist

This Left 4 Dead 2 Speedrun is Fucking INSANE!

It's no secret that I love watching speedruns and do my best to keep up with both annual charity events run by Games Done Quick. Streamer and speedrunner Waifu is quickly becoming one of my favorites, not only because he typically runs Resident Evil games (sometimes with hilarious results, like his Wii motion control attempt … Continue reading This Left 4 Dead 2 Speedrun is Fucking INSANE!