The twin-stick control scheme is usually relegated to chaotic shmups, but the folks at COWCAT Games have merged the tried-and-true mechanics into a pixelated RPG in Demon's Tier+. They were kind enough to grant me access to the Xbox version, which I played for a few hours today and wanted to share my thoughts here … Continue reading [REVIEW] Twin-stick Shooting in an RPG Roguelite? Demon’s Tier+ Kinda Rules.
Invader Studios is a small development team from Italy that began working on a fanmade remake of Resident Evil 2 until Capcom got in touch and let them know they themselves were already working on an official release. Not wanting their hard work to go by the wayside, they turned their project into their very … Continue reading [REVIEW] Daymare: 1998 is a Passable, Passionate Can of Diet Resident Evil Cola
My girlfriend and I managed to finish Maneater last night, which wasn't as fun as we were hoping. The humor was genuinely funny and the locales were unique (bravo to that since the game is underwater), but we were both super frustrated by the controls and erratic camera that seriously got in the way of … Continue reading It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?
With so many different genres represented in the Xbox GamePass program, I noticed a lot of games that either personally seemed interesting or people that I know really enjoyed. The problem was that those games tended to fall well out of my wheelhouse. I'm anti-social for the most part and haven't really played games with … Continue reading [NEW SERIES] A Week With…
I'm still on my JRPG hiatus after finishing up Cold Steel 3, which means I'm still playing through Far Cry 3 Classic on my Xbox One. I never finished it back on the 360, but I'm enjoying the hell out of it right now. It's become the perfect game to just go full Zen mode, … Continue reading It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?
I absolutely LOVED Until Dawn -- it was the reason I bought a PS4 in the first place -- so I was stoked to see the folks at Supermassive working on a multi-platform series of smaller, similar horror titles, beginning with last year's Man of Medan. I did not like it, though. Man of Medan … Continue reading [TRAILER] The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Gives Me A… Little… Hope. God Damnit.
I *finally* did it! I was an early adopter of the Xbox 360, but it took me forever to reach my personal goal of 100,000 gamerscore on the platform. This is chump change to Xbox lifers who rarely split their time between their consoles, but to me, it's a huge deal. I reached my goal … Continue reading [MILESTONE] 100,000G on Xbox
The current console generation is nearing its end, but I'm finding it difficult getting excited about the upcoming releases of the new bigger, more powerful boxes. This mainly has to do with my atrocious backlog -- I have a lot of games I still want to play and the Nintendo Switch still feels incredibly new. … Continue reading Thinking About Next-Gen
Most of my week was spent running errands since my grandmother is staying with us for a few weeks. She's 84 and high risk for COVID, but lives alone since my uncle/her son passed away in December. She needs to see a shoulder specialist so I brought her down to SC to stay with us … Continue reading It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?
There aren't many series in the realm of role-playing games that feature titles with continuous narratives. Final Fantasy, Persona, Dragon Quest... most, if not ALL of the new releases from these major players typically arrive as stand-alone experiences. Therein lies the rarity of The Legend of Heroes universe -- which contains three unique series under … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (PS4)