Matt Makes Games' 2D platformer Celeste stars Madeline, a girl who arrives at Celeste Mountain and plans to climb all the way to the summit. The only thing getting in the way isn't the harsh weather or required stamina, but herself. Madeline doesn't just want to climb Celeste; she needs to. She uses the experience … Continue reading Celeste Was a Rewarding Journey Through My Own Mental Health Struggles
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Developer: Mages Inc. Publisher: Mages Inc. Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Price: $9.99 *a digital copy of this game was provided for the purpose of this review. As a beat-em-up spin-off to the fighting game Phantom Breaker, Battle Grounds Overdrive has an eye-catching art style that mostly serves as its standout … Continue reading [REVIEW] Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive
Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack Developer: Inti Creates (self-published) Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), 3DS (released in 2016) Price: $39.99 USD While Capcom is clearly uninterested in furthering the Mega Man franchise beyond console cycle re-releases and fighting game cameos, Inti Creates broke away from them in 1996 and have been steadily carving their niche … Continue reading [REVIEW] Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (Nintendo Switch)
A Rose in the Twilight Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Available on: Vita (reviewed), PC Price: $19.99 A Rose in the Twilight is a dejected and atmospheric fairy tale surrounding the unlikely pairing of a cursed girl and her stone giant companion, as they attempt to flee the castle in which she's held captive. Its … Continue reading [REVIEW] A Rose in the Twilight
Whenever I travel, I like to bring along my Vita to pass time during bouts of insomnia. I'm a terrible sleeper, so it's not uncommon to be wide awake at odd hours while every normal human is sound asleep. I recently found myself in this exact situation while out of town for the holidays, but thankfully found solace … Continue reading VVVVVV Was the Perfect Travel Distraction and a Great PS Plus Freebie on Vita
It's been over a year since Tom Happ's metroidvania Axiom Verge released on PS4, but it finally lands on the Playstation Vita tomorrow, April 19th (and 20th for EU). If you haven't yet picked it up (seriously, shame on you) there's a 10% launch week discount over on PSN, but if you already own the … Continue reading Friendly Reminder: Axiom Verge Finally Comes to PS Vita Tomorrow!