Is this first-person sci-fi puzzle game worth checking out?
This novel approach to twin-stick shooters blends action and adventure in a way that didn't quite stick the landing.
Check out what I thought of the equally excellent and affordable arcade shmup, Crisis Wing!
This once Japan-only Sega Genesis shmup is finally available in the States on modern platforms! Was it worth the wait?
Open boxes, put stuff away, and uncover a deeply personal story in Unpacking. Available now on Game Pass!
https://youtu.be/mYslaGEMs4o Back when she was alive, your mother's favorite memory was vacationing with your father in a far-off island called Eastshade. It's a wonderous place with breathtaking scenery and curious inhabitants that are all equally friendly and talkative bipedal animals. Your mother's dying wish was for you to visit Eastshade on your own, explore, and … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Eastshade’ – An Endearing, Imaginative, and Incredibly Janky Walking Sim
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)
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
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
NORTH Developer: Outlands Publisher: Sometimes You Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 6, 2018 Price: $2.99 USD ($1.99 on Steam, "pay what you want" on itch.io) Bite-sized Reviews differ from our more traditional, full-length reviews in that they’re restricted to smaller titles and, as the name implies, trims the fat in favor of getting straight … Continue reading [BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘NORTH’ Goes South Rather Quickly