Developer: Paleontology Publisher: Fruitbat Factory (the Orange Juice series, Magical Eyes - Red is for Anguish, ENIGMA, Miniature Garden) Available on: Switch (reviewed), PC Release date: March 19, 2020 Price: $19.99 USD digitally, $29.99 physically via Eastasiasoft (limited collector's edition is $39.99) With the PlayStation Vita seemingly dead and buried (according to Sony, not its … Continue reading [REVIEW] SeaBed
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP isn't very new by video game standards, but it just released on the Nintendo Switch at the end of last month -- and just so happened to be the first time I'd ever played it. What's been described as an interactive prog-rock album is a wonderful adventure heavily rooted in … Continue reading [REVIEW] Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
The original Nidhogg escaped me entirely, so I went into Messhof Games' sequel on the Nintendo Switch with zero expectations. All I knew was that it was a one-on-one "fencing" game where the objective is to reach the opposing side of the screen. Nidhogg 2 is essentially more of that, I suppose, but forgoes the … Continue reading [REVIEW] Nidhogg 2
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! With Thanksgiving holiday travel done and dusted, it's finally time to resume my regularly scheduled weekend wrap-ups. Woo! My girlfriend and I are still working our way back through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but we haven't had much time to play due to the aforementioned holiday stuff and getting … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! I have a few reviews I'll be writing up this weekend, namely Home Sweet Home and Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. I just published one for Disgaea 1 Complete earlier today, which felt nice. I haven't been writing a lot lately due to illness and genuinely being busy outside … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Disgaea 1 Complete Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Nintendo Switch Price: $49.99 USD Fifteen years ago Disgaea: Hour of Darkness introduced Nippon Ichi Software's brand of dark-humored role-playing games to the PlayStation 2 audience. It was a new take on the strategy RPG formula popularized by the likes of … Continue reading [REVIEW] Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4)
The Lost Child Developer: Crim Publisher: NIS America (NA), Kadokawa Games (JP) Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), PS4, Vita Price: $49.99 USD In a world unknowingly inhabited by gods, angels, and demons, you're Hayato Ibuki; journalist of the occult magazine LOST. During a routine investigation at the Shinjuku Station, a black shadow pushes him in … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Lost Child (Switch)
My long-form critique of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country is live over at The Well-Red Mage!
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! First off, I'd like to cheaply plug my latest review for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, which went up early this morning over at The Well-Red Mage. I've been a fan of their site for a while now and have worked with Red in the past on … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Metropolis: Lux Obscura Developer: Sometimes You Publisher: Sometimes You Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Price: $7.99 USD 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 to the point. What is this game and why should you … Continue reading [BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘Metropolis: Lux Obscura’ is an Equally Stylish and Disappointing Match-Three/Visual Novel Hybrid