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)
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)
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
Puzzle games aren't always my jam, but every now and then I need a good brain tickle to get my mind off of things. Being election season, I'm sure you can see why I craved that sort of distraction now more than ever. Enter the simple and clean world of Golf Peaks. Initially a mobile … Continue reading [SWITCH BACKLOG] Golf Peaks
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! Shortly after last weekend's wrap-up, I completed Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom on PS4. It was an incredibly well-made JRPG with an enjoyable action combat system, colorful world, a rewarding kingdom building mini-game, and storybook fantasy narrative. The final chapters did address last week's concerns about the game's lack … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Gal*Gun 2 Developer: Inti Creates Publisher: PQube Reviewed on: PS4 (also available on Nintendo Switch) Price: $59.99 USD *a copy of the game was provided by the developer for the purpose of this review. 2016's Gal*Gun: Double Peace for the PlayStation 4 and Vita consoles topped the tried-and-true rail shooter genre with a hot glob … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Gal*Gun 2’ is a Proudly Shimapandering Rail Shooter that’s More Above Average than Orgasmic
Fri--er, oops. Saturday. Video games. Let's talk anyway! My family and I have been incredibly busy this week and we're having another garage sale this morning, so I completely spaced putting up a Freakin' Weekend post while it was actually Friday. Not a lot of free time this weekend, so what little I do have … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! Saturday Edition!
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Friendly reminder that my girlfriend and I updated our list of video games that we're looking to sell. There are PSP, PS2, PS4, 360, Xbox One, Gamecube, and Wii games on the list, and if there's anything in there you're interested in just let me know here or on Twitter. … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! I haven't done much in the way of gaming this week since my girlfriend and I have been using our time to catch up on new movie releases via Red Box. We checked out Jumanji (way more fun than I expected), Thor Ragnarok (Guardians-levels of good), Justice League (watchable, but … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?