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.
Has-Been Heroes Developer: Frozenbyte Publisher: Gametrust Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), PS4, Xbox One, PC Price: $19.99 When the king put his faith in two aging heroes and a scrappy rogue to escort his twin daughters to school, he must have known he was sending them off to their deaths, right? In Frozenbyte's new roguelike Has-Been … Continue reading [REVIEW] Has-Been Heroes
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Developer: Spike Chunsoft Publisher: Aksys Available on: PlayStation Vita (reviewed) Price: $39.99 Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate for the PlayStation Vita marks the fifth entry for the series over its 20-year history, although it's only the … Continue reading REVIEW: Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Brut@l Developer: Stormcloud Games Publisher: Stormcloud Games Available on: PlayStation 4 Price: $14.99 In an industry drowning in pixelated retro dungeon crawlers, the fine folks at Scotland-based Stormcloud Games have jumped back even further with their 1980 ASCII art-inspired rogue-like, Brut@l. However, is a unique aesthetic and an admirable balance in difficulty enough to overcome its technical shortcomings? … Continue reading REVIEW: Brut@l
Downwell Developed by: Moppin, with porting assistance from Red Phantom Games (Minutes). Published by: Devolver Digital Available on: PS4 (cross-buy with Vita), PS Vita (reviewed, cross-buy with PS4), PC, iOS, Android Price: $4.99 In a nutshell: It's like those dreams where you're falling, except you have shooty boots and die at the end. Ojiro Fumoto's … Continue reading REVIEW: Downwell
Risk of Rain Developer: Hopoo Games (Deadbolt) Available on: PC, PS4, PS Vita (reviewed) (cross-buy supported) Price: $9.99 It's been nearly two and a half years since Hopoo Games released their 2D rogue-lite platformer Risk of Rain on PC, and I couldn't be more grateful that it's finally arrived on home consoles via the PS4 … Continue reading REVIEW: Risk of Rain