https://youtu.be/QDY2M1uxJWQ There's no shortage of RPGs to choose from nowadays, but none of them are as diverse and unapologetically queer as Happy Ray Games' Ikenfell. While modern gaming is slowly becoming more inclusive by adding a gay character here and there and changing their social media banners during Pride Month, Ikenfell puts its entire cast … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Ikenfell’ – An Unapologetically Queer Turn-Based RPG About Witches and the Damage of Secrets
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.
Horror-themed RPGs are too few and far between for my liking, especially when it comes to home consoles, but last year the developers behind Life is Strange delivered a bloody brilliant original I.P. in Vampyr that I really didn't appreciate my first time around. A few weeks ago I started rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer … Continue reading [REVIEW] Vampyr
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)
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Just a heads up, there will be no Freakin' Weekend wrap-up next Friday. I'll be out of town from Thursday until Monday, so if anyone wants to carry the torch please feel free to do so. My reason for going out of town doesn't relate to the next paragraph, though. … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?
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?
What is a 'Not Quite a Review'? Simply put, it's a mild critique of a game that I've played and haven't finished. Tons of new games release each and every week and they're all vying for the most precious of resources: not our money, but our time. I give everything a handful of hours at minimum, … Continue reading [NOT QUITE A REVIEW] ‘Earthlock’ is a Fine RPG, But For This Genre, That’s Not Always Good Enough
Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend Developer: Exe Create Inc. Publisher: KEMCO Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: February 22, 2018 Price: $12.99 USD After the evil dragon Wyrmvarg was defeated at the hands of a human, an elf, and a dwarf, each was rewarded with a kingdom of their own to rule. However, when Wyrmvarg … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend’ is Retro RPG Goodness
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! This'll be incredibly short this week since we're on our way to take one of our older cats to the vet in order to have a lump checked out. Update: the vet discovered two tumors within our cat's left mammary gland line and 90% of the time tumors in cats … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?