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.
Developer 10tons Ltd. has been rabidly supporting the Nintendo Switch, but it's safe to say that originality isn't their strong suit. Recently, they've put forth a slew of top-down twin-stick shooters in JYDGE, Time Recoil, Neon Chrome, and Crimsonland. And while their latest, most ambitious release Tesla vs. Lovecraft certainly falls into that category as well, … Continue reading [REVIEW] Use Science to Defeat the Deep Ones in ‘Tesla vs. Lovecraft’
Back in 2016, the 10-man development team at Sushee announced that they'd be crowdfunding a new entry in the Fear Effect series after being given the green light by Square Enix. Unlike the two third-person action-adventure games back on the PlayStation, which featured cel-shaded graphics and risque advertisements (because lesbians), this new venture was inspired … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Fear Effect: Sedna’ Drowns in a Sea of Technical Missteps
*Re:Review brings to light a review written during my tenure at the now-defunct website, What's Your Tag?, in order to avoid losing it to the abyss of the internet. It generally appears as it did back then (along with the video review, if available), with only minor formatting or grammatical changes. Although the review was … Continue reading Re:Review: Tachyon Project
Pre-emptive Strike is a not-so-clever name for a "first impressions" post. Think of it as a review of the content I've experienced so far. Nothing more, nothing less! Vlambeer's twin-stick roguelike Nuclear Throne recently left Steam's Early Access program and has finally arrived on the PS4 and Vita (with cross-buy, thankfully) after its confirmation way back … Continue reading Pre-Emptive Strike: Nuclear Throne