Although 2D platformers aren't exactly known for their emotional storytelling, there have been some notable additions over the years like Celeste and Inside that offered more than simply running and jumping. The short, sweet, and emotional Evan's Remains definitely falls into that category as well. You play as Dysis, a girl hired by a company … Continue reading [REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains
The folks at Hold Back To Block recently released their full-length documentary on the history of Killer Instinct, from its inception to its rocky start on the Xbox One, all the way to its third (and seemingly final) season and incredibly passionate community. As a fighting game fan and as someone who thinks Killer Instinct … Continue reading This New Killer Instinct Documentary is Essential Viewing For Fighting Game Fans
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.
I absolutely LOVED Until Dawn -- it was the reason I bought a PS4 in the first place -- so I was stoked to see the folks at Supermassive working on a multi-platform series of smaller, similar horror titles, beginning with last year's Man of Medan. I did not like it, though. Man of Medan … Continue reading [TRAILER] The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Gives Me A… Little… Hope. God Damnit.
During all of this self-isolation stuff, I've been using my free time to chip away at my atrocious backlog, and one of those games just happened to be the Indonesian-developed indie Coffee Talk. And I loved it. The game takes place in a fantasy-sprinkled Seattle in the year 2020, with humans living among the likes … Continue reading ‘Coffee Talk’ is a Fantasy Barista Sim With Loads of Character
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! I was out of town last Friday, but I'm oddly available this Thanksgiving weekend. Funny how things work out like that. My plan was actually to make another long road trip to Maryland and spend the holiday with my grandmother and uncle, but my mom is sick so my girlfriend … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What Are You Playing?
During their college graduation party, two long-time friends Milo and Lola notice something is... off. They're dead. And after being swept away into the fiery depths of hell, they discover that the only way out is to out-party the devil himself. Awesome. Night School Studio struck gold in January of 2016 when they released their … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Afterparty’
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! What do you do when your backlog is daunting and you have plenty of things you SHOULD be finishing up? You subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, I guess. I haven't really used my Xbox One much this year, to which I blame the sheer lack of JRPGs, but I … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What Are You Playing?
October is the perfect month to dive into some great horror games, be it playing them yourself or watching a Let’s Play from the comfort of your pillow fort. Halloween is all about the spookies, after all, and I wanted to draw attention to some of my favorite lesser-knowns in the genre to help spread … Continue reading Holiday Horrors: Blair Witch
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?