Posts Tagged ‘review’
  • SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on April 2, 2021 under Featured Review 1, Reviews, Switch
    The early 2000s was a great decade to be a fan of 2D fighting games. During this period in time, both Capcom and SNK collaborated on a series of fighting games that finally merged two of the best franchises in gaming history - Street Fighter II and The King of Fighters. Capcom, just like SNK, agreed to develop games independently of each other. What eventually culminated from Capcom’s half of... more.
  • “If At First You Don’t Succeed…Dry, Dry Again!” — A ‘Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry’ (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    (NOTE: Hi folks! Before I begin here, I'd like to mention that this particular review is for the Nintendo Switch version, not the Xbox One version. The game was released in June 2019 for the Switch & September 2020 for Xbox One respectively...) It's always refreshing (at least for me) when a classic game from way back when, makes its way into current-gen consoles. In this particular instanc... more.
  • Thunder Force AC (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under Featured Review 3, Reviews, Switch
    Back when the Sega Genesis was a household name and 2D horizontal shooters were all the rage, Sega and Technosoft came together to release an arcade variant of their popular 16-bit home console shooter, Thunder Force III. Ported to Sega’s System C-2 hardware - and virtually identical to its Genesis counterpart - Thunder Force AC was born.  Gamers familiar with the Thunder Force series (o... more.
  • Space Invaders Forever (Feature Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under Featured Review 2, News, Reviews, Switch
    Known as the game that pioneered the shmup genre, Taito’s Space Invaders first made its debut in arcades back in 1978. Due to the game’s popularity with arcade patrons, Space Invaders was eventually released on the Atari 2600 in March of 1980 to much fanfare. The history of this IP is legendary, as it went on to appear in Taito Legends (i.e. Playstation 2, Xbox and PC) and on to other platform... more.
  • Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus (Feature Review) Playstation 4

    Posted by on December 17, 2020 under News, PS4, Reviews
    Developed by Bulwark Studios and published by Kasedo Games, Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is a turn-based strategy RPG that uses a Visual Novel-like presentation to convey its story.  As the game’s main protagonist, the player is given control over various ‘Adeptus Mechanicus’ units, including  tech-priests and standard military grunts (all of which have varying degrees of skills). ... more.
  • The Takeover (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on October 19, 2020 under News, Reviews, Switch
    The Takeover by developer Pelikan13 is a 2.5D side-scrolling beat ‘em up that pays homage to games like Tecomo’s Double Dragon, Capcom’s Final Fight and Sega’s Streets of Rage series. As one of three street brawlers, the player is tasked with cleaning up the streets of Steel Haven; a city rife with crime and gang activity. In addition, police officer Ethan Rivers and his girlfriend’s dau... more.
  • Null Drifter (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on October 19, 2020 under Reviews, Switch
    Developed by Panda Indie Studio, Null Drifter is a twin-stick 1D Roguelite  shooter that aesthetically resembles a classic Amstrad CPC or ZX Spectrum release. The entire presentation is basic, as is the story - being the ultimate space fighter pilot, the player must help Project Starship defeat the awakened forces of the Void. The evil that occupies the game is comprised of enemy spaceships, ... more.
  • Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on September 1, 2020 under Reviews, Switch
    Game developer Taito is known for its inherently long list of arcade titles, including iconic games such as the side-scrolling, hack ‘n slasher Rastan and the obscure laserdisc adventure game Time Gal (i.e. a game that played very much like Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair). Taito would continue to develop a wide variety of coin-ops to appease arcade-goers, but it wasn’t until the release of Dari... more.
  • “Go Get Your Man, Girls!!” – A Sisters Royale: Sisters Under Fire (Review) Xbox One

    Posted by on August 24, 2020 under Reviews, Xbox One
    What do you get when you mix a bullet hell shmup -- or shoot 'em up, for all you shooter noobs out there -- with a kind-of-cheesy narrative of a story involving 5 sisters who are out to win an angel's heart? You get this lighthearted shooter from developer Alfa System Co., Ltd. (of "Castle Shikigami" fame) and publisher Chorus Worldwide Games. In SR: SUF, the premise of the game is that these f... more.
  • Persona 5: Royal (Feature Review) Playstation 4

    Posted by on August 7, 2020 under News, PS4, Reviews
    Developed by Atlus, Persona 5: Royal is a turned-based JRPG that sees the player in the role of a voiceless protagonist, who is destined to become the elusive Persona user, Joker. After being expelled from school for intervening in a crime where an inebriated man attacks a woman, Joker is sent to Tokyo to live with family friend Sojiro Sakura; a staunch business man who operates a semi-popular res... more.
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