Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 11)

NieR: Automata Review

NieR: Automata Review (PlayStation 4)

Rage against the machines

March 20, 2017 - Some games receive unexpected sequels years after their initial release. As a follow-up to the highly underrated NieR, does Automata have what it takes to stand out in the crowded action RPG genre?
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Touhou Double Focus: Complete Map Guide

Touhou Double Focus: Complete Map Guide

Some help for achieving perfection

March 16, 2017 - Metroidvania games can be quite confusing to master so I put together this helpful guide. Although I won't hold your hand through the whole game, there should be enough info here to allow you to get 100% on your own.
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Touhou Double Focus Review

Touhou Double Focus Review (PlayStation 4)

Cuteroidvania

March 16, 2017 - We've played an action RPG, a shmup fighter, a Mystery Dungeon game, and now we have a brand new 2D Metroidvania adventure. The question is; do the ladies of Touhou have what it takes to traverse a complex storybook world?
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Styx: Shards of Darkness Review

Styx: Shards of Darkness Review (PlayStation 4)

Stealth can be ugly business

March 15, 2017 - Sneaking past enemy guards while accomplishing devious missions is an often rewarding premise for a game. As a follow-up to 2014's Master of Shadows, Styx: Shards of Darkness continues the titular goblin's tale but is it any good?
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Touhou Genso Wanderer Review

Touhou Genso Wanderer Review (PlayStation 4)

Mystery Dungeon fun with maidens

March 14, 2017 - No genre in gaming is as love-hate as the roguelike. One second, you're kicking butt and the next, you're dead. Touhou Genso Wanderer is a love letter to the classic Mystery Dungeon series so let's see if these shrine maidens were built to survive.
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Lego Worlds Review

Lego Worlds Review (PlayStation 4)

Sandbox fun with everyone's favourite blocks

March 13, 2017 - When it comes to enjoyable laidback entertainment, nothing beats a Lego video game. Worlds may be the most open-ended Lego game yet so get ready to explore a galaxy full of blocky planets inhabited by helpful chums, cute critters, and dastardly foes.
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Sublevel Zero Redux Review

Sublevel Zero Redux Review (PlayStation 4)

Six degrees of roguelike

March 12, 2017 - There's nothing quite like soaring through stages and shooting robots in space. Sublevel Zero Redux blends six degrees of freedom flight controls and RPG elements in a unique roguelike package so suit up and get ready to shoot the core.
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Snipperclips Review

Snipperclips Review (Switch)

Friends can be real cut-ups

March 11, 2017 - Nintendo's Switch launch lineup last week was surprisingly mediocre. Snipperclips was their only first-party eShop-exclusive title so let's see if this cooperative puzzler cuts the mustard.
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Blaster Master Zero Review

Blaster Master Zero Review (Switch)

A brilliant recreation of a Metroidvania classic

March 9, 2017 - Back in 1988, a phenomenal Metroidvania game released for NES. Now, gamers can enjoy Blaster Master in an updated iteration that's much more accessible than the original. So, let's chase that frog and see how Jason's holding up almost 30 years later.
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Loot Rascals Review

Loot Rascals Review (PlayStation 4)

Did Noel Fielding make a turn-based strategy game?

March 9, 2017 - It's hard not to love kooky off-the-wall British humour. Loot Rascals is one of the strangest and funniest games that I've ever played but does it combine turn-based strategy and puzzle elements well or are you better off in the hands of The Thing Below?
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