Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 13) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Beat 'em up boredom
October 18, 2017 - Whenever game developers go back to basics, the results can either be unexceptional or surprisingly enjoyable. Does the simple gameplay of Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition spell fun or are you better off picking fights with bullies in real life?
Read more: Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition Review
Put your hemispheres in overdrive
October 17, 2017 - Some games are so difficult that they make you wonder if the developer is some sort of sadist. Binaries has you control two circles simultaneously through hazard-filled stages. So, if you're ambidextrous then here's a game for you!
Read more: Binaries Review
Calling all amateur cartographers
October 17, 2017 - It's been a couple years but Atlus' dungeon-crawling series is back with a new adventure. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is a solid entry in the decade-old franchise so recruit a party of capable explorers and let's head to the dungeon.
Read more: Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Review
An adorable isometric adventure
October 14, 2017 - Seeing a delightful elephant skipping around a vibrant world will surely catch the eye of gamers with a soft spot for cuteness. Yono and the Celestial Elephants may be adorable but let's see if the adventure itself is one worth going on.
Read more: Yono and the Celestial Elephants Review
A great game with a slight update
October 12, 2017 - Last year, Xbox One gamers experienced the incredible shoot 'em up action of the latest title in this classic series. Now that Raiden V: Director's Cut is available on PlayStation 4; let's see if it's worth picking up another copy.
Read more: Raiden V: Director's Cut Review
Small hero, big adventure
October 11, 2017 - Retro-inspired 2D action games are a dime a dozen. Does Tiny Barbarian DX have what it takes to stand out in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Tiny Barbarian DX Review
Genso Rondo: 3D edition
October 9, 2017 - About this time last year, NIS America published a shoot 'em up fighter set in the Touhou universe. Now, we have a 3D take on the Bullet Ballet / Senko no Ronde formula but does that make for a better game?
Read more: Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle Review
Monopoly meets JRPG
October 7, 2017 - Omiya Soft's twenty year old board game / RPG hybrid is still going strong. Culdcept Revolt is the latest iteration of the franchise but does it offer enough enjoyable gameplay to please both board game and JRPG fans?
Read more: Culdcept Revolt Review
Joe Mad's comic returns as an RPG
October 7, 2017 - Indie turn-based RPGs seem to be a growing genre. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is certainly a solid take on the classic JRPG formula but does it offer an enjoyable campaign from start to finish? Enter Harm's Way and let's find out.
Read more: Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review
A magical yet convoluted adventure
October 3, 2017 - When you look at a Metroidvania game that has an adventure puzzle element, it's definitely a promising premise. However, does Mystik Belle deliver solid 2D gameplay and a rewarding puzzle-filled journey?
Read more: Mystik Belle Review
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