Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 131) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
An interesting combination of classic shoot 'em ups and EA's Strike series
April 29, 2015 - When a game combines elements to form its own identity, the result is always interesting. Project Root features the bullet-dodging arcade gameplay of retro shoot 'em ups with rotational movement controls similar to the Strike games. Is this a winning combination or are you better off sticking to the roots of these genres?
Read more: Project Root Review
Hidden gems from the nerd's vault
April 28, 2015 - If you're as much of an AVGN fan as I am, you probably own at least a few of his DVD sets. While recently watching them again, I discovered some Easter eggs that I thought I'd share. So, grab a Rolling Rock and let's get to it!
Read more: Angry Video Game Nerd: DVD Easter Eggs
Even more songs? I gotta believe!
April 28, 2015 - If you own a PSP then you may have a copy of PaRappa the Rapper. Did you know that you can download eight additional remixed songs for it? That sounds like a good reason to boot up the classic rapping rhythm game again, but where can you get these songs? Although they have been removed by Sony and finding them may be quite difficult, you can get them all right here!
Read more: PaRappa the Rapper PSP: Add-On Songs Download
Playing with bombs is a blast
April 27, 2015 - Throughout gaming history, few games have perfected timeless multiplayer gameplay. Bomberman is unquestionably one of these select few, so I decided to write about the series to remember a time when blowing up your friends wasn't done in first-person.
Read more: Bomberman: A Look Back at Explosive Multiplayer Madness
The shovel is mightier than the sword
April 24, 2015 - In an age where countless indie developers strive to create the ultimate retro experience, Shovel Knight clearly stands out of the crowd. With everything fine-tuned and era-appropriate, you'll feel like you're playing a long-lost NES game, but is that really what you want to spend your time doing? Of course it is, so grab a shovel and let's dig in to this modern-day retro masterpiece.
Read more: Shovel Knight Review
For those who love to shoot
April 22, 2015 - Shoot 'em up fans now have another reason to boot up their Xbox 360s. Shooting Love 200X is a compilation of games that'll have you blasting away for hours. So let's take a look at what's included in this lovely shooting package.
Read more: Shooting Love 200X Review
The epitome of soul-sucking
April 21, 2015 - Once in a while, an indie game comes out with a lot of hype attached. This hype warrants high expectations from gamers, but it isn't always a guarantee of quality. Does Titan Souls live up to its hype or is it nothing but an overrated disappointment?
Read more: Titan Souls Review
From Vampires to Mavericks to Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde
April 20, 2015 - Sony's PSP had a vast library of titles targeted towards retro gamers. Here, I take a look at ten fantastic remakes of classic games. Keep in mind that in order to be applicable for this list, the original games must have been released during the 16-bit era or earlier. Anyway, let's start this look back at some of the best retro remakes ever produced for portable play.
Read more: Top 10 Retro Remakes for PSP
It's best not to pinch pennies when it comes to space exploration
April 19, 2015 - It's always refreshing when indie developers try something completely unique. Affordable Space Adventures puts you and up to two friends in the cockpit of a rental spaceship where your goal is to explore an alien planet and eventually find a way to return to Earth. But, with the odds against you, will you succeed or be stranded while stuck in your little shabby spacecraft for the rest of your life?
Read more: Affordable Space Adventures Review
A puzzler for those who solve Rubik's Cubes in their sleep
April 17, 2015 - The 3D puzzle genre needs to be revived and Bloxiq may have what it takes to resuscitate it. Although recent puzzlers are targeted towards casual gamers, the incredible challenge to be found here means that only brainiacs need apply. Are you smart enough to take on this game of multi-dimensional strategy or are you satisfied to just crush candy for the rest of your life?
Read more: Bloxiq Review
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