Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 14)

Toby: The Secret Mine Review

Toby: The Secret Mine Review (Wii U)

A puzzle platformer stuck in limbo

January 18, 2017 - There are a handful of game genres that indie developers seem to constantly gravitate towards. Toby: The Secret Mine is yet another 2D puzzle platformer so let's put on our helmets, grab a pickaxe, and head to the mine.
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Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review (PlayStation 4)

Fate meets Dynasty Warriors

January 17, 2017 - Hacking and slashing away at hundreds of enemies who rarely have the courage to actually fight back has provided hours of mindless fun over the years. However, does Fate/Extella have what it takes to stand out in such a crowded genre?
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Supermagical Review

Supermagical Review (PlayStation Vita)

Nina knows how to Bust-A-Move

January 16, 2017 - When it comes to innovative puzzlers, Taito's Bust-A-Move is one of the greats. Supermagical may have borrowed heavily from the classic bubble-busting franchise but does it do enough to forge its own identity?
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Revisiting Adventure Island

Revisiting Adventure Island

A 2D action-filled tropical paradise

January 15, 2017 - When it comes to fast-paced retro platformers, very few games stand out in my memory as being as enjoyable as Adventure Island. Pull up your grass skirt, grab a stone axe, and let's eat as much fruit as our stomachs can handle!
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Shift DX: QR Code Levels

Shift DX: QR Code Levels

Three new puzzles to enjoy on the go

January 13, 2017 - The latest head-scratching puzzler for 3DS has a nifty level editor and after playing around with it, I ended up creating 3 puzzles that I think are pretty cool. So, if you're looking to solve some extra stages then you've come to the right place.
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Shift DX Review

Shift DX Review (3DS)

Some things are black and white

January 13, 2017 - Playing a portable mind-warping puzzle platformer is a great way to pass the time. Shift DX is bursting with loads of satisfying puzzles but are you a worthy test subject? Get ready to turn your world upside-down and find out.
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Rise & Shine Review

Rise & Shine Review (Xbox One)

Will Gamearth's hero Rise to the occasion?

January 12, 2017 - Notoriously difficult games are almost always divisive. Rise & Shine may be one of the toughest 2D shooters ever created but does it provide a satisfying challenge or does the difficulty rise too high to shine?
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Mega Maze Review

Mega Maze Review (Wii U)

A laidback labyrinthine experience

January 11, 2017 - The simplest video game concepts are often overlooked by developers in today's gaming world. Mega Maze has you try to escape a series of first-person labyrinths and it's actually quite addictive so let's get lost and give it a try!
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Final Fantasy XV Review

Final Fantasy XV Review (PlayStation 4)

A tedious tale ten years in the making

January 9, 2017 - Seeing as it's been a decade in development, Final Fantasy XV is one of the most ambitious games ever created. Now that it's out, has this ambition steered the team in the right direction or did it get the best of them?
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Final Fantasy XV: Chapter 13, 14, and Ending

Final Fantasy XV: Chapter 13, 14, and Ending

The bromance comes to an end

January 8, 2017 - The boys sure have been on quite an adventure but all things must come to an end. Now that I've finally finished Final Fantasy XV, please enjoy my summary of its last moments and thoughts about the ending. Obviously, major spoilers are ahead.
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