Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 144) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
The game that would make Alexey Pajitnov regret creating Tetris
December 1, 2014 - Have you ever played Tetris and wondered if it would be better with bigger pieces? Of course you haven't. Heptrix takes the classic Tetris formula and uses pieces that have seven blocks instead of four. Why does it do this? Who cares? It's a terrible idea which resulted in an even more terrible game.
Read more: Heptrix Review
The irreverent trivia party game is back and it's brought some friends
November 29, 2014 - Are you looking for a solid party game for family gatherings or for hanging out with friends? Well, look no further because The Jackbox Party Pack is here. It's a compilation of five party games that a ton of people can play together without the need of additional controllers. If you think that you won't have fun with this game, then... You Don't Know Jack!
Read more: The Jackbox Party Pack Review
The king of twin stick shooters returns
November 26, 2014 - It's been a long time since the last Geometry Wars was released and the wait was worth it. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions improves the classic twin stick shooter formula with new three dimensional playfields and tons of content that will have players hooked for days.
Read more: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Review
Rectangles have feelings, too
November 24, 2014 - It takes a great deal of talent to make a game about monochromatic rectangles intriguing and that's just what Mike Bithell accomplished when he created Thomas Was Alone. As a 2D platform puzzler, players will slide and jump their way through a wide variety of levels that will test their skills while one of the most unique and quirky narratives in gaming history unfolds.
Read more: Thomas Was Alone Review
The power of X is strong in this one
November 22, 2014 - It's hard to believe that the Xbox One has been out for a year already. To honour the occasion, I put together this list of the best download only games that have been released since launch. Be sure to check out last week's PlayStation 4 list since it may include some Xbox One games that didn't quite make this list.
Read more: Top 10 Download Only Xbox One Games (Year One)
Classic Monopoly meets deceptive advertising
November 21, 2014 - Monopoly is a board game that millions have been enjoying (and angrily flipping off of the table) for decades. This release is a modern celebration of Monopoly that fans will enjoy yet it fails to live up to its promises.
Read more: Monopoly Family Fun Pack Review
The weather outside is frightful
November 19, 2014 - Every now and then a game comes out that encompasses a cinematic experience in a simple and captivating way. Never Alone accomplishes this very well although it will leave players wanting more as they'll be done with it after a couple of gaming sessions.
Read more: Never Alone Review
These troopers prove that size doesn't matter
November 18, 2014 - Twin stick shooters are an overcrowded genre so it's great to see one that has an innovative concept. Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops allows players to control multiple soldiers at once in a simplistic and fun little package.
Read more: Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops Review
Time flies when you're having fun
November 15, 2014 - The PlayStation 4 was released in North America a year ago today and I put this list together to celebrate. There have been plenty of incredible downloadable titles so far and listing only 10 is difficult. However, there's no denying that the games listed here are all pretty awesome. Make sure to check back for my Xbox One list next week and you may see some titles that are missing from this list!
Read more: Top 10 Download Only PlayStation 4 Games (Year One)
These micro-sized machines are off to the races
November 14, 2014 - It seems like every month there's a new racing game with ultra-realistic car models and physics, but sometimes playing with tiny toy cars can be just as (if not more) fun. Toybox Turbos takes us back to a time when racing games were all about entertaining competitive races without any of the superficiality that comes with today's triple-A titles.
Read more: Toybox Turbos Review
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