Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 2)
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
This is one confusing adventure
October 2, 2017 - Some games are ridiculously convoluted so here's a full walkthrough to help you complete Mystik Belle's complex journey.
Read more: Mystik Belle: A Step-by-Step Guide
Manage your own RPG shop
October 1, 2017 - RPGs have featured countless shops over the years but few games showcase what it's like to actually run one. From menial tasks to managerial decisions, Shoppe Keep will keep you busy optimizing your little store so let's make some precious gold.
Read more: Shoppe Keep Review
From the silver screen to video pinball
September 30, 2017 - Zen Studios sure have been busy recently with the release of their latest Pinball game. Pinball FX3 allows you to port all of your previous tables but it also has 3 brand new ones based on classic Universal films so grab some popcorn and let's go to the movies.
Read more: Pinball FX3: Universal Classics Table Pack Breakdown
A 3D planet-trotting take on Snake
September 29, 2017 - If you've ever wondered what it would be like to play as a bear in outer space then here's a game for you. Astro Bears Party is a simplistic and fun little party game but does it have enough variety to keep the party going?
Read more: Astro Bears Party Review
Before our favourite plumber brothers were Super
September 28, 2017 - Nintendo released Mario's first starring role back in 1983; a couple years before his NES debut. Although he had previously faced Donkey Kong, this retro classic is a completely different experience so bring a handful of quarters and let's head to the arcade.
Read more: Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. Review
Looks pretty, plays poorly
September 27, 2017 - Although mostly known for their Atelier series, Gust occasionally tries something new. Blue Reflection is a simple story-driven experience but is it one worth playing?
Read more: Blue Reflection Review