Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 21)
Rean's class reunion
October 4, 2016 - Now that I've finally worked my way through Act 1 of this epic JRPG, it's time for another play journal. Here, you'll find my impressions so far as well as some story information so be warned: there will be spoilers.
Read more: Trails of Cold Steel II: Act 1 & Intermission
Mega Man's capable cousin returns
September 30, 2016 - Two years after the original, we finally have a sequel to one of the best 2D action games on 3DS. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is a much bigger game than the first with a new playable character so let's see how GV's latest adventure holds up.
Read more: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Review
A little less Power, a lot more Stoned
September 28, 2016 - Arena fighting fans have been patiently waiting for a new Power Stone for over a decade. LastFight features hectic four player bouts but does it have the stones to step in the ring with its predecessor?
Read more: LastFight Review
Kunio kicks butt in 3D
September 27, 2016 - Within the past couple of years, Kunio keeps finding new ways to charm western audiences. Whether he's an athlete or brawler, you know that there's some solid old-school fun to be had so let's take a trip to Tokyo and see what he's up to.
Read more: River City: Tokyo Rumble Review
Pac is back like a champion
September 27, 2016 - After almost a decade, you wouldn't think this brand new sequel would ever come out. Finally, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is upon us but does it live up to the undeniably awesome original?
Read more: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review
Rock out with your sword out
September 26, 2016 - Indie developers rarely capture the true spirit of old-school games. Thankfully, Slain: Back from Hell feels like a long-lost SNES game complete with enough frustrating elements that would make even the Dalai Lama throw his controller.
Read more: Slain: Back from Hell Review
Classic shmup gameplay with a twist
September 26, 2016 - Once in a while, a game releases without many people noticing. Bullet Soul recently arrived on Xbox 360 and it's a pretty interesting shoot 'em up so let's take to the skies and see if it has enough soul to be a worthwhile shooter.
Read more: Bullet Soul Review
A curious game indeed
September 24, 2016 - As an already popular franchise in Japan, Touhou games are slowly coming to western shores. This second title is an action RPG set in a charming world so let's see if Gensokyo is a land worth visiting.
Read more: Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review
Darn great 2D action
September 23, 2016 - It's great when long-lost treasures get reintroduced to gaming audiences. As a previous PC-exclusive, the Noitu Love series is finally available on consoles so get your stylus ready to kick some Darn butt!
Read more: Noitu Love: Devolution Review
Test your memory and your patience
September 21, 2016 - Some games are made just to tempt gamers to throw their controllers. Rive offers intense twin-stick shooting gameplay but does it provide a fair enough challenge?
Read more: Rive Review