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6 classic shmups in 1 cool package
January 14, 2020 - With so many shoot 'em ups out there, it's fantastic whenever a compilation of them releases. Speaking of which, Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha is here and it's a collection of 6 classic shmups so let's get shooting!
Read more: Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha Review
Ah, the memories
January 14, 2020 - After releasing the Arland DX trilogy a little over a year ago, Koei Tecmo has just unleashed the Dusk DX trilogy to tide fans over until the next game arrives. For starters, let's take a look at Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX and see how it holds up.
Read more: Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX Review
It's a balancing act
January 13, 2020 - Providing gamers with a rewarding challenge is an incredibly difficult endeavour in itself so here are my thoughts on how to optimize video game difficulty so players can feel satisfied with a minimal level of frustration.
Read more: Optimizing Video Game Difficulty
Retro gaming on PC
January 10, 2020 - Back in the early '90s, I recall playing plenty of fantastic DOS games between gaming sessions on my NES. So, allow me to describe 5 such games as I remember them from back in the day. Perhaps you've played a few of these as well!
Read more: DOS Games Memories
Shooting, pointing, and clicking
January 9, 2020 - I keep finding myself drawn to old-school indie games so here are 5 recent retro titles for Switch that are impressively enjoyable.
Read more: Switch Retro Indie Games (Part 2)
From Metroidvania to Ice Cold Beer
January 7, 2020 - It's a new year and old-school games are more popular than ever so here are 6 recent retro-style indie gems that caught my eye.
Read more: Retro-Inspired Indie Games (Part 4)
From Hello Kitty to a Wipeout clone
January 5, 2020 - Nintendo's GameCube has seen many incredible games in its lifespan and plenty of hidden gems, too, so here are 5 cool games that you might not have heard of. Perhaps you'll see something that you'll want to add to your collection!
Read more: GameCube Hidden Gems (Part 1)
Freemium monster hunting
January 2, 2020 - Cooperatively hunting monsters online is an inherently fun formula so let's see if Dauntless does enough to stand out in the genre.
Read more: Dauntless Review
A 16-bit RPG classic heads west
January 1, 2020 - The mid-'90s saw a wealth of top-notch JRPGs yet few of them released in the west. Now that Romancing SaGa 3 is available in a remastered and fully English translated release, let's see how it has held up over the years.
Read more: Romancing SaGa 3 Review
The year's best in our unique opinion
December 31, 2019 - Another year of gaming memories is rapidly coming to a close so here are our highest rated games of 2019. Happy New Year!
Read more: Top 10 Games We Reviewed in 2019
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