Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 22)

Retro-Inspired Indie Games

Retro-Inspired Indie Games

Time machine not required

August 20, 2018 - Game developers have been emulating classic games for years. In this collection of reviews, I'll take a look at four completely different old-school experiences that you can enjoy on your newfangled modern consoles.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 Review

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 Review (PlayStation 4)

Maverick hunting highs and lows

August 17, 2018 - The first collection of Capcom's high-octane 2D action classics is nothing short of great. So, how well do X and Zero (as well as their new friend Axl) hold up in their latest adventures?
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Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Nitro Ball Review

Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Nitro Ball Review (Switch)

Smash TV + pinball = hot damn!

August 15, 2018 - Sometimes, the most obscure retro games are also the most fun. This is definitely the case with Nitro Ball with its insane overhead action and unconventional pinball elements so grab a few quarters and get ready to shoot!
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WarioWare Gold Review

WarioWare Gold Review (3DS)

Microgames for days

August 15, 2018 - Although it's been 15 years since Wario's bite-sized games initially captivated gamers with low attention spans, they're back and better than ever. WarioWare Gold contains a huge amount of rapid fire content so pop an Adderall and let's play!
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Flipping Death Review

Flipping Death Review (Xbox One)

Scythe it to The Man!

August 14, 2018 - Being dead isn't all that bad when Death itself grants you the power to possess the living. Flipping Death is certainly a unique and innovative adventure so put on your goth makeup and get ready for a crazy time!
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Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings Review

Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings Review (PlayStation 4)

Sky fishing meets dogfights

August 9, 2018 - Many roguelike twin-stick shooters feel very similar but here's a game that definitely breaks the mold. Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings is an almost Zen-like flight game yet it's challenging enough to satisfy genre fans. Let's take to the skies and check it out!
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1979 Revolution: Black Friday Review

1979 Revolution: Black Friday Review (PlayStation 4)

Wince of Persia

August 7, 2018 - Narrative-driven games usually struggle to find a perfect balance between gameplay and storytelling. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday tells a personal tale of a real-life historical event but does it hold up as a video game?
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Code of Princess EX Review

Code of Princess EX Review (Switch)

Guardian Heroes with boobs

August 4, 2018 - It seems like everything is being ported to the Switch. Now that this strange 2012 3DS action RPG beat 'em up is available for the console, take off a few layers of clothes and let's see how it holds up.
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Semblance Review

Semblance Review (Switch)

2D puzzle platforming goes soft

August 3, 2018 - In a genre that's flooded with games, it must be difficult to make one that stands out. Thankfully, Semblance's distinct mechanics and eerie yet minimalistic world might just have what it takes.
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Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition Review

Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition Review (Xbox One)

It's like having a deuce up your sleeve

August 2, 2018 - You don't see many classic card games on modern consoles. Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition emulates the tried and true 21 formula yet introduces a round-based competitive aspect. Will you risk it all in the hopes of becoming the Blackjack champion?
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