Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 23)
Six degrees of roguelike
March 12, 2017 - There's nothing quite like soaring through stages and shooting robots in space. Sublevel Zero Redux blends six degrees of freedom flight controls and RPG elements in a unique roguelike package so suit up and get ready to shoot the core.
Read more: Sublevel Zero Redux Review
Friends can be real cut-ups
March 11, 2017 - Nintendo's Switch launch lineup last week was surprisingly mediocre. Snipperclips was their only first-party eShop-exclusive title so let's see if this cooperative puzzler cuts the mustard.
Read more: Snipperclips Review
A brilliant recreation of a Metroidvania classic
March 9, 2017 - Back in 1988, a phenomenal Metroidvania game released for NES. Now, gamers can enjoy Blaster Master in an updated iteration that's much more accessible than the original. So, let's chase that frog and see how Jason's holding up almost 30 years later.
Read more: Blaster Master Zero Review
Did Noel Fielding make a turn-based strategy game?
March 9, 2017 - It's hard not to love kooky off-the-wall British humour. Loot Rascals is one of the strangest and funniest games that I've ever played but does it combine turn-based strategy and puzzle elements well or are you better off in the hands of The Thing Below?
Read more: Loot Rascals Review
The adorable JRPG series goes open-world
March 8, 2017 - When it comes to delightful carefree JRPG fun, no series tops Atelier. Firis is the star of the second Mysterious game so let's see if she has what it takes to become a certified alchemist.
Read more: Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey Review
Take on the Covenant in real-time
March 6, 2017 - Halo's original real-time strategy spin-off just celebrated its eighth anniversary a few days ago. Now that the Definitive Edition is out on Xbox One, let's see if it still holds up in 2017.
Read more: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Review
Bedtime stories with beat 'em up action
March 4, 2017 - As a previously exclusive preorder bonus and now just a free downloadable tie-in, A King's Tale is a strange little game indeed. Although Final Fantasy XV wasn't everyone's cup of tea, does this retro beat 'em up provide a worthwhile distraction?
Read more: Final Fantasy XV: A King's Tale Review
He's back and ready to blow stuff up
March 3, 2017 - It's been years without a new explosive multiplayer masterpiece yet everyone's favourite bomber is ready for more. Super Bomberman R is a refreshing take on the decades-old series so let's drop some bombs and watch the chaos ensue.
Read more: Super Bomberman R Review
Musou with a lot more Guts
March 2, 2017 - Games based on obscure Japanese franchises definitely have a niche market in the west. Berserk has been around as a manga series since the late '80s so let's see how it holds up as a Dynasty Warriors style adventure.
Read more: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Review
An RTS for the rest of us
March 1, 2017 - Microsoft's popular first-person shooter series has seen a few spin-offs over the years. Here we have the sequel to 2009's real-time strategy game Halo Wars so wake up from your cryosleep and let's smash some Atriox.
Read more: Halo Wars 2 Review