Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 30) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
A Metroidvania worth its salt
February 12, 2018 - There may be a ton of indie 2D action games but they keep managing to innovate on established gameplay formulas. Dandara is a mix of Gravity Rush and Metroidvania but is that blend a little too salty?
Read more: Dandara Review
A Flash Back RPG
February 10, 2018 - There are so many retro-inspired JRPGs nowadays that it's hard to tell which ones are worthwhile. The Longest Five Minutes definitely has a unique story premise but does it offer a satisfying flashback-filled adventure?
Read more: The Longest Five Minutes Review
A clever cooperative concoction
February 8, 2018 - Blending genres to create interesting gaming experiences usually has mixed results. However, Aegis Defenders' combination of 2D platforming and real-time strategy is an absolute blast that you can enjoy with a chum so let's start hunting for relics!
Read more: Aegis Defenders Review
The visual novel fighter returns
February 7, 2018 - Not many genres stand the test of time as well as 2D fighting games. French Bread's Under Night In-Birth has already seen a console port in the form of Exe:Late so can this Latest iteration put up a fight?
Read more: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] Review
Hyperactive fun for the whole family
February 6, 2018 - Party games aren't as plentiful as they once were so here's a game that'll help fill the void. Marooners is a simple and silly party game that's sure to delight fans of fast-paced bite-sized mini-games so invite your chums over and let's try it out.
Read more: Marooners Review
Keep calm and beat 'em up
February 5, 2018 - Indie interpretations of classic arcade brawlers don't always result in enjoyable experiences. However, Wulverblade brings the genre back to its roots with a fresh modern coat of paint that'll have you and a pal dismembering hordes of dastardly foes for hours.
Read more: Wulverblade Review
Dodgespear: a nifty new sport
February 5, 2018 - Once in a while, an indie releases that has promise to be the next big competitive multiplayer game. Strikers Edge certainly fits this description but does its simple gameplay have enough longevity to offer a satisfying experience?
Read more: Strikers Edge Review
George Miller's SRPG
February 5, 2018 - Tactical turn-based RPGs have been around for a long time and it's rare to come across one that truly stands out in the genre. Therefore, the Mad Max inspired Mad Carnage definitely looks promising but does it hold its own in the Thunderdome?
Read more: Mad Carnage Review
A classic indie that's a little Rusty
February 3, 2018 - Almost five years ago, 3DS owners were treated to the debut of a delightful mining 2D platformer. Rusty's little adventure has been ported to many consoles since and now you can join him on your newfangled Switch so let's head to the mines.
Read more: SteamWorld Dig Review
Materia v Spiritus: Tournament Fighters
February 1, 2018 - It's been about seven years since North American gamers had the opportunity to play a new Final Fantasy fighter. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a huge departure from the PSP games so let's see if this arcade adaptation is suitable for the living room.
Read more: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Review
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