Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 31)
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
Compete for three must-have shooters
September 20, 2016 - For our first-ever contest, I handpicked three of my favourite PS4 shooters in recent memory to be the grand prize (total worth over $50). Here, you can read up on them then enter for your chance to win. Good luck!
Read more: Win the Ultimate PS4 Shooting Collection
Explosive cooperative shooting
September 18, 2016 - There sure are a lot of shoot 'em ups coming out lately. Stardust Galaxy Warriors emphasizes cooperative gameplay in its wacky world but does it do enough to stand out in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax Review
An isometric slant on Zelda
September 17, 2016 - Many indie developers wear their influences on their sleeves. Although Oceanhorn looks like a Zelda game, it actually carves its own path but was it a path worth carving?
Read more: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Review
Reasons to dust off your console
September 15, 2016 - As Sony's first system capable of downloading games, the PlayStation 3 sure had a phenomenal library. Here, I count down ten buried treasures that you may not have heard of but are worth playing before you put your PS3 on Craigslist.
Read more: Top 10 Download Only Hidden Gems on PlayStation 3
The legend continues
September 14, 2016 - The first Trails of Cold Steel took The Legend of Heroes series to a higher level with its incredible cast of characters, epic plot, and awesome JRPG gameplay. Now, part two is out so let's see what Rean and gang have been up to.
Read more: Trails of Cold Steel II: Prologue