Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 33)
I think we're gonna need a bigger map
June 14, 2016 - When it comes to addictive gameplay formulas, nothing beats a Metroidvania game. I've reviewed quite a lot of them in my career so here's my take on a few stand-out titles.
Read more: Metroidvania Games Review Roundup (Part 1)
2D fighting has never rocked this hard
June 11, 2016 - Arc System Works' 18 year old flagship fighting franchise is back with a new installment. Although it's very similar to the previous game in the series, there's no denying that Revelator elevates Guilty Gear to possibly be the best 2D fighter in years.
Read more: Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator Review
Steamy turn-based action
June 10, 2016 - You have to hand it to developers who always try something different. The SteamWorld series consists of a tower defense title, a 2D mining action game, and now this strategy adventure set in space, but does it bring the franchise to new heights?
Read more: SteamWorld Heist Review
Witness the Rage of Fenix
June 8, 2016 - Super-difficult 2D platformers have been popping up like crazy over the past few years. Fenix Furia (previously known as Fenix Rage) continues the tradition but does it do enough to forge its own identity with so much competition out there?
Read more: Fenix Furia Review
A puzzle platformer on life support
June 7, 2016 - Story-driven indie games with compelling narratives are always intriguing. In Between combines gravity-based puzzles with the tale of a man on his death bed who's reliving memories but is it worth the hospital bill or are you better off pulling the plug?
Read more: In Between Review
The alchemy of a great RPG
June 7, 2016 - Gust's flagship series is back with the adventures of a brand new alchemist. Does Sophie have what it takes to fill the shoes of legendary atelier owners like Rorona and Ayesha? Let's turn on the cauldron and see how it boils down.
Read more: Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Review
Feel like a ninja
June 3, 2016 - Playing as a ninja almost always makes for good times. Thankfully, Shadow Blade: Reload is here to provide even more fast-paced action. When you're ready, unsheathe your blade and let's slice through this adventure.
Read more: Shadow Blade: Reload Review
An electrifying journey
June 2, 2016 - Some games may not offer exciting cutting-edge gameplay but they're still a delight to play. In comes TurnOn, a game where you control a spark who's on a mission to bring a city's power back, but is it as electric as it sounds?
Read more: TurnOn Review
Less geometry, more wars
June 1, 2016 - There's nothing more old-school than reaching for that much sought-after high score. Score Rush Extended is built with this concept in mind and it provides some solid gameplay in the process but is there enough here to make it worth your quarters?
Read more: Score Rush Extended Review
A dystopian sci-fi twin stick adventure
May 31, 2016 - If you've been gaming for a while then you've probably played at least a few twin stick shooters. Neon Chrome is an ambitious roguelike that puts you in a dark futuristic world but how does it fare in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Neon Chrome Review