Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 34) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
The world's first pinballvania
May 31, 2018 - Metroidvania pinball is definitely an unorthodox concept for a video game. However, Yoku's Island Express presents one of the most original and addictive indie game formulas ever so get your flipper fingers ready and prepare for a memorable adventure.
Read more: Yoku's Island Express Review
Mind-warping puzzle fun
May 29, 2018 - If you're in the market for a practical puzzler that'll give your brain a workout then here's a game for you. Shift Quantum is the most ambitious title in the Shift series to date so prepare to traverse a complex virtual realm.
Read more: Shift Quantum Review
Serious Sam returns
May 29, 2018 - The concept of a cooperative shoot 'em up roguelike is definitely a promising one. Throw in a bunch of familiar indie characters and you definitely have my attention. So, let's see if you should love or hate running backwards.
Read more: I Hate Running Backwards Review
Black and white isn't so simple after all
May 26, 2018 - Treasure's most popular shoot 'em up has seen a console release for every one of the past three generations. Now that it's available for Nintendo Switch, let's see if it holds up more than 15 years after its debut.
Read more: Ikaruga Review
Now with Blast Processing
May 26, 2018 - The 16-bit era is arguably the best one for video games. With so many timeless classics and hidden gems, very few modern games can live up to such a fruitful time so let's travel back to the '90s and see what Genesis does that Nintendon't.
Read more: Sega Genesis Classics Review
8-bit Castlevania returns
May 24, 2018 - Ritual of the Night is on its way so in the meantime, here's a retro prequel to whet fans' appetites. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon feels like an authentic NES Castlevania game so give your cartridge a blow and let's slay some monsters.
Read more: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Review
Where blood is blue and ice is red
May 24, 2018 - In the year 2038, androids will become a part of daily life or so David Cage wants you to believe. Detroit: Become Human is an undeniably fascinating tale so let's see if it's one worth telling.
Read more: Detroit: Become Human Review
Finally, a Touhou shmup
May 23, 2018 - This niche Japanese game series has seen a handful of western releases over the past couple of years and now we finally have a shoot 'em up. Azure Reflections is a hardcore shmup complete with intricate mechanics so when you're ready, let's start shooting!
Read more: Azure Reflections Review
There's nothing grand about it
May 23, 2018 - Luffy has been on plenty of video game adventures and his latest is in virtual reality. The question is: do you have what it takes to occasionally tap X then mindlessly watch characters fight each other?
Read more: One Piece: Grand Cruise Review
Robots just want to have fun
May 21, 2018 - Running around arenas and whipping balls at your opponents sounds like a good time. Thankfully, Disco Dodgeball Remix brings the goods so tune up your favourite bot and get ready for a thrilling online competition.
Read more: Disco Dodgeball Remix Review
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