Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 35) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
A faithful retro remake
March 31, 2018 - Doug Smith's imaginative 2D action puzzle hybrid debuted 35 years ago and it's still a blast to play. Lode Runner Legacy is a fitting tribute to the late visionary developer so let's explore what makes Lode Runner such a timeless classic.
Read more: Lode Runner Legacy Review
Capitalism: A Love Story
March 29, 2018 - When you look at an overhead beat 'em up with RPG elements, it's hard to know what to expect. Penny-Punching Princess features a unique bribing mechanic so get your golden fists ready and let's see how much of a punch this princess packs.
Read more: Penny-Punching Princess Review
A fantastic way to end a trilogy
March 27, 2018 - The folks at Gust have been creating memorable JRPGs for decades and their latest is a lovely adventure that brings an era to a close in a wonderful way. So, let's join Lydie and Suelle on their journey and see what they're up to.
Read more: Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Review
Guns are stupid and so is this game
March 26, 2018 - With the March for Our Lives happening just a couple of days ago, it's an interesting time to play a game that parodies gun culture. However, is The American Dream the biting satirical VR experience that Americans need?
Read more: The American Dream Review
Not every Psikyo shmup is a classic
March 24, 2018 - There's something about rediscovering classic shoot 'em ups that always makes for an interesting time. However, was Sol Divide worth digging up from the past? Study up on your magic and let's find out.
Read more: Sol Divide: Sword of Darkness Review
Why even bother?
March 23, 2018 - 2D action platformers have been the genre of choice for many gamers over the decades. Castle of Heart looks promising with its medieval setting and appealing visuals but does it deliver the old-school goods?
Read more: Castle of Heart Review
Redefining cooperative gaming
March 22, 2018 - Co-op games are generally laidback experiences as players can come and go as they please. However, A Way Out is here to prove that an entire cooperative story-driven game can be enjoyable and man, is it an absolute thrill.
Read more: A Way Out Review
DAT's one cool mech, bro
March 20, 2018 - Finally, this obscure previously Japanese-exclusive mission-based arena combat Vita game from 2012 is now available in the west. The question is: was it worth enhancing and porting Assault Gunners to PlayStation 4?
Read more: Assault Gunners HD Edition Review
The pink puffball sure has a lot of heart
March 19, 2018 - Nintendo's cutest and pinkest chum has finally made his Switch debut. However, is Kirby Star Allies the incredible return to form that long-time fans have been eagerly anticipating? Invite a few friends over and let's find out.
Read more: Kirby Star Allies Review
A solid yet generic shmup
March 19, 2018 - Classic arcade shmups don't seem to be going anywhere with plenty of ports and modern indie interpretations constantly popping up. So, does Danmaku Unlimited 3 have what it takes to stand out in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Danmaku Unlimited 3 Review
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