Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 35) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Kiryu and Majima's far from humble origin story
January 19, 2017 - Sega's Japanese mafia series has found a welcome home in the west ever since its debut over a decade ago. Now that we've seen five games and a few spin-offs, it's time to finally visit the series' origins.
Read more: Yakuza 0 Review
A puzzle platformer stuck in limbo
January 18, 2017 - There are a handful of game genres that indie developers seem to constantly gravitate towards. Toby: The Secret Mine is yet another 2D puzzle platformer so let's put on our helmets, grab a pickaxe, and head to the mine.
Read more: Toby: The Secret Mine Review
Fate meets Dynasty Warriors
January 17, 2017 - Hacking and slashing away at hundreds of enemies who rarely have the courage to actually fight back has provided hours of mindless fun over the years. However, does Fate/Extella have what it takes to stand out in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review
Nina knows how to Bust-A-Move
January 16, 2017 - When it comes to innovative puzzlers, Taito's Bust-A-Move is one of the greats. Supermagical may have borrowed heavily from the classic bubble-busting franchise but does it do enough to forge its own identity?
Read more: Supermagical Review
A 2D action-filled tropical paradise
January 15, 2017 - When it comes to fast-paced retro platformers, very few games stand out in my memory as being as enjoyable as Adventure Island. Pull up your grass skirt, grab a stone axe, and let's eat as much fruit as our stomachs can handle!
Read more: Revisiting Adventure Island
Three new puzzles to enjoy on the go
January 13, 2017 - The latest head-scratching puzzler for 3DS has a nifty level editor and after playing around with it, I ended up creating 3 puzzles that I think are pretty cool. So, if you're looking to solve some extra stages then you've come to the right place.
Read more: Shift DX: QR Code Levels
Some things are black and white
January 13, 2017 - Playing a portable mind-warping puzzle platformer is a great way to pass the time. Shift DX is bursting with loads of satisfying puzzles but are you a worthy test subject? Get ready to turn your world upside-down and find out.
Read more: Shift DX Review
Will Gamearth's hero Rise to the occasion?
January 12, 2017 - Notoriously difficult games are almost always divisive. Rise & Shine may be one of the toughest 2D shooters ever created but does it provide a satisfying challenge or does the difficulty rise too high to shine?
Read more: Rise & Shine Review
A laidback labyrinthine experience
January 11, 2017 - The simplest video game concepts are often overlooked by developers in today's gaming world. Mega Maze has you try to escape a series of first-person labyrinths and it's actually quite addictive so let's get lost and give it a try!
Read more: Mega Maze Review
A tedious tale ten years in the making
January 9, 2017 - Seeing as it's been a decade in development, Final Fantasy XV is one of the most ambitious games ever created. Now that it's out, has this ambition steered the team in the right direction or did it get the best of them?
Read more: Final Fantasy XV Review
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