Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 35)
Celebrate some unsung 8-bit classics
February 16, 2016 - Ever since Wii's debut back in 2006, there have been many retro hidden gems made available to download. In this list, I explore ten of the best underrated NES games that you can now play on Wii U, 3DS, or the trusty old Wii.
Read more: Top 10 Overlooked NES Games on Virtual Console
Long swords and short skirts
February 14, 2016 - Japanese schoolgirls just can't catch a break. Whenever humankind is in peril, you can count on them to save the day. In this arena combat brawler, you control a young lady named Misa. Does she have what it takes to slash her way through evil forces?
Read more: Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae Review
A delightfully dizzying tale
February 12, 2016 - It's hard to believe that there are hundreds of classic games that still haven't made it to North America. Here we have a long-lost GBA title that previously came out in Japan and Europe and now we can play it on Wii U. It sure looks cute so let's boot it up!
Read more: Kuru Kuru Kururin Review
Dance Dance Rogue-olution
February 10, 2016 - Rogue-likes have been combined with many gameplay styles but this one makes use of rhythm mechanics. Is dancing around a dungeon as exciting as it sounds? Put on a suit of armour with matching dancing shoes and let's find out.
Read more: Crypt of the NecroDancer Review
Teenage mutant post-apocalyptic fish
February 9, 2016 - Indie developers love making rogue-likes and twin stick shooters. Sometimes, they craft a hybrid of the two. Here we have Nuclear Throne: an action-intense shooter with the promising premise of post-apocalyptic mayhem, but is it any good?
Read more: Nuclear Throne Review
Vote for BunnyLord, or else!
February 8, 2016 - If you desire power then you need to take it by force. This may not be entirely true, but BunnyLord sure thinks it is. So, why not aid him in his quest for world domination and see what happens? Maybe he's a good guy under all of his murderous urges.
Read more: Not A Hero Review
Is that a Moogle in your pocket?
February 7, 2016 - When it comes to spin-offs, very few video game series have as many as Final Fantasy. The recently released Monster Hunter inspired tale Final Fantasy Explorers is definitely one to keep on your radar. Here, I'll highlight my favourite aspects from my journey so far.
Read more: Final Fantasy Explorers: Crystal Hunting with Style
February 5, 2016 - In a time when the video game market is flooded with 2D platformers, it's refreshing whenever developers make use of the third dimension. In comes FreezeME. It's an undeniably adorable 3D platform game but is it camera-ready enough for your living room?
Read more: FreezeME Review
This Puzz will make you Loopy
February 4, 2016 - Originality in the puzzle game genre is hard to come by in this day and age. It's tempting for developers to take a concept and try to improve on it, so does Sparkle 2 offer enough uniqueness to make it a worthwhile puzzler?
Read more: Sparkle 2 Review
ADIOS, planet Earth
February 3, 2016 - You have to give credit to game developers who try something new. Here we have a game where all you do is make discoveries in space like the title suggests. It may sound boring, but there's a lot more here than meets the eye.
Read more: Amazing Discoveries In Outer Space Review