Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 36) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Ys meets Trails of Cold Steel
July 1, 2017 - Nihon Falcom have been creating some of the most memorable JRPGs for decades. Now that they've brought back their lesser-known Xanadu series, do they still have what it takes to make a worthwhile RPG?
Read more: Tokyo Xanadu Review
More action, less satisfaction
June 27, 2017 - After three incredible strategic adventures, the Valkyria series finally has an action RPG spin-off. Seeing as switching genres isn't inherently a bad thing, does Revolution provide enough of an enjoyable campaign for series fans?
Read more: Valkyria Revolution Review
This cute robo bro sure is a capable little fellow
June 25, 2017 - Certain super-tough games can be extremely polarising. Tinertia offers loads of intensely challenging scenarios that gamers will either love or hate so let's start our rocket-jumping journey to finally find freedom.
Read more: Tinertia Review
Old-school shooting fun
June 23, 2017 - If gamers know one thing, it's that running around and shooting everything in sight is fun. Blasting Agent features a very retro approach to the run and gun genre so let's see if it provides enough explosive entertainment.
Read more: Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition Review
Kunio-kun goes medieval
June 21, 2017 - Whether he's chucking dodge balls or taking it to the streets, Kunio sure is one busy dude. Now that he's found himself in a medieval fantasy, let's see if he still knows how to kick ass.
Read more: River City: Knights of Justice Review
Classic cooperative run and gun action
June 21, 2017 - Ever since Contra debuted 30 years ago, running and gunning with friends has been a winning formula. Dragon Bros retains this spirit of cooperative action in an impressively well put together package so get your trigger finger ready!
Read more: Dragon Bros Review
A potion-throwing good time
June 20, 2017 - Retro-inspired indie games that forge their own identity as opposed to merely emulating the classics are a rare breed. A Hole New World accomplishes this through its unique and undeniably fun gameplay so let's throw some potions at monsters!
Read more: A Hole New World Review
A fantastic SRPG that would feel right at home on PS1
June 18, 2017 - Tactical turn-based RPGs sure have evolved a lot over the years. However, going back to basics can still result in an enjoyable gaming experience so let's see how God Wars Future Past's old-school approach holds up.
Read more: God Wars Future Past Review
An underwhelming year for the expo
June 16, 2017 - For over 20 years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo has been showcasing all of the noteworthy upcoming games and gaming technology. Now that E3 2017 has wrapped, let's take a look at some highlights (and lowlights) from the expo.
Read more: E3 2017 Highlights: The Aftermath
Beck and GV return for more 2D action
June 15, 2017 - Inti Creates' 2D action crossover has come back after its 2014 3DS debut. Mighty Gunvolt Burst combines the heroes of Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt with a retro coat of paint and a few new twists so get ready for some Mega Man style fun!
Read more: Mighty Gunvolt Burst Review
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