Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 48)
Vic Viper takes a break from Gradius
March 30, 2016 - Konami has a long history of developing great shoot 'em ups. As a spin-off of one of their most famous series (Gradius), Life Force carves its own path with many unique qualities, but does it hold up well in their lineage of classic shmups?
Read more: Arcade Archives: Life Force Review
Medieval fantasy meets shoot 'em up
March 29, 2016 - As one of the most defining genres in gaming, you'd think that it's all been done before when it comes to shmups. Gryphon Knight Epic plays as you would expect yet a few twists allow it to stand out. Saddle up your gryphon, let's go for a ride!
Read more: Gryphon Knight Epic Review
A walkthrough to find all six runes
March 29, 2016 - Gryphon Knight Epic is a fun game but finding these treasures can be rather tricky. Luckily, you've come to the right place because here, I break down how to acquire all of them easily.
Read more: Gryphon Knight Epic: Rune Locations Guide
Lose your marbles while Finding Teddy
March 28, 2016 - You don't often see games trying to capture the essence of what made Zelda II: The Adventure of Link special. Here we have the console version of last year's Finding Teddy 2 which does a decent job of following in Zelda II's footsteps, but is it any good?
Read more: Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus Review
A real Pang for your buck
March 26, 2016 - Many arcade classics frequently pop up when discussing retro video games. However, Buster Bros. remains an obscure title that even some retro enthusiasts may not recognize at first. It's rather fun, too, so let's bust some bubbles!
Read more: Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.
Raiden had some big shoes to fill
March 24, 2016 - When it comes to Hideo Kojima's renowned espionage series, Sons of Liberty is often rejected due to its deceptive nature. However, many fans like me regard it as one of the best titles in the franchise. Slip into your Sneaking Suit and let's infiltrate this masterpiece.
Read more: Metal Gear Solid 2: Classic Stealth Action at Its Prime
An all-out feline frenzy
March 22, 2016 - Life as a cat must be pretty sweet. You get to lie down all day, eat food out of a plastic dish, and have someone scoop your poops out of a box. But, whenever things don't go your way then it's time to deliver some kitty justice!
Read more: Catlateral Damage Review
City-building meets tower defense
March 21, 2016 - Genre-blending is always an interesting experience in gaming. Aegis of Earth combines many strategy, RPG, and puzzle elements in one delightfully cohesive package. Are you ready for an all-out Protonovus Assault?
Read more: Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault Review
First souls, then blood, now salt
March 18, 2016 - It's no secret that this latest Metroidvania title borrows heavily from the Souls series of action RPGs. However, Salt and Sanctuary translates the established formula into two dimensions which makes it quite the intriguing experiment.
Read more: Salt and Sanctuary Review
Get ready for a cluckin' good time
March 16, 2016 - After almost five years, Rocketbirds is finally getting a sequel. I recently had the opportunity to play through the first three chapters as well as a cool new mode so let's see what the birdbrains at Ratloop have been up to.
Read more: Rocketbirds 2: The Evolution of a Hardboiled Chicken