Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 5) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Keep calm and beat 'em up
February 5, 2018 - Indie interpretations of classic arcade brawlers don't always result in enjoyable experiences. However, Wulverblade brings the genre back to its roots with a fresh modern coat of paint that'll have you and a pal dismembering hordes of dastardly foes for hours.
Read more: Wulverblade Review
Dodgespear: a nifty new sport
February 5, 2018 - Once in a while, an indie releases that has promise to be the next big competitive multiplayer game. Strikers Edge certainly fits this description but does its simple gameplay have enough longevity to offer a satisfying experience?
Read more: Strikers Edge Review
George Miller's SRPG
February 5, 2018 - Tactical turn-based RPGs have been around for a long time and it's rare to come across one that truly stands out in the genre. Therefore, the Mad Max inspired Mad Carnage definitely looks promising but does it hold its own in the Thunderdome?
Read more: Mad Carnage Review
A classic indie that's a little Rusty
February 3, 2018 - Almost five years ago, 3DS owners were treated to the debut of a delightful mining 2D platformer. Rusty's little adventure has been ported to many consoles since and now you can join him on your newfangled Switch so let's head to the mines.
Read more: SteamWorld Dig Review
Materia v Spiritus: Tournament Fighters
February 1, 2018 - It's been about seven years since North American gamers had the opportunity to play a new Final Fantasy fighter. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a huge departure from the PSP games so let's see if this arcade adaptation is suitable for the living room.
Read more: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Review
Goku Gear: Tournament Fighters
February 1, 2018 - When it comes to fighting games, few franchises have strayed as far from the genre's 2D roots as Dragon Ball. Thankfully, Dragon Ball FighterZ is here to make the manga fighting series great again with spot-on 2D gameplay and plenty of eye candy.
Read more: Dragon Ball FighterZ Review
VR Skee-Ball? Sign me up!
January 30, 2018 - Winning tickets by shooting hoops and whacking moles has been a fun way to waste time for decades. The question is; does Pierhead Arcade provide an enjoyable collection of virtual reality redemption games? Fill your pockets with tokens and let's find out.
Read more: Pierhead Arcade Review
Feels like a distant memory
January 29, 2018 - The folks at Tokyo RPG Factory clearly have a passion for recreating what made classics in the genre so appealing. Although they haven't quite got the magic formula down, Lost Sphear is a competent JRPG that can easily consume dozens of hours of your time.
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Get to the chopper!
January 27, 2018 - The Switch is certainly seeing its fair share of Psikyo shoot 'em ups lately. Zero Gunner 2 is the most modern one yet complete with 3D graphics and novel gameplay but does it hold up to the classics?
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A superb shmup sequel
January 27, 2018 - Psikyo has a long history of making incredible arcade shooters and the sequel to one of their most popular shoot 'em ups is no exception. Strikers 1945 II continues the frantic action of the first game but it's an entirely different beast so let's check it out.
Read more: Strikers 1945 II Review
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