Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 68) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
A piece of shift
September 1, 2016 - The classic shoot 'em up formula is hard to screw up. All you need is solid gameplay and over-the-top action and there you go; a decent shmup is born. So, where did Solar Shifter EX go so horribly wrong?
Read more: Solar Shifter EX Review
Not so fast and even less furious
August 30, 2016 - Not every game where you drive a car is about racing. Absolute Drift has you perform stunts to earn points but is the discipline required in order to master its tough challenge worth the effort?
Read more: Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Review
Another year's worth of hidden gems
August 25, 2016 - Video Chums debuted two years ago today and it has given me the opportunity to play many buried treasures. Here, I count down the ten most underrated games out of the 191 that I've reviewed within the past year. Enjoy!
Read more: Top 10 Underrated Games I've Reviewed (Year Two)
The Neverhood lives on
August 23, 2016 - You don't see that many claymation games anymore. Thankfully, Doug TenNapel and gang are back to show gamers just how awesome the art form is. However, does their new game live up to their previous triumphs?
Read more: Armikrog Review
Explosive aerial combat
August 22, 2016 - There's something about flying around and blowing stuff up that's just awesome. Strike Vector EX tries to offer exhilarating gameplay but does it soar high or crash and burn?
Read more: Strike Vector EX Review
Kickin' it old school
August 22, 2016 - Everyone has their favourite 2D fighting series whether it's Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, or Mortal Kombat. But, one thing's for sure: The King of Fighters is not one to ignore. So, let's see if this latest iteration has what it takes to emerge victorious.
Read more: The King of Fighters XIV Review
Hero, plumber, athlete
August 18, 2016 - Everyone's favourite red-hatted superstar has seen his fair share of spin-offs over the years. Here we have four sports in one game but was it worth the recent port to Wii U? Lace up your sneakers and let's find out.
Read more: Mario Sports Mix Review
Super Beario Kart
August 17, 2016 - One of the most underrated genres in gaming is the kart racer. When Mario started his racing career back in 1992, I bet he didn't think a gang of bears would take up the same hobby almost 25 years later. So, can bears drift? Let's find out.
Read more: Bears Can't Drift!? Review
Strip 'em up
August 16, 2016 - If the idea of a hardcore shmup where characters' clothes can't seem to stay on their bodies appeals to you then here's a game for you. Although it sounds cheeky, Caladrius Blaze's tight gameplay is sure to please any old-school shoot 'em up fan.
Read more: Caladrius Blaze Review
Mass x velocity = frustration
August 11, 2016 - Guiding spheres through stages has been enjoyable ever since the 1984 arcade classic Marble Madness. Here we have a new take on the genre so let's see how it lives up to its ancestors.
Read more: Momentum Review
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