Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 78) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
An RPG from a simpler time
January 27, 2017 - Nowadays, RPGs can be quite complex with massive open worlds and intricate systems that take days to learn. Earthlock brings us back to a time when such hogwash was nonexistent so let's find out just how magical this festival is.
Read more: Earthlock: Festival of Magic Review
The unofficial Rocky simulator
January 24, 2017 - When you look at a game called Punch Club, it's easy to assume that it's going to be some sort of fighter. However, it's actually a training simulator and an addictive one at that so drink a raw egg and get ready to enter the ring.
Read more: Punch Club Review
The world's first Meowtroidvania
January 24, 2017 - Metroidvania adventures can be very addictive when they're done right. Thankfully, Hunter's Legacy is a rewarding experience featuring challenging gameplay that'll put your 2D gaming skills to the test so let's sharpen our claws and get ready for one tough journey.
Read more: Hunter's Legacy Review
It's morphin' time!
January 22, 2017 - Saban's strange little kid's TV show sure has come a long way since its 1993 debut. With a brand new movie on the way, Bandai Namco created Mega Battle in the hopes of getting fans excited again so let's shift into turbo and see if it's any good.
Read more: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle Review
Two Shallies are better than one
January 21, 2017 - Now that last year's journey with the delightful Sophie is behind us, it's a good time to revisit the final chapter of the Atelier series' Dusk trilogy. Atelier Shallie is now available as a portable adventure so let's see how this plus-sized tale holds up.
Read more: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Review
Kiryu and Majima's far from humble origin story
January 19, 2017 - Sega's Japanese mafia series has found a welcome home in the west ever since its debut over a decade ago. Now that we've seen five games and a few spin-offs, it's time to finally visit the series' origins.
Read more: Yakuza 0 Review
A puzzle platformer stuck in limbo
January 18, 2017 - There are a handful of game genres that indie developers seem to constantly gravitate towards. Toby: The Secret Mine is yet another 2D puzzle platformer so let's put on our helmets, grab a pickaxe, and head to the mine.
Read more: Toby: The Secret Mine Review
Fate meets Dynasty Warriors
January 17, 2017 - Hacking and slashing away at hundreds of enemies who rarely have the courage to actually fight back has provided hours of mindless fun over the years. However, does Fate/Extella have what it takes to stand out in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review
Nina knows how to Bust-A-Move
January 16, 2017 - When it comes to innovative puzzlers, Taito's Bust-A-Move is one of the greats. Supermagical may have borrowed heavily from the classic bubble-busting franchise but does it do enough to forge its own identity?
Read more: Supermagical Review
A 2D action-filled tropical paradise
January 15, 2017 - When it comes to fast-paced retro platformers, very few games stand out in my memory as being as enjoyable as Adventure Island. Pull up your grass skirt, grab a stone axe, and let's eat as much fruit as our stomachs can handle!
Read more: Revisiting Adventure Island
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