Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 79) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Sometimes blending in is a good thing
May 27, 2015 - Stealth games come in all shapes and sizes. Spy Chameleon opts for the overhead 2D approach which provides a simple and fresh take on the genre, but is it as fun as its 3D counterparts? Activate your cloaking device, we're about to find out.
Read more: Spy Chameleon Review
An intriguing turn for our favourite blue robotic hero
May 25, 2015 - When it comes to pleasing nostalgic fans, the Mega Man series has definitely strayed a few times. Although Mega Man 8 is one of these installments, it's certainly by no means a bad game. So, let's charge our Mega Busters and rock on with the review.
Read more: Mega Man 8 Review
Time to show those Germans some good old British hospitality
May 23, 2015 - Nazis are bad and shooting them is good. This is one of the video game commandments and the automatically scrolling shoot 'em up Aces of the Luftwaffe is yet another title to follow its simple directive. If you're ready, get your flight suit on and let's take off.
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Shooting for mediocrity
May 20, 2015 - With every installment of the Arcade Archives series comes yet another obscure arcade game port. Here we have Terra Cresta which is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. Is it on the same level as classics such as Xevious and 1942? It'd be best not to get your hopes up.
Read more: Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review
Get ready for an unexpectedly wild ride
May 18, 2015 - Sometimes a game is instinctively brushed off as being just for kids. Although Color Guardians surely fits this description, it's far from child's play. You'll need the swiftest gaming reflexes around to master this hidden gem. If you're up for the challenge then let's get started!
Read more: Color Guardians Review
A new dimension of puzzle-solving bliss
May 15, 2015 - When it comes to puzzle platformers, you can trust Nintendo to provide hours of fun. Stretchmo is a sequel to Pushmo that came out of nowhere, but does it live up to the high standards set by previous installments? Of course it does, so let's push on with this review.
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Party like it's 2084
May 14, 2015 - It's time to go back to the origins of twin stick shooters. From the makers of the Space Invaders inspired Titan Attacks! comes their take on Robotron: 2084. Does it hold up to the classic or is humanity doomed yet again?
Read more: Ultratron Review
An out of this world tale of a lonesome repairman and his robot pal
May 12, 2015 - Have you ever wanted to just lay back and float around in space? After playing Lost Orbit, you won't want to anymore since getting back home is going to be way tougher than you'd ever imagine! Anyway, let's blast off and get this review started.
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Running and jumping on Microsoft's original console
May 11, 2015 - When it comes to 3D platform games, Microsoft had more than their fair share. Considering it's a dying genre, I thought I'd put together a list of the best platformers ever released for the Xbox. If you're ready... let's jump in!
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Nostalgia never gets old
May 10, 2015 - One of the most important decisions to make when creating a game is how it will look. If you're working on a retro game, how authentic should it be? Should it even be retro? Let's explore three options through examples that may help narrow your decision down.
Read more: How Authentic Should Your Retro Game Be?
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