Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 79) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Has it been a year already?
August 25, 2015 - I started this humble site one year ago today so I thought I'd put together a list to celebrate. Out of the 158 games that I've reviewed since I started, here are my ten favourite underdogs that I hope will win you over, too.
Read more: Top 10 Underrated Games I've Reviewed (Year One)
Pure cooperative beat 'em up bliss
August 24, 2015 - Arena combat games usually pit you against your friends, but Curses 'N Chaos' take on the genre is quite a welcome change. Fighting hordes of monsters while helping each other overcome seemingly impossible odds is a concept that makes for one addictive thrill-ride.
Read more: Curses 'N Chaos Review
Heroes grow up so fast
August 21, 2015 - It seems like a new 2D platformer comes out every single day. Although Adventures of Pip features some nifty new mechanics, does it have enough pixels to be a worthwhile adventure in such a crowded genre? Let's jump to it!
Read more: Adventures of Pip Review
A single player cooperative experience
August 20, 2015 - Solving puzzles in space is nothing new. However, Factotum's simplistic yet interesting take on the genre is definitely one worth looking into, so let's hack the security cameras and see what it's all about.
Read more: Factotum Review
A colourful collection of classic games
August 18, 2015 - Be they enhanced remakes, portable versions, or compilations; the Game Boy Color sure has a lot of them. In this list, I count down ten of the best pocket-sized ports for Nintendo's first fully coloured handheld console.
Read more: Top 10 Ports on Game Boy Color
Two button brawling
August 17, 2015 - There's no bigger red flag than a game based on a movie. However, Kung Fury seems like the sort of flick that could stand up well in the gaming universe, so let's slip on our fingerless gloves and see if this brawler has what it takes to be a true survivor.
Read more: Kung Fury: Street Rage Review
Time to put your body to use
August 13, 2015 - Whenever you see a game that puts you in the action, you probably assume that it's no good. However, Commander Cherry does a decent job of combining both camera and controller to create one enjoyable adventure. If you're ready, say "cheese!" and let's begin.
Read more: Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey Review
An artistic journey of a visually impaired little girl and her cat
August 11, 2015 - If you've ever wanted to experience what it's like to be unable to see then here's a game for you. Although it's an undeniably beautiful adventure, does it hold up as a game? Let's slowly walk through the woods and find out.
Read more: Beyond Eyes Review
The return of the Bikini Samurai Squad
August 9, 2015 - If there's one series that's the gaming equivalent of a B movie; it's Onechanbara. However, don't let the over-the-top violence carried out by a cast of scantily clad ladies make you automatically assume that it's no good. In fact, you'll have plenty of good times if you're up for it and after all, isn't having fun the reason why we play video games in the first place?
Read more: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos Review
How to turn frustration into fun
August 8, 2015 - The resurgence of challenging games has brought back an old-school approach to development. However, not every game gets the delicate balance correct so hopefully this article will be insightful enough for you to implement the perfect difficulty for your next game.
Read more: Winning Formulas That Make Difficult Games Enjoyable
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