Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 79) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Multiplayer platforming with dissociative identity
June 9, 2017 - The idea of a multiplayer platformer that puts you and your friends in challenging situations sounds awesome. However, does Jump Stars' gameplay live up to its clever premise?
Read more: Jump Stars Review
Build it up and fight it out
June 8, 2017 - You have to hand it to game developers who bring back long-lost hidden gems. As a DS classic from almost a decade ago, Lock's Quest is now available for modern consoles so let's see how it fares on the big screen.
Read more: Lock's Quest Review
Quote is back in action
June 6, 2017 - Some games have become synonymous with quality over the years. Cave Story has already been ported to a few Nintendo consoles and now that it has made its Switch debut, let's take a look at how this classic holds up.
Read more: Cave Story+ Review
Fun 2D platforming with kooky virtual pals
June 4, 2017 - There are so many side-scrolling platformers out there that it's hard to keep up. Thankfully, Shu provides a unique twist on the typical formula and now that it's available for Vita, let's take a look at how it holds up in such a crowded genre.
Read more: Shu Review
Finally, a Power Rangers RPG
June 2, 2017 - Some game premises are simply built for success. Chroma Squad is a strategy RPG that is clearly inspired by Mighty Morphin Power Rangers so let's see if this combination adds up to a morphin' good time.
Read more: Chroma Squad Review
For fans only
June 1, 2017 - Aquaplus' adult-oriented visual novel / strategy RPG hybrid has finally made its western debut. Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is an intriguing game indeed but is it held back by its limited niche appeal?
Read more: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review
Bite-sized dungeon fun
May 31, 2017 - System Prisma's charming little classic dungeon series is back with a brand new third title after more than five years since the previous one. However, does the simplistic dungeon-based action RPG gameplay hold up in 2017?
Read more: Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! Review
Get ready for a paddlin'
May 30, 2017 - Hitting balls with paddles has been around since the beginning of gaming. Paddle Vs. Paddle is a new spin on the classics as it incorporates aspects of different retro games to form an intriguing take on the genre but is it any good?
Read more: Paddle Vs. Paddle Review
Classic JRPG gameplay that feels fresh
May 29, 2017 - Compile Heart have made some fantastic RPGs over the years and now they're at it again. Dark Rose Valkyrie is a rewarding and unique take on the genre yet it retains enough classic elements to make it an overall familiar experience.
Read more: Dark Rose Valkyrie Review
2D platforming with a twist
May 27, 2017 - Being able to swap characters on the fly is such a cool mechanic. Unit 4 is a tough-as-nails 2D platformer that allows you to choose from a variety of four unique chums so get ready to battle some evil alien conquerors with style.
Read more: Unit 4 Review
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