Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 8)
A poor man's Bust-A-Move
February 5, 2017 - It's a shame that we live in an era where some developers prefer to reinterpret classic games rather than come up with original creations. Adventure Pop is a modern take on Bust-A-Move but does it do enough to form its own identity?
Read more: Adventure Pop Review
Wipeout without racing
February 3, 2017 - If you find the idea of soaring through arenas while piloting a hovercraft and shooting online opponents appealing then here's a game for you. Crash Force definitely has a solid premise but does it deliver the goods?
Read more: Test Driving Crash Force: Promising Hovercraft Combat
A genius yet minimal puzzler
February 3, 2017 - Whenever you see a puzzle game with a minimalist aesthetic, it's easy to assume that it'll be zen-like and possibly boring. However, Linelight provides a unique approach to the genre as it's filled with challenges that'll push your brainpower to its limit.
Read more: Linelight Review
Bimmy and Jimmy are back, baby!
February 2, 2017 - Beat 'em ups don't get much more classic than Double Dragon. Seeing as its now 2017, is the genre still as fun as it was back in the '80s? Let's take it to the streets and see if this retro series was worth resurrecting yet again.
Read more: Double Dragon IV Review
The Milk Mine Defender is back
February 1, 2017 - It's been decades since Williams' arcade classic Defender first released in arcades. Thankfully, its spirit has nine lives and Aqua Kitty's back again to prove it. This time around, the little furry fellow has a lot more than milk mines to defend!
Read more: Aqua Kitty UDX Review
Jyn turns from rebel to wizard
January 31, 2017 - The collection of pinball tables featured in Zen Pinball 2 (AKA Pinball FX 2) is quite impressive. Zen Studios are masters at crafting thrilling pinball experiences but does their new Star Wars: Rogue One table live up to their reputation?
Read more: Star Wars: Rogue One Pinball Is Far from Zen's Best
Frenzied multiplayer archery
January 30, 2017 - There's nothing quite like having a few pals over and playing a hectic local multiplayer game. If that sounds like your idea of a good time then TowerFall Ascension will make a great addition to your gaming library but does it offer more than just a few rounds of fun?
Read more: TowerFall Ascension Review
Three adventurers walk into a bar
January 30, 2017 - Retro-inspired indies are all the rage yet few feel truly authentic. Pixel Heroes is a thoroughly old-school experience that'll grow on you as you get used to its strange world so grab a beer and let's go on an adventure!
Read more: Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic Review
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