Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 86) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
A game that's worth a thousand words
April 4, 2016 - From Bookworm to Alphabear, games where you spell words have definitely found an audience. Now that Grimm has put his scythe in the ring, let's see how Letter Quest fits into the genre.
Read more: Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Review
Shoot 'em up and rock it out!
April 4, 2016 - With so many shmups on the market, it takes a lot to make one that's worth playing. Thankfully, Steredenn offers solid gameplay and a killer soundtrack that makes exploding your enemies all the more satisfying.
Read more: Steredenn Review
Spring Equinox arrives later than usual
April 2, 2016 - If you've been gaming for as long as I have then you're probably familiar with isometric adventure games. Although they haven't been popular since the '80s, this new title looks very promising for the genre's future.
Read more: Hands-On Lumo: Bringing Back the Isometric Adventure
A literal food fight
April 1, 2016 - You should never play with your food, but the fruits and vegetables here sure are fun. Organic Panic combines many gameplay mechanics to create one crazy formula so tuck in and get your thumbs ready for a feast.
Read more: Organic Panic Review
Reggie Fils-Aime exclusive interview
April 1, 2016 - Recently, I sat down with president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime to discuss the name of their groundbreaking new console. During our chat, we examined the naming of Wii U and Reggie revealed the title for their upcoming hardware.
Read more: Nintendo Reveals Official Name for the NX [April Fools]
Vic Viper takes a break from Gradius
March 30, 2016 - Konami has a long history of developing great shoot 'em ups. As a spin-off of one of their most famous series (Gradius), Life Force carves its own path with many unique qualities, but does it hold up well in their lineage of classic shmups?
Read more: Arcade Archives: Life Force Review
Medieval fantasy meets shoot 'em up
March 29, 2016 - As one of the most defining genres in gaming, you'd think that it's all been done before when it comes to shmups. Gryphon Knight Epic plays as you would expect yet a few twists allow it to stand out. Saddle up your gryphon, let's go for a ride!
Read more: Gryphon Knight Epic Review
A walkthrough to find all six runes
March 29, 2016 - Gryphon Knight Epic is a fun game but finding these treasures can be rather tricky. Luckily, you've come to the right place because here, I break down how to acquire all of them easily.
Read more: Gryphon Knight Epic: Rune Locations Guide
Lose your marbles while Finding Teddy
March 28, 2016 - You don't often see games trying to capture the essence of what made Zelda II: The Adventure of Link special. Here we have the console version of last year's Finding Teddy 2 which does a decent job of following in Zelda II's footsteps, but is it any good?
Read more: Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus Review
A real Pang for your buck
March 26, 2016 - Many arcade classics frequently pop up when discussing retro video games. However, Buster Bros. remains an obscure title that even some retro enthusiasts may not recognize at first. It's rather fun, too, so let's bust some bubbles!
Read more: Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.
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