Articles Written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 86) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Feels like a distant memory
January 29, 2018 - The folks at Tokyo RPG Factory clearly have a passion for recreating what made classics in the genre so appealing. Although they haven't quite got the magic formula down, Lost Sphear is a competent JRPG that can easily consume dozens of hours of your time.
Read more: Lost Sphear Review
Get to the chopper!
January 27, 2018 - The Switch is certainly seeing its fair share of Psikyo shoot 'em ups lately. Zero Gunner 2 is the most modern one yet complete with 3D graphics and novel gameplay but does it hold up to the classics?
Read more: Zero Gunner 2 Review
A superb shmup sequel
January 27, 2018 - Psikyo has a long history of making incredible arcade shooters and the sequel to one of their most popular shoot 'em ups is no exception. Strikers 1945 II continues the frantic action of the first game but it's an entirely different beast so let's check it out.
Read more: Strikers 1945 II Review
January 26, 2018 - If you thought Dave Lonuts was done with his trippy arcade antics then he's back to prove you wrong. Space Dave is a fun modern take on classic static shooters so get your change purse ready and let's blast some aliens.
Read more: Space Dave Review
Make America great
January 26, 2018 - When you see a railroad simulation game on console, it's easy to assume that it'll be tricky to play. However, Railway Empire manages to be a wholly enjoyable and in-depth sim that's sure to delight genre fans and newcomers alike.
Read more: Railway Empire Review
There's more than just Mario Paint
January 24, 2018 - Nintendo's 16-bit Super NES had some top-notch accessories and one of the most overlooked is the mouse. Obviously, people remember using it for Mario Paint but there are many more games that can be enjoyed with it so let's try a few out.
Read more: Super Nintendo Mouse Compatible Games
5 timeless 8-bit treasures
January 22, 2018 - The NES has such a vast library of games that it's easy to miss out on some worthy retro experiences. I carefully combed through my collection of cartridges and found a handful of games that I think more classic gamers should play so let's get to it!
Read more: NES Hidden Gems (Part 1)
Claim territory with Taito's arcade classic
January 21, 2018 - The early '80s was a revolutionary time for gaming yet not every classic from that era is as celebrated as it should be. Taito's Qix is an often imitated arcade gem so let's take a look at why it's such a legendary game.
Read more: A Quick Look at Qix
Get dizzy in outer space
January 18, 2018 - Beatshapers have crafted their fair share of addictive arcade-style games in the past. With that being said, is their 2011 title StarDrone still enjoyable in virtual reality? Pop an anti-nausea pill and let's take off.
Read more: StarDrone VR Review
A little lady and her robot
January 17, 2018 - There's something inherently appealing about puzzle-filled adventures that have you control multiple characters. Vesta is quite a tricky take on this specific genre so let's stash some energy and see how it holds up.
Read more: Vesta Review
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