Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 87) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Frantic four-player fighting at its finest
April 1, 2015 - In the midst of a local multiplayer resurgence, Paperbound enters the ring with hopes of having a fighting chance. Let's sharpen our pencils and find out if it's tough enough to be the next knockout couch-filling combat game.
Read more: Paperbound Review
No one can stop this radical robot
March 30, 2015 - When you hear that a four player twin stick shooting platformer is out, it's easy to get excited. However, Yorbie may not quite be what you're looking for. It does have intriguing concepts, but is that enough to make it an enjoyable game?
Read more: Yorbie - Episode One: Payback's a Bolt Review
In space, no one can hear you drift
March 28, 2015 - Space can be a lonely place, especially when your ship gets damaged by an asteroid. Xeodrifter tries to emulate Metroid mechanics in almost every way, but does it live up to the classics or is it simply not enough to satisfy your retro cravings?
Read more: Xeodrifter Review
Delightful downloads for dual-screens
March 27, 2015 - Nintendo's 3DS is home to plenty of fantastic portable titles; many of which are eShop games. Today marks its fourth birthday so I wrote this list to summarize ten of the best downloadables that have come out so far. Please note that games with physical releases and Virtual Console games are not included. Anyway, enjoy reading! Maybe you'll discover some hidden gems while you do.
Read more: Top 10 3DS eShop Games (First Four Years)
General Morden should know not to make alliances with aliens
March 25, 2015 - Metal Slug has been around for almost two decades and for good reason. It still stands tall as one of the best run 'n' gun shooters and with the recent release of the third game on modern consoles, there's no reason not to experience this timeless classic. However, does just one game hold up enough to satisfy modern gamers or should you wait for another Metal Slug Anthology?
Read more: Metal Slug 3 Review
Maybe it wasn't a good idea to invite Bowser after all
March 23, 2015 - Mario's been partying with his friends for over sixteen years. However, his latest mini-game get-togethers have disappointed guests simply because he used to throw better shindigs back in the day. Now that the tenth installment is out, is it worth joining in on the fun or are you better off being a party pooper?
Read more: Mario Party 10 Review
Throw your hands in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care
March 20, 2015 - Believe it or not, Kinect has been available for almost half a decade and it's still rolling out games. Of course, it's not as fresh and exciting as it was back in 2010, but that doesn't mean that it isn't any fun. The newly released Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 will have Kinect owners asking if this sequel to last generation's controller-less hit is worth all of the arm strain or is it better to fiddle with buttons and sticks?
Read more: Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Review
Colonising Mars isn't going to be easy
March 18, 2015 - After decades of shoot 'em ups, it's difficult to create one that stands out in the modern age. Although Jamestown+ is a worthy contender, does it top the true classics from the '80s and '90s or are you better off living in the past?
Read more: Jamestown+ Review
An utterly spiritual journey
March 16, 2015 - Ambitious game development is the key to creating a timeless classic. However, many bold innovators have also produced countless failed endeavors. Does Ori and the Blind Forest live up to the hype or have the developers' blind ambitions got the best of them?
Read more: Ori and the Blind Forest Review
A bloody good time
March 14, 2015 - Very few games give you withdrawal symptoms after you put them down. Hotline Miami is known for its addictive tough-as-nails twitchy overhead action, but does the sequel live up to the original? Slip on your favourite animal mask, we're going to find out.
Read more: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review
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