Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 99) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Rectangles have feelings, too
November 24, 2014 - It takes a great deal of talent to make a game about monochromatic rectangles intriguing and that's just what Mike Bithell accomplished when he created Thomas Was Alone. As a 2D platform puzzler, players will slide and jump their way through a wide variety of levels that will test their skills while one of the most unique and quirky narratives in gaming history unfolds.
Read more: Thomas Was Alone Review
The power of X is strong in this one
November 22, 2014 - It's hard to believe that the Xbox One has been out for a year already. To honour the occasion, I put together this list of the best download only games that have been released since launch. Be sure to check out last week's PlayStation 4 list since it may include some Xbox One games that didn't quite make this list.
Read more: Top 10 Download Only Xbox One Games (Year One)
Classic Monopoly meets deceptive advertising
November 21, 2014 - Monopoly is a board game that millions have been enjoying (and angrily flipping off of the table) for decades. This release is a modern celebration of Monopoly that fans will enjoy yet it fails to live up to its promises.
Read more: Monopoly Family Fun Pack Review
The weather outside is frightful
November 19, 2014 - Every now and then a game comes out that encompasses a cinematic experience in a simple and captivating way. Never Alone accomplishes this very well although it will leave players wanting more as they'll be done with it after a couple of gaming sessions.
Read more: Never Alone Review
These troopers prove that size doesn't matter
November 18, 2014 - Twin stick shooters are an overcrowded genre so it's great to see one that has an innovative concept. Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops allows players to control multiple soldiers at once in a simplistic and fun little package.
Read more: Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops Review
Time flies when you're having fun
November 15, 2014 - The PlayStation 4 was released in North America a year ago today and I put this list together to celebrate. There have been plenty of incredible downloadable titles so far and listing only 10 is difficult. However, there's no denying that the games listed here are all pretty awesome. Make sure to check back for my Xbox One list next week and you may see some titles that are missing from this list!
Read more: Top 10 Download Only PlayStation 4 Games (Year One)
These micro-sized machines are off to the races
November 14, 2014 - It seems like every month there's a new racing game with ultra-realistic car models and physics, but sometimes playing with tiny toy cars can be just as (if not more) fun. Toybox Turbos takes us back to a time when racing games were all about entertaining competitive races without any of the superficiality that comes with today's triple-A titles.
Read more: Toybox Turbos Review
Saving humanity one cell at a time
November 12, 2014 - It takes a lot for a twin stick shooter to stand out of the crowd as Nano Assault Neo-X does with its interesting premise and high production values. Players will appreciate the fun they will experience but may be disappointed by how brief it lasts.
Read more: Nano Assault Neo-X Review
Eating too many mushrooms will give you some messed up dreams
November 11, 2014 - Super Mario Advance is a portable remake of the NES Super Mario trilogy's black sheep. While Super Mario Bros. 2 is a departure from the classic Super Mario formula, it still remains a beloved classic for many gamers.
Read more: Super Mario Advance Review
Warning: this game will make your head explode
November 9, 2014 - Once in a while a game comes out with a great concept that the game itself does not fully take advantage of. Shuttle Rush fits this description perfectly as it's a game that most players will want to enjoy but will probably regret downloading.
Read more: Shuttle Rush Review
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