Crypt of the Necrodancer Review – Ghoulhouse Rock

Crypt of the Necrodancer Review – Ghoulhouse Rock

May 16, 2015

A crypt full of monsters with excellent musical taste. Playing a game in early access is kind of like following a band from their humble beginnings. The initial release as an early access product is like a first album, made with shoddy recording equipment by band members still in need of practice and experience. Over time, though, more tours are held, and more...

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Review

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Review

May 4, 2015

The end of mankind: now in 3D! I think that at this point, the apocalypse is probably going to underwhelm just about everyone. Think about this: we have so many movies, TV shows, books, comics, and, indeed, video games, that all focus around different ways of ending the world. Whether the goal is to stop that world from crumbling to dust or simply to watch it...

Titan Souls Review: A Labor of Death and Love

Titan Souls Review: A Labor of Death and Love

Apr 21, 2015

A Beautiful Journey Through Deaths and Really Cool Boss Fights   Let me preface this with a quote from the email sent by Stephanie Tinsley Fitzwilliam, PR Manager for Devolver Digital, the publisher of Titan Souls. “You die a lot, get used to it.” This really gets at the core of the game. Death is an integral part of the gameplay, but...

Story of Seasons Review – Parallel Produce

Story of Seasons Review – Parallel Produce

Apr 7, 2015

The Non-Harvest Moon Harvest Moon That Actually Isn’t Harvest Moon, by the People who Developed Harvest Moon. Yeah. It’s Harvest Moon.   For whatever reason, I’ve always gravitated towards simulation games as a sort of palate cleanser between heavier experiences such as JRPGs and FPS’s. Enjoying the slower pace and customization options usually...

Bloodborne Review – Masochism Redefined

Bloodborne Review – Masochism Redefined

Apr 1, 2015

Death comes ripping   From Software’s Souls games have been carving a bloody swath through legions of masochistic gamers since Demon’s Souls released on the Playstation 3 six short years ago. Wearing the punishing legacy of creator Hidetaka Miyazaki’s challenging Kings Field titles proudly on its bloodied sleeve, Demon’s Souls, and...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 4 Review

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 4 Review

Mar 21, 2015

A Not So Final Metamorphosis   Capcom has me believing again. I’m not saying that Resident Evil Revelations 2 is an amazing or perfect game by any standards But this game could definitely serve as a watershed moment for the RE series overall. It’s structured digital episodic release as well as general game direction could certainly be seen as a step in...