Mace, the Final Frontier- Particle Mace Review

Mace, the Final Frontier- Particle Mace Review

Jan 25, 2015

Particle Mace smashes its way to the stars.   For all that we talk about presentation, complex mechanics, and deep storytelling, there’s still a lot to be said for simple, arcade-y fun. Once in a while, we need something that feels like Asteroids, or Geometry Wars, or even a fusion of the two. A fusion of the two, with some Osmos-like physics, and a...

Lords of Xulima Review

Lords of Xulima Review

Jan 25, 2015

Party like it’s 1991 DISCLAIMER: I never finished Lords of Xulima. There’s simply too much game here, and I didn’t have enough time. There is supposedly 150+ hours of content, and if the approximately 25 hoursĀ I played are any indication, the entire game is worth seeing.     When designing Lords of Xulima, it’s almost certain...

Brandish: The Dark Revenant Review- Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

Brandish: The Dark Revenant Review- Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

Jan 23, 2015

Adventure aged gracefully     Like fine wine, there are indeed games that truly get better with age. Whether it’s through the hard work of dedicated fan communities who create mods to keep an aging game fresh years after its release, or updated HD remixes of classic titles from previous generations, there’s no denying the allure that comes...

Absurd World Problems- Citizens of Earth Review

Absurd World Problems- Citizens of Earth Review

Jan 20, 2015

Everybody wants to rule the world At long last, Waveform developer Eden Industries’ retro-inspired RPG, Citizens of Earth is here. First announced last year, this comical, Super Nintendo-inspired adventure immediately caught our attention with its similarities to the venerated Mother series along with its interesting, populace-recruiting premise. With its...

Lost in Transmutation- Alphadia Genesis Review

Lost in Transmutation- Alphadia Genesis Review

Jan 12, 2015

Alphadia Genesis may be casting too many kinds of spells.   RPGs, as we all know, are particularly unpredictable beasts, and should be treated with extreme caution. Unwary gamers may find themselves ensnared 20 hours deep in an RPG without even noticing their own state of peril. Signs of RPGs include long-winded storylines, party-based battle mechanics,...

Three Vikings Walk Into a Spaceship… – The Lost Vikings Review

Three Vikings Walk Into a Spaceship… – The Lost Vikings Review

Jan 4, 2015

Praise Odin for nostalgia. The Lost Vikings is a welcome trip through Blizzard’s time capsule. Last November at Blizzcon it was announced there would be a new unit for the upcoming Heroes of the Storm MOBA. Their names are Baleog, Olaf, and Erik the Swift. For newer Blizzard fans, these characters may be unknown, but for those of growing up in the 16-bit...