88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition Review

Pretty (Mediocre) H8 Machine   88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition shares more than a bit in common with BroForce, indie studio Free Lives’ cult classic from 2015. After all, both games are rendered in purposely-retro style, allowing you to take control of a stable of ridiculous characters based on…

Raiden V: Director’s Cut Review

Gonna take you right into the danger zone…   When it comes to vertically-scrolling soot ’em ups, few franchises have endured for quite as long as Raiden has. Since its 1990 debut, the franchise has spawned five sequels and a number of critically acclaimed spin-offs over the years, including the…

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle Review

A Clear Miss I feel like Touhou Project spinoffs haven’t been doing so hot lately. Earlier this year we saw the release of Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus which, regrettably, weren’t all that great. And that’s okay. Not every game in a series is going to be phenomenal. There’s always the chance…

Chaos;Child Review

Chaotic Good I don’t know about you, but I’ve got quite a bit of respect for 5pb. when it comes to the Visual Novel genre. Sure, only a handful of their “Science Adventure” series have managed to hit the West so far, but that’s all it really took for…

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Review

A Genre-Defining DRPG Experience It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Etrian Odyssey game, huh? Sure, we were lucky enough to see remakes of the first two Etrian Odyssey titles with the Untold games throughout the past few years, but I bet that most fans by now…

A Hat in Time Review

She who wears many hats This is a really interesting time for games. It was a few years ago that it seemed like every game developer was hopping on this hot new Kickstarter thing, from the DoubleFine project that would eventually become Broken Age to the less favorably-fated Mighty No. 9. On came A…

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