Category: Game Review

Aug 27

Sonic Mania Review: Back To Beautiful Basics

Gotta Go Fast! Okay, So What’s Next? Way back in my personal gaming history, I was a early teen watching the 1990s console war between Sega and Nintendo spill over from the pages of magazines into schools and living rooms.

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Apr 10

Broforce Review (PC)

If you grew up during the heyday of the 80s and 90s, there’s no doubt you were likely exposed to serious amounts of 80s and 90s action flicks. Because ‘MURICA! 🙂 Filled to the brim with fearless heroes killing innumerable amounts of communist fascists, terrorist scum, and extra-terrestrial threats, few can resist a testosterone boost …

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Apr 09

Ultratron Review (PlayStation 4)

Those of us old-schoolers who remember the Williams’ classic twin-stick shooter Robotron 2084 will likely find a familiar comfort with Curve Studios’ Ultratron, which takes that approach with its frenetic robot-zapping action. You play as the Ultratron, a robot programmed to get revenge for the dispatched human race against his own kind – a job …

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Apr 07

Arcade Archives: Renegade Review (PlayStation 4)

Ah, Renegade. This game brings back memories of the arcade scene I grew up in, WAY back in the 80s. To be honest, I have lots of memories of pumping way too many quarters into all kinds of games back then, but especially beat-em-up titles such as Double Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Renegade. …

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Jun 06

Rogue Legacy Review (Xbox One)

The title very succinctly sums the idea behind this game up nicely: it’s a Rogue-like with a legacy mechanic, and as such becomes a challenging, nostalgic, and compelling action platformer, one that can you playing over and over for hours and yet have you absolutely minimal or even NO actual progress.

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Jan 14

Retro Review: Midway Arcade Origins

When I was young and the arcades were still a THING, I would frequently head to the local one and pump WAY too many quarters into games from SNK, Atari, and Midway. For those people who are still nostalgic for those games of days gone by, Warner Brothers released a compilation for us that includes …

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Dec 20

FTL: Faster Than Light Review (PC)

Oh look. My ship is on fire AGAIN. Once again I’m getting crushed by a random encounter from some ship of another, be it a rebel or a pirate. My ship gets hit by missile fire again, and she explodes. End of game. I facepalm. Then I start again. FTL, why do you make me …

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May 29

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams review (XBox Live Arcade)

Whoa. Wait. What? The Giana Sisters? Now here’s a series that I haven’t seen in a long time. The history of this particular group of titles is certainly an interesting one. For all us older folks, many of us first experienced the original version of the Giana Sisters back on our non-IBM machines, such as …

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