Reviews, Switch

Armello marches on to Switch and it shines ever bright

Australian studio League of Geeks’ Armello was already an excellent game to begin with back when it came out in 2015, and now, as it follows the trend of indie games being ported to Nintendo’s wonderful little portable/console mishmash, it shines on the Switch. That’s partly thanks to just how unique Armello is to begin… Continue reading Armello marches on to Switch and it shines ever bright

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PC, Previews, PS4, XONE

BGS 2018: A chat with Traveller’s Tales’ Super-Villain, er… Senior Producer Matthew Ellison

To Traveller’s Tales’ senior producer Matthew Ellison, the most important aspect to the LEGO games is their accessibility and how creatively they make use of their licenses. I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with him for a few minutes at Brazil Game Show last week, where Warner Bros was showing off the… Continue reading BGS 2018: A chat with Traveller’s Tales’ Super-Villain, er… Senior Producer Matthew Ellison

Previews, Switch

BGS 2018: Pokémon Let’s Go feels great to play thanks to the pokéball accessory

There’s no bigger franchise in the world than Pokémon. The evergoing phenomenon is showing no sign of slowing down, and has been trucking along for just about twenty years. Pokémon Blue is still one of my most fondly remembered gaming experiences, and although I’ve since fallen out of the series only to get back to… Continue reading BGS 2018: Pokémon Let’s Go feels great to play thanks to the pokéball accessory

PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch, XONE

Valkyria Chronicles 4 does the impossible and makes war beautiful

It might sound ridiculous to you, but it was only until this fourth entry in Valkyria Chronicles that the very first one finally got a true sequel. Up until now, ever since 2008’s Valkyria Chronicles for the PlayStation 3, the series has seemingly done its best to distance itself from what made that game so… Continue reading Valkyria Chronicles 4 does the impossible and makes war beautiful

PC, Reviews, Switch

The Messenger plays with game design conventions in exciting ways

It is easy to understand why the team behind The Messenger was so reluctant to show the 8-bit/16-bit environment mechanics in the trailers. It’s a very well executed twist: you travel through time and this is represented by an aesthetic evolution between two gaming generations. That’s not exactly a new idea -- 2007’s Super Paper… Continue reading The Messenger plays with game design conventions in exciting ways

PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch

The Gardens Between is a breezy time travelling journey that’s well worth taking

Games that reward your time are few and far between nowadays. With a mountain of grind-heavy collect-a-ton experiences out there, so when a short but extremely sweet game like The Gardens Between comes along, it’s bound to raise some eyebrows. It’s a puzzler that plays with time travelling and doesn’t go too out of its… Continue reading The Gardens Between is a breezy time travelling journey that’s well worth taking

PS4, Reviews

Overcooked 2 is stressful as heck and I love it

It started off easy enough: Just make pasta. Everything was going pretty well, if a bit disorganized. Food lay scattered across the tables and floor, ready for us to grab whenever we needed it so we wouldn't have to run back to the dispensaries. Plates with half-assembled meals lay waiting for the final piece so… Continue reading Overcooked 2 is stressful as heck and I love it

PC, PS Vita, PS4, Reviews, Switch, XONE

Set your sails to a great action JRPG experience in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana  

Finding a good JRPG to play nowadays isn’t as easy as one would imagine. Although there’s no drought of games to dive into, it’s still relatively hard to find a franchise to stick to. Especially one that consistently puts out quality entries, games that are not only fun, but also give enough reason to keep… Continue reading Set your sails to a great action JRPG experience in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana  

Reviews, Switch

20XX is a Mega Man game in almost everything but name

If jumping like Mega Man, shooting like Mega Man and sorta looking like Mega Man were enough for Capcom to slap a Mega Man name on 20XX, they totally would. Outside of a key gameplay difference, Batterystaple Games and Fire Hose Games’ newest Switch release plays exactly like a 2D side scrolling Blue Bomber outing,… Continue reading 20XX is a Mega Man game in almost everything but name

PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch, XONE

Relive the very best (and worst) of Street Fighter in the 30th Anniversary Collection

If there’s one thing Capcom has been known for over the years, it’s for having a knack for re-releasing their games. Be it with the numerous tweaked versions of Street Fighter II in the 1990s or the later enhanced ports of the original Resident Evil, it’s safe to say that they really count on their… Continue reading Relive the very best (and worst) of Street Fighter in the 30th Anniversary Collection