Balan Wonderworld Review

The pitch for Balan Wonderworld sounds promising. Square Enix gave the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, a whole development team to make a new 3D platformer franchise. But the actual product rapidly becomes a slog of an adventure…

30XX Impressions – Jump’n and Shoot’n Still Feels Great In This Roguelike Sequal!

Battery Staple games were released 20XX back in 2014. This game took the historic gameplay of Capcom’s legendary Mega Man X franchise and infused it with the rogue-like genre’s essence. The result was an incredibly fun action platformer roguelike that…

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Review – Adol the Red is Back!

Adol and his blue-haired pal Dogi are back, and this time there are no boats or amnesia in-sight. Instead, Adol just finds himself in chains and a prison cell. Set in the fortress-turned-prison city of Balduq in Gllia, Ys IX:…

Mobius Front 83′ Reimagines the Cold War as a Grueling Sci-fi Civil War

Often hiding in the “tactical wargame” subgenre of strategy are games that are less likely to make you feel like a battlefield commander and more likely to make you feel like you’re solving a puzzle cube. Whereas XCOM is the…

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Review

Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Beyond Light, finally brings the Darkness to the forefront to tempt you with new powers and abilities to master. Alongside that, it brings stories of redemption, revenge, and a dark future for humanity to face. While…

Genshin Impact Review

A lot of players have been anticipating the attempt at a “Breath of the Wild-like” open-world game to the point where it almost felt inevitable. Genshin Impact is about as close as any developer has gotten to realizing that. But…

No Straight Roads Review

Grab your electric guitar because it’s time for a rock and roll revolution. No Straight Roads from developers Metronomik blends a music-fueled world full of personality with interesting gameplay mechanics that make for a memorable experience that doesn’t overstay its…

Werewolf: the Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest Demo Impressions

Deep in the woods lying hidden are the secrets of your family’s past that you must discover in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest, an upcoming visual novel adventure RPG from developers Different Tales. I had the chance…

Indie Highlights July 2020: Evan’s Remains, Roki, Hylics 2

Indie Highlights is a video series where we’ll highlight awesome indie games we’re playing or you might have missed and are worth checking out. It’s already July and there’s tons of neat indie games to check out! Edited by: Mike…

Indie Highlight June 2020: Cloudpunk, Sludge Life, Timelie

Indie Highlights is a video series where we’ll highlight awesome indie games we’re playing or you might have missed and are worth checking out. It’s a new year and there’s plenty of new Indie games to play! We’re back after…

Signs of the Sojourner Turns Deckbuilding Into Dialogue

Signs of the Sojourner isn’t scared of being a deck-builder in the scariest year in recent memory. Besides all that other stuff going on, the genre isn’t new or novel on the simple strength of it’s mechanics anymore. Developer Echodog…

Granblue Fantasy Versus Review

The fighting game genre can be a daunting one for many people, especially when you layer on dense systems and a whole lot of anime. Granblue Fantasy Versus challenges the notion that anime fighters need to be complex to keep…