One of the perks of being a game reviewer is learning about upcoming games that may be easy to miss. Sometimes, these hidden gems can provide more entertainment than big named titles, and when that happens it’s ALWAYS the best feeling. I recently had this experience with Arcadia Fallen, a modern fantasy visual novel developed
I’d like to think that given my long stint as a gamer, I have experienced everything that video games have to offer. However, there are times when I am made to realize that is not the case. Unfortunately, those experiences aren’t always positive, as is the case with The Good Life, an RPG adventure game
Have you ever wanted to like an experience, particularly one that would normally check all your boxes, but couldn’t bring yourself to do it? This is exactly how I felt while playing A Juggler’s Tale.
Despite their increasing popularity, I am not a fan of mobile games. Maybe it sounds elitist, but I think there’s just something more enticing about playing games on the big screen and being able to see the worlds crafted by game developers in their full glory. That’s why I was really happy when Witch Spring
I have to admit that it’s a great time to be an otome fan. I remember when the only source of otome games available in the west were either fan-translated ports or very questionable-looking games on sites like Newgrounds. We now get new otome releases almost every year, and as a long-time player of dating
Given that it’s still a relatively new system, I have been anxiously awaiting more games for the PlayStation 5. Scarlet Nexus was one of my most anticipated titles, as it was supposed to scratch that modern JRPG itch that I’ve felt for a while now. In a lot of ways, the game definitely delivered and
This year Ubisoft had some new and familiar faces making an appearance at their E3 press conference. Here’s everything that was shown during their presentation.
While I am not an expert on the intricacies of game development, I have noticed that video games put out by indie developers tend to take some rather unique routes and even introduce new concepts. It is one of my favorite things about the genre because it truly feels like developers have been able to
As one of gaming’s oldest genres, puzzle games are a dime a dozen. Despite that, I find myself excited when a new one is released. The reason being that because there are so many to choose from, developers are forced to either get extremely creative with their presentation or risk falling into obscurity.
The popularity of farming simulators has increased in recent years. This is probably due to games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing becoming successful all over the world. At first, I struggled to understand why doing manual labor on a virtual farm was appealing, but the more I dove into the vibrant world of the
It’s safe to assume that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all pretty hard, especially when it comes to developing our relationships with other people. So imagine my surprise when I found out that the developers over at Serenity Forge had decided to make a game based on this exact premise.
Gods Will Gall, the single-player hack and slash, dungeon crawler, dark fantasy action-RPG developed by Clever Beans, was first brought to my attention at an event I attended in late 2020. At that time, I remember thinking that if the game could deliver on the promises made by its creators, it would be a very
Their massive success over the years has made it difficult to call indie games niche, but they are certainly still playing catch-up to their AAA counterparts. Still, titles like Stardew Valley, Hades, Minecraft, have managed to thrive despite coming from smaller developers. What generally stood out about them was either their vibrant worlds, charming characters,
The 21st century has revolutionized the way we play video games. Titles like Mass Effect and The Witcher III have shown us what is possible when you give players a role in the development of their stories, and what it means to have those choices come with consequences. But what if unlike Mass Effect, you
Despite being newer to the series, I feel confident in saying that the Atelier games are a good representation of what modern JRPGs have become. As a person who grew up playing the classic entries of this genre, though, I’m not yet sure how I feel about the changes of modern entries. However, it was