7 months ago

Review: Yohane the Parhelion: BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE

There is a recurring theme for me in taking reviews for games that are spinoffs of series I know nothing about. Yohane the Parhelion: BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE, aside from having the probably most overwritten title I will see all year in my review queue (it has very little time left in the year to
1 year ago

Review: Grim Guardians: Demon Purge

When I first saw the trailer for Grim Guardians: Demon Purge, a few inspirations immediately stuck out in my mind. A castle of demons full of diverse architecture, a variety of abilities just as useful for exploration as they are for combat, an aesthetic reminiscent of Symphony of the Night and Aria of Sorrow, plus
27 Jul 2022

Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt 3

Twenty years ago (holy crap has it really been that long?), the development studio Inti Creates got their start working on the Mega Man franchise with the much-beloved Mega Man Zero series. After producing a number of games in various different subseries in the franchise, Mega Man went into its famous content drought. But that
27 Jan 2022

Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2

You know what series is deceptively difficult to make work? Mega Man. The thing about the Mega Man franchise and its derivations is that all of them are based upon a rather simple template. You go around and fight a few bosses, acquiring weapons from each of them, then you go through a fortress stage
26 Sep 2019

Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX

Everyone strives to find their niche, the one thing that they can do incredibly well. Maybe you're really good at building furniture, or the go-to person to cook up a perfect steak. Sure, there's a lot of other things you may enjoy doing, but there's the one particular thing that makes you stand out.