Review: Contra: Rogue Corps

I can still remember a Christmas Day back when I was in elementary school, unwrapping my very first video game console: a Nintendo Entertainment System. Until that day video games had been forbidden in our house (they aren't educational!), so my siblings and myself were a bit confused at the gift in front of our eyes. Read More

PAX West 2019 Hands-on: Indivisible

When I was a kid, I was really in to video games, and I used to spend a lot of time doodling out ideas for what I thought would be cool games (I was a nerd, don't judge me). One idea I remember clearly having was a cross between a JRPG and a side-scroller. The closest I've found in recent memory was the game Exist Archive, but my idea was one that had full platformer elements as well. Read More

Review: Catherine: Full Body

The original Catherine made waves when it came out with its unflinching approach to confronting the uncomfortable issues surrounding love and lust. Sure, there were plenty of games where sex happened, or where romance played a key role in the plot, but very few dealt with the consequences sex has, or dealt with the more stressful parts of maintaining a relationship. It asked the players themselves about how they felt concerning relationships. Read More

Review: Whipseey and the Lost Atlas

These days, modern day and retro-styled platformers have seen quite a bit of a comeback. In between modern remakes and reimaginings of established franchises, indie titles that have made a serious impression on me (looking at you Cuphead), and new titles that feel comfortable in their own skin, I was feeling pretty good about the direction this genre is going. Read More

Review: Dragon Quest Builders 2

A few years back, there was a little crafting game that caught me by surprise: Dragon Quest Builders. As I have mentioned before, I initially thought the game was a late-to-the-party cash grab on the crafting genre when demoing it, but it turned out to be much more than I had anticipated when diving into the full game. Read More

Review: SolSeraph

I grew up back during the times of the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64, and it's an era that I have much nostalgia for...despite never owning either system. Before I turned 13 or so, my parents did not allow any video games in our home ("They aren't educational."), so I got most of my gaming memories from time spent at friend's houses. Read More

E3 2019 Hands-on: The Riftbreaker

If there's one thing that attending multiple E3 and PAX West expos has taught me, it's that the Polish indie games scene is thriving. Over the past few years, both expos have had a booth dedicated to titles coming from a country that isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about gaming (aside from CD Projekt Red, probably). Read More

Review: Judgment (PS4)

When something makes money, making more titles available to their audience only makes sense. Since Sega has been remaking and adding new entries to Kazuma Kiryu's story for modern consoles, players (including myself) were happy to see his gritty journey from low-ranking yakuza to makeshift father figure come to fruition midway through 2018. Read More