10 months ago

Review: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition

Not for the first time, I find myself taking on the full version of a title that I have already previewed. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition already let me dip a toe into what the game had to offer, and I rather liked what it had on display. So I immediately
11 months ago

Preview: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition

Match-3 puzzle-based RPGs have been popular ever since Puzzle Quest arrived back in 2007. It seems like a pretty natural formula to fall back on, only slightly impacted by the fact that as a rule, most of them have kind of been absolutely terrible. While the basics of the puzzle gameplay are solid (we have,
12 months ago

Preview: Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition

Growing up in the 90s, I was very familiar with Apogee thanks to their extensive shareware catalog. I spent many an afternoon playing the likes of Raptor and Dark Ages, but none stood out for me quite as much as Rise of the Triad. So of course I was excited to hear Nightdive Studios was
26 Aug 2022

Review: Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed

When it comes to remakes and remasters, one question that always seems to come up is, “How much content can be changed?” For some, a few tweaks and adjustments are perfectly acceptable in the remake of a classic game. Hell, maybe even massive changes are just fine, a la Final Fantasy VII Remake. For others,
5 Sep 2021

Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

2011 was a year of absolutely massive games that have gone on to be considered classics. Portal 2. Skyrim. Dark Souls. The Witcher 2. Hell, one of my favorite games of all time (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) dropped during this absolutely stacked period of gaming. With hit after hit dropping, though, a number of smaller
4 Aug 2021

Review: Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters (Final Fantasy I-III)

So, the first of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters are out. And it is impossible to review the whole product just yet, because the whole product isn’t available right now. We haven’t yet played the Final Fantasy IV through Final Fantasy VI remasters. They’re simply not available to be experienced yet. At the same time,
27 Apr 2021

Review: NieR: Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…

The thing about Yoko Taro games is that there’s nothing else quite like them. And that is, to a certain extent, the problem with Yoko Taro games, because among the things they traditionally haven’t been is very good. Drakengard was the first Taro game I played, and that was a janky mess that got widely
12 Nov 2020

Review: No More Heroes [Switch]

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about certain creators in the industry, it’s that sometimes the more esoteric and weirder ones in the fold tend to push out some interesting games. Personally, my first foray into the minds of these so-called “weird” creators was through Hideo Kojima. Sure, it’s a cliche thing to say. But
8 Sep 2020

Review: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

In many ways, this game is the easiest game to review that I have ever been handed. Here is the review: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning but with some improvements and a different subtitle that is no longer sensible English but some bizarre portmanteau. There. Review over. I am available for
26 Aug 2020

Review: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

Memories can be an odd thing. We remember the games we grew up with, how they made us feel, and then years later, we can revisit them and find that sometimes, our memories have been altered by the flow of time. I can remember sitting in a small bedroom, my friends and I huddled together
21 May 2020

Review: Saints Row: The Third Remastered

It’s weird. I remember a time when open-world sandbox games were the one thing that everyone in the gaming space went head over heels for after Grand Theft Auto III dropped on the PS2. There’s something to be said about the kind of catharsis that games like it provide by dropping you into a huge
25 Feb 2020

Review: SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog 2

We don’t need to delve into the…complicated history of the Blue Blur, but it’s safe to say that 2020 has been shaping up to be a decent year for him. He made his way to American cinemas in a halfway decent (and unsurprisingly immature at times) manner, and the movie is doing quite well at
23 Jan 2020

Review: SEGA AGES Shinobi

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to core Switch players how convenient it is to track down and fire up an increasing number of classic/classic-styled titles that have and continue to flood the plucky little handheld. I’m no angel in this scenario either, as I have downloaded my fair amount of classic titles
6 Aug 2019

Review: Metal Wolf Chaos XD

From the Archives What is there to say about Metal Wolf Chaos XD? It has achieved a level of cult status rarely seen in video games. Even I had heard of it, and I’m not a huge fan of either Japanese games or mech combat. As I started downloading the game I began to wonder
19 Sep 2011

Chrono Trigger Confirmed For iOS And Android Devices

Previously teased, it is now officially confirmed! Square-Enix announced that Chrono Trigger will be available on both iOS and Android devices. While they have provided no official release date for the mobile Chrono Trigger venture, it was mentioned that a “Square Enix Store” will be opened on Android phones, providing a portal for classic Square
7 Sep 2011

Preview: Another World 20th Anniversary Addition

Adventure games, in my opinion, never got the praise they deserved. I could rattle off a list of titles that really defined the genre, but Another World is the topic for today. Developers DotEmu and BulkyPix are bringing the game – “Remastered”, of course – to iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Re-live