10 months ago

Preview: Cross Blitz

Ahoy mateys, it’s your local pirate friend (I’ve been known to engage in a little pirate action of the swashbuckling variety….) here today. Break out the sea shanties, because we’re doing a preview today, and yarrrrr…. it has pirates. And cards! The game today is Cross Blitz, developed by Tako Boy Studios, a retro-styled deckbuilder
1 year ago

Mini-Review: Infernax Deux or Die

It’s not all that often that I get the opportunity to revisit a beloved review title after it’s release, but when The Arcade Crew reached out for word on the latest major update for Infernax, of course I had to check it out for myself. So, for those of you who haven’t heard of Infernax
1 year ago

Review: Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider

I’d really like to be able to say that when we got the full review build for this particular title, my experience of playing through the demo for Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider had already slipped through my memory and faded into half-remembered ephemera. Because that’s exactly what this game feels like it’s emulating right down to
30 Sep 2022

Preview: Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider

How do you feel about classic action games from the 16-bit era? Because that’s going to inform a lot about how you feel when it comes to Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider. The 16-bit era of console gaming had a slightly disjointed start, with the Sega Genesis having launched a solid two years before the Super Nintendo
10 Mar 2022

Review: Young Souls

At the tail end of last September, I had the opportunity to check out the demo for Young Souls, a previously Stadia-exclusive beat ‘em up developed by 1P2P and published by The Arcade Crew. By and large, the general takeaway from my several hours with it was an exceedingly positive one, and I found myself
16 Feb 2022

Review: Infernax

Few games have made me more excited over a simple trailer than Infernax. As someone who grew up with 8-bit action games, I eagerly covered a preview of it last month, where I was pleased with what they had and could only speculate on where it would go. When I heard I’d have the opportunity
29 Sep 2021

Preview: Young Souls

There’s nothing quite like a good beat ’em up. Tricks of the trade guarantee things like fast-paced action, in-depth combat, and side-scrolling mayhem, with aesthetic flourish typically being the cherry on top. When a developer can successfully integrate all four of these elements into a cohesive whole, it’s easy to find yourself with a pretty
3 Jun 2021

Preview: The Last Spell

For whatever reason, I wind up reviewing and previewing a lot of roguelikes here. I don’t know exactly why, especially when the line between a good roguelike and a mediocre one can be so thin. See, the thing is that it’s really easy to make a game wherein you start out underpowered and have to
5 Mar 2020

PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Young Souls

“Jenn and Tristan are two teenagers who find themselves suddenly abandoned and without a family until a good-hearted scientist adopts and brings them into his home settled within a small port town. Life in Portsbourgh for Jenn and Tristan proves uneventful. Uneventful, that is, until they uncover a portal to another world which threatens the
6 Feb 2020

Review: Kunai

We honestly seem to be in the middle of something like a Metroidvania renaissance; while there were a few years wherein the genre was fairly quiet, these days there seems to be a surfeit of platformers in which you traverse a contiguous world and progress via new upgrades and killing bosses along the way. And
5 May 2019

Review: Dark Devotion

It's time to bolster your faith and do some temple delving in our review of Dark Devotion developed by Hibernian Workshop and published by The Arcade Crew for PC via Steam.