Category «Reviews»

REVIEW – Astebreed (PS4/Switch)

A New Perspective Originally released in 2015 on PS4, Astebreed is now being ported to Switch here in 2018. Even though this 2.5D shooter is a few years old, don’t let that distract you as this is one fast paced bullethell. This isn’t a typical shooter as the main gimmick is the ever changing perspective. …

REVIEW – Paw Patrol: On A Roll (Xbox One)

Puppy Rescue Heroes Designed for pre-schoolers who are fans of the Nickelodeon TV show, Paw Patrol: On a Roll is a licensed game parents will probably buy for their youngster regardless. Luckily, what’s here is something any four or five year old, beginning gamers, will enjoy. If I had to summarize Paw Patrol in one …

REVIEW – Heavy Fire: Red Shadow (Xbox One)

Stationary FPS The Heavy Fire series has seen several releases on numerous platforms for almost a decade now. Heavy Fire: Red Shadow is the latest game in this series and is a stationary first-person shooter as opposed to the more on-rails presentation of the other titles. Although it provides some mindless entertainment in short bursts, …

REVIEW – Zarvot – A Game About Cubes (Switch)

What’s A Zarvot? Zarvot isn’t your typical action arcade title. Playing as a simple cube with a ton of personality, the single player campaign is a charming, yet ridiculous outing set in a realistic metropolitan environment… only each character is a block and there are enemies to shoot. Zarvot is one of those games you …

REVIEW – Fast Striker (PS4)

Stiff Controller Fast Striker is a 2D vertical shoot’em up (shmup) composed of six stages, boss battles, four difficulty settings for replay value, and a ton of bullets. Contrary to its name, this bullethell isn’t exactly fast paced. While the screen is often filled with projectiles, especially in the later stages, the player’s ship actually …

REVIEW – Soulblight (Switch)

Cool Name. Poor Gameplay. Soulblight, a top-down Roguelike action RPG, separates itself by use of the taint system. Not to be confused with the area of your body where the sun don’t shine, this system does not involve traditional leveling or grinding but rather a give-and-take system. “Gluttony, Lust, Cannibalism – how far will you …

REVIEW – The Swindle: A Steampunk Cybercrime Caper (Xbox One)

Stealing Stealthily If you mixed the randomly generated 2D action of Spelunky with stealth and light RPG elements, you would get The Swindle. The goal is to infiltrate banks and steal their money without setting off alarms, evading guards, and not getting zapped or blown up. Controls are simple enough, there is jump and melee …

REVIEW – Marble It Up! (Switch)

Ball Without the Monkey If Marble Madness was made today, it would be Marble It Up! With the goal of reaching the finish line in the shortest amount of time, this ball rolling sim is ideal for players who love mastering the time trial option of any racing game. As the title would indicate, the …

REVIEW – Fishing Sim World (Xbox One)

Fell Off the Hook The makers of Train Sim are dipping their toe in the fishing sim pond once again with Fishing Sim World. Euro Fishing was released in 2015 and now Fishing Sim World seems to be the sequel of sorts although not limited to Europe. For a game with Sim in the title …