Category «Reviews»

REVIEW – Jumping Joe & Friends Switch

The Doodler Must Be One of the Friends QubicGames has been on a cold streak lately, releasing subpar games like Pirates: All Aboard!, Mad Carnage, and Astro Bears Party. Their newest Switch game, Jumping Joe & Friends, is a $4.99 knockoff of Doodlejump. Although it isn’t fun for more than ten minutes, this is the …

REVIEW – SHIO PS4

Killing You Harshly Super difficult platformers seem to be a genre all their own recently with standout titles like Super Meat Boy, the End is Nigh, or crafting ridiculous stages in Super Mario Maker. While challenging for sure, no one has ever played these games for their story or narrative elements. Shio takes this tough-as-nails …

REVIEW – The Banner Saga Switch

Flying The Flag Originally released on PC and mobile devices in 2014, The Banner Saga was eventually ported to Xbox One and PS4. Having played and highly enjoyed both Banner Saga 1 and Banner Saga 2, having the option to replay this beloved series on Switch just feels right. You can read my review of …

REVIEW – AO International Tennis Xbox One

Fault It wasn’t until the release of AO International Tennis that I realized that gamers have been neglected a quality tennis game, specifically a simulation, almost entirely during the last console generation. With all this time since the Virtua Tennis and Top Spin games, surely AO International Tennis can use this time to its advantage …

REVIEW – Tyr: Chains of Valhalla PS4

Tire? Tier? Tear? Trrrurr? Coming to life as a kickstarter campaign by Ennui Studio, Tyr: Chains of Valhalla is a Mega Man style clone on Steam and PS4. From a 2.5D perspective, the highlighting feature is the cyberpunk Norse mythology visual aesthetic, specifically the hand drawn story segments. Unfortunately, everything else is a complete mess …

REVIEW – Dragon’s Crown Pro PS4

Making a Beautiful Game Even More Attractive When Dragon’s Crown was released in 2013, we enjoyed it and had the privilege of streaming it before it was officially released. Now, almost five years later, Dragon’s Crown Pro has been upgraded from the HD PS3 era to the 4k visuals of PS4 and PS4 Pro. Although …

REVIEW – Death Road to Canada Xbox One with stream

The Road More Traveled Putting a new twist on the classic Oregon Trail gameplay, Death Road to Canada contains very difficult but also rather humorous gameplay. Relying on both luck and skill to survive, reaching Canada is one death-filled journey that is quite entertaining. Playing as a custom made avatar or a randomly generated character, …

REVIEW – The Way Remastered Switch

The Meaning Of Life How far would you go to be with the ones you love the most? This question is the driving force behind the main character as he tries to resurrect his dead wife, literally digging her up from her grave, stealing a spaceship James Bond-style, and traveling to a distance planet rumored …

REVIEW – Nihilumbra Switch

Been There, Done That Playing as a blob running from the void, a purple fog that absorbs everything it touches, the goal is ultimately to get from one side of the screen to the other. Like Limbo or Typoman, Nihilumbra, a $7.99 digital download, is a moody puzzle platformer with a distinct visual presentation. Unfortunately, …

REVIEW – Bouncy Bob Switch

Please Bounce Off A Cliff Using only a single button, Bouncy Bob deserves some credit for a creative approach but ultimately suffers from frustrating gameplay. From a 2D side scrolling perspective, the goal is to jump on the heads of the randomly spawning enemies that mindlessly move back and forth throughout the arena. However, the …