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REVIEW – MagiCat (Switch)

High on Catnip Inspired by 8 and 16-bit platformers on the early 90s, MagiCat feels and looks like a spiritual successor to Mutant Mudds. For only $5, there is a ton of game here and a lot to appreciate. As the title would suggest, the player controls a cat and the goal is to make …

REVIEW – Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Xbox One)

A Return to Form Born on the PS3, Valkyria Chronicles made a name for itself with its unique blend of action strategy with 3rd person shooting. It eventually spawned a couple sequels on the PSP, one of which was never localized, and last year’s Valkyria Revolution was an awkward Dynasty Warriors action title that missed …

REVIEW – Arcade Islands Volume One (Xbox One)

Party Planet 1.5 At the end of 2017, Mastiff and Teyon released Party Planet on Switch, a mini game compilation that supported local multiplayer with several controller options. Arcade Islands Volume One on Xbox One and PS4 is essentially Party Planet 1.5 just with a sleeker interface, detailed online leaderboards, and a more intuitive island …

REVIEW – Ninjin: Clash of Carrots (Xbox One)

“Ehh, what’s up doc?” Mixing a beat’em up but with a twist of an endless runner, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is easy-going, mindless fun especially in co-op mode. In classic brawlers like Streets of Rage, Final Fight, or the TMNT games, the players walk from left to right and punch everything that moves. Ninjin is …

REVIEW – Blade Strangers (PS4) with stream

Strangers Indeed The fact that Blade Strangers exists is a bit of a miracle unto itself. With a roster of uncommon characters and casual combat mechanics, this 1v1 fighting game has the gameplay to cater to beginners or non-fighting game fans whereas the character selection is more for a niche audience. The point of the …

REVIEW – Death’s Gambit (PS4)

Death’s Obstacle Course For Sure Although I hate making this comparison as it seems to be mentioned constantly when talking about any game nowadays, Death’s Gambit is like Dark Soul only in 2D. With a strong emphasis on conquering difficult combat, the steep difficulty spikes and constant retries will turn off some players. Playing as …

REVIEW – Polygod (Xbox One)

Low Poly Count Polygod is a randomly generated first-person shooter with simplified controls and even simpler gameplay mechanics. Built around extreme difficulty, some players might appreciate the brutal and unfair challenge. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. Like the original Quake and Wolfenstein, the gun is in the center of the screen and there …

REVIEW – Robbotto (Switch)

Domo Domo A clone of Bubble Bobble, Robbotto is a simple arcade game that is easy to pick-up-and-play and built around getting a high score while playing through 100 single screened stages. Instead of spitting bubbles and trapping enemies like Bub and Bob, the player controls a robot in which enemies must be shot with …