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REVIEW – Vaporum Steampunk Dungeon Crawler (Xbox One)

Return of the Grid-Based Dungeon Crawler Originally released on PC, Vaporum is a first-person grid-based dungeon crawler with a dark steampunk aesthetic. Taking place in a large interconnected tower composed of many tiers, the player is tasked with surviving enemy encounters mixed with hunting-gathering of resources and items. It is important to highlight the grid-based …

REVIEW – Alwa’s Awakening (PS4)

A New NES Game Built like a new original 8-bit NES game, Alwa’s Awakening is an indie Metroidvania that prides itself on its old school visuals and gameplay techniques.  Using nostalgia as one of the main bullet points, this RPG platformer features some appealing gameplay gimmicks but also stumbles a bit by the time the …

REVIEW – Feather (Switch)

A Moving Painting Instead of focusing on engaging gameplay, over-the-top action scenes, or balanced multiplayer arena warfare, Feather takes a step backward by providing a relaxing but barely interactive experience. Calling Feather a game isn’t exactly true since there are no objectives, no secrets, no ways to win, no penalties, no leveling mechanics, and actually …

REVIEW – Silence (Switch)

Stay For the Story Existing somewhere between life and death, Silence is a world filled with imaginative detail.  Encompassed in fertile imagery, this adventure game puts the focus on story with gameplay as a secondary element. Silence is all about Noah and his frightened sister Renie. Originally taking refuge in a small bunker from falling …

REVIEW – Smoots World Cup Tennis (Xbox One) with stream

Plain and Basic I didn’t know what a Smoot was either so I had to Google it. Apparently a smoot is a unit of measurement and there is also an entry in the Urban Dictionary. Further investigation revealed that there are more Smoot games other than this tennis title and smoots are basically a bean …

REVIEW – Mechstermination Force (Switch)

Contra Shadow of the Colossus Mechstermination Force is made by the same small indie team that created the Gunman Clive series and it is easy to see the similarities.  Both games feature a buttery smooth frame rate, addicting shooting mechanics with fluid platforming, and intense boss battles.  While it isn’t promoted this way, Mechstermination Force …

REVIEW – Yet Another Zombie Defense HD (Switch)

Now On Switch Yet Another Zombie Defense was originally born as an Xbox 360 Indie game many years ago and was eventually ported to other platforms including Xbox One.  This Switch version is the same exact game as the Xbox One HD version – you can read this full review HERE. Even though it is …

REVIEW – Fun! Fun! Animal Park (Switch)

Not Fun! Not Fun! Animal Park Fun! Fun! Animal Park is a Switch mini game compilation that is based around animals you might see in the exotic section of a zoo: penguins, pandas, meerkats and even giraffes.  Clearly designed for a younger audience, the overall theme and gameplay is kid friendly but the overall fun …

REVIEW – SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (PS4)

Preserving History The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is not just a compilation of games; it is honoring and preserving the history of a prolific company in an appropriate way. This package is a celebration of some of SNK’s earliest and noteworthy work and is presented in a way that is done with the care and …

REVIEW – Dungeons & Aliens (Switch)

Dwarves Vs Aliens Dungeons & Aliens is a tower defense title where the player defends the left side of the screen from incoming aliens from the right side.  Instead of deploying towers, the player controls the range attacks of dwarfs in real time.  Each battlefield randomly features some barriers, like rocks or explosive barrels, in …