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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 …

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 …