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REVIEW – I, ZOMBIE Xbox One with Stream

Sneaking By Taking cues from the original Metal Gear titles, I, ZOMBIE is all about sneaking around a stationary map to turn humans into zombies, adding numbers to your attack horde, in a sort of half puzzle half strategy game. Besides sneaking and knowing the right time to attack, the other gimmick is controlling your …

REVIEW – Switch: Or Die Trying Xbox One

Has Nothing To Do With Nintendo Inspired by brutally difficult platformers like Super Meat Boy and The End Is Nigh, Switch: Or Die Trying implements some unique ideas but ultimately winds up being a frustrating controller smasher. Each level might be focused on reaching the end but really the meat of gameplay is all about …

REVIEW – Grid Mania Switch Review

Exceling Battleship Grid Mania is a puzzle game built around trial and error. Playing like a 2D Rubik’s Cube, the goal is to move different colored balls on an Excel spreadsheet to their corresponding colored cell. Moving balls from the right side of the screen will make them appear on the left side and the …

REVIEW – Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology 3DS

Learning From Mistakes Thinking of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology on 3DS as a finished, tangible product is in direct correlation to its gameplay and plotline. From a gameplay perspective, the player uses time travel to fix mistakes of the past, sort of like the movie Groundhog Day. This 3DS port of the original DS version …

REVIEW – Tiles Xbox One with Stream

Simple And Clean Tiles has to be one of the most simplistic games ever made. Composed of nothing more than colored squares on a black background, the goal is to reach the red tile while stepping on every blue tile along the way. In a weird way, it is almost like a flat version of …

REVIEW – Mad Carnage Switch

Bad Carnage Like a poor man’s Advance Wars, Mad Carnage is a forgettable tactics simulation with a Mad Max vibe. Controlling cars on a grid, the gimmick lies within unique character movement as cars cannot turn on a dime or rotate for a tight turn, can eventually be upgraded, and need to take advantage of …

REVIEW – Aperion Cyberstorm Switch

Bullet-Hell Horde Mode Aperion Cyberstorm is a 5-player co-op twin stick shooter similar to Robotron or Geometry Wars. Once one screen is cleared, the player(s) move onto the next are(n)a and repeats this process until the game is finished or you quit from boredom. Defeated enemies occasionally drop crystals that will eventually fade away if …

REVIEW – ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun Switch

The Name Says It All ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is the Warioware of auto-runners. With one button to hover and one button to shoot forward, gameplay couldn’t be any simpler as the goal is to dodge traps, reach the end of the stage, and collect Atomiks, small colored orbs. The difference here is that each stage is …

REVIEW – Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Xbox One

Royalty For Hire Making its way onto Xbox One from PC and PS4 before it, Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition is basically a Mega Man-type clone only with item and gun crafting. This 2D shooter/action platformer can offer fun in fifteen minute increments but ultimately suffers from repetitive stages, enemies, and mission objectives. You play as …

REVIEW – Wild Guns Reloaded PS4

A Few In the Chamber In an age of remakes, re-releases, and remasterings, it has become the norm seeing old games get a second life on new gen consoles. Often times, these re-releases go beyond just increasing screen resolution and smoothing out the frame rate by adding new features to modernize gameplay to current standards. …