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REVIEW – One Strike (Switch)

One Hit Kill With rock-paper-scissor reflex based gameplay, One Strike is an approachable one-on-one fighter. The premise is simple in that one successful attack will kill your opponent. One button attacks, another blocks, and the shoulder buttons can dash in either direction. That’s it. There is no high/low attacks, weak/medium/strong buttons, or technical combos to …

REVIEW – Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Xbox One with Stream

Reviving the Past In 1994 Shaquille O’Neal took advantage of his popularity and released a one-on-one fighter called Shaq Fu on 16-bit consoles as well as handhelds. Remembered for all the wrong reasons, this Street Fighter knockoff gained a reputation for being bad and nonsensical. Now, over 20 years later, Shaq has made a new …

REVIEW – Quad Fighter K Switch Review

It is Dangerous To Go Alone With 8-bit visuals and arcade quarter munching gameplay, Quad Fighter K on Nintendo Switch is an action packed four-player co-op new old school shooter. With a strong emphasis on co-op gameplay and priced under $10, this Aksys Games published vertical shooter can satisfy that arcade itch. The gimmick behind …

REVIEW – West of Loathing Switch

Funny. Absurd. Ridiculous. With an absurd sense of humor and unconventional RPG elements, West of Loathing is a downloadable Switch eShop title that shouldn’t be overlooked. West of Loathing is a Western RPG that is more ridiculous than its name. Presented through a stick figure black and white hand drawn art style, the focus of …

REVIEW – Banner Saga 2 Switch Review

Marching Forward Banner Saga 1 not only contained an engrossing story, it ended on a life or death situation (trying to avoid spoilers here). Banner Saga 2 kicks off immediately after the events of the first game with your decisions playing host to consequence. While it is possible to jump into the Banner Saga series …

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 …