Ranking the Rogue · Reviews · Roguelikes

RANKING THE ROGUE. Flinthook.

Platforming shoot-em-up Flinthook is a roguelite with a retro aesthetic and a novel swing mechanic. Players right click from hook to hook, swinging through the air like Spider-Man. While in the air, players may activate a bullet time ability, slowing time just enough to dodge bullets and take well placed in flight shots of their… Continue reading RANKING THE ROGUE. Flinthook.

Ranking the Rogue · Reviews · Roguelikes

Ranking the Rogue: Eldritch AND Wasted. DOUBLE FEATURE!

Eldritch is a game that wears its influences on its face. It’s HP Lovecraft. Eldritch. That shit comes from him. Got it? It’s a first person sneaker with shooting elements and certain roguelike elements such as permadeath and procedurally generated levels. This game has a good atmosphere that really aids the different monsters who show… Continue reading Ranking the Rogue: Eldritch AND Wasted. DOUBLE FEATURE!

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The Top Ten Video Games of 2016 Written in the Year 2017

As years go, you can’t get much worse than those known by “2016” and “2017.” I’m not going to elaborate: we all know why almost everything sucks. My trade has always been escapism, and I’m not altering my path just yet. Part of the reason I put off writing this thing that I promised when… Continue reading The Top Ten Video Games of 2016 Written in the Year 2017

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Tetris 2 (SNES). “Strangest First Game Ever.” A Review.

When I was younger (as in prior to my fifth birthday) I was more interested in watching video games than playing them. In fact, I was petrified at the idea of losing. I distinctly remember begging for my parents to rent the Pagemaster video game for the Super Nitnendo. They took it home and said… Continue reading Tetris 2 (SNES). “Strangest First Game Ever.” A Review.

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Monolith. “OUT OF NOWHERE!” A Review and Ranking.

Monolith. Shoot-em-up (also written as shmup). Roguelike (or roguelite for you genre nerds). Indie video game. Released June 2017 on Steam. It’s got an oldschool aesthetic–but one that seems capable for older systems to reproduce when it comes to the visuals. The game looks like a colorful oldschool arcade title. Which is appropriate, considering Monolith… Continue reading Monolith. “OUT OF NOWHERE!” A Review and Ranking.