One Strike is a minimalistic fighting game developed by Retro Reactor for Steam in 2017. It was ported to Nintendo Switch in 2018, which is the version I’m playing now. One Strike doesn’t feature combos, or complex commands for special moves. With six characters to choose from, you block, attack, and dodge. The game doesn’t… Continue reading One Strike. “Party Slasher.” A Review.
The 90s. Everyone who played video games in the 90s played Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and I’m willing to bet most people around my age played it without having been heavily into video games. It was one of those cultural touchstones that new dads go to youtube for, leaving cringy comments in videos of Superman… Continue reading Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (N64)
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction is an open world action game set in North Korea. NK has weapons of mass destruction, several nations have nested themselves there to quell a threat, breaking out into warfare amongst themselves, and you’re a mercenary who plays all sides (besides North Korea) in an attempt to take down the deck… Continue reading Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. “Explosive Ninja Politics.” A Review.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake of the NES title Fire Emblem Gaiden released on the 3DS in the year 2017. This is almost one year away from when they released three versions of the same exact fucking game with Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, Birthright, and Resolution. I was very put off… Continue reading Fire Emblem Echoes Gaiden 3DS Critty. “Critty!” A Review.
The first fighting game series I loved was Mortal Kombat. Being a child of the 90s, I was obsessed with the brutality, the fatalities, and a yellow ninja named Scorpion. I rented Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 many times. I had dreams of waking up and seeing the game sitting in the slot of my Super… Continue reading Rank my Childhood! Street Fighter II Turbo Hyper Fighting!
When it comes to indie games, roguelikes and lites are my favorite genre in much of the same way people used to love going to the arcade. You see something with an aesthetic that meshes with your interests, it feels great to play, but it feels incredibly challenging such that one play session often becomes… Continue reading RANK THE ROGUE! Wizards of Legend
Right off the bat I must state that Slay the Spire is an early access game on steam. As such, I expect the game will continue to grow more feature-complete as the year continues, likely affecting my view of the game as I play. At the moment, there is a lot on offer without the… Continue reading Ranking the Rogue: Slay the Spire
These games occupied my time and filled me with joy despite their age. Not only do they hold up, but they’re ernest recommendations from your’s truly! Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4 was always a video game I could count on as one of my favorites of all time. It has a creepy atmosphere, an… Continue reading GotY 2017! Best Game From Another Year!
Whew, we made it! The world still exists much as we’ve always known it. And though every single day there’s something new to get pissed at, one fact can be said: 2017 was a tremendous year for video games. Which is great. I think we all need something to distract us for at least part… Continue reading Game of the Year 2017!
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.