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One Strike. “Party Slasher.” A Review.

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.

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Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. “Explosive Ninja Politics.” A Review.

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.

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Fire Emblem Echoes Gaiden 3DS Critty. “Critty!” 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.

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Rank my Childhood! Street Fighter II Turbo Hyper Fighting!

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!

Ranking the Rogue · Reviews · Roguelikes

RANK THE ROGUE! Wizards of Legend

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

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.