A traditional review approaches would not be kind to Guts and Glory. The game’s recent exodus from Steam’s Early access program and onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch would seem to signal that the ...Read More »
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Following the success of 2010’s Hyperdimension Neptunia, developer Compile Heart’s output drifted toward the formulaic. Beyond a structure split between visual novel-based storytelling and turn-based combat, the Toshima-ku based studio integrated a copious amount of ...Read More »
Compilations that bundle Mega Man’s previously-released titles are plentiful. But in the past decade, the Blue Bomber’s appearances have grown distressingly infrequent, with an eight-year gap between 2010’s Mega Man 10 and this October’s upcoming ...Read More »
Poultry gets some long-deserved representation with the release of both Bomb Chicken and Chicken Assassin on the Switch. But before crying, “fowl” at these two half-hatched titles, know there are plenty of other titles arriving. ...Read More »
With revenue in the billions, battle royale-style showdowns might seem like the hottest trend around. But there’s a solid argument that the incorporation of rogue-like elements has had the largest impact on the industry. Every ...Read More »
One of my earliest and most enduring gaming memories was produced by Dave Theurer’s 1981 classic coin-on, Tempest. As one of the first machines to employ Color-QuadraScan vector graphics, the game’s vibrant output looked like ...Read More »
In the West, most lucrative intellectual properties are protected with litigious fervor. But that’s not always the case across the rest of the world. Case in point: in Japan, former Taito programmer Jun’ya Ota spurred ...Read More »
While it might seem hard to believe, Steam was a relatively unfamiliar platform in Japan six years ago. But the PC port of Dark Souls changed that, and when sales of FromSoftware’s title greatly exceeded ...Read More »
With an annual onslaught of sequels, remakes, and derivative copy-cat titles, it’s easy to become cynical during E3. But look past the assurance-promoting pressers or the ostentatious showfloor booths, and you might find the rare ...Read More »
Given Bomber Crew’s bubble-headed, cutesy squad-mates, you might assume that the game is a light-hearted interpretation of aerial warfare. But in execution, the game plays like Memphis Belle reimagined with a cast of Fisher-Price Little ...Read More »