The game industry’s fondness for reiteration is well-known and frequently criticized. But recently, publishers have doubled down, creating remakes of remakes. With two degrees of separation, these works often demonstrate a healthy amount of divergence ...Read More »
The game industry’s fondness for reiteration is well-known and frequen...
An Exceedingly Familiar Fairy and Fencer With remakes, remasters, and ...
Stayin’ Alive The abundance of survival-themed games could be read as ...
Tales of Exclusivity Today, Microsoft’s consoles are little more than ...
An Adorable Shoot ‘Em Up In a perfect world, cute ‘em-ups would be rel...
Go retro with Ravva and the Cyclops Curse, a title that recalls the look and play of NES-era games and build bit-mapped platformers with PlataGO!, a toolset that permits players to build their own run-and-jumps. ...Read More »
An Exceedingly Familiar Fairy and Fencer With remakes, remasters, and ports comprise a significant portion of the game industry’s output, it’s natural to be a bit skeptical of the whole practice. Although a number of ...Read More »
Whether your preference is taking to the foe-filled skies in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown to skirmishing with shapely shinobi in SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal, this week’s new releases offer plenty of paths to fulfillment. ...Read More »
Stayin’ Alive The abundance of survival-themed games could be read as a harbinger. Titles like Minecraft, Crashlands, How to Survive, Oxygen Not Included, and a bevy of battle-royale games all toss players into desolate environments. ...Read More »
Tales of Exclusivity Today, Microsoft’s consoles are little more than curios in Japan, with market share besieged by competitors. But back in the late 2000s, the company was hoping to strengthen their presence across the ...Read More »
A Puzzling Slow Start in the West Picross (a portmanteau for ‘Picture Crossword’) games haven’t always enjoyed stateside success. When Nintendo’s nonogram-based puzzler, Mario’s Picross, was released for the Game Boy in 1995, the title ...Read More »
Sure, January’s first few days were rather lackluster, but finally there’s a reason to rejoice. With new releases like Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, Onimusha: Warlords, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe arriving this ...Read More »
An Adorable Shoot ‘Em Up In a perfect world, cute ‘em-ups would be released with regular frequency. But save for two Deathsmiles titles, the disappointing Otomedius, and QP Shooting – Dangerous!!, the last decade has ...Read More »
Recommended for Groups Like many games geared toward local, competitive play Super Treasure Arena is fun with small groups. There’s an absorbing sense of tension between the two dominant approaches to play. You can opt ...Read More »