When it comes to golf simulations, there are a relatively small number of requisite experiences. While Links 2004 didn’t pioneer the analog swing system (1997’s Front Page Sports: Golf deserves credit here), it thoroughly refined ...Read More »
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Games do an admirable job at depicting mechanized flight. Whether it’s staunch simulations that mimic the thrills of dogfighting or the sense of bliss felt when taking a variety of craft out for Pilotwings’ lighthearted ...Read More »
Mirroring the type of sophisticated business strategy ordered by a shrewd syndicate boss, SEGA’s Yakuza franchise is moving in several simultaneous directions. Four months ago, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life crooned a swan song ...Read More »
The Touhou Project began with a collection of meticulously-coded bullet-hell shooters, or danmaku. Coded by a former Taito programmer, who operated under the moniker of Team Shanghai Alice, the games earned distinction not just for ...Read More »
Wrestling fans rejoice, not only will this week’s Fire Pro Wrestling World bring back the series from its ill-fated foray into button mashing (from the 2012 Xbox 360 outting) but the release of Yakuza Kiwami ...Read More »
The canonical ending of 2013’s Guacamelee delivered a cheerful conclusion, with protagonist Juan Aguacate using his lucha libre skills to beat Carlos Calaca- a rodeo rider who traded his soul to the devil to mend ...Read More »
Splicing several prevailing mechanics into a single game is hardly a new concept for the industry. Early coin-ops such as Gorf and Tron recognized the virtue of variety; each cabinet provided four distinct amusements unified by a central theme. ...Read More »
For many, there’s a salient period between the twilight of youth and the dawn of adulthood. Before we allow marriage and mortgage to administer our lives, nights of bacchian revelry offer a spirited eulogy to ...Read More »
From large developer houses like Pyro Studios (the Commandos series) and Mercury Steam (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Raiders of the Broken Planet) to indie devs like Moonlighter creators Digital Sun and Maldita Castilla’s Locomalito, Spain ...Read More »
While this week has several notable releases like Guacamelee! 2 and the final season of The Walking Dead, it’s the appearance of Shenmue I & II that’s poised to excite players. Eighteen years after the ...Read More »