There are several satisfyingly subversive elements in Shakedown Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment’s second open-world action game. The game’s aging, once-wealthy protagonist once celebrated stagnancy by writing a book entitled, “My Company Runs Itself: I’m at the ...Read More »
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With a title that which references Icarus’ ill-fated flight, Close to the Sun is yet another warning of humanity’s hubris. Once more, technology is fashioned without consideration of consequence. The results are expectedly harrowing. Amidst ...Read More »
With titles like Rage 2, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 arriving, it’s a strong week for new releases. But if shooting and street skirmishes are your thing, there are plenty of other ...Read More »
Named by Guinness World Records as the most prolific fan-made series in the world, the Touhou universe is nearly as expansive as our own cosmos. Born with the release of 1996’s Highly Responsive to Prayers, the ...Read More »
Gaming has an affinity for spectacle, with an output that often seems influenced by Hollywood’s procession of summer blockbusters. If there’s an opportunity to make the explosions bigger, the villains more malevolent, or the scope ...Read More »
With titles such as Deemo, Superbeat; Xonic, MUSYNC, Voez, Thumper, and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!, the Switch has a multitude of rhythm games. Unsurprisingly, there’s some fundamental similarities with each game, with players ...Read More »
2014’s Monster Monpiece garnered attention when publisher Idea Factory International was obligated to omit eighteen card images for the stateside and European releases. While some rancorously objected to the edits, this was a necessary evil, as console ...Read More »
For many directors, success can lead to stagnancy. All too often, accomplishment is followed by a push toward reiteration rather than any embrace of divergence. Conversely, failure can push artists to explore new ideas. Across ...Read More »
This week’s new releases are poised to take you places. From Shakedown Hawaii’s pixelated paradise, a seedy dystopian bar in VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action or back into the twentieth century for the Xbox One ...Read More »
For most developers, sequels are an indispensable part of the business, with follow-ups crafted as long as they are profitable. Only when commercial interest wanes, is something different is usually attempted. But save for 2017’s ...Read More »