Every respectable shoot-‘em-up has a hook. The Raiden series has its distinctive purple plasma beam, which moves like a giant serpent, before latching onto to foes and siphoning away their health away. R-Type’s distinction is ...Read More »
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With the holiday shopping season rapidly coming to a close, the bulk of this week’s new game releases will be offered on digital storefronts rather than from retail shelves and warehouses. Once again, we see ...Read More »
A developer once offered a bit of insight into his design philosophy: “Games are a complex system of parts that aim to do one thing really well.” But the theory often falls apart when applied ...Read More »
The ‘clicker’ genre is poised to create a love/hate relationship with players. Undeniably, there’s fulfilment in the continuous accumulation of wealth and the pleasure in increasing your earnings rate. But all too often, you are ...Read More »
Japan’s affinity for trains is well known. Most famously, there’s the Shinkansen, a high-speed express service that has shuttled 5.6 billion commuters between Tokyo and Osaka since its inception in 1964. Of course, there’s also ...Read More »
In the West, Nihon Falcom’s output is tarnished with the rare blemish. Notably, The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion and Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch– the first two entries in the Gagharv Trilogy. Released out of order, both ...Read More »
One year ago, many were uncertain if the Nintendo Switch would be successful- especially after the middling sales for the Wii U. But now, the hybrid might be the hottest device around, ushering in a ...Read More »
One of the core causes of PC elitism is rooted in the availability of cutting-edge hardware. Even Windows-based machines with a mid-range GPU can outperform the current generation of consoles. But Sony and Nintendo’s systems ...Read More »
While players might associate platforming games with plumbers and hedgehogs, the genre has a disproportionate number of entries that take place in prehistorical eras. From B.C.’s Quest for Tires, Joe and Mac, Chuck Rock, Bonk, ...Read More »
In modern media, the skyscraper frequently hosts an inverted voyage to the underworld, with heroes scaling their way toward the malicious forces on the uppermost level. Whether it’s the original Die Hard, The Raid, Dredd, ...Read More »