With ports of Deathsmiles, DoDonPachi Resurrection, and Mushihimesama, PC owners are privy to a number of excellent danmaku (often referred to a ‘bullet hell’ games). PlayStation 4 players don’t have it quite as good. Beyond ...Read More »
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Games consistently cultivate moods in players, whether it’s the feeling of fear in the Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Dead Space franchises or the humbling sense of frustration wrought in the Demon/Dark Souls series. But ...Read More »
What the Shaq-Fu? Beyond the crowd-funded, spiritual successor to the much-disparaged 1994 title, this week brings a number of new releases that players might be eager to play, from BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Nobunaga’s Ambition: ...Read More »
We flog foes and amass artifacts in City of Brass, and take on a challenge to improve Outlook (the city, not the widely scorned email client) in Heroes of Hammerwatch. City of Brass, Uppercut Games ...Read More »
Beyond the ubiquity of annual sequels, the industry has weakness for rebooting and remastering games that are only a few years old. As such, the arrival of PixelJunk Monsters 2 feels like an anomaly, with ...Read More »
Although InvertMouse has a dedicated following, the visual novel director is undoubtedly deserving of ever greater recognition. With a body of work that encompasses eight titles crafted across the last three years, he’s also remarkably ...Read More »
From 8-bit style Igarashi-vania, Dark Souls at sixty, punishing frame-per-second, as well as David Cage’s latest opus, this week’s schedule of new game releases offers plenty of tempting titles. As such, it might be all ...Read More »
Games often allow us to explore imaginative places, from futuristic planets on the other side of our universe to fantastical lands occupied by mythical creatures. While these fictitious lands can be fascinating, all too often ...Read More »
For decades, racing games used raster-based graphics to depict three-dimensional racing circuits. Although there was a palpable advancement in fidelity across titles like 1976’s Night Driver, 1986’s Outrun, and 1994’s Cruis’n USA, the method of ...Read More »
Immortal Redneck is every bit as goofy as the name implies. But save for a few blemishes, the game is also oddly gratifying, especially if you’re a fan of lithe, late-nineties era shooters like Quake, ...Read More »