Traditionally, the end of the year signals a slowdown in new game releases. But the Nintendo Switch has bucked convention, and as such, it hardly surprising to witness nearly twenty titles arriving for the hybrid. ...Read More »
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Electronic versions of tabletop games extend several benefits. For those who obsess about keeping cards and boards clean, digital adaptations can be a blessing, prohibiting the depreciation of playing pieces. Players with active schedule know ...Read More »
In 1991, Capcom released Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, forming an indelible blueprint for fighting games. Teeming with innovation, many of the game’s mechanics became convention, establishing elaborate combos, an intricate multi-button input system, ...Read More »
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 »
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 »