Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World is a remake of Monster World IV that was first released in 1994 on the Mega drive. It was the sixth and final game of the classic Wonder Boy series. After recently playing 2018’s exceptional Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, I was hoping fora new title in the…

Biomutant

Announced in August of 2017, Biomutant was originally set to release by the end of the following year. Due to a small team size of 20 core developers and perhaps a little too much ambition, the game finally released May 25thof 2021. Boasting an open world with kung-fu combat and choices that affect your alignment,…

The Company Man

The Company Man is a 2D platformer that plays it really safe in regards to expanding beyond what is considered standard within its genre. Focusing instead on stylistic choices to attract an audience, the gameplay won’t deter anyone but will hardly blow them away either. You play as Jim, a first day employee at the…

Smelter

Every once in a while I am surprised by how effectively a game onboards a player and seamlessly integrates introducing story and gameplay. Starting up with an anime intro and a great theme song, Smelter quickly ingratiates itself before you even start your adventure. Brought to us by Dangen Entertainment is a fresh look at…

Narita Boy

Narita Boy is the first release from independent developer Studio Koba. Originally funded via Kickstarter in April 2017, it is a game with both retro inspirations and values. However, in overall look and feel, Narita Boy is anything but old-fashioned. Contained within this 4-6 hour experience is a unique, thought-provoking action-adventure title filled to the…

Black Legend

A grim, largely mundane city is overcome by the plague and a group of condemned are sent in as a last attempt to save it. The concept for Black Legend carves out a historical fiction niche often not explored, and does a fantastic job setting up the premise and its atmosphere; unfortunately it does little…