The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac is a tough game to categorize and probably one of the strangest I’ve ever played. Brought to us from the same twisted minds that made Super Meat Boy this genre-bending game can be described as a “2D rogue-like dungeon crawler bullet-hell twin stick SHMUP” (what a mouthful). The story begins with…

Steamworld Dig

Dig. Gather. Upgrade. That is how I would describe the concept behind Steamworld Dig and while it might sound simple, there is a lot more to discover just below the surface. The game opened up with our hero, a steam powered robot in a cowboy hat named Rusty, approaching the very small western town of…

Xeodrifter

I’m not going to focus long on whether or not I enjoyed playing Xeodrifter. Surprise, I did. So let’s dive right in by taking a look at the graphics. It’s pretty obvious the developers went retro for this game and I for one am always a fan. However, while the simple sprite based graphics have…

Shovel Knight

It is no secret that I am a fan of retro video games and because of that I was eagerly anticipating the release of Shovel Knight by Yacht Club Games. Were they able to capture the essence of playing an old school game from the SNES era? I can safely say that for better or…