Source of Madness

Lovecraftian horror has been the inspiration for a wide variety of art, its influence seen in every type of gaming from puzzles to walking simulators to action RPGs and shooters. At this point, the chaos of the unfamiliar has started to become familiar, many of his monsters are easy recognizable, so while this roguelike platformer…

The Cruel King and The Great Hero

If Ni No Kuni turns a child’s movie into a game, then The Cruel King and the Great Hero does the same with a child’s book. This simple, story centric RPG is as family friendly as a game can come, and it doesn’t take long to see what makes it appealing. From a gameplay standpoint…

Monark

If there is only one thing to take from this review, it is if you play Monark expecting it to be Persona, you will not get what you expected. Monark feels like a PSX era RPG in most regards, and at a glance the comparisons to the famous series are obvious. It’s a grim RPG…

Trigger Witch

Mixing the smooth gameplay of modern twinstick shooters and graphics similar to the beautiful SNES masterpiece Link to the Past has resulted in a game I enjoyed far more than I expected, at times sitting down to play a short period for information to review and ending up spending an hour or two going through…

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII

It’s here, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII at long last, and thankfully you don’t need to have played the first six to know what’s going on. At its most basic, this is a fairly generic action RPG with linear storytelling and something adjacent to skill based combat. While Sword has plenty of mediocrity about it, it still…

Crown Trick

Charming aesthetic and vibrantly cute monsters meet turn based roguelike with fairly punishing losses in Crown Trick. As with any game of its ilk, this is not for the easily frustrated, but there are many elements that combine to create an enjoyable experience. It’s quite easy to see and hear the surface value of Crown…