Effie

Effie is a throwback 3D action-adventure game, developed by Inverge Studios. The title packs plenty of punch and laughter every time you pick up the controller. It all revolves around an (air-quote) old man named Galand, who was robbed of his youth by a witch. His quest is to navigate the bewitched region of Oblena,…

The Sinking City

The Sinking City is a narrative-focused investigation game developed by Frogwares and published by Bigben Interactive. This review is based on the PS4 version of the game. Set in the 1920s, you play as the Navy veteran and private investigator Charles Reed who freshly arrives on an old barge to the fictional town of Oakmont.…

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

From Software is no stranger to what fans of their Dark Souls series are hungry for, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice serves up a familiar dish with new spices to keep things interesting. I’ve been an admirer of this developer since way back on the PlayStation One. King’s Field and Armored Core brought me into…

Grave Danger

Welcome to the graveyard! Grave Danger is a platformer developed by Joindots and is available on the PS4 for approximately $19.49 CND. Gamers join the spooky adventure with three mysterious outlaws: Dante, Malice, and Elliot. Your mission is to clear your names, as each outlaw is wanted dead or alive by the sinister villain named…

Ghoulboy

Developed by a small team of three at Serkan Bakar games, GhoulBoy is a retro-inspired action hack and slash game. It is so diligently attuned to the era it emulates that it sometimes brings both the classic charm and imperfections painstakingly into present day. This review is based on the PS4 version which released March…

Reverie: Sweet As Edition

At first glance, Reverie: Sweet As Edition has the distinct look of Super Nintendo classics from days past. Aesthetically, it looks like Startropics and The Legend of Zelda had an indie lovechild and named Earthbound the godparent. It was developed by the small team at Rainbite, a group of only three core developers. The “Sweet…

Super Pixel Racers

Super Pixel Racers is a graphically 16-bit racer played from a top down perspective. Developed by 21c Ducks and published by H2 Interactive, it was launched on PS4 and XB1 October 31, 2018. What initially looks like a modern re-implementation of R.C. Pro-Am, Super Pixel Racers builds on the old formula by introducing new depth…

Alwa’s Awakening

Alwa’s Awakening is an 8-bit throwback game which has many metroidvania inspirations. Developed by Elden Pixels, a small team of four assembled in 2016, this is their first project. This review is based on the Nintendo Switch version. The game opens with a brief explanation of how the beautiful world of Alwa was enslaved by…

Speed Brawl

I absolutely love a good 2D beat-em-up. Throw in a dash of speed and some RPG elements and you would think you would have one hell of a combination. It’s much like adding pickles to a tuna sandwich or canned tomatoes to Kraft dinner. Oh, you don’t do that? Well, I guess not everything works…