The Lost Child

One of the great problems that power scaling RPGs face is they tend to have a slow start. You’ve no interesting abilities, the story is so vague there’s nothing to follow, level design is overly simple and it seems like the entire first level is set to tutorial difficulty. I won’t mince words; my first…

Color Guardians

There is something to be said about the simplicity of a game and how engaging such a simple mechanic can be to a player. Think about all the mobile games that receive such high praise for being about a simple tap of the screen. Take this mentality and add some decent aesthetics, the “well, I’ll…

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…

My Name is Mayo

You’ll notice that this isn’t much of a review and that’s because, truth be told, My Name is Mayo isn’t much of a video game. In fact, I am going to refrain from using that label for the rest of this article. The objective in this poorly done time sink is to control a dismembered…

Teslagrad

This is one of those instances where I am glad that I always start my reviews off with the graphics. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the visual presentation. While Teslagrad is not a technical marvel, the attention to detail in the textures, lighting effects and shading mean the difference between a simple animation style and…

Dead Nation

There are zombie books, zombie television shows, zombie costumes, zombie comics, zombie films and lately there has been an overflow of zombie video games. Let me be the first to tell you that this zombie craze is not about to go away. Left 4 Dead may have started the zombie video game craze but nobody…

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…

Axiom Verge

As a fan of Super Metroid, I was really excited leading up to the release of Axiom Verge. Everything I had seen on it screamed that it was an effort to recapture the joy of playing that beloved SNES classic. It took only minutes within booting up the game to see that they knocked it…