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…

Xeodrifter

I’m not even going to bother focusing on whether or not I enjoyed playing Xeodrifter. Spoiler alert, I did. So let’s dive right in by taking a look at the graphics. It’s pretty obvious that the developers went with retro for this game and I for one am always a fan. However, while the simple…

Resogun

The game selection when the PS4 launched, for lack of a better phrase, left a lot to be desired. As such, if you were a PS+ subscriber within the launch window, then you are probably already familiar with the title Resogun. Even if you weren’t a sub, you might have picked up developer Housemarque’s initial…

The Wolf Among Us

Telltale Games have been the frontrunner for interactive storytelling over the last couple of years. Past titles like Sam and Max Save the World and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People helped to shape their vision and execution for the games that followed. As a result we have seen a vast increase in the quality of…

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…

Titan Souls

The game opens up with you as the lone hero waking up in a strange and mysterious world, beautifully rendered in a serene 16 bit art style. How you got here and what your overall objective is, are unknown. As you take your first steps you are given your only real tutorial, teaching you the basics of the controls and then you are on your own. After a bit of experimentation you shoot your one and only arrow into the door that is barring your way. Connecting with what looks like an eye embedded in the door puts an abrupt end to your introduction phase as beyond this door is your first battle against a titan. It doesn’t take long to realize that the only truth in this game is that it’s one hit to kill, one hit to die.