Demon’s Crystals

When you start up a game that you have no idea what you are about to encounter there is a sense of curiosity but at the same time a sense of nervousness. Demon’s Crystals is not, by any means, a “new” game. The game originally released on PC back in early 2016. It is your…

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…

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…

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 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…