Demon’s Tier+

Demon’s Tier+ is a charming 2D dungeon diving action game created by Diabolical Mind and published by Cowcat. Based on the trailer this game is a self-described “dungeon-RPG rogue like”, and while containing aspects of those genres, I stand behind calling it a 2D dungeon diving action game instead. Let me explain. The story begins…

Space Gladiators: Escaping Tartarus

I really didn’t have any expectations when Space Gladiators: Escaping Tartarus was brought to my attention. I knew that I was getting pretty tired of roguelikes, which would not work in its favor, but had heard nothing about the actual game. Now, after dozens of hours and countless runs, I can say that it is…

Skul: The Hero Slayer

Have you ever wanted to rip your own head off and throw it at someone? Of course you have. Who hasn’t had that random urge to decollate themselves and beat their enemies to death with their own severed nugget? Well, Skul: The Hero Slayer is a game that lets you rip off your own head…

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

  When the release of Ori and the Blind Forest was almost upon us, there was some hype but little evidence on just what the developer could produce. That title ultimately being viewed in very high regard, including in my review of it, meant that there was no chance that people would be as forgiving…

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Symphony of the Night was the game that had everything. Quick combat, exploration, aesthetic style, RPG elements without merciless grind, and a variety of combat styles to tinker with. It is rightfully remembered as one half of the games that have an entire genre named after them, to the degree where even if you haven’t…

Noita

I have died about a hundred times over the last week. I have been blown up, shot, drowned, burned, frozen, and taken more than one acid bath. I have been crushed by falling debris, electrocuted, and had my own wand backfire and spread my guts across the wall like a Pollock painting. Noita is a…

Streets of Rogue

Killing someone by throwing an oven at them is an experience unique to Streets of Rogue; the resulting house fire, the brawl with the fire department after they arrive, and the shootout with the cops that follows is why I love this game. It would be easy to look at Streets of Rogue, developed by…

Super Neptunia RPG

Parody is one of the easiest forms of comedy to understand. You take an existing cliché, trope or caricature and make a satiric mockery of it. With the amount of redundancy in the video game industry, the Neptunia series has lots of material to work with, which leads me to the question of why it…