Xuan-Yuan Sword VII

It’s here, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII at long last, and thankfully you don’t need to have played the first six to know what’s going on. At its most basic, this is a fairly generic action RPG with linear storytelling and something adjacent to skill based combat. While Sword has plenty of mediocrity about it, it still…

Empire of Angels IV

What is the purpose of Empire of Angels IV? As an overly average strategy game that accomplishes nothing and has no strategy, a fan service game that has no fan service, and an RPG where the story doesn’t match the tone; I’m still wondering that very question. In Empire of Angels IV, there is a…

Biomutant

Announced in August of 2017, Biomutant was originally set to release by the end of the following year. Due to a small team size of 20 core developers and perhaps a little too much ambition, the game finally released May 25thof 2021. Boasting an open world with kung-fu combat and choices that affect your alignment,…

Genshin Impact

I don’t play mobile games, not due to their quality but as Blizzard likes to point out I’m a pleb without a fancy intelligent phonicular device. Not that they sound overly appealing, an entire genre of low effort, repetitive microtransaction stores with something similar to a game hastily built around them. The simplicity of the…

Mortal Shell

Smart level design, beautiful scenery, tight gameplay mechanics and a consistent challenge make Mortal Shell the most polished Soulslike I have yet played. The game knows what it wants to be, and by all indications they accomplished it perfectly. While there are design decisions I do not enjoy, their intended execution is as close to…

Skater XL

Skater XL is one of the many new contenders aiming to revitalize the skating genre to its former glory. Is it able to pull off the victory or does it fail harder than my bails in the video footage? Skater XL is a simulation skateboarding game focused on the more realistic aspects of the hobby…

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…

Fury Unleashed

Fury Unleashed is a game that combines a lot of elements I love but leaves me a bit wanting. It’s gameplay reminds me of arcade classics like Metal Slug, it’s art style brings back memories of the best flash games of the Newgrounds days, and it’s music ties the whole package up nicely, but the…

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…