Sparklite

Sparklite is a top-down, action adventure title by Red Blue Games. Straight away, it is easy to notice the inspirations from the 16-bit era of gaming. The classic, SNES style graphics are packed with charm, detail, and whimsy. Sparklite begins with the protagonist, Ada, losing control of her airship and crashing into the land of…

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…

Dead Cells

It wasn’t that long ago that zombie games were all the rage. You couldn’t fire up a video game system without tripping over the undead menace. Now, it seems like the industry has latched onto the freight train that is rogue-likes. So how do you stand out from the crowd when you are one of…

Enlightenment

Roguelikes are all over the place right now. Englightenment by developer LizardKing is a game that is attempting to stand out from the crowd with a more dark and gritty atmosphere and a top down shooter like gameplay. Style however is not the most important thing, let’s see if the many other elements necessary to…

Xenon Valkyrie+

Xenon Valkyrie + is a retro style roguelike from developer Diabolical Mind that has come out at a time where there is more than a generous helping of titles proudly embracing their classic gaming origins. The question then becomes, is this game one that stands out from it competition and ultimately deserves your hours of…

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

I love rogue likes; that quick paced dungeon delve which eschews story, graphics and everything else to get you straight into the action. Never ending randomized dungeons full of loot and chaos where you never know what’ll happen next. What’s this, Pandemonium? Sounds like fun- oh I’m dead. Back to the beginning?… God I hate…

Tangledeep

I am going to dive right into it and reveal the biggest reason that Tangledeep was just not for me, which could coincidentally be the most appealing for others, the difficulty. To clarify, I am not referring to those instances of the random generator creating an unlucky situation that leads to a death, which did…

Midboss

You are a lowly minion among the hordes that infest a dungeon. Tired of being so low on the totem pole you and your friend decide to make a move when your dungeon is attacked by heroes and everyone else is distracted. At least that is what you do in the game Midboss by Kitsune…