Reviews

Spending some time entertaining the crowds on the Steam platform, Bomber Crew has now entered into console territory for some more dogfighting and strategic warfare. And despite the notably indie-looking artstyle, Bomber Crew packs a lot of gameplay punch in a surprisingly in-depth (yet charming) package. Bomber Crew is a strategy game where you micro-manage an entire
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It feels like it’s been a decade since the original release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the often-faulty Wii U. Pegged between Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Captain Toad had a soft but deserving impact on the home console selling 250,000 copies in its first month and garnering wide critical acclaim. In
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A few years ago, platformer fans were yearning for new Mega Man-inspired games, as Capcom was ignoring the franchise at that time. This is what caused Mighty No. 9’s Kickstarter and other titles like the great Azure Striker Gunvolt to rise to prominence. Following an extended stint in Early Access, developer Batterystaple Games has brought
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When Sonic Mania launched last year, it gave the Sonic the Hedgehog series the speed boost it needed. Following several underwhelming or outright bad titles, Sonic Mania ended up becoming one of, if not the best game in the series as it was crafted by loving fans-turned-developers and channeled the best parts of classic Sonic games.
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If Stardew Valley is the Harvest Moon of indie games, Moonlighter would be sort of like the Rune Factory. Instead of farming though, the title blends the everyday life of being a merchant with action-heavy dungeon crawling in the style of games like The Binding of Isaac, The Legend of Zelda, and more. Digital Sun has done a great job blending the game’s two
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Guns of Icarus Alliance is the definitive Guns of Icarus experience and contains every piece of content that has been added to the game since it released back in 2012. Alliance also includes some new additions, like PVE cooperative missions as well as six different factions players can join. Unfortunately, Guns of Icarus Alliance is hampered due to its low player count
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When it comes to Nintendo franchises, The Legend of Zelda has been one of those series that has usually stuck to tradition for the better part of three decades. While Mario has gone go-karting and partying and Pokemon has done everything from wildlife photography to private detective work, Zelda has mainly stuck to epic journeys and big
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For those who aren’t familiar, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is something of a black sheep regarding themes and characters to the other SMT games; the protagonists are battle-hardened adults—researchers and soldiers—who have a specific goal and a clear path towards it. The setting is more sci-fi and technology-centric rather than mythological as your compatriots try to uncover
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Whether you love it or hate it, developer Fullbright’s Gone Home was nothing short of an anomaly among the core gamer contingency. Simultaneously praised as the best game of last generation and derided as a walking simulator that can be beaten in under a minute, the genre-bending first-person experience title instantly gave the star developer
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While I am not typically the biggest fan of the RTS genre, Nintendo’s more puzzle-focused take on the strategy — Pikmin — has always stuck with me. Micromanaging cute little alien creatures, each with unique abilities, clicked with me more than “pure” RTS games, and I still consider it one of Nintendo’s most underrated series. Unfortunately, we
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The World Conqueror series has made the transition from mobile to… mobile — well, handheld. The Switch iteration doesn’t do much different, and in no way pushes the RTS genre in any way. But if you’re looking for a bite-sized strategy game on the handheld-hybrid, look no further, World Conqueror X might just scratch a strategic itch. If you’re
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The colonization of outside worlds has been explored in video games for decades. Red Faction, Doom, Mass Effect, and more have all brought human life to the red planet. However, there haven’t been many that put you in direct control of the colonization process. Sure, it has been explored to a certain degree but the
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The opening hours of The Long Reach are incredibly intriguing, and the story remains interesting throughout. Things can sometimes get a little confusing and dialog can sometimes make the tone of the game feel a bit uneven. But I am happy to say that if you’re looking for a bite-sized thriller to jump into that won’t take
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Developer Long Hat House’s Dandara is just a conceptually pleasing game. Rethinking the standard Metroid-type game from the ground up, Dandara approaches a near-saturated genre with new takes that genuinely flip gameplay on its head. Dandara is without a doubt a merger of old and new ideas. On one point of the spectrum, the game offers the standard (and still equally
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On the surface, Crossing Souls makes quite the impression with its thoroughly polished rendition of the 80’s that mixes pixel art from a bygone era, vibes of a Saturday morning cartoon, and a story reminiscent of a Spielberg summer blockbuster. Crossing Souls undeniably time-travels and captures the period meticulously and truthfully, packing a serious dosage
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