Please don’t compare Nom Nom Galaxy to Terraria

When a game becomes successful, developers, publishers and PR will go out of their way to name drop that title when promoting other titles in the hopes the popularity of one will rub off on another. This has happened with titles like Minecraft, XCOM, Final Fantasy and Call of Duty. And now, it has happened more »

Nom Nom Galaxy Review: Stew-pidly tedious

Nom Nom Galaxy Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4 Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Double Eleven (Q Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence Games are supposed to take us away from the weight of the world. Someone plays to enter a fantasy world where anything is possible and everything is designed to entertain. more »

Invisible Inc. Review: Order of operations

Invisible Inc Price: $19.99 System(s): PC (Eventually PS4) Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Klei Entertainment (Klei Entertainment) I would make a terrible spy. On a scale of Call of Duty trailers to James Bond, I’m about as subtle as a startled cat wearing a suit of castanets. Apparently, I’m also impulsive and greedy. Leave no safe behind, I say. Especially if more »

Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide expansion brings building to the seas

Civilization: Beyond Earth‘s first major expansion, Rising Tide, will bring the series’ iconic colonization to the deep blue, Firaxis Games announced today. Rising Tide is slated to release in fall of 2015, and will bring fundamental changes to the core Sid Meier formula with it. The obvious benefit of oceanic exploration is an expanded playground. more »

Chroma Squad Review: Programming power

Chroma Squad: Inspired by Saban’s Power Rangers Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: April 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Behold Studios (Behold Studios) ESRB Rating: Not Rated You’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t familiar with the Power Rangers. Though tokusatsu and Sentai are a decidedly Japanese creation, the concept is known around the more »

Fire Emblem If gets a little more accommodating

With Fire Emblem Awakening, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems attempted to make the series more welcoming to newcomers. A new Casual difficulty level appeared, which saved people from the fear of permadeath. That is, in most Fire Emblem games a character is gone for good if he or she dies once in a battle. Fire Emblem more »

The Chroma Squad POWer Rangers are here

Know what’s a neat game? Bossa Studios’ Chroma Squad. Wait, I’m sorry, it’s Chroma Squad: Inspired by Saban’s Power Rangers. (There was a legal hiccup. Best not to worry too much about it. It’ll make your head hurt.) It’s a strategic RPG where players direct a team of stuntmen (and women) turned stars of their more »

Zynga’s Empires and Allies mobilizes

Things are getting interesting at Zynga. The company isn’t doing as well as it was back in the YoVille and FarmVille days, what with competition from, and we’ve reached a point where one wonders if Zynga will be here in a year or defy the odds with a comeback. The performance of the newly more »

There are no “right” decisions in Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

The nature of morality is an interesting one. We see games where there are clearly right and wrong decisions to be made, such as Mass Effect and inFamous. But these aren’t realistic, because the world isn’t so clearly defined. Shades of grey are far more common than matters that are clearly good and evil. Which more »

Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Review: Winning strategies

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Price: $49.99 System(s): 3DS Release Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Atlus) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Alcohol Reference, Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, and Violence If the world was ending, would you have it in you to perform the heroic actions necessary more »

Hero Generations Review: Less than heroic

Hero Generations Price: $14.99 System(s): Ouya (Also PC) Release Date: April 10, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Heart Shaped Games (Heart Shaped Games) ESRB Rating: Not Rated. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that heroes are born, not made. A few games have experimented with this notion before. Phantasy Star III followed three generations of a more »

Dwarf Fortress creator Bay 12 Games has a Patreon

There is now, finally, a Patreon some people may consider worth supporting. Have you ever heard of Bay 12 Games? Perhaps not, but certainly you’ll know Dwarf Fortress, even if you haven’t played it. It’s a free simulation game that’s been around since 2006, and has inspired games like Gnomoria, Blockscape, Prison Architect, Craft the more »