Not A Hero Review: Definitely not

Not a Hero Price: $12.99 System(s): PC (Soon on PS4 and Vita) Release Date: May 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Roll7) The third dimension is stripped from many indie titles for a reason: 2D games are much easier to design. That’s not to say that independent developers are lazy or untalented. Far from it: a flat landscape more »

Splatoon Review: Stuck on squids

Splatoon Price: $59.99 System(s): Wii U Release Date: May 29, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Nintendo) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence I didn’t care about Splatoon at E3 2014. I saw colleagues line up to play the game and rave about their time flinging ink. Despite it being a rare release for a console more »

Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels Review: Bumpers and blasters

Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels Price:$2.99 System(s): PS4, PS3, Vita, Steam, Mobile, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U Release Date: April 28, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Zen Studios ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language Zen Studios keeps cranking ‘em out. And why not? People love this stuff. I’m certainly into it, even 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 »

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Review: Still warm

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Price: System(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC Release Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Bethesda Softworks (MachineGames) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language Wolfenstein: The Old Blood being a thing is almost as surprising as MachineHead Games’ Wolfenstein: The New Order being a really good thing. The latter dropped last more »

Shovel Knight Review: Retro perfection

Shovel Knight Price: $14.99 System(s): Vita (also available on PS3 and PS4) Release Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Yacht Club Games (Yacht Club Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence I’ve been eager to see how Shovel Knight came together ever since the game saw its initial release in 2014. Now that the more »

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Review: A quick jaunt into stormy seas

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Price: $19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: April 28, 2015 Publisher (Developer): XSEED (Nihon Falcom) ESRB Rating: N/A The Ys series is as old a PC-gaming series as series can get, though we’re speaking in terms of the NEC PC-8801 rather than anything with which modern-day gamers might actually be more »


Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review: Knockout

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Price: System(s): Vita Release Date: May 19, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Idea Factory International (Tamsoft) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Partial Nudity and Suggestive Themes Now that Hyperdimension Neptunia has proved itself to be quite the success for Idea Factory, the company is capitalizing on it by seeing more »

Last Word Review: Loquacious logophiles

Last Word Price: $9.99 System(s): Windows Release Date: May 8, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Degica (Twelve Tiles) ESRB Rating: N/A You develop certain expectations from games made with RPG Maker XP. Titles with unimaginative menus and stock images, which never attempt to push the engine. So many of these indie games play it safe that when more »

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China Review: Murder by numbers

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China Price: System(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC Release Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Ubisoft ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Sexual Themes and Violence A few years ago, game platforms used to be a lot more distinct. A handheld game was generally a specific kind of experience compared to a console game, 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 »