Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut Review: Whip-smart

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut Price: $9.99 System(s): PC(Steam) Release Date: July 15, 2014 Publisher (Developer): WayForward (WayForward) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes I’m a pretty big fan of WayForward. I haven’t been able to get to everything it has ever developed, but every game I have played has occupied more »

Divinity Original Sin Review: A RPG that won’t back down

Title: Divinity: Original Sin Price: $39.99 System(s): PC Release Date: June 30, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Larian Studios (Larian Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A Divinity: Original Sin is another game that owes its success to crowdfunding. Back in March 2013, Larian Studios turned to Kickstarter to help the team build out its fifth game in the Divinity more »

Abyss Odyssey Review: Fade to black

Abyss Odyssey Price: $14.99 System(s): PC, (Also available for PS3, Xbox 360) Release Date: July 15, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (ACE Team) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence and Partial Nudity When you stare into an abyss, you are most likely to find the soulless, emotionless darkness that is pure nothingness. Atlus would like to show more »

So Many Me Review: So much merriment

Title: So Many Me Price: $14.99 System(s): Ouya (Also for PC) Release Date: July 17, 2014 Publisher (Developer): ORiGO Games (Extend Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it’s pretty fun for all ages One me, two me, Sturdy Me, Brainy Me. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Or is it? Is it so right that it’s more »

Whispering Willows Review: Don’t be afraid of this haunted mansion

Title: Whispering Willow Price: $14.99 System(s): PC (Also on Ouya) Release Date: July 9, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Night Light Interactive (Night Light Interactive) ESRB Rating: N/A, but I think it’d be appropriate for players ages 13 and up. We now live in a gaming world where successful Kickstarter games that actually survive the development process more »

One Piece: Unlimited World Red Review: Taking it easy

Price: $49.99 System(s): Wii U (Also available on 3DS, PS3, Vita) Release Date: July 8, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bandai Namco (Ganbarion) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes and Use of Tobacco Bandai Namco’s renewed interest in selling anime games that don’t have Dragon Ball or Naruto in the title more »

Two Minute Review: Blade Symphony

Blade Symphony is an indie title that was Kickstarted for $19,058 by the community back in 2011.At the time, PunyHumans games was primarily known for their popular Dystopia mod, and had already achieved some success sharing their original version of Blade Symphony with a small group of testers. As such, it was very possible for more »

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Review: Not much new for the Vita playthrough

Title: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Price: $39.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: June 24, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Aksys (Arc System Works) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Language, Mild Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence Birds fly, fish swim, and Arc System Works ports and rereleases its 2D fighters as often as possible. It’s something one just has more »


Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn Review: A Bowl of Rice

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn Price: $39.99 System(s): PS3 (Also available for Vita) Release Date: July 1, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Koei Tecmo (Omega Force) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Violence, Mild Language, Sexual Themes Playing a Dynasty Warriors game reminds me a bit of eating a bowl of rice. Dynasty Warriors is basic video games. You more »

Internal Invasion Review: All the small things

Internal Invasion Price: $4.49 System(s): Wii U Release Date: July 3, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bear Box Media (Andy Ford) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” Everyone is getting down with the sickness. No, I am not talking about a revival of the band Disturbed. I am talking about Internal Invasion for the Wii U. With everyone getting sick, more »

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition Review: Delicioso

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4 (Also Available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U) Release Date: July 1, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Drinkbox Studios (Drinkbox Studios) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes, and Use of Alcohol Guacamelee was one of my favorite games of 2013. With more »

XBlaze Code: Embryo Review: Pay Very Close Attention to the TOi

XBlaze Code: Embryo Price: $39.99 System(s): (Also available for PS3) Release Date: June 23, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Aksys Games (Arc System Works) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence Arc System Works, most widely recognized as the purveyors of the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fighting game franchises, threw their hat more »