Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains review – Grappling from Beh...

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains review – Grappling from Behind

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is the kind of game grandmothers and FOX News think of when they think of video games: a violent, fast-moving mission-based game in which storytelling is an afterthought and you slice at weird-looking giant naked people. Humanity in Chains is a mash-up of playable action sequences from the Attack […]

Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker review – Worth Surviving ...

Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker review – Worth Surviving For

By now, it’s accepted that entries in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise are candidates for remakes down the road, a tradition that started 20 years ago with a remake of the original Megami Tensei games. These were the two Famicom games, created before “Shin” was added to the name, before Atlus was even the publisher. […]

Shovel Night review – Gold Digg...

Shovel Night review – Gold Digging

Games in the 80s were hard. Checkpoints were rare, enemies hit hard, and every jump had to be perfectly executed to avoid bottomless pits. Mana and health refills were scarce. These games were filled with secrets, but getting to them was a serious test of skill. With most of these conventions having been abandoned in […]

Story of Seasons review – Shine on, Harvest M...

Story of Seasons review –  Shine on, Harvest Moon

Farming involves a lot of work – a lot of hard, repetitive work. Lots of tedious, hard, repetitive work. If you’re familiar with Harvest Moon, or in this case Bokujō Monogatari series (as it switches publishers and names in the west), you know about the work required to get enjoyment out of the game, but you […]

Axiom Verge review – All That Glitches is G...

Axiom Verge review – All That Glitches is Gold

The first thing you’ll experience after loading Axiom Verge is its haunting synth-bass music track. It’s the music, more than anything, that makes this game whole, creating an atmosphere of hesitation and apprehension that mirrors its protagonist’s feelings. From the first eerie chiptune beats through the final boss fight, it fittingly falls somewhere between the […]

Living My Life Like It’s Golden W...

Living My Life Like It’s Golden Week

Every year, Sony has a “Golden Week” sale that contains a bunch of Japanese-developed or inspired content to coincide with Japan’s actual holiday week. This year, as far as I can tell, has more games on sale than ever before and there are many, many games on the list that are worth playing. The timing […]