Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

When this game got revealed last November, I got all kinds of excited. Arcane was still pretty fresh in my mind, and I’d be interested in the League of Legends world for a while, due to the fandom making a lot of material around that particular world. On top of that, I’d played developer AirshipContinue reading “Ruined King: A League of Legends Story”

Shinsekai: Into the Depths

After my first hour or so of this game, I wasn’t sure I was going to play further. Oh, the game had plenty of atmosphere by that point. The underwater elements have this ethereal quality to them that make everything feel very much like you’re drifting under a vast ocean. It adds to the feelingContinue reading “Shinsekai: Into the Depths”

Nickelodeon All Star Brawl

In many ways I’m the target audience for this particular game. I’m someone who grew up watching most if not all of the cartoon featured on this title (a few are a bit too new and I was never into Spongebob [I’m aware of the blasphemy of that statement, but he wasn’t my thing andContinue reading “Nickelodeon All Star Brawl”

Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania

Was anyone actually expecting this movie to be any good? In all honesty, I went in expecting a half-baked animated affair, much like the third movie. I’ve seen more than my share of animated films, thanks in no small part to some disposable income plus streaming, as likely have many parents at this point. There’sContinue reading “Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania”

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

This game almost made me feel bad regarding my Carrion review. To be clear: I still don’t think Carrion is a good game, and it may be my least favorite Metroidvania. It messed up in too many ways and was too anti-player. But it did at least one major thing that this particular game didn’t:Continue reading “Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance”

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights

There’s this term in gaming parlance these days called “souls like”. It refers to games that ape the incredibly successful formula we see/saw in From Software’s more recent games, particularly the “Dark Souls” trilogy. These games are usually incredibly hard, with little to no hand holding, dropping the players into a world that actively wantsContinue reading “Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights”

Steamworld Dig 2

It’s a little ironic to be mentioning this game so soon after mentioning its prequel (the Carrion review). Steamworld Dig is one of my least favorite Metroidvanias. It wasn’t like it was a bad game (like Carrion), but it was just aggressively average. The exploration was average; the story was average; the graphics looked likeContinue reading “Steamworld Dig 2”

Actraiser Renaissance

When the Nintendo Direct announcements came in September, they announced a lot of exciting new games and features for people. I got excited for all kinds of strange, nostalgic games: the Castlevania Advance collection (I’m still waiting for a sale), the new Chocobo Racing came… and a completely surprise remake from Square-Enix of the SNESContinue reading “Actraiser Renaissance”

Deltarune Chapter 2

This was one of those big surprise drops/reveals during the absolutely loaded Nintendo Direct that happened just a few months ago. I got nearly as excited about this as I did some of the other teases and surprise drops (I bought the ActRaiser remake almost immediately after, which further shows that I do play gamesContinue reading “Deltarune Chapter 2”