Moonscars

I’m starting to seriously wonder if it’s worth it to play these indie Metroidvania games close to their release dates. Moonscars is the second one this year where glitches have nearly destroyed my desire to finish the game, and have brought down what was already a mostly average experience. The beginning hours of Moonscars areContinue reading “Moonscars”

Tormented Souls

(Note/Warning: Tormented Souls is definitely an adult game with various horror themes; I’ll try to avoid getting too graphic in the pictures or description, but some of it may seep through) Tormented Souls wants to emulate the old third person horror games from the Playstation days, back when the first three Resident Evil games, SilentContinue reading “Tormented Souls”

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne – HD Remaster

I have never played a Shin Megami Tensei game. I have played a few of the spin-off games: both Persona 3 and 4, as well as the two Devil Survivor games that released for the DS, so I am somewhat familiar with a lot of how the Shin Megami Tensei series works. Most importantly, I’mContinue reading “Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne – HD Remaster”

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”