Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth

And the award for the longest, most awkward title I’ve seen in some time is… Seriously though, Wonder Labyrinth here is a pretty good game, though obviously it’s drawing some inspiration from the classic anime that’s directly placed in the title. The game follows the titular Deedlit, who finds herself in the titular Wonder Labyrinth,Continue reading “Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth”

8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure

I did not complete 8Doors. I’m a huge fan of metroidvanias, as anyone who regularly reads these reviews knows. I may have gotten into them a bit late, just a few years ago with Bloodstained, but since then I’ve made a concentrated effort to play just about every metroidvania that gets at least some attention,Continue reading “8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure”

Wife Quest

This is a bad game, and you’d be better off spending your $5 on a different game, or spending just another $5-$10 to get a good game (Hollow Knight’s $15, though if you’re looking here, you probably already played it). 2 poor graphics, game-breaking glitches, weird tone, stiff controls, monotonous music, confusing item descriptions; thisContinue reading “Wife Quest”

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”

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Popular opinion has it that not only is Aria of Sorrow (AoS) the best Castlevania game in the Switch GBA collection, but that it may be one of the best -vania games in that particular lineup. In this case, popular opinion is pretty much right. The story here takes everything that I love about CastlevaniaContinue reading “Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow”

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”