Archive - Game Reviews

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest review

4 August 2016 by , No Comments

Once upon a time, there was a franchise called Fire Emblem. It was a rather unique little strategy role-playing game, since every unit you could recruit had a name and a backstory and died for good if you lost them. It was a great series but it never quite made Nintendo’s A-List and, for a […]

Persona Q short review

17 November 2015 by , No Comments

Persona Q is a nice little crossover game between Persona 3 and 4 that I’ve been working on getting through for the better part of the year on and off now. It’s nothing that will set the world on fire anytime soon but, as a fan of the series, it was a cute little treat. […]

Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 review

29 August 2015 by , No Comments

I don’t think much of the Shin Megami Tensei series. I don’t think it’s bad, I just struggle to get into it. Any world that starts with, “Heaven and Hell are both irredeemably evil” and then gets worse from there strikes me as being too hopeless to care about. I don’t know whether to roll […]

Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies Review

5 February 2014 by , No Comments

It’s so good to see that, after Square Enix’s disappointing Final Fantasy offerings during the last console generation, they were able to work together with Silicon Studio to create something that scratches the nostalgia itch of the old guard while updating everything that made their early games enjoyable for a more modern audience. Make no mistake, Bravely […]

Waking Amy – Indie Game Review (Alpha Build)

29 August 2013 by , No Comments

Support Waking Amy’s Kickstarter! (3 days to go!) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2021040503/waking-amy-25d-puzzle-combat-platformer Sam’s indie reviews return! Game: Waking Amy Creator: Martin Media Inc. Genre: Combat/Platformer Completion Time: 30 Minutes

Exit Fate – Indie Game Review

29 August 2013 by , No Comments

Not just the best indie game I’ve played yet, but one of the best RPG’s I’ve played. Ever. Game: Exit Fate Creator: SCF Genre: RPG / Tactical RPG Completion Time: 40~50 Hours Download Links: – Windows: http://site.scfworks.com/?page_id=10

Elementlar Rising – Indie Game Review

19 January 2013 by , No Comments

This week, Sam returns to indie reviews with Elementlar Rising: a science fantasy magipunk tale that’s… actually an anime-inspired RPG. This can only end one way. Game: Elementlar Rising Creator: jad4321 Genre: RPG Completion Time: Unknown Download Links: – Windows: http://www.4shared.com/file/_EecCsDA/ER1_GAME.html

Escape the Box – Indie Game Review

10 December 2012 by , No Comments

Never judge a game by the name of its engine. This week, Sam reviews an RPG Maker game that isn’t an RPG and actually rocks. Game: Escape the Box Creator: MetalRenard Genre: Puzzle-Adventure, Horror-Mystic Completion Time: 15~20 Minutes per playthrough Download Links: – Windows: http://sd-2.archive-host.com/membres/up/49808736215952882/Escape_The_Box.zip

Holiday Hijinks – Indie Game Review

24 November 2012 by , No Comments

The indie game scene is one that I’ve dabbled in throughout the last couple of years but it’s only recently that I’ve really knuckled down and thrown myself into it. There are so many wonderful ideas and game genres I didn’t even know existed to be found there… and that, I think, is what’s reeling […]

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

19 November 2012 by , No Comments

The original No More Heroes could best be described as the realisation of every geek fantasy and mind screw-y plot mashed together with countless pop culture references and topped off with some of the most brilliant dialogue featured in a game yet. It was, in many regards, everything a gamer could ever want and, despite […]