Tag Archive - videogames

How Persona proves age ratings are nonsense

21 October 2015 by , No Comments

I’ve been playing quite a lot of Persona Q lately. It’s an oddly addictive little game with an adorable visual style and a tonne of great continuity nods and gags for fans of Persona 3 and 4. In many ways, I like it better than its originals. Sure, the story is a lot weaker and […]

Why we should hope for gay characters in the next Fire Emblem

10 April 2015 by , No Comments

All right people, there’s something we’ve got to address: Fire Emblem is really, really, really gay. And that’s okay. At first, the series had just a few characters like Rickard openly hitting on same-sex allies but, since the 2000’s, Fire Emblem has been power-levelling its Queerness stat. Florina is so obviously in love with Lyn […]

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

Final Fantasy blamed for murder

28 January 2013 by , No Comments

The phrase “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” seems rather appropriate to define my stance on this matter. While I haven’t enjoyed a Square game in years (discounting remakes), I feel obliged to rush to their aid in this battle: if only because the other side is forehead-slappingly stupid. According to Kotaku, a […]

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

Why is George Washington “possessed” in the Assassin’s Creed III DLC?

2 January 2013 by , No Comments

Commenting on a trailer that came out almost a month ago may seem a bit redundant but I feel there’s a lot that still need to be said about it. You see, I’ve been rather looking forward to The Tyranny of King Washington, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC. I like alternate histories. “What if” […]

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 […]

Xenoblade Chronicles

6 September 2011 by , No Comments

Like Persona 4, Xenoblade Chronicles is an RPG that comes towards the end of its console’s lifespan and ultimately proves to be one of the best examples of the genre you’re ever likely to find. This sixty hour behemoth of a game was definitely made for fans of the genre, with a plot that plays […]