Review

A Rainbow of Thoughts: Link-A-Pix Color for 3DS Review

By Steve Peacock Link-A-Pix Color is a puzzle game available for download on the 3DS eShop. Retailing for $7.99, this is a very reasonably priced game. At first glance, one might blow this off as a simple Picross clone. This is very inaccurate from what you actually get. This game sees you on a grid. Inside this grid are numbers of different colors. The number itself represents the number of conne...

Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) Review – Something Entirely New

[This post has been updated to include both Steve’s and Mike’s reviews, and thus was republished]   Monster Hunter Stories was a bizarre, mixed-bag of an announcement when it was initially revealed. Not quite Monster Hunter, not quite Pokemon, the game has been a relatively obscure entry in the series, in part because of the eclipsing power of Monster Hunter World. While I try not...

Infendo Review – Furi (Switch)

You awaken in a jail cell, bound. In front of you starts a man with three demon masks. He attacks you, telling you you’ll be here forever. He clearly enjoys punishing you. He walks away, and suddenly another man, this one dressed like a rabbit, frees you. “Kill the jailer. Kill him and you’ll be free” he says. And so, your adventure in the world of Furi begins. Furi is a ga...

Infendo Review – Red Game Without a Great Name (Switch)

A small but admittedly pretty game, Red Game Without a Great Name is a pretty straightforward affair; You play as a little mechanical bird who has to deliver mail. The bird travels forwards automatically, and you tap it on the touchscreen and drag to a point where you want it to teleport. After you let go, the bird will poof to the new location and continue moving. Throughout the game, you’l...

Infendo Review – Serial Cleaner (Switch)

Serial Cleaner is a really simple game. The goal is to infiltrate a crime scene and dispose of any blood, bodies and evidence that might be present, then escape. What this leads to is a stealth-based game that takes place from level to level, with you essentially accomplishing the same task over and over again, with a progressing difficulty level. There’s plenty of challenge modes and some u...

My Lunch in Gaming: The End Is Nigh (Switch)

I love portable gaming. What follows are my thoughts and impressions on what I’ve been playing during the week of JAN/2/2018 – JAN/5/2018 during My Lunch in Gaming. The End Is Nigh   JAN/2/2018 I died immediately with this game. I made the mistake of starting the game without any volume on my Switch so I missed the first part of the introduction. I moved the main character Ash and touched the...

Infendo Review – UNO

Mike, Steve and I bought UNO on a whim to play online together. We booted it up, waited about 2 minutes for the game to load, and proceeded to the online lobby. We were unable to make a friend lobby, so we created a public lobby and attempted to join up that way. Every time we failed we were met with a loading screen we had to force quit out of. We finally connected together after about 6 failed a...

Antiquia Lost – Switch

A classic top-down RPG on Switch. Overview: In a world broken into 3 tribes from a “Great Battle” – a young protagonist named Bine finds himself in an interesting situation. Upon leaving his hometown for a simple quest – he locates an innocent young woman named Lunaria in distress. Being the protector of his village and amateur hero, he wants to lend a hand and help this fair lady. Aft...

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Review

Dragons and Mermen and Mice, Oh My! Based on my observations, there are essentially three types of remakes. The first is often called a reimagining, in which the original property is taken as a jumping off point into a completely new, yet familiar experience. The second is known as an enhanced remake. These take the original material and alter it in an attempt to improve it and fix the rough spots...

Retro Review – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)

Mild Spoilers! Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins continues Mario’s portable adventures on the original Game Boy. Like Super Mario Land before it, Super Mario Land 2 is a traditional platforming game where you control Mario in his quest to reclaim his castle that was stolen from him and locked away behind a magical seal. Mario can break the magic seal is by collecting the six golden coins that are...

Infendo Review – Sonic Forces (Switch)

Infinite Possibilities, Limited Presentation The Switch finally has a 3D Sonic game in its roster, following a long tradition of Sonic on Nintendo dating back to the GameCube. Sonic Forces is a game with a very mixed overall reception, and with good reason; It’s a very mixed bag. What it does well, it does very well. However, there are things that are missing that really keep this game from ...

Retro Review – Geometry Wars Galaxies (DS)

Geometry Wars Galaxies is a twin stick multi-direction shooter where the point of the game is to live as long as you can while trying to get the highest score possible. This is done by shooting the never-ending onslaught of enemies that the game continues to throw at you. You start the game by entering a solar system that is made up of a number of planets. Each planet is a different level with a d...