Category Archives: Beat-Em-Up

A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City

A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City Valdis Story: Abyssal City is a 2013 Metroidvania by Endlessfluff Games. It’s better than most.

Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Metroidvania, Platformer, Video Gaming

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance What’s with the name of this game? Revenge and vengeance mean the same thing, so why make a portmanteau that doesn’t carry any new significance? Kojima probably just thought it sounded cool. The Metal Gear Solid … Continue reading

Animu, Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Stealth, Third-Person, This isn't just a video game this is ART you wouldn't understand it you plebian filth, Video Gaming

Remember Me — One Third of a Good Game

Remember Me — One Third of a Good Game Remember Me is a 2013 game developed by the new company Dontnod Entertainment and published by Capcom. It blends the genres of beat-em-up and adventure in a strange new fashion. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Adventure, Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Video Gaming

Dream Games — Attack on Titan

Edit: If you’re Googling this to find the Attack on Titan minigame, the link is here. Dream Games — Attack on Titan This article contains some moderate spoilers for the ongoing manga storyline. If you’re watching the animated series and … Continue reading

Animu, Beat-Em-Up, Dream Games, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Horror, Video Gaming

God Hand Sucks

God Hand Sucks Gamers are a superstitious and cowardly lot. They’re a group of greedy, needy, weak-willed cowards who demand entitlement and see a conspiracy around every corner. So when the well-respected gaming journalist website IGN refused to bow down … Continue reading

Beat-Em-Up, Video Gaming

A Review of the Indie Royale “Mash Bundle”

A Review of the Indie Royale “Mash Bundle” I love these little indie bundles. There’s like ten different ones and they keep having new packages every couple of weeks. Thanks to inflation and joining forces with Steam, video games are … Continue reading

Adventure, Beat-Em-Up, Online Gaming, Platformer, Shmups, Strategy, Video Gaming

DmC – Devil May Cry (The Fifth Symphony)

DmC – Devil May Cry (The Fifth Symphony) DmC is the fifth game in the mostly-excellent Devil May Cry series. 1 and 3 are widely (and correctly) considered the best. I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about Devil May … Continue reading

Beat-Em-Up, Third-Person, Video Gaming

5 Gaming Crossovers I’d Like to See

Crossover video games are usually a quickly churned-out gimmick intended to capitalize on two separate franchises. Junk food gaming for that quick fix. Occasionally the results are interesting, but there is the potential for so much more. If Disney and … Continue reading

Animu, Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Fighting Games, League of Legends, RPG or thereabouts, Shmups, Video Gaming

Chaos Legion owns.

Chaos Legion is a 2003 hack-n-slash by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 and PC. Initially (and unfairly) dismissed as a Devil May Cry clone, Chaos Legion is actually a unique game due to its puzzlingly creative enemies and use of … Continue reading

Animu, Beat-Em-Up, Video Gaming

10 Books I Turn Into Games: Sci-fi & Fantasy Dork Edition

There have been a couple games based on Conan the Barbarian , one from the immensely boring Wheel of Time series , several Discworld adventure games, and a trillion games based on Tolkien’s works. There’s a new Game of Thrones … Continue reading

Adventure, Beat-Em-Up, Books, Exploring Stuff, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Film, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming