Category Archives: Beat-Em-Up

The Ninja Warriors – The Best Beat-Em-Up

The Ninja Warriors – The Best Beat-Em-Up Beat-em-ups were in vogue in the early 1990s. Capcom’s 1989 Final Fight is responsible for legions of imitators ( many by Capcom themselves ) and they introduced a surprising amount of variety for … Continue reading

Beat-Em-Up, Video Gaming

Ascendant: A Capable But Flawed Roguelike-Like

  Ascendant : A Capable But Flawed Roguelike-Like Ascendant is a 2D platformer with randomly-generated procedurally-generated levels and loot. The action is unforgiving and the plot is negligible—two things I find refreshing in a video game. Ascendant owes a lot … Continue reading

Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Platformer, Roguelike-Like, Video Gaming

Two Total Failures With a Lot in Common — Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Two Total Failures With a Lot in Common — Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 This is a 2014 game in a long-running series many know and appreciate for its punishing but reasonable difficulty. The series … Continue reading

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

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