Category Archives: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Persona Q owns

Persona Q owns Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is a 2014 dungeon crawler for the 3DS that combines the best aspects of the Persona and the Etrian Odyssey series. It’s a good game.

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

Sentinels of the Multiverse

Sentinels of the Multiverse I played both the card game and the Android versions of this game. Though they have the exact same ruleset, they are different enough experiences for it to be worth noting. This review will cover both. … Continue reading

Android, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Online Gaming, Puzzle, Video Gaming

Odallus: The Dark Call

Odallus: The Dark Call Odallus: The Dark Call is a 2015 2D action game by Joymasher. It is inspired by Castlevania III, Ghosts & Goblins, Rastan, and Faxanadu. It’s as good or better than the games that inspired it. OK, … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, Platformer, Video Gaming

Calculords Owns

Calculords Owns Seanbaby has been my favorite writer since I first saw his website in 1997. His x-treme writing style has been a gigantic influence on mine, and his video game reviews are always hysterical. I think his two articles … Continue reading

Android, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Strategy, Video Gaming

Darkest Dungeon Beta Review

Darkest Dungeon Beta Review Yes, it’s another Roguelike-like. I don’t care if you’re sick of them, because I probably never will be. Darkest Dungeon is a dungeon crawler inspired by the legions of Roguelikes, and is nearly as brutal. It … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Horror, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Roguelike-Like, RPG or thereabouts, Strategy, Video Gaming

Risk of Rain

Risk of Rain Roguelike-likes have swiftly become my favorite video game genre, outclassing politically trendy walking simulators and self-flagellation platformers by a long shot. There is randomness, but in a good Roguelike or Roguelike-like (we’ve got to find a better … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Roguelike-Like, Video Gaming

Shovel Knight: Actually as Good as People Say It Is

Shovel Knight: Actually as Good as People Say It Is Shovel Knight gets it. It doesn’t follow the cargo cult routine of indie games who use sprite-based graphics instead of good game design; it groks its favorite NES games but … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Music, Platformer, 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 to Spelunky … Continue reading

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

Final Fantasy Tactics – Best Game Ever Made?

Final Fantasy Tactics – Best Game Ever Made? The true best Final Fantasy, the one that most people overlook, doesn’t even have a number. Made during Square’s creative renaissance in the late 90s, Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation marks … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Strategy, Video Gaming

The Debate Over the Final Fantasy Series

The Debate Over the Final Fantasy Series What’s your favorite Final Fantasy? The most common favorites are VI and VII, but opinions vary wildly. You ask someone to rate any game in the series (whether you’re online or off) and … Continue reading

Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming