Category Archives: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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 … 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 … 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 … 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) … Continue reading

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

Slot and Dragons: Too Random, But Definitely Enjoyable

Slot and Dragons : Too Random, But Definitely Enjoyable Slot and Dragons is a Puzzle Quest kinda deal. Objects appear in lines at random, and it’s your job to make something of them in order to fight your enemies. This … Continue reading

Android, Commissioned, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, 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