Category Archives: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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

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

Kingdom Rush & Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know!

Kingdom Rush I’ve spoken before about how tower defense games are one of the few genres to work seamlessly with tablet controls due to only requiring one imprecise finger to manage everything. Further experience has proven my initial beliefs correct. … Continue reading

Android, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Tower Defense, Video Gaming

Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles

Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles is a fan-made game heavily inspired by the venerable action series. It mostly takes notes from the SNES and Genesis games such as Super Castlevania IV and Rondo of Blood , but the way the world … Continue reading

Fan Games, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, Video Gaming

Dream Games: Mistborn

Dream Games: Mistborn Sometimes magic in a fantasy novel is a strange, esoteric thing with bizarre world-changing effects. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as the prose is up to the task; I love the Thomas Covenant series and … Continue reading

Exploring Stuff, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Video Gaming