13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review – A Love Letter to Classic SciFi

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a Visual Novel / Strategy RPG developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus. It was first released on the PS4 in September 2020 and later released on the Nintendo Switch in April 2022. MSRB is $60. I played the Nintendo Switch version. Ever since I played their games Muramasa: Rebirth … Continue reading 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review – A Love Letter to Classic SciFi

Tunic Review: Zelda Veers Off The Beaten Path

Tunic is an Action / Adventure game developed by Andrew Shouldice and published by Finji. It was released in March 2022 for PC and Xbox and will be released in September 2022 for the PS4 and PS5. MSRB is $30. I played the PC version. I've already reviewed several Zelda-like games on this blog, including: … Continue reading Tunic Review: Zelda Veers Off The Beaten Path

Xbox PC Game Pass: A Nintendo Fan’s Review

Xbox's past several years of pro-consumer choices have finally paid off. Their continuous support of backwards compatibility, PC releases, and indie games on Nintendo consoles caught my attention. I decided that this year was the year I'd give Xbox a try. I couldn't afford a new console, but thankfully Microsoft doesn't need you to. They're … Continue reading Xbox PC Game Pass: A Nintendo Fan’s Review

New Super Lucky’s Tale Review: A Plucky Pastiche of 3D Platforming

Super Lucky's Tale is a 3D Platformer originaly developed by Playful Studios and published by Microsoft for the Xbox and PC in November 2017. An expanded version called New Super Lucky's Tale was developed and published by Playful Studios and released in November 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and August 2020 for the Xbox, PC, … Continue reading New Super Lucky’s Tale Review: A Plucky Pastiche of 3D Platforming

Carto Review: A Cute Puzzle Game That Mapped Its Way to My Heart

Carto is a puzzle game developed by Taiwanese indie studio Sunhead Games and published by Humble Games. It was released on PC, PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch in October 2020. MSRB is $20. I played the Nintendo Switch version. Back during the NES era, exploration-based games like The Legend of Zelda and Metroid had limited … Continue reading Carto Review: A Cute Puzzle Game That Mapped Its Way to My Heart

Sound Shapes Review: A Musical 2D Platformer That’s More Than Meets the Ear

Sound Shapes is a music-based 2D platformer developed by Queasy Games (with the assistance of Sony Santa Monica studio), and published by Sony. It was released on the PS3 and PS Vita in August 2012 and on the PS4 in November 2013. MSRB is $10. I played the PS Vita Version. Everyone knows that a … Continue reading Sound Shapes Review: A Musical 2D Platformer That’s More Than Meets the Ear

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: An Unforgettable 3D Platformer

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a 3D Platformer developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was released in March 2022 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. MSRB is $60. The Nintendo Switch has been defined by a lineup of what I like to call "Video Game Olympic Athletes." For example: Zelda went open … Continue reading Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: An Unforgettable 3D Platformer

Sokodice Review: Thinking Outside the Isometric Box

Sokodice is a puzzle game developed and published by The Socially Awkward Studio. It was released on PC and iOS in 2020, and on Nintendo Switch and Android in 2021. PC and Switch versions cost $6, while the iOS version costs $3, and the Android version costs $1. I played the Nintendo Switch Version. Disclaimer: … Continue reading Sokodice Review: Thinking Outside the Isometric Box