PREVIEW: Unexplored


Action roguelikes, or “roguelites”, however you want to put it, have become quite the popular thing lately.  Many of them go with all sorts of different gameplay concepts, but the focus is usually purely on the action… a far cry from classic turn-based roguelikes, where strategy, planning, and decision-making were the core of the experience,…

REVIEW: Giga Girl


When you think about it, games really have changed alot since the old days.  We’ve gone from simple ball & paddle games to epic adventure games with extremely realistic graphics.  And there’s been all sorts of eras in between, each memorable for it’s own reason, such as the Golden Age of Arcades, where scoring high…

REVIEW: Black Hole Hazard


It’s rare, even among indie games, for a developer to try something truly unique, instead of going with some tried-and-true formula.  With Black Hole Hazard, developer Superthumb makes the attempt at something unique, a game that really doesnt play like anything else.  The results are… interesting, but also very mixed, creating a game that I…

REVIEW: Xenoraid


Xenoraid is an interesting beast… certainly different from the usual fare within it’s genre. In many shmup games, the focus really is on dodging more than anything else.  Actually hitting the enemy with your attacks in most games is practically a given, particularly in bullet-hell games.  If they’re in front of you, and if you’re…