Review

  • Ruin of the Reckless Tower Screenshot

    Ruin of the Reckless – Soul-Crushing Difficulty and Fun

    Indie developers, Faux-Operatives Games, have created quite a project in the form of an immensely difficult roguelike brawler. The game, called Ruin of the Reckless, combines 16 bit graphics and a chiptune-like soundtrack with melee-focused combat and a soul-crushing difficulty curve. During my time with the title I have...
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    Want a Game to Kick Your Ass? Try Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven

    I consider myself a reasonably astute gamer, and I’m no stranger to games of strategy. I’ve been playing Monopoly since I could count. I’ve played dozens of tactical JRPGs, and a smattering of titles from both the Age of Empires and Civilization franchises. I spent many weeks worth of...
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    Exploring the Deepest Fathoms of Torment: Tides of Numenera

    It’s been at least a few years since the phrase “turn-based” has inspired anything more than eye rolls and sighs of exasperation. At a time when even Final Fantasy is an action RPG, it often seems like players who desire a slower, more cerebral experience might as well pick up...
  • Nintendo Switch Hardware Review

    Fans of handheld gaming will find quite a bit of intuitive design within the new Nintendo Switch console. While some elements of it may cause hardware issues, the device brings together the best of two mediums, and allows players to experience the true quality of a home console title...
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    The Exiled Early Access Review (PC)

    Fairytale Distillery’s sandbox PvP MMO arena The Exiled has a number of features that make it unique on the current gaming landscape. It’s quick to jump into, as you start off with a full cycle’s worth of skills that you can choose based on different weapon and armor combinations....
  • Is There A Flaw In The Nintendo Switch That Lowers The GPU Power?

    The Nintendo Switch has been out for over a week now, and as such, people are able to formulate more and more opinions on it, as they’ve had it, played it, messed around with it, and most importantly, tested numerous games on it. Despite initial critiques about the “lack...
  • MMOExamined: Lethal League

    Lethal League is an interesting blend of traditional 2D fighters and sports. It may tickle your fancy, if you’re down with the alternative development style of modern indie games, but still want something that satiates the appetite for familiarity. The objective of the game is not to senselessly beat your...
  • MMOExamined: The Elder Scrolls: Legends Beta

    Trading card games -especially digital ones- have been saturating the market on an incredible scale with the launch of games like Duelyst, Hearthstone, and quite a few others. Though The Elder Scrolls: Legends Beta might find its place among the stars, is it truly unique enough to work? Or will...
  • MMOExamined: Tricky Towers

    If you’re like me, when you saw this game as a PS Plus option, you were wildly disappointed. It resembled just another obnoxious indie puzzle game. I have irrevocably learned the bitter taste of my own words, as Tricky Towers turned out to be an interesting fun multiplayer game, with significant...