CategoryVideo Games

Spelunky Review

The best word to describe Spelunky is dangerous. The player takes on the role of an unnamed adventurer with an uncanny resemblance to Indiana Jones. With nothing but a whip in hand and a backpack brimming with ropes and bombs, you plunge into the depths of an ancient cavern. Deadly spikes, arrow traps, snakes, and giant spiders lurk around every corner, each hellbent on preventing you from...

Legend of Dungeon Review

As a retro enthusiast, there’s nothing listed under Legend of Dungeon‘s key features that I can complain about. “26 floors of randomized dungeon.” “Tons of items, weapons, and magic.” “[A] [l]ocal and online scoreboard.” “4 player co-operative gameplay.” In theory Legend of Dungeon delivers on all the golden tropes of the rogue-like genre it hails from. But after a few hours of...

Shadowrun Returns Review

Shadowrun Returns surprised me. First off, because I completely forgot I had funded the project on Kickstarter. A banner advertising the game on Steam caught me off guard, prompting me to plumb the depths of my Gmail account for a long forgotten activation code. Secondly, because of how good the game is. Shadowrun Returns is a rare Kickstarter project that not only manages to live up to the hype...

We Be Goblins 2 Review

We Be Goblins is one of the most beloved Pathfinder scenarios ever published. Many new players are ushered into organized play by the adventure, and many old players return to play or run it again and again. When Paizo announced that a sequel, We Be Goblins Too, would be the company’s offering for Free RPG Day 2013, naturally expectations were high. But does the sequel manage to live up to...

Castle Crashers Review

This review can hardly be considered timely. Castle Crashers was released for XBLA in the throws of 2008, years before pandas invaded Azeroth and console controllers had giant screens in them. The game was, however, granted new life through a Steam release late last year. Considering that the last console I purchased was a Gamecube, this seems as good a time as ever to review this indie gem. The...