Category: Feature

The Appeal of French Bread in the West

The games developed by Japanese indie developer French Bread follow a long and rich tradition of 2D fighting games, but the studio’s doujin origins allow it to express a unique aesthetic that now finds itself emerging within American fighting competitions. Last year there was even an American competition solely dedicated to their games, which may […]

Take a Radioactive Blast to the Past with Double Fine’s RAD

There is always a negative connotation with mutations and diseases but with RAD, Double Fine’s newest game in development, all of that will change. RAD takes place in a world after, not one but two apocalypses. You play as a teenager whose village is starting to run out of resources. It is up to you […]

The Mysteries of Deltarune Chapters 1 & 2

Header image by SleekBackground So you’ve played Undertale (or maybe you haven’t) and have now played Deltarune Chapter 1 (or maybe you haven’t done that either), and perhaps determined that these two games have something in common. Despite the main character, music, graphics, dialogue…*do you see where I’m going with this*… and overall feel of […]

Black Future ‘88 Demo Impressions: A Drug-Fueled Fever-Dream Cyberpunk Roguelike

We recently published an interview with Don Bellenger (aka Super Scary Snakes) about his forthcoming melt-your-face-off roguelike, and since he was kind enough to let me have early access to a demo of the game, I thought I’d share a few details about the game’s premise and mechanics and what I found overall entertaining about […]

Path of Exile on PS4: Is it Good?

My wife and I have been on a hard Diablo 3 kick for the past couple of months. She really enjoys the game a lot and I enjoy killing shit with her. It’s a great way to decompress after a long day of work for both of us. Long day? Well, let’s order some pizza […]

Six Tips for Newcomers to Risk of Rain 2

For those of you who didn’t watch the Gearbox live stream last week, you might have missed a recently dropped title they are publishing known as Risk of Rain 2. If you are not familiar with the series, Risk of Rain is a rogue-like where the maps aren’t randomly generated but the drops and monster […]

A Deep Dive into Project Awakening

Do you like Swords? Do you like hunting down dragons? Do you like some intense combat? Well then Cygames’ new title, Project Awakening, may just be the game for you. Project Awakening was first revealed last year during the PlayStation Lineup tour sporting just one trailer and little information. I have done some light scouring […]

The Aging Gamer: What Happened to Games Just Working

I am still struggling to enjoy Anthem. It is not because the combat is dull or that the world is stale to look at. I actually really enjoy flying around and shooting baddies. And the world is gorgeous to look at and traverse through. No, the thing that is hindering my ability to enjoy this […]

Everything You Need to Know About Apex Legends Season One

After a stellar launch and garnering 50 million players, Apex Legends controls its own destiny. The game has skyrocketed in popularity and has become a staple in the battle royale genre right off the bat (you can read our review here). The unique elements of the ping system, character abilities and being the jumpmaster all […]

An Interview with Jelle van Doorne: The Musical Mind Behind Viola

I always find it interesting what will bring a person to end up working on a video game as an independent developer. In Jelle van Doorne’s case, being laid off from his previous position as a developer for mobile games led him to work on a passion project known as Viola. For those of you […]