Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

We have a review this week on an action-platformer that uses the greatest skill known to mankind: the power of dance! Brought to you by WayForward as the fourth installment of the series, we have Shantae: Half-Genie Hero! Let’s go! In this game, you play as Shantae, the titular half-genie protector of Scuttle Town, a seaside village that knows pirate attacks all too well by this point. Defeat enemies using your whip-like hair and magic spells you bought at the local store. Travel across a multitude of areas to gather the pieces to your Uncle’s defense apparatus for the town.…

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Review: Shovel Knight

For this time around, we’ve got another indie title that has hit it big. A 2D retro-styled action platforming game based around swinging a shovel, from Yacht Club Games, it’s Shovel Knight. Let’s go!   Our story starts with a tale of heroics, how the great Shovel Knight and Shield Knight roamed the land together, reveling in its spoils with their oversized and appropriate shovel and shield respectively. However, fate conspired against them, as their adventures ended at the Tower of Fate, a cursed amulet sealing Shield Knight inside. Alone and dejected, Shovel Knight swore off adventuring for life away…

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Review: Cuphead

A little late to the party, but here nonetheless, this week’s review is on the run-and-gun cartoon shooter from Studio MDHR by the name of Cuphead. Let’s go!   Cuphead, as previously mentioned, is a run-and-gun shooter, meaning that both running and gunning are important, believe it or not. Don’t be fooled by Cuphead’s lovable cartoon art style, or the wonderful soundtrack, or the fact that two anthropomorphic cups gambled their souls to the devil, this game is hard. Fun, but hard. There have been many comparisons of difficult games in recent times to games of the Dark Souls series,…

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