Review – The World Ends With You: Final Remix

This week for review we have a game that is near and dear to me, now fully redone for the Nintendo Switch and a brand new audience! After eleven years, from all the way back on the Nintendo DS, we have The World Ends With You! Let’s get into it! In The World Ends With You, you play as Neku Sakuraba, an angsty teenager who doesn’t like interacting with people, living his life in the ideological war zone that is Shibuya. Just stick with me on this, it gets better. One day, Neku finds himself on the pavement in a…

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Review: Transistor

This week’s review is part two of the Supergiant Games reviews. Another hack-and-slash narrative-driven action game with great music that still manages to be unique from the last game. It’s Transistor, let’s go! As mentioned, Transistor shares many similarities with it’s predecessor Bastion, as a hack-and-slash action game named after a single noun with excellent narrative and an awesome soundtrack. Despite this, Transistor proves itself to be a game that goes above and beyond. You play as Red, a singer who has lost her voice, accompanied by your murdered friend, now embodied in the titular Transistor, a combination greatsword and…

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Review: Bastion

This week’s review is on an earlier indie title, one that a lot of people may already have, thanks to Humble Bundle efforts. A hack and slash title from Supergiant Games, with a twist on storytelling, we have Bastion. Let’s go! Not to be confused with a turret robot from another game, Bastion is a hack-and-slash action game where you play as “The Kid,” waking up in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event known only as The Calamity. Make your way to the Bastion, the namesake of the game and the city’s place of refuge in case of disaster, only…

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Review: Darkest Dungeon

The game we’re looking at today takes another perspective on the fantasy adventuring crew, how facing ferocious monsters and horrible abominations can take its toll on both body and mind. From Red Hook Studios, we have Darkest Dungeon, let’s go! After receiving a letter from an ancestor, explaining how he royally screwed up your family estate by digging through the basement and unleashing eldritch abominations, you return to your family estate to manage and guide adventurers who wish to delve into the depths of your hillside manor. To beat back the terrors wrought by the wicked nasty stuff your ancestor…

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Review: Crypt of the Necrodancer

It’s been a bit since my last review, but I’m back to write some more. This week’s review is another indie title that incorporates rogue-like elements into a top-down dungeon crawler (big shock), but with a twist: you must move to the beat or face defeat. From Brace Yourself Games, it’s Crypt of the Necrodancer, let’s go!   This game is, as mentioned, a rogue-like dungeon crawling game, much like Rogue, but Necrodancer incorporates elements from rhythm games, such that everything must be done in time to the music. Play as Cadence, a young girl looking for answers in an…

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Review: Downwell

This week we have another indie rouge-like game from Devolver Digital, created by Japanese game developer Ojiro “Moppin” Fumoto. It’s Downwell, let’s go!   Downwell is another rouge-like game published by Devolver, who also made Enter the Gungeon. What sets Downwell apart from many other games is that it is a vertical scrolling platformer, with an interesting definition of ‘platform’. The game starts by you jumping down a giant well, pretty straight forward. The key mechanic of the game are the gun-boots you wear, which allow you to shoot at enemies below you as you fall. These boots have a…

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