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: 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: Paper Sorcerer

Back to something a little more obscure, this week’s review is a turn-based strategy role playing game from Ultra Runaway Games with the visual style of a newspaper: black, white, and red all over! It’s Paper Sorcerer, let’s go!   The story starts off in proper story-book style: Once long ago there was a sorcerer and apprentice that terrorized the land with minions. The king of the land, not liking that sort of thing, entrusted his royal mage and knights with a powerful artifact, the Librum Claustrum, to defeat the sorcerer. They set out, traveled through treacherous terrain, battled their…

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Review: Epic Battle Fantasy 1 and 2

In my Epic Battle Fantasy 4 review, I had mentioned wanting to also go over the earlier titles from Matt Roszak in the series. As EBF3 is much more similar to EBF4, this will be a short review of the earlier titles, Epic Battle Fantasy 1 and 2. Here we go!   To start things off, some context. Epic Battle Fantasy came out as an in-browser flash game in May of 2009. At the time, it released on Newgrounds, Kongregate, and Armor Games to good reviews, and still gets regular traffic. While Roszak had been making flash animations for a…

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Review: Epic Battle Fantasy 4

This week’s review is about a game where you click on little stone people and make them explode on a loading screen. What do you mean that’s not the game? Alright…   This week’s review is about an indie role-playing game that likes to play up the usual gaming tropes to great effect while changing up the JRPG formula. Epic Battle Fantasy 4, here we go!   Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is, as the title might imply, the fourth and currently latest game in the series of RPGs by Matt Roszak, with his website KupoGames.com. Team up with our group…

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