Recettear, An Item Shop’s Tale is a Good Buy

It isn’t often a come across a money management game that’s actually fun and has an appealing personality. Recettear, An Item Shop’s Tale is about a young girl named Recette, whose adventurer father leaves her in an empty home with a colossal debt weighing down on her tiny reserve of cash. Tear, a fairy contracted […]

Don’t Starve, But Feel Free to Go Mad

Lovecraftian survival horror? Sign me right up, please. I had been debating purchasing Don’t Starve in the Steam store for a while now, and I finally broke down and bought it. This crafting-based hardcore survival beast will not be slain very easily. As it says on the tin, there are no instructions, save for the […]

They Bleed Pixels Gotta Love Lovecraft

Surprise suprise, I’m playing a hardcore Meat Boy-esque combat-oriented action platformer. They Bleed Pixels is one of the games I got because I thought it looked good. Typically I try to avoid that kind of behavior, because… well, that goes without saying, but my point is that sometimes it pays off. Sometimes. Also, this is […]

Torchlight II or Diablo III

A lot of people are comparing Torchlight II to Diablo III, and it’s pretty easy to see why. In the Kanye West Harder Better Faster Stronger sense of the phrase, Torchlight II is a “poorly executed ripoff.” It only costs $20 on Steam, so it obviously doesn’t think too highly of itself. Its $20 quality […]

Maplestory, First Second Take

It’s about time I did a followup for that initial peek at Maplestory. I managed to get two characters to level 40 with no issues, so I’ve got some stories to tell. I also explored a few old/new areas that have apparently undergone some drastic changes in regarding lower level access. There are also major […]

Dragon Nest… Eh

Not as in the Canadian “eh.” Not making fun of Canada here. Dragon Nest is just another game presented by Nexon. Key words “just another game.” So eh is by far the best way to describe it. I mean, I’d like to cover the unique factors that make it rise above all other MMORPGs and […]

Terraria is NOT Minecraft, Okay?

Before I actually started playing Terraria, I was convinced that it was just a cheap 2D replica of Minecraft. At a glance, you may agree with this sentiment, but that’s why I’m here to convince you otherwise. Gameplay-wise, Terraria and Minecraft have many elements in common, such as crafting, digging, mining, and constructing. However, the […]

From the Abyss is Abysmal

Actually, it’s not that bad. I just wanted to have a word pun in the title. You can hate me all you want. So! From the Abyss is an Aksys “off to the side” game for the Nintendo DS. I’ll say right here and now that the sole problem with this game is that it […]

Dungeon Defenders, Wall ’em and Maul ’em

Sometimes you want to play a third person fantasy action RPG. Sometimes you want to play a versatile fantasy tower defense. And sometimes, you get so excited about playing both, you can’t decide which one’s for you. So how about both? Did you want to play with your friends too? Well, excellent! Dungeon Defenders is […]

N64 Onslaught Part VI, Glover

Glover is an experimental goal oriented exploration game from 1998. The main character, interestingly enough, is a sentient glove that can do magic. You kind of feel like Master Hand’s kid brother, in a way. While many critics have bashed Glover for difficult to learn controls/mechanics and a bland plot, I think that this unique […]