Sandbox games have become a popular genre. Pioneered by Minecraft, the ability to go into a randomly generated world unlike any other and build to your heart’s content has charmed the masses. But in Terraria, we go 2D! That’s not all that’s unique. Unlike most sandbox games, Terraria has a direction to point you in. A […]
Take a trip through a short story of adventure video games evolution with Evoland by Shiro Games. Evoland is not so much a riff on the nostalgia kick as much as it is an homage to the origin of the adventure game genre. It playfully pokes fun at tropes from mainstream series’ such as Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. As the game progresses, newer and newer elements are added that mirror the same elements added to classic adventure games as they were given sequels and remakes. While a short game, Evoland has a lot of charm and seeing a chest on the path doesn’t lead to wondering what spoils are inside, but rather what new mechanics will be unlocked. While this concept seems fantastic, its execution may be the fatal flaw of Evoland.
Grab your water guns and jet packs, it’s time to fight off the Mutant Mudd invasion in a fun and unique “12-Bit” adventure! Falling in line with the recent retro-gaming and nostalgia trends, Mutant Mudds Deluxe plays like an old-school NES title, while not trying too hard to replicate any specific classic game that never […]
Hammers, paint, and bendy straws! Let’s head back to the Paper Mushroom Kingdom and join Paper Mario in the latest entry of the Paper Mario role-playing series, Paper Mario: Color Splash. Early reviews for Color Splash were mixed when the original announcements were made, with many fans apparently upset that the series wasn’t returning to its […]
I enjoy video games, gamification and cataloging my collections. So when it comes to how to do all three of these things, The Backloggery is my go to. The Backloggery is an online to-do list for video games that makes cataloging and tracking your gaming accomplishments quite easy, and for someone with a vast collection […]