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The Padre Review

The Padre is a voxel-style take on horror with callbacks to various elements from the golden age of survival horror games. Anyone growing up with games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill will feel right at home with The Padre as it attempts to emulate fixed camera angles and blocky visuals of the past.

The Padre Review

198X Review

For younger players, 198X may not open up in the same way as to us old farts. However, it’s like a museum of a bygone era when the budding digital entertainment was honest and ripe, rendered in a beautiful pixel art and channeled through a marvelous soundscape. Oh, and the ending pays a nice homage to Golden Axe – without the chasing part.

198X Review

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Overall, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG with some novel concepts attached to it. Still, the magic wears thin pretty fast as there is not much strategy and variation involved in the combat, while side quests are mostly glorified fetch jobs.

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Wild Guns Reloaded Review

Arcade shooters were a gaming staple in the 90s; everywhere you looked and every game you played featured some kind of heavy bullet action with detailed sprites that were unthinkable before the 16-bit era. Wild Guns is a true product of the ever-popular genre that was seemingly synonymous with video games at the time. It was what every kid wanted; a space-western with the goal to shoot all bad guys that crossed your way.

Wild Guns Reloaded Review

Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds Review

Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds by Semisoft has been on my radar since I first saw it announced around 2016. Marketing itself as a love-letter to the Golden Age JRPGs, the game made a dynamic entry to the indie scene with its excellent hand-drawn graphics and charming character art

Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds Review

Crossing Souls Review

It’s 1986 and the summer vacation has just started in a small town of Tajinga, somewhere in the conceptual North America. Teenage boy Chris is eager to meet up with his friends and spend the sunny days equally frolicking and slacking. There’s a change in the plans when his kid brother Kevin informs him via walkie-talkie that he has found something super exciting that Chris & co. must immediately see.

Crossing Souls Review

Nighthaw-X3000 Review

Nighthaw-X3000’s primary flaw is the lack of innovative or revolutionary design with its core gameplay, with levels that do little that stand out. It also could’ve been a little longer, having only eight levels that last a few minutes each. Having said that, the presentation is astounding, the music is awesome, the main hero is over-the-top in a very amusing way, and the bosses are incredibly fun to fight. Add in its low cost and co-op, it’s hard to not recommend. Retro-gaming and shmup fans alike should consider giving this a try.

Nighthaw-X3000 Review

The Disney Afternoon Collection Review

. The Disney Afternoon Collection reaches out to a very specific audience. They were fun to me nonetheless and as someone who misses The Disney Afternoon a great deal, this was certainly a well spent time warp trip to the past.

The Disney Afternoon Collection Review