Zwei: The Arges Adventure Review
After releasing Nihon Falcom’s action JRPG Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection to the western audience late last year, XSEED is back with another iteration of Zwei. The funny thing is, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is actually the first game in the two-part series and dates way back to 2001 in Japan for home computers.
With hardly any time having passed since the release of their last top-down shooter, Time Recoil, 10tons is back with another top-down twin-stick shooter boasting their trademark style. The ideas behind these games by the quirky Finnish developers may have born with tongue in cheek but as far as the gameplay mechanics are concerned, it’s all serious business.
At its core, Redie is an entrancing menagerie of grief and triumph. There are things it could have done better, especially when it comes to new players, but it succeeds where it needs to. More than that, it boasts an astounding ability to embrace tedium and turn it into something fun. Redie will test how much you can tolerate a difficult game, but you'll walk away satisfied. And again, play it while you're young and snappy.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
And with that, I end my incredible adventure in the land of Borgovia. I am thrilled to say that it was not without merit, and despite some missteps, was well worth the 14 hours I spent monster hunting and looting my way through it's campy yet completely endearing game world. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was a treat, and hopefully, we'll be able to have more in the future.