Reviews Archive

  • Review: Extinction

    Iron Galaxy has built a reliable reputation primarily as a contract studio porting games from larger developers to other platforms, but up to now the studio’s own titles have been smaller, indie-scale projects like Divekick and Wreckateer. Both of which were really fun. Extinction, the […]

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  • Review: Minit

    Minit condenses everything you know and love about the early top-down Zelda quests into a delightfully diminutive, cleverly constructed adventure that’s consumed and digested in bite-sized loops of 60 seconds, for an experience that feels old-fashioned and familiar yet still manages to spark your curiosity […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild “Scaling Hyrule” Puzzle

    It’s hard to believe this is my 10th Legend of Zelda-themed jigsaw puzzle. (Damn, I do a lot of puzzles!) Nostalgia fueled my interest in previous ones, based on the older titles like Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask and the 8-bit original. As I do […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: Destiny Premium Puzzle

    USAopoly’s collectible jigsaw puzzle line is heavily populated by Nintendo franchises, so it’s always nice to see some other gaming properties, like Fallout and now Destiny, get some jigsaw love. The Destiny premium puzzle is a collage of characters, enemies, Guardian classes, Ghosts, weapons, and […]

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  • Board Game Review: Operation Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition

    Hasbro’s classic medical malpractice skill game Operation gets a Wasteland makeover in the officially licensed Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition by USAopoly. The core rules are the same, just twisted to play on themes of the Fallout universe. Assuming the role of Vault-Tec Doctor, participating players take […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda “Legend of the Hero” Puzzle

    Based on the intro sequence to The Wind Waker, the “Legend of The Hero” jigsaw puzzle, from USAopoly’s Legend of Zelda premium collector’s series, depicts Link’s legend as the Hero of Time using the imagery from the prologue story pages, paneled together to look like […]

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  • Review: Boo! Greedy Kid

    When a game opens with a splash screen warning that it is a stupid video game, followed by a plea to teach real world kids to be good people, you know upfront you’re in for a silly experience not to be taken too seriously. Boo! […]

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  • Review: Fossil Hunters

    Freshly unearthed by Canadian indie shop Reptoid Games following a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign last fall, Fossil Hunters is a 3D isometric puzzle adventure in which you, as one of four playable characters, descend underground through 29 levels of increasing complexity and subterranean danger in […]

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  • Review: Block Shock

    Man, what the hell’s up with the lousy brick-breaker games this year? One of my all-time favorite genres has been getting thoroughly bastardized, which is baffling because it’s not exactly a super sophisticated style of game that should be so hard to execute. Energy Invasion […]

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  • Book Review: Child of a Mad God

    Birthed from the mind of legendary fantasy author R. A. Salvatore, Child of a Mad God kicks off a brand new series of novels set in the fictional world of Corona, made famous by the DemonWars Saga. Admittedly, my Salvatore experience up to now has […]

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