Downwell – Games of 2015

I should apologize to Downwell, as I had the most convoluted excuse for not playing it when it came out. Long story short, its core mechanic was similar to a game my friends and I had started working on right before it came out. The joke’s on me though, not only did I waste time not… Continue reading

Titan Souls – Games of 2015

We get it, games can go hard again. I couldn’t be happier that difficult games come in all kinds of flavors these days, but Titan Souls stepped onto the scene quietly and asked all of us, “But can you beat me with one arrow?” Huh. I never thought about that before. 12 year-old Justin would have dominated… Continue reading

Game Curious Heavy Bullets – And Megaton Bombs

Here I am, making yet another trip to reset the security mainframe. I’ve navigated through this maze several times now with nothing but my wits and a handful of bullets of questionable weight. I’m told they’re Heavy Bullets, but they always seem to hop around as if lighter than usual… or possibly drunk. As for me, I… Continue reading

Game Curious Titan Souls – Trial by Titans

The feeling of defeating a monolithic adversary is exhilarating. Shadow of the Colossus totally ran with this concept back in 2005 and the more recent Souls games by From Software have given unique worlds overflowing with trials and tribulations a strong resurgence. Ever the glutton for a challenge, I jumped into this month’s release of Titan Souls for… Continue reading

Hotline Miami Review: Bloody in Pink

A cold chill is in the air. The smell of blood is everywhere, following the path of destruction I’ve carved to get to this point. My moves have all been calculated, yet I’m nervous. My right hand shakes, but there’s no turning back now. I burst into the room, hurling the knife in my hand… Continue reading