Castle in the Darkness – Games of 2015

  We’ve all be coddled by the maturation of various game genres which makes the nostalgic design choices in games like Castle in the Darkness so damn interesting. Older games made a lot of their design choices based on technological limitations. When those limits are gone it is fair to question why some old school… Continue reading

Galak-Z: The Dimensional – Games of 2015

I actually don’t know how Galak-Z ended up on my list of games that I ignored all details about before release, but it just made my jaw go through more floors with each layer I peeled away in its design. You are immediately hit by the 80’s anime presentation that is so well done it’s… Continue reading

Axiom Verge – Games of 2015

Lust doesn’t cut it, but whatever the best word for that raw, dirty, and instantaneous form of love is the only one that can describe how I felt the first time I saw a screenshot of Axiom Verge. The connection I have to it is primal and impales the core of why I play games. Axiom… Continue reading

Game Curious Environmental Station Alpha – Should I Be Here?

Why do all powerless space stations want to kill me? Just once I’d like to find a derelict space station that is preserving happiness for the next explorer that shows up. Maybe it’s that drive to find my happy place in the remote reaches of the universe that makes me want to risk my life on jumps… Continue reading

Played Castle In The Darkness – Painfully Great Adventure

Castle In The Darkness is a retro-styled platformer developed by Matt Kap and published by Nicalis, Inc. Matt Kap is also a talented chiptune composer, who has worked on other popular titles like 1001 Spikes and The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth (source). Castle In The Darkness is a metroidvania game with a simple (but awesome)… Continue reading

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Video Reflex Review: That’s Between a Bunny and His Duck

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The crazy French developers at Arkedo Studio made a new game. That game is called Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. It involves an undead cape-wearing rabbit (who is also the Prince of Hell) trying to recover stolen photos of him masturbating with a rubber ducky. Naturally, this game is a metroidvania-ish side scroller with… Continue reading

La-Mulana Game Curious Video: Raiding Ain’t Easy

After eons of waiting, the English version of La-Mulana is finally released. Do you like Metroidvania games? Do you like Indiana Jones? Then you’re probably the target audience for La-Mulana. Justin and Josh are happy to find that a charming and surprisingly deep throwback experience awaits them in this Game Curious. This video is intended… Continue reading

Dust: An Elysian Tail Launch Trailer is Winning Summer of Arcade

I’m not going to address those other games, all you should know is that Dust: An Elysian Tale is this week’s major Xbox Live Arcade release and that Metroidvania fans need to pay attention to this trailer: Dust fits the classic mold of the XBLA that we all used to love. Small team, gorgeous artwork,… Continue reading

Hook into Fallen Frontier

One of the main reasons I bought an Xbox 360 last June was so I could finally get the chance to play the solid downloadable games like Shadow Complex. That game didn’t disappoint and I was starved for more downloadable titles of that level of quality. Finally, a similar game has come along and I… Continue reading