Game Curious Invisible, Inc – Not Impossible

Someone needs to spy on Klei Entertainment because I think they may have conquered another genre. Invisible, Inc. is intuitive, sneaky, and stylish. I got so caught up in the missions unfolding before me that I forgot I had time to think through my moves. The last thing I expect from a strategy title is for… Continue reading

Reason to Upgrade – PC with MS-DOS and CGA Graphics: So Many Keys, So Few Colors

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I’m not sure I knew what a computer was when I saw one awkwardly sitting on a card table in our family room. My dad was tinkering with it. Turning it on, turning it off, turning it back on. I saw him clicking on a lot of buttons as letters showed up on the screen. I… Continue reading

Game Curious Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – All I Need is Pipe

What a difference a year makes. I wasn’t sure I wanted more Wolfenstein last year, but now I can’t get enough. The Old Blood takes ol’ Willy Blazko back to his roots, er, cell in Castle Wolfenstein. There’s only one thing to do and we’re gonna take as many Nazi corpses with us as we… Continue reading

Game Curious Chroma Squad – Colorfully Scheduled Programming

On today’s action-packed episode of Game Curious, four super-powered young adults and a beaver form their own mighty team to vanquish strange evils and protect the planet in Chroma Squad! Under the new guidance of a floating head AI they found, they morph for battle and shout amazing catchphrases!  Can they keep their viewership numbers high?… Continue reading

Game Curious Kaiju-A-GoGo – Of Course We Have Eye Lasers

The idea of a giant monster attacking cities with reckless abandon will always get my attention because it’s simple and entertaining on its own. You give me a chance to control one of those monsters and I’m gonna jump. Kaiju-A-GoGo gives me the destruction I crave along with the monster progression to make me feel more… Continue reading

Game Curious Ziggurat – Crawl Up In My Face

I’ve always wanted to run into a random dungeon with spells blazin’, but let’s face it that’s just never been a great option. Either the dungeon is too easy or your fantastical spells and weaponry are too weak. Ziggurat may have it figured out, though. It combines the polished dungeon crawler rogue-lite formula and successfully… 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

Played The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – Shoot Your Gun If You Understand

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a third-person, tactical shooter set during the Cold War in 1962. The Bureau of Operations and Command, or XCOM, was created to coordinate US armed forces against the event of Soviet invasion. Thankfully, the director, Myron Faulke, was preparing the organization as the front line in a war against the “Outsiders,”… 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