Roar of Revenge review

Whenever a homage to a retro classic is released on modern consoles, it’s usually easy to tell which time-tested title they’re paying respect to. In the case of Roar of Revenge, it’s Tecmo’s arcade classic Rygar – a side-scrolling hack ‘n slash starring a beefcake barbarian. Whether it’s...

Hokko Life review

With games such as Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley both being classic life sims, it will be difficult for current and future developers to hold a torch to their legacies. Hokko Life gives it a good try, clearly drawing strong influence from both. We fall asleep on a...

Gunslingers & Zombies review

With the lukewarm 2011 flick Cowboys & Aliens tying up the concept of wild west heroes and extra-terrestrials, the developers behind this strategic battler fall back on undead adversaries. A single quote from Toy Story’s Woody describes the backstory: “Somebody’s poisoned the water hole!” Gunslingers & Zombies sees...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero review

Nihon Falcom Corporation celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, making the Japanese developer one of the longest-running in the business to date. Unlike its peers, Falcom has avoided many recent industry trends: It has retained its independence from mergers and acquisitions, it has staunchly decided to develop its...

SpiderHeck review

On first glance, SpiderHeck was seemingly designed by throwing darts at a board. It’s an arena battler starring spiders with laser swords and other sci-fi weaponry – how else could such a thing be conceived? Play it for just a few minutes though, and it becomes apparent that...

Last Beat Enhanced review

Five minutes into this 2D side-scrolling brawler, half of the achievements had already unlocked. It was at this point we started to worry that it was one of those games – the kind that seemingly only exists to provide an easy 1000G/Platinum service. But then the first boss...