Review: Drifting Lands

by Mazen Abdallahon June 22, 2017
Drifting Lands bills itself as a mix between a classical shmup and action RPG. It definitely piqued my interest, as I was curious to see how they worked it out. After a surprisingly well-animated tutorial, the game’s intro tutorial tossed a lot of information my way and I dove right in. For the most part, […]

Review: Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2

by Mazen Abdallahon June 19, 2017
It’s a great time for fighting game enthusiasts. We’ve got some amazing new sequels out in the market, and after the bumpy launch of Street Fighter V, fans can look forward to much more streamlined experiences from classics like Tekken 7 and relative newcomers like Injustice 2 (both reviewed by Nazih Fares the past months). […]

Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

by Nazih Fareson June 17, 2017
For someone who played the old original game on the Game Boy Color, it’s always a pleasure to see the return of Shantae, the action and platform series from independent American publisher and developer WayForward Technologies. The freshness of the design and the simplicity of the gameplay kept on rolling with two more sequels in […]


Review: Everspace

by Nazih Fareson June 15, 2017
Every heard of Everspace, the new game from the creators of Galaxy on Fire? It’s such an interesting concept with no real way of defining it into the gaming known genre. Is it an MMO or just a predefined adventure? Maybe a multiplayer space sim or even a bit of hint of arcade adventure… Everspace […]

Review: Tekken 7

by Nazih Fareson June 9, 2017
In these modern days, 3D fighting games are a rare commodity. Born from 3D craze of the mid-1990s, with an urge for every single console in the market to enter this new dimension, the genre flourished… until it almost disappear entirely. Let’s face it, in the case of fighting games, a combat in a 3D environment can pose many […]

Review: Akiba’s Beat

by Mazen Abdallahon June 7, 2017
I feel that many people, both enthusiasts and casual fans, hope that the worldwide success of Persona 5, a game that has been worshiped by players in and out of Japan, will be able to bring Japanese role playing games back into the mainstream. The popularity of the genre has declined dramatically in recent years, […]


Review: Trackmania 2: Lagoon

by Mazen Abdallahon June 5, 2017
So I’ve been playing Trackmania 2: Lagoon for a while now, and I’ve definitely gotten a sense of it. The game is definitely keeping in line with the other Trackmania titles, in that it’s easy to pick up and difficult to master. It’s also a surprisingly addictive game. Perhaps the most prominent feature of Trackmania […]

Review: Impact Winter

by Mazen Abdallahon June 5, 2017
The game world spends a lot of time thinking about the end of days. Specifically, what happens after social order breaks down and it devolves into a self-serving and totally chaotic mess.  For the most part, it’s about the lone survivor trying to brave the elements and stay alive despite its all. Of course, there […]

Review: Stardew Valley

by Mazen Abdallahon June 1, 2017
Stardew Valley is the kind of game that’ll end up sucking up your time without you even noticing. On my second playthrough, I managed an impressive twelve hours. And I found that I enjoyed it quite a bit for good measure, even after replaying it on PlayStation 4 thanks to the new retail version published […]


Review: The Surge

by Mazen Abdallahon May 31, 2017
Oh Dark Souls, we’ll miss you. With Dark Souls 3’s last DLC releasing a couple weeks back, From Software closed the book on its legendary RPG/Controller Breaking Machine. Don’t worry though, because a handful of other games are stepping up to fill the immense armored shoes left behind by the series. The most recent member […]