Posts Tagged ‘twin-stick’

Review: Bleed 2

by Nazih Fareson March 6, 2018
A sequel to Ian Campbell’s original creation, Bleed 2 is a platforming title fused with twin stick shooter elements, that puts forward a fluid and acrobatic gameplay in which a pink haired heroine swirls between enemy fire. So is the sequel faithful to the original game? The story is a continuation of the original Bleed […]

Review: Nine Parchments

by Nazih Fareson December 18, 2017
If you’re following independent developers, then you probably heard of Finnish studio Frozenbyte. Known for its really great games like Shadowgrounds, the Trine series and more, it was now the time for some fresh new games with the arrival of the Nintendo Switch. After the release of their first Nintendo Switch game – Has-Been Heroes […]

Review: Demon’s Crystals

by Mazen Abdallahon July 14, 2017
In my recent review of Nex Machina, I talked about how difficult it is to make a good twin-stick shooter, considering how simple the genre is. I pointed out that the key is to come up with some manner of unique selling point that elevates the game beyond simple running and gunning. This week we […]


Review: Nex Machina

by Mazen Abdallahon July 6, 2017
Lots of game developers gain a reputation for being good at one particular thing. The folks at Telltale have gained renown for their storytelling abilities, Tripwire is the go-to for shooting, etc. But when it comes to energetic, colorful, top-down shooters, Housemarque is probably the top dog. Housemarque’s ability to consistently deliver amazing top-down shooters […]