Reviews

Retro Machina Review

Retro Not Just In Name


HIGH Enjoyable combat with an interesting art style.

LOW A very limited set of skills and not enough enemy types.

WTF Wait… it’s not a metroidvania ?!


Cozy Grove Review

Returning Color To A Haunted Island


HIGH The art style is wonderful.

LOW Time-gating content holds the experience back.

WTF Postmaster Bear received a package of bloody bear claws…


War In The East 2 Review

Back In The U.S.S.R.


HIGH A richly detailed operational WW2 strategy that plays smoothly for wargame vets.

LOW The lack of handholding can be overwhelming for newcomers.

WTF Why are the aerial operations so fussy if the AI automation is turned off?


R-Type Final 2 Review

Kickstarter: Nothing Is Final Any More


HIGH A respectful ode to both the source material and a dormant genre.

LOW It’s not the most welcoming of titles.

WTF …Maybe going with “Final” was a bad naming convention?


Metal Unit Review

Saving The World For All The Right Reasons?


HIGH Great action, intense boss fights, and amazing assist modes for inexperienced players.

LOW An unsatisfying ending. It’s not a memorable experience.

WTF What’s with all the cheesecake?


Silicon Dreams Review

Do Digital Sheep Dream of Silicon Humans?

HIGH Successfully helping the android cause.

LOW Being rewarded with thousands of angry androids.

WTF Not being able to return to a previously-played chapter.