Tag: Platformer

Returnal Review

Into The Deep


HIGH Great premise, great controls, great graphics.

LOW The difficulty is brutal and inflexible.

WTF Why in the world is there no save function?!?


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 ?!


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?


Fez Review

The Small Red Hat Is Back


HIGH That unique feeling from flipping the 2D plane for the first time.

LOW Being stuck on the same puzzle since 2012.

WTF The knowledge there won’t ever be a Fez 2.


Mighty Goose Review

Running, Gunning and Goosing!


HIGH Hopping in a vehicle for extra firepower.

LOW The dodge button not being adjacent to the fire button.

WTF It’s convenient that the goose’s name is Goose.


Out Of Line Interview

After sinking my teeth into the preview for Out of Line, Nerd Monkey’s newest 2D puzzle-platformer, I was captivated by the art style, intrigued by the story, and challenged by the gameplay. Since then, I was fortunate enough to virtually sit down with Lead Art Designer Francisco Santos to get the inside scoop on the game’s development process.



Orbital Bullet Preview

Orbital Bullet is a 2D platformer/roguelite title from SmokeStab studios. As the name might suggest, something that makes it noteworthy is the cylinder-like design of the levels. Players are equipped with different types of ranged weapons and they must clear each level to proceed and reach the boss.