Category Archive: Michael’s Articles

Nov 17 2015

Review of Conquest of Elysium 4

We bring back one of our old writers to give us the rundown on the latest in the Conquest of Elysium series.

Nov 19 2013

Review of Avadon 2: The Corruption

[rating=2] Avadon 2: The Corruption is a lot like Avadon 1. Much in the same way most Spiderweb Software titles are very similar to other Spiderweb titles. You’ll be fighting the exact same enemies (in appearance and action) you’ve fought before, exploring areas that you’ve seen and explored before, and opening chests you’ve seen before …

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Oct 09 2013

Review of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

[rating=2] Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a walking around simulator. A cute, sometimes pleasant, sometimes touching, walking around simulator. You control two brothers on a quest to get some medicine for their father. Along the way you encounter nothing even slightly resembling a challenge. In fact you barely encounter anything resembling a game. …

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Aug 06 2013

Review of Toki Tori 2

[rating=4] Toki Tori 2 has one of the most physically underwhelming video game heroes of all time. You’re in control of a rare breed of bird that doesn’t seem to mature past the excessively cute, fuzz-ball chick stage of the chicken life cycle. The sum total of your abilities are; stamping your cute little chicken …

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Jul 17 2013

The Dungeonmans Cometh

Just when I thought I’ve played enough rogue-likes to well and truly scratch that itch for the rest of eternity, Dungeonmans comes along and blows away the prospect of me ever stopping playing the genre. It’s a title cut from the fully graphical rogue-like cloth but fashioned with enough new features and ideas to make a …

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Jul 10 2013

Review of Rogue Legacy

[rating=4] I can sum up Rogue Legacy in a single statement: “it’s Dark Souls for the SNES”. For those that get what I mean, you’re free to go now.  I’m quite sure you can base your potential purchase of Rogue Legacy on that statement alone. For those who aren’t as clue-y about 90’s home entertainment …

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May 08 2013

Review of Eador: Master of The Broken World

[rating=3] Writing a review of Eador: Master of the Broken World (know henceforth as simply Eador) is a bit weird for me. This is because I’ve already reviewed it relatively recently in the form of Eador: Genesis.  Eador (the subject of this review) and Eador: Genesis are essentially the same game, with the new Eador …

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Apr 26 2013

Review of Starseed Pilgrim

I’ve never really wondered before what would happen if Minecraft and Tetris had a baby. Now that I think about it, the result would probably be rather blocky.

Apr 11 2013

Review of Rogue’s Tale

[rating=4] I’m sure purists will hate me for saying it, but I much prefer playing Rogue-likes with graphics. There’s something about piloting an ASCII character over a wasteland of punctuation and mathematical symbols  that doesn’t quite do it for me. I do love the idea of the crazy, randomized world that those symbols represent and …

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Apr 03 2013

Review of Dwarf Quest

[rating=3] That Dwarf Quest’s name bears resemblance to the famous early 90’s board game Hero Quest is no coincidence. I was reminded of playing a board game many times while descending this simplified dungeon crawler’s halls. Dwarf Quest is like playing a solitaire version of an entry-level table top dungeon crawler, from its basic presentation …

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