Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Review

In my mind Etrian Odyssey IV just came out, but it actually launched in 2013 for North America. Between IV and V there’s been a litany of remakes and spinoffs, which is why the name has never left my thoughts. Those games may be great, but there’s nothing like a true sequel to get fans excited. How does Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth stack up next to its predecessors? Watch my video review to find out more. Enjoy!

Special Notes: I received a 3DS review code for Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth.

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Hob Review

Hob is a puzzle platformer, action RPG that feels reminiscent of both Zelda and Journey. Runic Games, who previously worked on both Torchlight games, developed it. Does Hob manage to have its own voice, or is it another poor copycat? Find out in my video review. Enjoy!

Special Notes: I received a PS4 review code for Hob.

Mystik Belle Review

Mystik Belle is a Metroidvania adventure game starring a plucky young witch named Belle. It originally launched for PCs back in 2015. Now WayForward has struck a deal with the developer, Last Dimension, to publish the game on consoles. Is this two year old game still worth your time? Find out in my video review. Enjoy!

Special Notes: I received a PS4 review code for Mystik Belle.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is based on a short-lived, but highly respected comic series. Battle Chasers began in 1998, spanned ten issues including a prelude, and ended prematurely in 2001 on a cliffhanger. Does this game provide answers, or at the very least, will it satiate hungry fans? Find out in my video review. Enjoy!

Special Notes: I received a PS4 review code for Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Hive Jump Review

Dost my eyes deceive me? Hive Jump is a new indie game for Wii U. Now I thought the system was dead after I finished The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild, but here we are. Is Hive Jump worth taking your Wii U out of storage, or should you leave it be? Find out in my video review. Enjoy!

Special Notes: I received a Wii U review code for Hive Jump.

 

Pankapu Review

Pankapu is a Kickstarter game that originally launched for PCs in 2016. Now with the release of its second episode, Pankapu is finally coming to consoles including both episodes in one complete package. Is this beautiful platformer more than just a pretty face? Find out in my review. Enjoy!

Special Notes: I received an Xbox One review code for Pankapu.

SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

SteamWorld Dig 2 is the fourth game in the SteamWorld universe and the first direct sequel. It’s been a long time since the original came out in 2013. It’s an amazing resource driven Metroidvania with little to fault. That said how does its sequel stack up? Find out in my review. Enjoy fellow diggers!

Special Notes: I received a PS4/Vita review code for SteamWorld Dig 2.

Caveman Warriors Review

Remember a time when caveman games were plentiful during the 8-Bit and 16-Bit era? Games like Joe and Mac, Chuck Rock, and Bonk are all classics. Caveman Warriors seeks to rectify this once beloved genre while implementing newer styles of gameplay too. Four-player couch co-op via New Super Mario Bros. Wii for example. It’s a great sentiment, but did this Kickstarter game pan out? Find out in my review. Enjoy!

Special Notes: I received an Xbox One review code for Caveman Warriors.

Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts in North America. It released on September 17, 2002 for the PS2, which was about half a year past the Japanese March launch. It’s one of the most bizarre crossovers in gaming history, but it melded together well. Instead of focusing on the overall series for this anniversary, I decided to focus on a more peculiar topic for this retrospective: multiplayer. What’s the history? Will it make an appearance in Kingdom Hearts III? You’ll have to watch the video and find out. Enjoy!