Reading Time: 6 minutes The Legend of Zelda series has one of the most beloved video game scores, and for good reason. From the sweeping melodies that play as your enter Hyrule field, the rhythmic beat of drums on death mountain, the relaxing twang of Romani Ranch, and everything in between, the music is an integral part of what makes going on an adventure in Hyrule so wonderful. Cadence of Hyrule aims to take those familiar songs and remix them into something familiar, but new and capable of delivering the signature Crypt of the NecroDancer gameplay. Does Cadence of Hyrule succeed at this? Or does it have two left feet? Read on in this Rapid Review to find out.
Reading Time: 6 minutes 30-in-1 Game Collection Vol. 2 is a collection of 30 mini-games spanning six different themed islands consisting of 5 games each. A King rules all islands with the highest score, and it is your goal to overthrow the current ruler. You must beat and collect all the stars in each of the five games within that island.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Kotodama is a Japanese term for the belief that there are special powers that can be found within certain words and phrases. This is a core component of the game and while it is somewhat explained it took a google search for me to realise it is a true belief and not something just conjured for the game.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Not to be confused with a phrase Kanye West might use when addressing his eldest daughter, Bad North is a real-time tactical roguelite game designed and developed by Plausible Concept. Now, whilst Kanye references may be less and less appropriate as I divulge my experiences with this title, there are some excellent links that can be made in the opening.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Puzzle games have always been a weakness of mine; wracking your brain and spending ages working out the solution only makes the moment when you finally solve the problem that much more satisfying. You then move onto the next level eager for another challenge, and the cycle continues.
Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s the 1980s, and Black Paradox has just flipped a switch in their trusty Delorean. The doors lift to the sky becoming wings, the tires rotate becoming thrusters and a rocket engine emerges from the back. Taking off into space blasting synth-wave on the eight-track, ready to take down some intergalactic bounties. Is Black Paradox a bullet hell from whence you can’t escape, or is it one you gladly return to, begging for just one more run? Read on in this Rapid Review to find out.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ever since the Switch was released back in 2017, all manner of genres has come to find the perfect home on the hybrid-console ranging from modern-day AAA games to old-school arcade titles. Bard’s Gold is one of these modern arcade titles that finds itself to be rewarding, and yet frustrating at the same time.