metroidvania


Outbuddies DX is an old-school Metroidvania-esque explorer/platformer/shooter from one-man developer Julian Laufer that tells the story of Nikolay Bernstein, a maritime archaeologist who unwittingly becomes trapped in Bahlam, an underwater fortress (not the South London town on the Northern Line) that was home to the Old Gods, but now harbours […]

Outbuddies DX – PS4 Review







The last Shantae game, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, was my first experience with the series and was a delight. Now the previously iOS only Shantae and the Seven Sirens has hit PS4 bringing more light-hearted, Metroidvania-style platforming action. Shantae and her friends start the game on holiday. They’ve been invited to […]

Shantae and the Seven Sirens – PS4 Review




Journey to the Savage Planet is the debut title from Typhoon Studios, founded by industry veterans Alex Hutchinson, Yassine Riahi and Reid Schneider. Their respective softographies span Spore, Army of Two 40th Day, Arkham Origins and the early Battlefield games among many others. The studio was acquired by Google Stadia […]

Journey to the Savage Planet – PS4 Review