Review: Bleed 2 for ps4.

Like the game itself, I’m going to keep this review short but very sweet.  Bleed 2 is a fast-paced 2-D action title developed by Canadian game designer Ian Campbell, AKA Bootdisk Revolution.  In Bleed 2, just like its predecessor, you play as Wryn, the world’s greatest hero, as she fends off hordes of invading robots.  At first glance, it slightly resembles a 16- to 32-bit Mega Man title with a purple-haired chibi heroine who can air dodge, deflect certain incoming bullets and kick bosses’ asses.  There aren’t powers like the Blue Bomber, but Wryn’s trusty pistols…

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App Review: Chernobyl: VR Project for PSVR.

Chernobyl: VR Project for PSVR is not a video game.  Let me say it again:  Chernobyl: VR Project is not a video game.  Please don’t labor under the delusion that when you fire it up, you’ll be getting trophies, solving puzzles or killing enormous irradiated two-headed bears.  Nope.  Fortunately, Chernobyl offers an altogether different experience for your headset.  Here’s the deal. Chronicling perhaps one of the most ominous and intriguing man-made disasters in human history, Chernobyl: VR Project is an educational app that takes you on a tour around Pripyat, Ukraine, where a nuclear reactor meltdown at the…

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Review: Xenon Valkyrie+ for PS Vita.

So there are some genres of games I’m just not good at.  Have you ever seen me play the NBA games by 2k?  I set it on Very Easy and I still manage to lose.  And it’s not a close game.  Now, this is entirely my fault – there’s some kind of interface or fundamental gameplay mechanic that I’m just not getting, even though basketball is great (go Bulls!). The other genre is roguelikes.  I’m just not fast or patient enough or something.  A friend of mine got his masters…

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Review: Fallen: A2P Protocol for ps4.

Happy New Year’s, AIR readers!  I didn’t want to send 2017 off without one more review, and technically it’s still December 31st here on the East Coast of the USA so I’m just squeaking by.  Today I want to talk to you about Fallen: A2P Protocol for the ps4, released just two weeks ago (although a Steam/PC version predates it).  With Fallen, indie developer Red Katana seeks to recreate the successes of turn-based strategy RPG titles, complete with limited movement, squad-based encounters and a fog of war that encourages map exploration and…

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Review: Son of Scoregasm for PS Vita.

Ever since the original Geometry Wars came packaged with Project Gotham Racing 2 in 2003, twin-stick shooters – branching out of classic arcade shooter games – has gained a lot of steam.  Housemarque continued to break boundaries in the arcade/twin-stick genre with their PlayStation 3 debut Super Stardust, wrapping the level around a planet, before experimenting more with level design and RPG mechanics in their subsequent IPs Dead Nation, Resogun, Alienation and the criminally underrated Nex Machina.  Now, one-man developer Charlie Knight (under the moniker of Charlie’s Games) has released a refined and expanded version of his computer game Scoregasm with…

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REVIEW: Chaos on Deponia PS4

After years of waiting, Daedalic Entertainment have brought console users the joys of now being able to play a game which was initially released in 2012 on PC. The new release see’s the main character Rufus make his return. I personally havent played the original game release, but was ensured that I wouldnt need any knowledge of the first game to be able to play this as it contains a unique, self-contained playable story. In Chaos on Deponia Rufus strives to leave the junk planet Deponia and reach the legendary floating city…

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Review: Slayaway Camp – Butcher's Cut for PS4.

Blue Wizard Digital has just released the console version of their indie puzzle title Slayaway Camp on PlayStation 4.  Launched last October on Steam, the title has also been ported to iOS (February) and Android (June), but it now comes to Sony’s console in an expanded and very pretty edition as Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut.  AIR Entertainment was given a review code for the title and I was fortunate enough to nab it.  Here’s what’s up. I’ve played Slayaway Camp on my iPhone 6s+ so I knew going into the PS4 version that the…

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