Dead Cells [Switch] Review: New Ways to Die

Real Talk By: Zombie Zac

With no shortage of Metroidvania or rogue-like indie games in 2018, Motion Twin’s Dead Cells arrives with something to prove. While in early access on the PC for some time, Dead Cells’ final build is now available on all platforms. What I discovered was an enthralling, challenging, single-player 2D action platformer that wasn’t afraid to bring new ideas into the fold. Dead Cells’ gameplay DNA is heavy on combat customization and throws players into interconnected environments that splinter off into multiple paths — all of which reward speed and tactical coordination. Inside these levels Motion Twin draw on a number of influences that when tossed into the cauldron conjure an adventure that is both masochistic and pleasantly rewarding. Continue reading “Dead Cells [Switch] Review: New Ways to Die”

Hollow Knight [Switch] Review: A Haunted Underground Classic

Real Talk By: Zombie Zac

Released originally on PC in 2017, Hollow Knight is a kickstarter-backed Metroidvania 2D action platformer that is as challenging as it is beautiful. Now available on Switch, Hollow Knight comes complete with all the free content packs released last year and a number of game updates. The first thing you’ll notice when you start your journey is how gorgeous Hollow Knight looks and how beautiful the piano based soundtrack is by Christopher Larkin. Continue reading “Hollow Knight [Switch] Review: A Haunted Underground Classic”

PixelJunk Monsters 2 [Switch] Review: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Real Talk By: Zombie Zac

PixelJunk Monsters, released 11 years ago, was one of first examples of a great digital download game on PS3. It was one of the finest tower defense games of that time, a genre that hadn’t been watered down and beat to death by mobile games. With the iPhone in its infancy, and with no App Store, it was a different world when PixelJunk Monsters was released. Continue reading “PixelJunk Monsters 2 [Switch] Review: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”