Lee Chesnalavage

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      Astor: Blade of the Monolith Hands-On (Xbox X/S)

      If you didn’t grow up with a PS2 or a GameCube and want to know what games were like back in the early 2000s, look no further than Astor: Blade of the Monolith. I don’t think it was an intentional design decision by developer C2 Games Studio – it...
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      Demons of Asteborg Hands-On (Xbox X/S)

      Demons of Asteborg is a homage to the SEGA Megadrive/Genesis era of gaming and is strongly influenced by famous classics such as Ghouls’n’ Ghosts, Mickey Mania and Castlevania. So much so, that Demons of Asteborg is physically available on Megadrive/Genesis… In 2024! In Demons of Asteborg, an evil force...
    • Orion Haste Hands-On (Xbox X/S)

      Orion Haste is a retro-inspired run-and-gun action game where you take on the role of a space commando who must defend a human-occupied planet from an alien invasion. Harness a full arsenal of weapons as you travel across 7 different levels, each containing an epic boss at the end...
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      One Last Breath Review (Xbox X/S)

      In this 2.5D puzzle platformer, Nature takes on a humanoid form in a last-ditch attempt to restore balance to Earth. In the guise of Gaia – a feminine figure made of roots and leaves – you must reverse the apocalyptic renderings of Mankind. Story In One Last Breath, Earth...
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      Rebel Transmute Hands-On (Xbox X/S)

      Rebel Transmute is another Metroidvania that doesn’t break the mould: Moon Mikono crashlands on an unforgiving planet full of aliens and environmental hazards – “but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” as the old adage goes. Rebel Transmute feels very much like Metroid and Axiom Verge, which should...
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      Mediterranea Inferno Review (Xbox X/S)

      Set in Italy post COVID-19, Mediterranea Inferno is a psychedelic visual novel about three Gen Z’s readjusting to reality after the pandemic. Before the viral outbreak, our three protagonists were known as the Sun Guys (which sounds so much more poetic in Italian) and were revered by their peers...
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      The Mobius Machine Review (Xbox X/S)

      The Mobius Machine is a Metroidvania Soulslite about an Astronaut who crashlands on an alien moon after investigating a distress signal emanating from its surface. The Astronaut’s robot companion malfunctions during the unsuccessful landing, so our little hero must investigate the source of the distress signal by himself. The...
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      Turnip Boy Robs a Bank Hands-On (Xbox X/S)

      After the events of Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, the world has become an apocalyptic wasteland. Blinded by greed, Turnip Boy joins up with the Pickle Gang to rob the Botanical Bank. Little does Turnip Boy know, that the greatest treasures inside the vault are much more valuable than...
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      Anomaly Agent Review (Xbox X/S)

      In this 70’s-style mish-mash of martial arts and futurism, you take on the role of Agent 70, who works for an anomaly detection bureau. This 2D combat-centric Platformer is like James Bond meets Star Wars – use your espionage skills to take down an army of clones, and look...