Vincent Lai


24 games reviewed
73.1 average score
71 median score
33.3% of games recommended
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Oct 29, 2021

While this release's extras are a bit sparse, Panorama Cotton's technical prowess is still impressive twenty-seven years later. The game can be a bit hard to read, but the sheer insanity on-screen can provide a fun time.

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Oct 8, 2021

Astria Ascending is full of wonderfully hand-painted visuals and fantastic tunes. While it provides plenty of customization options and sticks to established roleplaying mechanics, the arbitrary pacing and balance can dampen the experience.

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Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX+ focuses on delivering the ultimate version of the arcade game Another Chronicle EX with a handful of extras.

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Darius Cozmic Collection Console provides a unique look into the series' ports and unique entries on 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. These games follow the series' stylized legacy while providing competent entertaining takes on the shoot-'em-up genre despite being

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Jan 30, 2020

Anyone interested in a straightforward action RPG experience with a handful of extra mechanics will find something to enjoy in Arc of Alchemist.

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Jul 30, 2021

Cotton Reboot! allows players to experience Cotton's classic shoot-'em-up action as well as an Arrange Mode with new mechanics. For anyone interested in colorful whimsical action, Cotton Reboot! will provide an entertaining experience.

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Sisters Royale sticks to established shoot-'em-up conventions, but it nonetheless provides an entertaining time with a diverse roster of characters. These characters' interactions and over-the-top firepower are amusing and worth experiencing.

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Darius Cozmic Collection: Arcade revisits the series' first three games with extensive user interface extras. Being able to play so many different versions of these games is interesting, but the collection is still ultimately geared towards hardcore shoot-'em-up fans or fans of the Darius series.

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The Isle of Armor compellingly builds on top of Pokemon Sword and Shield's experience, even if the main story scenario is rather brief. The new areas are diverse and fun to explore, and they will enthrall anybody who thoroughly enjoyed the base game's Wild Area.

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Bubble Bobble 4 Friends revisits many of Bubble Bobble's ideas with a few twists of its own. While it can feel too easy and uneven at times, the whimsical visuals and new skills can provide an entertaining time nonetheless.

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Its a lighthearted take on the role-playing genre that emphasizes discovery and experimentation. While Atelier series veterans may be well acquainted with the game's flow, the game has plenty of unique whimsicality to entertain anyone seeking an amusing role-playing title.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Tesla vs Lovecraft
Mar 20, 2018

Despite revisiting the established twin-stick shooter subgenre, Tesla vs. Lovecraft provides a unique spin full of fast-paced accessible action and plenty of thrills. It can certainly entertain anyone seeking straightforward entertainment.

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3.6 / 5.0 - Secret of Mana HD
Feb 26, 2018

While largely entrenched in the past with few mechanical changes, the Secret of Mana remake contains new audiovisual elements that are inconsistent yet enjoyable. With its added dialogue, new voices, and arranged music, the remake is a serviceable if somewhat dated take on a classic title.

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Jul 9, 2018

Groove Coaster for Steam lives up to its name, and its roller coaster-like take on rhythm gaming is still entertaining. Anyone itching for a rhythm game on Steam will undoubtedly be entertained.

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Apr 3, 2018

With its substantial variety of content and well-tuned shoot-'em-up mechanics, Danmaku Unlimited 3 is a title that will certainly please newcomers and action enthusiasts alike. It makes full use of the Switch hardware and is a blast to play at home or on the go.

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Blue Reflection: Second Light is an entertaining JRPG, and its craftsmanship shines with an elegant interface, sweeping tunes, and environments that feel simultaneously ordinary and bizarre.

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May 14, 2021

Outside of the ship's hitbox being very large, I don't have any other problems with R-Type Final 2. It's been a long time without a new R-type game and they returned strong with this installment.

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The Atelier Mysterious Deluxe Trilogy is a comprehensive way to experience Atelier's lighthearted roleplaying brand with a touch of whimsy.

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Atelier Ryza 2 is a beautiful role-playing title that refines the first Ryza game’s mechanics. The world is well crafted, and the new movement, battle, and exploration mechanics are a joy to experience.

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Mega Mix makes a dynamic splash onto the Nintendo Switch by providing colorful rhythm gaming. With plenty of returning content and a handful of new surprises like Mix Mode, the game is a familiar and competent package for newcomers and veterans.

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