A.J. Maciejewski


2373 games reviewed
71.3 average score
75 median score
59.6% of games recommended
8.1 / 10.0 - DRAINUS
Jan 31, 2023

DRAINUS is a top-notch shoot 'em up thanks to its clever combo of bullet-absorbing fun and satisfying upgrade deployment. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys some good old-fashioned arcade shooting action with a couple of modern twists.

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Jan 31, 2023

Cuddly Forest Friends is a great game for youngsters as well as grown-ups with a soft spot for adorable and relaxing entertainment. Throw in a bunch of silly and well-done mini-games and you're left with a winning formula for a rather specific audience.

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6.4 / 10.0 - Wings of Bluestar
Jan 30, 2023

Wings of Bluestar is a middling yet solid shoot 'em up that may not stand out in the genre but it's fun for the short while that it lasts.

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Jan 26, 2023

Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection is a superb compilation of one of the best action platformer series from the good old days. It's a bit weird that an inferior version of it released last year but whatevs; this is a great collection regardless.

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8 / 10.0 - Divine Knockout
Jan 25, 2023

I may have jumped on the Divine Knockout (DKO) train a bit late but holy hot darn, am I having fun with it! From a varied cast of different-playing gods to a spectacular cartoonish game world and phenomenally fun gameplay; you'll have a great time with DKO.

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Jan 23, 2023

Although the shift to a more action-oriented combat system initially made me hesitant, I ended up loving every second of Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters once it all clicked. Plus, the meta-humour and lovely cast of characters are more delightful than ever.

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8.3 / 10.0 - NeverAwake
Jan 19, 2023

I absolutely loved my time with NeverAwake so if you enjoy twin-stick shooters and are looking for a new challenge then I highly recommend it. Plus, the fact that it's as visually stunning and pleasing to the ears as it is makes it even more worthwhile.

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Jan 17, 2023

If you're new to the mainline Fire Emblem games albeit an enthusiast of SRPGs in general like I am then Engage will surely wow you with its tight old-school gameplay, incredible presentation, and fantastic cast of characters. Heck, it might even turn you into a dedicated fan.

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Jan 11, 2023

At the end of the day, Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a solid retro-inspired action game that does a good job of offering a satisfying albeit brief campaign. You could definitely do a lot worse but there is substantial room for improvement, that's for sure.

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7 / 10.0 - LONE RUIN
Jan 11, 2023

If you enjoy twin-stick shooting and roguelikes then you'll certainly dig Lone Ruin. It may not be the most expansive example of the genre but what's here is still fun so if you decide to give it a go, let me know and I'll see you on the leaderboards! 😄

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Even though I usually enjoy any SaGa game that I play, Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered left me more annoyed than fulfilled. With that in mind, it does have redeeming qualities thanks to its great cast of characters and nifty party growth mechanics.

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CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION is one of the best remasters out there thanks to its complete presentational overhaul and when you have such a great base game to work with, you're left with an action RPG that even rivals modern examples of the genre.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Chained Echoes
Dec 28, 2022

Chained Echoes isn't a perfect old-school RPG but it sure as heck is top-tier. I imagine that if it released on PS1 back in the mid-'90s, it would have either been a huge hit or gradually garnered a massive cult following and how many games can you say that about?

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7 / 10.0 - Smurfs Kart
Dec 22, 2022

I'm very happy with how cute and accessible SMURFS KART is because it allows anyone to enjoy racing in adorable little karts as their favourite miniature blue chum. It may be a bit short on content but it's certainly not short on fun.

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7.2 / 10.0 - Donut Dodo
Dec 20, 2022

If you enjoy old-school arcade games as much as I do then you owe it to yourself to play the wonderful Donut Dodo. With accessible gameplay and challenging scoring mechanics as well as a genuine retro aesthetic and great music; there's a lot to munch on here.

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Dec 19, 2022

Playing The Callisto Protocol made me feel like I'm wasting my time and I rarely feel that way when I play video games. With simple and repetitive combat and a world that's completely void of tension yet still filled with absurd amounts of violence, it can go suck an egg.

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Dec 18, 2022

Sword of the Vagrant is a boring hack and slash RPG that has a lot of promise but will definitely begin to test your patience only a couple of hours into its campaign. It might be fun for some mindless action or to admire 2D boobies but that's about it. 👙

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8.1 / 10.0 - Wavetale
Dec 17, 2022

I'm thoroughly impressed with Wavetale as it completely surpassed my expectations by being one of the most beautifully captivating indies that I've ever played. Even though it's a tad short, I can definitely see myself playing through it again and again.

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8.3 / 10.0 - River City Girls 2
Dec 15, 2022

River City Girls 2 does everything that I wanted it to and a little bit more. Needless to say, if you enjoyed the original then you'll love this as well so those looking for more silly beat 'em up fun will have a blast with Misako and Kyoko in their latest wacky adventure.

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7.7 / 10.0 - Togges
Dec 14, 2022

Togges is a game that'll stay with me for a long time due to its uniqueness and cuteness; kind of like Wattam or Ribbit King and it's just as weird, too, but in the best sense of the word. If you like distinct gaming experiences as well then I whole-fartedly recommend it.

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