Evan Rowe’s Top Games of 2019

Dec 31, 2019

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE! It feels like the pace of new game releases is increasing at an alarming rate year over year, and each time I sit down to write one of these things, I think that the next year can’t possibly pack any more stuff into it than the previous one, and every single time I am proven wrong. It’s too much to keep up with and I can’t possibly stay on top of all of them, especially with my unfortunate preference for online multiplayer games and/or games that take up a TON of time to finish. This is the last year I’m going to complain about the too many games/not enough time conundrum, I promise. From here on out it’s just going to be lists with the aforementioned grumbling baked in as an automatic assumption. It’s an understanding I think most of us have pretty well figured out at this point.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) Review

Jul 17, 2019

In 2011, Koji Igarashi and a small team launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a contemporary successor to the golden age of Castlevania games; a true successor to Symphony of the Night. The campaign was a resounding success, and after a long development cycle with multiple delays, a lukewarm beta period for backers and a complete overhaul of the game’s art, at last Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is released and available to the masses, and it is spectacular.