Nintendo

Danmaku Unlimited 3 (Switch)

Pour one out for the unlucky drummer on Danmaku Unlimited 3’s soundtrack. It’s beastly, machine gun-like musical work, keeping pace with the fraying bullet patterns and explosions of this taut shooter. Danmaku Unlimited 3 fundamentally changes the relationship between villain bullets and hero ship, necessitating a cozying up between the two. Let bullets pass close… Continue reading Danmaku Unlimited 3 (Switch)

Sony

Sky Force Anniversary (PS4)

It’s odd to see so many bullets, explosions, and laser beams treated so leisurely. Sky Force Anniversary pushes along without much energy or interest in the greater events. Sky Force Anniversary doesn’t even carry a storyline. Maybe it’s aliens. Assume it’s aliens. Dawdling pace does fit this SHMUP, a grinding march toward offensive solvency. In… Continue reading Sky Force Anniversary (PS4)

Sony

Metal Gear Survive (PS4)

It’s as if Hideo Kojima designed another Metal Gear game, but his confused verbosity were replaced by electronically braying tutorials and the enemies were replaced by shimmering, rocky undead. Also, Kojima’s story is taken to an alternate universe, an excuse for the pallid aesthetic, but not enough so to where real world American dollars couldn’t… Continue reading Metal Gear Survive (PS4)