River City Girls Zero (Switch)

Ignore the loose, campy dressing that brings this distinctly Japanese brawler Stateside. Connections to River City Girls, characters aside, are tenuous. Instead, the clumsy and awkward, anime-amplified core story finds root in social rebellion, a fantasy amid a country dominated by obedience. High school student protagonist Kunio is out to do right, clear his name… Continue reading River City Girls Zero (Switch)


The Mummy: Demastered (PS4)

To see The Mummy “demastered,” view the 1933 Universal series. Better still, watch those films only. The film Mummy Demastered is based on, the summer ’17 Tom Cruise vehicle, is a debacle. WayForward’s brisk de-generational take is better. Mummy Demastered does not star Tom Cruise. It doesn’t have co-star Russel Crowe either, just a kinda/sorta… Continue reading The Mummy: Demastered (PS4)


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PS4)

Splendid outing from WayForward, soaked in hand-crafted beauty and sparkling level design. A bit of disco dazzle in the soundtrack marries to the snappy lore, entirely WayForward’s own. A greatest hits album of the villainous kind, Half-Genie Hero’s spunk whips up smile-worthy writing and admittedly thin plotting to push Shantae through a small character arc.… Continue reading Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PS4)