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Mummy Demastered (PC) Review

Almost always, when a game comes out based on a movie it is typically built as a quick cash grab, a way for studios to make more money on the name than just the film. These deals have made some of the worst games in history, but Way Forward may have proved that they can take a flawed, poorly performing film and make it into a great game. Mummy Demastered is the game in question, one that takes the...[Read More]

The Mummy Demastered makes a Metroidvania out of a Flop

Games based off of movies rarely go well, but I think Way Forward may be onto something with their latest project. Teaming up with Universal Brand Development, those kooky kids behind Shantae have cooked up a Metroidvania with classic looking 16-bit aesthetics to promote The Mummy, which came out last summer. This is the kind of game project that when it was announced, I legitimately thought The M...[Read More]

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review

Quickly becoming an icon for the indie game scene, Shantae’s humble beginnings started on the Gameboy Color and from there¬†went on a journey that started a franchise. Shantae’s latest adventure comes in the form of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which is available on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and the Vita. Being a huge fan of the last game, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, I was inc...[Read More]

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review

Every now and again, when the gaming market shifts focus to another console, excellent games are released, only to be buried by new technology. This is the same thing that happened to the excellent Shantae, a Gameboy Color game overshadowed by the growth and acceptance of the Gameboy Advance. Well-received by critics, Shantae saw a life that could’ve been much bigger, which is why there are ...[Read More]

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

The Half-Genie Shantae makes her debut on the Xbox One with Pirate's Curse, a delightful Metroidvania adventure with memorable characters and music. After making her mark on handheld Nintendo systems, how does this version hold up? Find out as Alex McCumbers plays it for the first time.

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