Author Archives for Damien King
About Damien King
A quintessential Englishman now living in the United States, Damien is a born-and-raised gamer since the Atari 2600 days of antiquity. Husband, puppy parent, and workaholic entrepreneur, he spends most of his time in some form of creative capacity — be it web design, consulting, or writing as a games critic.
December 6, 2018 3:26 am
Co-designed by the developer's young daughter, this loveletter to Ghouls 'n Ghosts is unfortunately marred by incredibly frustrating design choices, poor mechanics and directionless level design.
November 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Holding my breath while hiding in a dumpster, cackling while chasing people with an electrified bat, and having my head slammed against the walls of a portable toilet.
October 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Soul Calibur VI returns to its roots, embracing the original ideologies in a semi-reboot which manages to bring the Calibur series back to its glory days.
September 6, 2018 2:29 pm
Buxom girls with cheeky costumes and sassy one-liners: SNK Heroines revels in offering a more lighthearted, comedic fighting game for SNK fans to jump into and mess around in.
August 14, 2018 1:31 pm
While some may initially dismiss it as "XCOM with spies", Phantom Doctrine is far richer than that, standing strongly on its own merits with an evolving story of espionage and domination.
August 7, 2018 12:36 pm
Overcooked! 2 drops you and up to three friends into an array of wild and wacky kitchens, desperately racing against the clock to make and serve dishes while a host of hazards — especially your own lack of teamwork — conspire against you.
July 24, 2018 3:36 pm
A dieselpunk styled top-down shooter, Airheart drops you into the pilot seat of a small yet sturdy fishing plane, tackling pirates and collecting skyfish to ultimately reach and take down the great whale in the sky — a bounty of untold riches.
July 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Part shop simulator, part dungeon crawler, Moonlighter puts you in the shoes of merchant Will, who bounces between managing his family store and diving into dungeons for adventure and marketable loot.
June 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Rainbow Skies is a lighthearted tactical RPG that takes many of the best parts of modern peers and refines them into a fun adventure that's easy to dive into.
May 15, 2018 11:01 am
The Godless-Priestess is dead. Murdered by an unknown hand, her death sets in motion the coming of Voden and with it, global annihilation. You play as the Harbinger, attempting to direct the machinations of key characters during the final day to prevent Voden's arrival and ultimately saving the world.