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Timespinner (PC) Review

Timespinner is a game with a lot to live up to. This Metroidvania released in a crowded genre while wearing its inspirations firmly on its sleeve: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, one of the most influential and highly rated games o...


Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (PC) Review

One of my favorite trends in the video game industry in recent years has been independent game developers releasing games designed for an audience that major publishers seemed uninterested in catering to, for one reason or another. Bug...


Tanglewood (PC/Mega Drive) Review

Usually when a modern game bills itself as “retro” that means it features a design philosophy or art style meant to evoke games from the 80s or 90s, but in reality makes use of graphical effects and features that are beyond...


Kemono Heroes (Switch) Review

Kemono Heroes is a Switch exclusive developed by Mad Gear Games and published by NIS America that seems to have fallen under the radar of many gamers, but a quick look at it shows a lot of promise. Kemono Heroes boasts beautiful pixel ...


Shinsekai Into the Depths (Switch) Review

Shinsekai Into the Depths really caught my attention when it was shown off during the most recent Nintendo Indie World presentation, not only for its unique premise but also its surprising origins. Shinsekai is a new title that fits th...


About BlackAdlerone of us since 2:08 PM on 04.15.2020

You've reached BlackAdler's game review blog! Here I'll be experimenting with game reviews for titles that I haven't seen getting a lot of attention that I think look interesting, probably using a lot of words.

I've been playing games since I was young on Nintendo consoles and the PC ecosystem, but there are a lot of gaps in my experience of the game industry as a whole I've been slowly working on filling.

This review blog is an experiment to encourage myself to play games I've heard very little about and approach playing them with the intention of developing a critical perspective, and sharing it! I hope you find the results of my efforts interesting.