This week our Save State columnist, Vincent Mahoney, takes a break from all the retro gaming he has done over the past few weeks to play a much more modern game, the visually stunning and unique Soul Hackers 2.
Our Save State Columnist Vincent Mahoney has been a fan of the Yakuza series for a while, but last played the series back in the Yakuza 3 days. He picks it up again with Like a Dragon and finds that the series evolved into a true RPG while keeping a high level of its delightful absurdity solidly intact.
Our intrepid Save State columnist Vincent Mahoney had been lost in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for a while, but he came up for air and needed a fast-paced, stylish adventure to play in order to clear his palate. The beautiful, indie Eastern Exorcist title answered that call in a big way and earns his highest recommendations.
There are so many new releases this month that our Save State Columnist Vincent Mahoney was having trouble deciding what to play first. He finally landed on Digimon Survive, an anime title that has a lot of great things going for it.
In this week’s Save State, Vincent enjoys some low-poly retro gaming goodness with Ex-Zodiac, a game that is still in early access on Steam but shows worlds of promise as you fight to free the worlds of the Sanzaru Star System from their oppressors in intense early-1990s arcade action.
Vincent is taking a break from all of his 16-bit gaming this week, but only because he is going even farther back into the retro tunnel. He breaks out 8-bit masterpieces in Vampire Survivors and Panzer Paladin.
Save State Columnist Vincent Mahony is a self-proclaimed Sonic the Hedgehog maniac. So being able to get four remastered Sonic games in the Sonic Origins package has got him spinning through loops, jumping across chasms and grabbing more gold rings than he has fingers to put them on.
Our Save State columnist used to dump rolls of quarters into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game, so he was overjoyed to learn that the pizza-loving reptiles were back in the new Shredder’s Revenge game. Grab a slice and see how these heroes in a half shell have aged so well.
This week our intrepid Save State columnist goes into full detective mode in Lacuna, a delightful sci-fi mystery point and click adventure with a great story and some of the most impressive pixel graphics that we have ever seen.
The visual novel Sakura Wars has demons roaming around Tokyo, and it’s up to a group of colorful heroes piloting giant robots to come to the rescue.