Sometimes you want a colorful and light Zelda-like experience. And sometimes you soul craves something much darker and more deadly. No worries, because we dive into pretty Cadence of Hyrule and bloody Code Vein this week. Something for everyone!
This week the Save State goes to war in Blaster Master II and building a greener world in Stardew Valley.
The Save State takes a deep look at the Call of Duty Cold War beta and goes back to play a beloved entry in the Star Ocean series.
In what is becoming normal for our intrepid Save State columnist, he goes way back to consider an older game that literally fell out of his closet and clunked his head, and a very modern title that we all know and, maybe, love. This week he tackles Golden Sun and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Save State takes a look back at older combat games that served as the foundations for incredible sequels in later generations. This includes older Monster Hunter and the first English language Fire Emblem.
Save State goes to the dark side this week with a foray into Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, and then springs back into the brilliant light in pop of colorful confetti with Lapis x Labyrinth.
Save State Vince digs into two sci-fi heavy games of yesteryear this week, blowing dust off years of his backlog catalog. He rides to space in Star Ocean: First Departure R, and then goes back to the future with the Mega Man-like 20XX. To infinity!
This week our brave Save State Columnist dances enemies into submission with the alluring Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, then turns around and goes on an epic old-school quest with Radiant Historia. We may never see him again!
This week our Save State columnist dives into one game series that you probably all know well, The Halo Master Chief Collection, and one game that you may not have ever played, or at least remember: Yggdra Union.
This is a bit of an odd week as our Save State columnist performs accidental gremlin genocide with the Kerbal Space Program. And then we have Riviera: The Promised Land, a classic JRPG that challenges players to forget everything they think they know about how to actually play one.