Video game reviews from nJoystic


Games have evolved over the past 20 years. They have come from humble blocks smashed together and have been refined into over-the-top action, in-depth stories, [...]

Posted by Derek Prim on July 3, 2014.

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Posted by Derek Prim on June 26, 2014.

I won’t lie. I don’t know what good is going to come by me reviewing Trials Fusion for you. Like Evolution before it, Trials Fusion [...]

Posted by Ben Matlock on May 5, 2014.

Welcome to Tumbleton. It’s just the kind of place a run of the mill steam-bot could call home. The problem is no one really does. [...]

Posted by Derek Prim on March 15, 2014.

Though I’ve been enjoying Flippyfly’s Race the Sun for some time, the thought of writing about it never really crossed my mind. This is not [...]

Posted by Steve R Gibson on February 17, 2014.

With Earth Defense Force 2025 releasing soon, it’s a great time to look back at where the game’s roots lie. The first North American version [...]

Posted by Derek Prim on February 12, 2014.

Getting to play Dustforce has been two years in the making for me. My PC has long functioned as merely a modern  typewriter, and this beautiful [...]

Posted by Ben Matlock on February 10, 2014.

One of the hardest things for a video game to do is to tell a compelling story that keeps players wondering what is going to [...]

Posted by Derek Prim on January 27, 2014.
The Novelist - Overlook

When competing needs arise, families often face difficult decisions. These struggles lie at the heart of Orthogonal Games’ debut title, The Novelist. Individual desires drive [...]

Posted by Steve R Gibson on December 10, 2013.

Four former students return to their hometown only to find bloodthirsty mutants have flooded the streets. A muscle-bound former quarterback, a take-no-prisoners punk-rock chick, a [...]

Posted by Steve R Gibson on December 2, 2013.