The Sojourn Review

The Sojourn Review

Children of Morta Review

Children of Morta Review

Under the Sea | BGMania Podcast #115

Under the Sea | BGMania Podcast #115

World of Warcraft Classic Review

World of Warcraft Classic Review

Utawarerumono ZAN Review

Utawarerumono ZAN Review

Mr Blank Blankers | Max Level Podcast #113

Mr Blank Blankers | Max Level Podcast #113

World of Warcraft Classic | BGMania Podcast #114

World of Warcraft Classic | BGMania Podcast #114

River City Girls Review

River City Girls Review

SNESFlix! SNESFlix! SNESFlix! | Max Level Podcast #112
Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019 Reaction!

Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019 Reaction!

Deep Dive: Noriyuki Iwadare | BGMania Podcast #113

Deep Dive: Noriyuki Iwadare | BGMania Podcast #113

RAD Review

RAD Review

You Think You Do… But You Don’t | Max Level Podcast #111
Radio Hour, Volume 26 | BGMania Podcast #112

Radio Hour, Volume 26 | BGMania Podcast #112

Morphies Law: Remorphed Review

Morphies Law: Remorphed Review

The Sojourn Review

The Sojourn Review

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” -Discworld by Terry Pratchett Title: The Sojourn Publisher: Iceberg Interactive Developer: Shifting Tides Available On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox...
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Children of Morta Review

Children of Morta Review

Roguelikes are increasingly becoming all too familiar. There’s an overabundance of them releasing on a pretty consistent basis, and the unimagined feel identical to one another way too often. However, there are a few shining examples that keep the genre ticking and fresh for fans. Last year, Dead Cells received...
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World of Warcraft Classic Review

World of Warcraft Classic Review

It seems commonplace to the pop-culture guru of 2019 to be engrossed in all things nerdy – fantasy novels and films, theatre, video games, campy sci-fi, and comic books. But it may surprise the younger readers to learn that there was a time when these things (especially high fantasy) were...
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Utawarerumono ZAN Review

Utawarerumono ZAN Review

Utawarerumono ZAN is the retelling of the original game in the franchise, Mask of Deception. While initially the game clocked in around 30 to 50 hours long depending on how in-depth you went, this updated and much better version is way shorter, and for good reason. Utawarerumono ZAN is a...
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River City Girls Review

River City Girls Review

The resurgence of the side scrolling beat-em-up genre is something that I truly appreciate and hope continues forward for years to come. It was a staple back in the day on older platforms, with franchises such as Streets of Rage, Final Fight, and pretty much every arcade cabinet you walked...
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RAD Review

RAD Review

Let me tell you how to get us hyped here at Level Down Games over a brand new game announcement. Start off with a retrowave feel to the vibe, mixing in the neon purples and blues we’ve come to expect from anything taking inspiration from the 1980’s. Follow that up...
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Morphies Law: Remorphed Review

Morphies Law: Remorphed Review

I really thought I was going to just shoot people in the dong and walk around the map as El Caballo Loco. Title: Morphies Law: Remorphed Publisher: Cosmoscope Developer: Cosmoscope Available On: PC, Nintendo Switch Reviewed On: PC Release Date: July 30, 2019 Game Provided By Cosmoscope for the Purpose...
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Control Review

Control Review

I’ve secretly always been in love with Remedy Entertainment and wishing they would succeed beyond their wildest dreams. From the early days of 2001 and 2003 with Max Payne and Max Payne 2, to the 2010’s with Alan Wake and Quantum Break, their games have always just struck a chord...
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Mable and the Wood Review

Mable and the Wood Review

Mable and the Wood, a new side-scrolling action adventure metroidvania from developer Triplevision Games, seemed to have checked all of the boxes for a retro-game-loving freak such as myself. Adoringly pixelated backgrounds and sets, puzzle platforming, and interesting abilities and skills are amongst my favorite game elements. Combine these with...
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Damsel Review

Damsel Review

Leaves start turning colors.. there’s a slight chill in the air as it begins to get cooler.. spooky decorations start popping up on random houses as you drive through the neighborhood.. and the local haunted house attractions open up for business to try and scare the pants off of each...
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Shortest Trip to Earth Review

Shortest Trip to Earth Review

Back in 2012, a little gem of a game by the name of FTL: Faster Than Light released on PC. A top-down spaceship simulator with roguelike mechanics, it was insanely addicting and fun to play. Fast forward seven years, and we have what feels like a spiritual successor releasing by...
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Madden NFL 20 Review

Madden NFL 20 Review

A guilty pleasure of mine every single summer is football. The only sport that I truly get behind (as I don’t count professional wrestling as a sport, even though I love it), I’ve been playing the video game versions of the gridiron since the Super Nintendo. While I do prefer...
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Sea of Solitude Review

Sea of Solitude Review

Every so often, a game comes along that dares to do something different in terms of narrative design and the themes that get explored. The EA Originals lineup of games over the past year has been a blessing in disguise for the company, with the likes of Fe and A...
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Dr. Mario World Review

Dr. Mario World Review

Starting in 2016, Nintendo began experimenting with its most popular properties (that is, those not named Pokemon) and how their playstyles translate to a casual mobile gaming market. Super Mario Run was an interesting take on the runner genre starring the eponymous plumber that initially gained traction and popularity, but...
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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review

Kart racers have a fairly hardcore and dedicated audience that flock to each new release with anticipation and hope that anything outside of Mario Kart can live up to the standards Nintendo has set for the genre it created. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch is arguably the...
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Super Mario Maker 2 Review

Super Mario Maker 2 Review

One of my favorite gaming memories is sitting on a couch in a friend's house, opening YouTube on a computer, and laughing hysterically at an old series dedicated to watching talented Mario players die relentlessly in modified levels designed to torture them with hidden traps, near impossible jumps, and frame...
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Stranger Things 3: The Game Review

Stranger Things 3: The Game Review

NOTE: This review will NOT contain Stranger Things 3 spoilers. Netflix subscribers worldwide rejoiced a few months ago when the announcement of the new season of Stranger Things was revealed for release on America’s Independence Day, July 4th. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three...
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My Friend Pedro Review

My Friend Pedro Review

There is a reason why so many gamers are latching on to the indie game scene. Indie game developers have the benefit of developing games and ideas that they are truly passionate about, unsullied by the popular and big money notions of Triple A backers. Indie developers are full of...
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198X Review

198X Review

For all of us 1980’s and 90’s kids out there, 198X is a coming of age story that could honestly tell the tale of any one of us. Set in Suburbia just outside the City, it’s the youthful journey of Kid as he discovers the local Arcade and realizes that,...
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Dauntless Review

Dauntless Review

Dauntless is a free-to-play action RPG developed by Phoenix Labs and debuted a full release across Windows, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 with fully functional cross-play. The game closely resembles the gameplay structure of the popular Capcom series, Monster Hunter. As an adventurer, you will depart from a central hub...
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The Sojourn Review

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for ...
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Children of Morta Review

Roguelikes are increasingly becoming all too familiar. There’s an overabundance of them releasing on a pretty consistent basis, and the unimagined feel identical to one another way too often. However, ...
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Under the Sea | BGMania Podcast #115

Another listener submission, this time from Steven over in Germany, allowed Bryan and Frank the chance to explore some underwater music found in gaming. We were not prepared for this ...
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World of Warcraft Classic Review

It seems commonplace to the pop-culture guru of 2019 to be engrossed in all things nerdy – fantasy novels and films, theatre, video games, campy sci-fi, and comic books. But ...
Read More

Utawarerumono ZAN Review

Utawarerumono ZAN is the retelling of the original game in the franchise, Mask of Deception. While initially the game clocked in around 30 to 50 hours long depending on how ...
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Mr Blank Blankers | Max Level Podcast #113

On today's show, Tokyo Game Show 2019 is in full swing and we have a few bits of information to report on. The crew goes in-depth with Gears 5, Blasphemous, ...
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World of Warcraft Classic | BGMania Podcast #114

This is an episode Bryan has been eagerly anticipating since before we even recorded the first episode of the podcast. World of Warcraft is, without question, in Bryan's Top 3 ...
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River City Girls Review

The resurgence of the side scrolling beat-em-up genre is something that I truly appreciate and hope continues forward for years to come. It was a staple back in the day ...
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SNESFlix! SNESFlix! SNESFlix! | Max Level Podcast #112

On today's show, we introduce another slightly different format you'll see a lot more often in the busy fall months so we can cram more talk in on the games ...
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