Concrete Genie Review

Concrete Genie Review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

Code Vein Review

Code Vein Review

Alien Invasions | BGMania Podcast #117

Alien Invasions | BGMania Podcast #117

Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Leaves PlayStation

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Quick Look

Dragon Quest of the Stars Releasing in North America Early 2020

Dragon Quest of the Stars Releasing in North America Early 2020

Q4 2019 Thunderdome! | Max Level Podcast #115

Q4 2019 Thunderdome! | Max Level Podcast #115

Cat Quest II Review

Cat Quest II Review

PowerA Fusion Pro Controller, FightPad, and Headset UNBOXING & REVIEW
Radio Hour, Volume 27 | BGMania Podcast #116

Radio Hour, Volume 27 | BGMania Podcast #116

State of Play 9.24.19 Reaction!

State of Play 9.24.19 Reaction!

Untitled Goose Game Review

Untitled Goose Game Review

Gears 5 Review

Gears 5 Review

The Busy World of Richard Scarry | Max Level Podcast #114

The Busy World of Richard Scarry | Max Level Podcast #114

Concrete Genie Review

Concrete Genie Review

Concrete Genie: A Retrospective Review of Art, Video Games, and the Emotional Journeys Available from Digital Interaction Listeners to The Max Level Podcast will be well aware that Bryan (founder of Level Down Games) and I are fans of what have become known as “empathy games” – games that create...
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

It can sometimes seem to the casual bystander and consumer of popular entertainment that there are two letters on any executive's mind: RE. Everything, from film to television to video games, is now centered on these two letters. Remakes. Reboots. Remasters. Re-releases (double whammy). For so long, these two letters...
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Code Vein Review

Code Vein Review

To say I’ve been enamored with everything surrounding Code Vein since the initial announcement trailer in April 2017 is a bit of an understatement. The latest new IP coming out of Bandai Namco and the God Eater team, both myself and Frank here at Level Down Games have been itching...
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Cat Quest II Review

Cat Quest II Review

It has been a very animal-centric week for me, starting with the diabolical reign of a devilish goose as he terrorized his neighborhood. Following Untitled Goose Game, I decided to divert my interest to the kinder, fluffier, cuddlier side of the animal kingdom and enter the world of Cat Quest...
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PowerA Fusion Pro Controller, FightPad, and Headset UNBOXING & REVIEW

PowerA Fusion Pro Controller, FightPad, and Headset UNBOXING & REVIEW

Join Bryan from Level Down Games as he takes a first look at the newly revealed PowerA Wired Fusion Pro Controller for Xbox One, the PowerA Wired Fusion FightPad for PS4, and the PowerA Fusion Gaming Headset with an unboxing and review! Make sure to click that LIKE button, SHARE...
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Untitled Goose Game Review

Untitled Goose Game Review

My favorite video games of all time revolve around the player piloting a heroic adventurer, usually on some worldwide quest to save the planet from impending doom. Within this genre comes a lot of deviation in how the story is told, whether you are gathering pieces of Triforce or assassinating...
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Gears 5 Review

Gears 5 Review

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This old African proverb that begins the credits scene for Gears 5 encapsulates everything I feel about the journey The Coalition just took us on as gamers after literally having just finished watching the...
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Devil’s Hunt Review

Devil’s Hunt Review

Coming out of Layopi Games and 1C Entertainment, Devil’s Hunt is a third-person action game based on Pawel Lesniak’s original novel “Equilibrium”, which takes a journey itself into an eternal struggle between light and dark, good and evil, angels and demons. Video games based off of novels can be done,...
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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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Blasphemous Review

Blasphemous Review

A little over two years ago, Spanish game developers The Game Kitchen introduced the world to a dark and brutal 2D non-linear platformer by the name of Blasphemous. They were seeking just $50,000 US dollars, but ended up smashing their target goal, ending the campaign at over $333,000 US dollars....
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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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Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Leaves PlayStation

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that Worldwide Studios Chairman, Shawn Layden, has officially left PlayStation. “It is with great emotion that we announce that Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden will ...
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Dragon Quest of the Stars Releasing in North America Early 2020

Square Enix has announced that a version of the smartphone RPG, Dragon Quest of the Stars, which is already available over in Japan, will be releasing in North America sometime ...
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom DLC Details Announced

Bandai Namco and Level 5 have announced what's next for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. King Evan's quest to unite all the lands of Ni no Kuni will continue with ...
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The Princess Guide Announced for Switch, PS4

NIS America has announced today at Anime Expo 2018 that they will be localizing The Princess Guide for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. It is currently scheduled to be released ...
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RPG Maker MV Announced for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

NIS America has announced today at Anime Expo 2018 that they will be localizing RPG Maker MV for English audiences on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is ...
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The Caligula Effect: Overdose Announced for PC, Switch, and PS4

NIS America has announced today at Anime Expo 2018 that they will be localizing The Caligula Effect: Overdose for English audiences on PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. It is ...
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Concrete Genie Review

Concrete Genie: A Retrospective Review of Art, Video Games, and the Emotional Journeys Available from Digital Interaction Listeners to The Max Level Podcast will be well aware that Bryan (founder ...
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

It can sometimes seem to the casual bystander and consumer of popular entertainment that there are two letters on any executive's mind: RE. Everything, from film to television to video ...
Read More

Code Vein Review

To say I’ve been enamored with everything surrounding Code Vein since the initial announcement trailer in April 2017 is a bit of an understatement. The latest new IP coming out ...
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Alien Invasions | BGMania Podcast #117

October is one of our favorite months here for BGMania because we get to explore spooky music for the entire month! To kick things off this year, Bryan and Frank ...
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Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Leaves PlayStation

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that Worldwide Studios Chairman, Shawn Layden, has officially left PlayStation. “It is with great emotion that we announce that Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden will ...
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Quick Look

Join Bryan, Sean, and Kyle from the Max Level Podcast as they discuss their first impressions on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch! Quick Trip is a ...
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Dragon Quest of the Stars Releasing in North America Early 2020

Square Enix has announced that a version of the smartphone RPG, Dragon Quest of the Stars, which is already available over in Japan, will be releasing in North America sometime ...
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Q4 2019 Thunderdome! | Max Level Podcast #115

On today's show, we're recapping last week's PlayStation State of Play, which included the long awaited release date for The Last of Us Part II! The crew goes in-depth with ...
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Cat Quest II Review

It has been a very animal-centric week for me, starting with the diabolical reign of a devilish goose as he terrorized his neighborhood. Following Untitled Goose Game, I decided to ...
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