Trials Fusion

Have Game, Will Play: Trials Fusion

Trials Fusion** is the latest in the Trials series from developer Redlynx. The core gameplay mechanics are intact: you simply drive to the finish line on a motorbike or an ATV. Of course, I am leaving out all of the elements that make Trials games fun. You have to tackle … Continue Reading →


Broforce

Have Game, Will Play: Broforce

If you want to be nostalgic for 80/90′s action flicks, shoot stuff, blow up destructible environments and yell “America!” with a heavy emphasis on  the ‘r’, Broforce may be the game for you. Broforce sports a retro graphical style with copious amounts of pixelized blood. You take control of bro’d-out … Continue Reading →


GroundsKeeper2

Have Game, Will Play: Groundskeeper 2

Groundskeeper 2 is a single screen action game from Orange Pixel. The objective is to acquire the necessary number of ‘bit and bobs’ to activate a portal located in the center of the screen. Once the portal is active you can use to move onto another area. The mechanics and … Continue Reading →


Platformines

Have Game, Will Play: Platformines

With a heavy emphasis on loot, platforming and shooting, Magiko’s latest has a familiar feeling. While Magiko is known for making extremely challenging platformers, they’ve branched out with Platformines. In this 2D action platformer your created character finds themselves trapped in a mine. Finding the pieces of their block guns … Continue Reading →


Krautscape

Have Game, Will Play: Krautscape

The saying ‘follow the leader’ takes on new meaning in this multi-player focused racer. Krautscape is a futuristic looking racing game with several modes of play for split screen, couch coop or online enjoyment. Before you take part in the 3 modes you must first learn how Krautscape works. The … Continue Reading →


Cloudbuit

Have Game, Will Play: Cloudbuilt

As a young woman lays in bed recovering from some reconstructive surgery, necessitated by severe injuries, her mind wanders. She thinks of being in battle and scaling a variety of landscapes. For some reason, she wishes to traverse these environments as quickly as possible. Cloudbuilt is a third person parkour … Continue Reading →


Fez

Have Game, Will Play: Fez on PS4

Fez is a pure puzzle platformer. There’s no combat, no enemies, no death penalty and no time limit. It is a game that encourages exploration and cooperation with others(playing concurrently or previously). Fez is about a world that needs to be rebooted. However the only person who knows that is … Continue Reading →


Mercenary Kings

Have Game, Will Play: Mercenary Kings on PC

Tribute Games Inc. may not be an enthusiast household name but their resume includes Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Wizorb. One criticism of Scott Pilgrim, until an update in the fall of 2013,  was the lack of online play. Tribute Games’ latest effort, Mercenary Kings, does not have this … Continue Reading →


Constant C

Have Game, Will Play: Constant C on XBLA

In a fictitious future things have gone awry on an outer space research center. The humans aboard are left a motionless state. Fortunately there’s a contingency; that’s the good news. The bad news is that all hope of rescue lies with a single point of failure. The aptly named Rescue … Continue Reading →


Vessel2

Have Game, Will Play: Vessel

An inventor named, M. Arkwright, developed an automaton called a Fluro. Arkwright’s motivation was to create machines that would take on tasks he deemed too mundane for humanity. The good news is that the Fluros performed as expected, sometimes, but the inventor’s machines may have some design flaws. Vessel is … Continue Reading →


EscapeGoat2

Have Game, Will Play: Escape Goat 2

The original Escape Goat was an Xbox Live indie that caught some attention several years ago. It eventually made its way to the PC and would appear to be quite comfortable there. Escape Goat 2 brings the horned hero back to rescue his friends and himself, as he’s trapped as … Continue Reading →


KingOddball

Have Game, Will Play: King Oddball on PS Vita

King Oddball is trying to end the world. Using the Vita’s touchscreen(and X), players will control where King Oddball swings his long tongue to   hurl rocks at the world’s military defenses. It is as silly as it sounds. Each level typically starts you off with 3 rocks and you must … Continue Reading →


PPG

Have Game, Will Play: The Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville

The Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville is an action-adventure game that relies on extensive map usage and backtracking. This backtracking is most successful when it’s done with a newly acquired ability. Buttercup, Blosom and Bubbles have been affected by a machine built by their arch nemesis, Mojo Jojo, and have … Continue Reading →


SWD

Have Game, Will Play: SteamWorld Dig PS4

The Town of Tumbleton is struggling a bit. Calling it a town is a bit generous as it has a population of 3. Rusty, the protagonist, has a Clint Eastwood/man with no name vibe. Rusty’s recently deceased uncle has left him the deed to a mine. Rusty who isn’t too … Continue Reading →


Luftrausers

Have Game, Will Play: Luftrausers

Developer Vlambeer’s latest offering, Luftrausers, is a sepia colored airplane dog-fighting shooter. In this single player affair the emphasis is on completing objectives to advance to new stages and unlock new parts for your customizable plane. The objectives typically focuses on things like destroying a certain number of enemies or … Continue Reading →


FracturedSoul

Have Game, Will Play: Fractured Soul on PC

Not sure what the precedent is for 3DS eshop games being ported to the PC; so Endgame Studios may be pioneers. Their former eshop exclusive, Fractured Soul, has made its way to GOG and Desura. Fractured Soul is a platformer(sometimes shoot ‘em up) that requires quickly moving between two realities. … Continue Reading →


Master Reboot

Have Game, Will Play: Master Reboot on PS3

The mysteri foundation has developed a service called the Soul Cloud. The Soul Cloud is like a repository for your memories so your loved ones can essentially come visit you after your death. You or your family can purchase an island within the Soul Cloud to populate your soul/memories. Sounds … Continue Reading →


TowerFall Ascension

Have Game, Will Play: TowerFall Ascension on PS4

I’ll be honest, I own an Ouya and had not played the original TowerFall for more than 10 minutes. Having played TowerFall Ascension for a couple hours, I don’t know what was wrong with me. This archery-focused arena combat game is incredibly fun solo and insanely fun with others. What … Continue Reading →


PacManM

Have Game, Will Play: Pac-Man Museum

Pac-man Museum is collection of some well known and, if I can be a bit transparent, obscure Pac-Man games. The games included are: Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Pac-Mania, Pac-Attack(Genesis version), Pac-Man Arrangement(PSP version), Pac-Man Championship Edition, Ms. Pac-Man(free DLC until March 31st, $5 afterwards) and for the … Continue Reading →


Tappingo

Have Game, Will Play: Tappingo on 3DS

For whatever reason Nintendo has not released a follow-up to one of my games of the year of 2010, Picross 3D. I was never a fan of 2D Picross but its 3D iteration really spoke to me. The search for a 3DS puzzle game that scratched a similar itch was … Continue Reading →


JVDDCoM

Joint Venture: Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

Mike J(@GravityAllergy), Mike(@AssaultSuit) and Aaron(@Ind1fference) play Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara on the Xbox 360 while talking about bitcoins, 90s Sci-fi movies and basket weaving.* *Not really http://GameEnthus.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gameenthus-podcast-video-games/id286435007?mt=2


BeatBlasters3

Have Game, Will Play: BeatBlasters III

A mean-spirited butcher has outlawed music in Accapella City. You take control of Joey or Gina and travel around helping citizens using your rhythm platforming powers. BeatBlasters III is a rhythm puzzle platformer. Joey and Gina have 3 upgradable abilities: a beatblaster (fireball), a shield and rocket boots; that map … Continue Reading →


TakedownRD

Have Game, Will Play: Takedown Red Sabre on XBLA

Takedown Red Sabre was kickstarted in 2012 having successfully raised over $200k. It was supposed to be a tactical coop(can be played solo), team focused, first person shooter in the vein of Rainbow Six. Unfortunately it falls far short and is clearly unfinished. Recommendation: Nope! Not recommended Full Disclosure: This … Continue Reading →


Sky_Skipper

MAME Time: Sky Skipper from Nintendo

Take control of Mr You! and save the royal family in this arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. Sky Skipper saw an arcade release in Japan and was ported to the Atari 2600 in the US. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Skipper http://GameEnthus.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gameenthus-podcast-video-games/id286435007?mt=2


ArmWrestling

MAME Time: ArmWrestling from Nintendo

A joystick and a single button are all you have to take down 5 opponents in this Punch-Out!! spin-off. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm_Wrestling_%28video_game%29 http://GameEnthus.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gameenthus-podcast-video-games/id286435007?mt=2