Lou's Reviews

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The sequel to Wrack is a FPS/Tower Defense hybrid and it’s got potential

A previous article in my Best You’ve Never Played series featured the old-school arcade indie shooter Wrack. The game, though flawed, ultimately came as a recommendation because of its unabashedly proud arcade-retro feel. Wrack carried the torch for the new wave of old-school shooters and ran with it far longer than expected. Well Wrack is Read more about The sequel to Wrack is a FPS/Tower Defense hybrid and it’s got potential[…]

The RuPaul Re-Cap: The 5 Ds of All Stars 3

Welcome to The RuPaul Re-cap, a weekly series where I will be discussing the newest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. All-Stars 3 is finally here, and I will be choosing 3 topics to discuss. A SPOILER WARNING is in effect… Dodge, diva, drag, drama, and dodge! First: Diva (The Challenge) For the sake of chronology, Read more about The RuPaul Re-Cap: The 5 Ds of All Stars 3[…]

Here’s Why You Need to Check Out the F-Zero Jazz Album

Considering all of the different kinds of music that gets made for albums, movies, television, etc., I think video game music might be the most overlooked and underrated. Gaming fans understand – how many times have you gone back not to replay a game, but just to listen to its music? Games like Deus Ex, Read more about Here’s Why You Need to Check Out the F-Zero Jazz Album[…]

MCU for the MCU – Iron Man 2 (2010)

Movie Catch-Up for the Marvel Cinematic Universe #3: Iron Man 2 (2010) Click here to view MCU for the MCU: Iron Man! Welcome back to Movie Catch Up for the MCU! The weekly series where I recap every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to catch up in time for Avengers: Infinity War! Last week we covered Read more about MCU for the MCU – Iron Man 2 (2010)[…]

Deep Sixed is a rogue-like space sim that scratches the ‘Star Trek itch’

  Fans of Star Trek have notoriously suffered not only low quality licensed games, but also a lack of licensed games in general, over the last fifteen years. As a Star Trek fan myself, I can attest to the frustration. I’ve got hundreds of hours logged on Star Trek Online, for instance, even though I Read more about Deep Sixed is a rogue-like space sim that scratches the ‘Star Trek itch’[…]

The RuPaul Re-Cap: A Variety Show With Little Variety

Welcome to The RuPaul Re-cap, a weekly series where I will be discussing the newest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. All-Stars 3 is finally here, and I will be choosing 3 topics to discuss. A SPOILER WARNING is in effect… First: Entrances. I’ll admit that I saw the first 15 minutes before last night. When Read more about The RuPaul Re-Cap: A Variety Show With Little Variety[…]

Nantucket is a whaling management game that I really wanted to love…

I browse the Steam upcoming games list quite often on the lookout for new great indie games, which is precisely what led me to Nantucket. It’s not very often that I see interesting management games on the upcoming list but that was precisely the impression I received from its store page. My time with Nantucket Read more about Nantucket is a whaling management game that I really wanted to love…[…]

MCU for the MCU – The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Movie Catch-Up for the Marvel Cinematic Universe #2: The Incredible Hulk (2008) Welcome back to Movie Catch Up for the MCU! The weekly series where I recap and summarize every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all so you’re caught up in time for Avengers: Infinity War! For the first episode last week I gave Read more about MCU for the MCU – The Incredible Hulk (2008)[…]

The Mind’s Eclipse is an upcoming sci-fi visual novel that’s equal parts creepy and thought-provoking

This product was received for free. Science fiction, or perhaps better expressed as speculative fiction, has experienced a great surge in popularity over the last ten years, especially within the realms of television and movies. What might be the most emblematic program in speculative fiction right now is Netflix’s Black Mirror, a show that is Read more about The Mind’s Eclipse is an upcoming sci-fi visual novel that’s equal parts creepy and thought-provoking[…]

Here’s why Tesla vs. Lovecraft is the best twin-stick shooter I’ve played (Indie Preview)

This product was received for free. Let’s talk twin-stick shooters. Naturally it’s a very arcadey genre good for a few hours of mindless fun, but not much more than that. The first example of an indie twin-stick shooter that I strongly recall was I Made a Game with Zombies in It!, nearly ten years ago Read more about Here’s why Tesla vs. Lovecraft is the best twin-stick shooter I’ve played (Indie Preview)[…]