Devolverland Expo – A great replacement for E3 2020

E3 2020 has been canceled for quite some time and every puzzle has scrambled to deal with the event closure in their own way. Yet the publisher that I always look forward to hearing from for the past 3 E3s has surprised me yet again. Devolver Digital has had a trilogy of press conferences that have been talked about not just for the games but the presentation and style. If you haven’t seen them, you definitely should fix that.

But this year, we get something different. Rather than just another amazing press conference, Devolver Digital took the experience to the next level. Not only do they have a normal press conference, but they have released Devolverland Expo, a playable experience that tries to simulate going to a convention.

Though instead of long lines, desperation, and people trying to get your attention, Devolver Digital presents players with a chance to break into the Los Angeles Convention Center, fight security bots, and check out new games.Read More »

The End is Nigh Review – Hard but fair. Challenging but enjoyable

In an effort to write more and make less videos, I’ve started writing reviews for games on Steam, as such here’s a review on The End is Nigh with far more coming soon.

The End is Nigh is the spiritual successor to Super Meat Boy. It’s everything a sequel would be but lacking the name, and the character. Yet once again Edmund McMillen challenges players to go through many many challenging platforming.

And also, it’s once again, a delight. There’s something wonderful about the way Edmund McMillen designs a level. The End is Nigh isn’t simply a hard game that will insult or laugh at the player, but instead gives the player a fair challenge that is probably higher than their perceived skill level.Read More »

SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete Design Review – What SUPERHOT should have been, a great rogue lite.

I’m Kinglink and this week we’re doing a design review of SUPERHOT Mind Control Delete, with the bonus of being able to talk about the entire family of games here.

If you already own SUPERHOT before the release of SUPERHOT Mind Control Delete, on July 16, 2020, you already own a copy of Mind Control Delete, and you should check it out after this video.

SUPERHOT was a pretty good game from 2016. I enjoyed it quite a bit but if I had to give one complaint, it’s that it was a bit short. I liked it but I wanted more at the end of SUPERHOT. and yet at 25 dollars for the entire experience, I have to admit I felt it probably should have been longer. The good news was that a promise of free DLC, Mind Control Delete was made. This would be a rogue-lite mode with the same gameplay of the original. I was interested but it slipped off my radar.

 

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Persona 4 Golden: Design Review – A JRPG that hides a major dating simulator

Hello, I’m Kinglink and this week we’re doing a Design Review on Persona 4 Golden.

If you’re new to the channel, this is a design review. Rather than just saying the graphics, story, and gameplay are good and assigning an arbitrary score to the game, I look deeper at the gameplay systems and try to analyze what works and could be improved on in a game, usually using examples. Persona 4 Golden though is a massive game so there’s a lot to talk about with just it so I’m going to mostly focus on this one game this week.

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Kongregate: Site Review – A Eulogy for the home of incrementals and more.

Hello, I’m Kinglink and this week we’ll be doing a Site Review for Kongregate.

If you’re a fan of Kongregate, we’re going to reminisce about it, but if you’ve never heard of it, let me quickly explain the site.

Kongregate is a video game portal, at least that’s what it’s called but really it’s a site for hosting web games, much like youtube is a host for videos. Developers can upload their flash games and players can browse, play, and enjoy any game for the minor inconvenience of a few ads.

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Streets of Rage 4 Design Review – Why does this work so much better than Double Dragon?

I’m Kinglink and today we’re doing a Design Review for Streets of Rage 4.

Though I want to do something a little bit different this week. Normally, I go over a game and tell you what I like and don’t like, and don’t worry, I will go into that, but Streets of Rage 4 was a challenging game to cover.

When I play most games, I try to think up interesting topics for videos, and there are times like The Crew 2 or Mortal Kombat 11 where I just don’t get enough content or want to rant about microtransactions and grind yet again. I did a video on that a long time and while I probably should cover the topic again, ehhh, it’s not exciting.

 

So when I started Streets of Rage 4 I thought of a very specific question. But let me roll back a bit.Read More »

June 2020 Short Reviews – Detroit: Become Human, Mortal Kombat 11, and The Crew 2

I’m Kinglink and I’m here to do the short reviews for June 2020.

Basically for new viewers, this is essentially just various games that I think you should hear about for any reason. I’ve tried to hand-select many of these as games I want to talk about that either don’t get discussed enough or that I feel like I have to call out. I’ll quickly go through a bunch of them and tell you what’s good and what I dislike. I’ve put in my time on most of these so… let’s get started.

 

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Design Review: Katamari Damacy Reroll – How unique games stand the test of time

I’m Kinglink and today I’m doing a Design Review on Katamari Damacy: Reroll, but I’m doing this review on the entire Katamari Damacy franchise.

If you don’t know about Katamari Damacy, this is the brainchild of Keita Takahashi, sorry for mispronouncing your name. I just am going to assume I have. He’s also known for Noby Noby Boy and Wattam, which I’m looking forward to covering when it reaches Steam. But something is special about Katamari Damacy.

 

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Humble Choice June 2020 Review – A lot of variety, and a lot of quality as well.

I’m Kinglink and it’s time to do the Humble Choice June 2020 review.

As always, I’ll go through each game from this month and give my opinions on them, tell you what I liked, didn’t like, and who should check it out. There’s a lot of variety and it appears to be a good month. Stick around until the end and I’ll give you the top and bottom 5 games of the month.

I have chapters enabled so if there’s a specific game you want to hear about, you can just jump to that part of the video. Let’s get started.

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