Category: Reviews Archives | Broken Joysticks

May
17

Walking Dead: A New Frontier- Episode 4 “Thicker Than Water”: A Review

There is one issue I find with the episodic format for games, and that is also the same problem I have with television episodes as well; sometimes you get episodes that are just bridges to bigger idea or moment instead […]

May
13

Mario Sports Superstars | REVIEW

I’ll admit that I have a soft spot for the Mario spinoff games. No players gaming experience would be complete with a spin around the racetrack of Mario Kart for example, but I’m talking about the sport titles. From golf […]

May
09

Touhou Genso Wanderer and Double Focus | REVIEW

I have to admit something. When I first got into this game, and the accompanying Touhou Double Focus, I had no clue what the series really was. Being a happy little social media butterfly, I’d seen the characters scattered across […]

May
05

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard | Review

Hack and slash games have been a favorite genre of game of mine for a long time. From Devil May Cry to God of War, they are full of adrenaline-fueled excitement and of course, plenty of action and enemies to […]

Apr
21

Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap- A Review

Back in the ancient year of 1989, there was a game called Wonderboy III: The Dragon’s Trap. This game was the third in the Wonderboy series, brought to us by Sega. These platformer/action adventure games about Wonder Boy trying to […]

Apr
09

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series- A New Frontier episode 3: Above the Law review

Telltale Games has come out with the newest episode in their Walking Dead series. While the two part opener was good, it needed to really develop our new protagonist in order to live up to the love that the games […]

Mar
20

FAST RMX | REVIEW

There was something magical about going into an arcade in the 90s. Seeing the latest racing games all lined up with amazing graphics and blistering speed. It was just the sort of experience you couldn’t get at home on a […]

Mar
04

A Look at Guts and Glory

There is nothing I enjoy more than a pleasant ride through the country; either by car or bike, there simply is nothing better. Of course, if you are the characters in Guts and Glory, there might be something a little […]

Feb
23

Project DIVA Future Tone: Hatsune Miku Review

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is an arcade style rhythm game published by Sega. Future tone may be the most comprehensive Hatsune Miku game ever published as it boasts 220 songs if you purchase the bundle that includes Future […]

Feb
14

Circles: An Indie Game Review

Circles is an independent, casual puzzle game by developer Jeroen Wimmers. Circles boasts its 90+ levels and bonus content and its unique intuitive game play that doesn’t require lengthy tutorials,  words and a “zen” atmosphere that promotes relaxation and the […]

Feb
10

Mr. Pumpkin Adventure | REVIEW

Mr. Pumpkin Adventure is a puzzling little game which is so odd that it almost defies description. In the story of the game the protagonist of the game – Mr. Pumpkin adventures in the strange vegetable kingdom only to find […]

Jan
23

Yakuza 0 Review

Game Reviewed By: John Bridgman Evaluating an installment of an established franchise offers particular challenges. Do you look at it in a vacuum, or as a part of the bigger picture? Should a title stand on its own, or work necessarily […]

Jan
17

Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Episode 1- Ties That Bond (Part one and two)

It is not a secret that I have a great fondness for Telltale and their games. As much as I love their games, I feel none compare to what they have done with The Walking Dead. While others may differ […]

Jan
07

Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon | REVIEW

Before Nintendo officially announced Sun and Moon I made a list of predictions of what I expected Nintendo would announce this year. Atop that list was another Pokémon game but it wasn’t a brand new game that I had predicted. […]

Jan
04

Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 5: City of Light | Review

So, here it is, the finale to Telltales adaptation of Batman. This first attempt by Telltale at telling Batman’s story has come to an end and the question now becomes “did it end with a bang or was it a […]