Video Game Reviews Sun, 15 Sep 19 16:00:52 +0000 MeltedJoystick is a social network for gamers. Share and write game reviews with your friends. EnHanced :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:49:49 -0500 “EnHanced,” which I believe is pronounced “En-Aitch-Ants-Ed,” is one of those out-of-nowhere pet-project type of Indie games that can be found commonly on websites like GameJolt,, and NewGrounds, but which don’t all-that-often find their way to Steam or the other big digital markets. With Desura dead-and-buried, it is only through the grace of Lord GabeN and his destruction of a... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Thu, 05 Sep 2019 06:59:54 -0500 Back in 2017 when it was initially released on Steam, I was very excited about “Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King” (“Blossom Tales”), as the early promotional footage I’d seen made the game look very much like an Indie homage to “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,” which is still the best ‘Zelda’ game and one of the best pure Action/Adventure games, despite being more than ... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Armada :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Sat, 31 Aug 2019 22:01:07 -0500 When we get desperate for local co-op, we get desperate for local co-op and dusting off a gem from 1999 might be the biggest stretch the MeltedJoystick crew has made yet. Heck, we had to fix the damn Sega Dreamcast (via some YouTube videos) before we could launch the game. But fix it we did and Armada was reborn anew. Despite being older than Millie Bobby Brown, Jacob Tremblay and Isabela Moner -... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Xenoblade Chronicles 2 :: Video Game Review (2.5/5 Stars) Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:01:17 -0500 The ‘Xenoblade’ IP is the brainchild of MonolithSoft, a current Nintendo second-party consisting of developers who originally worked for Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) on the original “Xenogears” back in the 5th Generation. Unable to complete their grand vision in 7 parts under the auspices of Square, the MonolithSoft employees would break away and move their endeavors to Namco (now Namco-B... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Demolition Racer :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:31:26 -0500 Infogrames jump on the Destruction Derby bandwagon with some pretty decent results. It's fast, the action is constant and the scoring system - which counts both impacts and spins - uses a system that combines crash scores with a race position multiplier making each equally important and so is much fairer and more consistent than that of the Psygnosis games. It's not as good as DD2 thanks to infer... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:27:00 -0500 AKA TOCA World Touring Cars, the third TOCA game in the series has a more forgiving difficulty level which makes it more accessible but less exciting to play. The physics are also slightly off, the cars not having quite enough weight and heft to them, but the constant overtaking and body contact make it more fun to play than the average PS1 racing sim. Detroit: Become Human :: Video Game Review (4/5 Stars) Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:37:28 -0500 While David Cage rubs some people the wrong way, I've always been a fan of his and Quantic Dream. From Indigo Prophecy to Heavy Rain to Beyond: Two Souls - one thing his games are is never boring, even if the narrative can get messy. Detroit: Become Human is the studios most ambitious game to date and while some notes fall flat here and there, for the most part it gets things right and is one of ... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Cthulhu Saves the World :: Video Game Review (4.5/5 Stars) Sun, 11 Aug 2019 16:32:13 -0500 Cthulhu Saves the World is an old-school throw-back turned-based parody RPG done right. Cthulhu loses his devastating powers and must become a true hero to get them back. Cthulhu sets out on an adventure to figure out how to get them back. He'll team up with several great characters, including a living sword, cat, and a dragon. Will he destroy the world when he regains his power? <b>Pres... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> LIMBO :: Video Game Review (4/5 Stars) Sat, 10 Aug 2019 17:01:59 -0500 LIMBO is an artistically unique indie platformer with simplistic black and white visuals, no music, but intentional well placed sounds. The story is a bit of an mysterious unknown, probably intentionally open for interpretation. All we know for sure is you are playing a boy who appears to be looking for a girl. Did he get lost? Is he dreaming? You decide. <b>Presentation</b> This game is... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Sumoman :: Video Game Review (3/5 Stars) Sat, 10 Aug 2019 16:19:20 -0500 Sumoman is a puzzle platformer with janky physics, difficult platforming, destructible objects, sushi roll collection, and the ability to reverse time (thank God). Trying to keep the morbidly obese Sumoman on his feet is the main feature of this game that sets it apart from other platformers. Sumoman travels home from a sumo tournament to find everyone sleeping. Something is wrong, and Sumoma... <i><a href="">read more</a></i>