Review: Monolith (PC)

Developer: Team D-13 Publisher: Team D-13 Genre: Shooter, SHMUP, Roguelite Platforms: PC Rating: N/A* Price: $7.99 If you have a hankering for a Gradius roguelite, I humbly recommend to you, Monolith, a top-down shoot-em’-up (SHMUP) where you fight ghosts, constructs, and monsters as you descend a long-abandoned facility containing mysterious weapons and relics. Monolith was a…

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Review: Steel Empire (PC)

Developer: Mebius Publisher: Teyon Genre: Shooter, (SHMUP) Platforms: PC, 3DS, Mega Drive (Sega Genesis) Rating: E for Everyone Price: $14.99 I am looking through my Steam Discovery Queue as part of my daily routine, and I notice Steel Empire listed as a new release. As a SHMUP connoisseur, I looked forward to trying this latest publication.…

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Preview: Black Paradox (PC)

 Likely to the chagrin of hardcore shoot ’em up fans, I once had a tendency on Geeks Under Grace to tag just about any kind of non-FPS game whose primary mechanic is to shoot everything on the screen, “SHMUP.” This would include games from Tesla vs Lovecraft to AIRHEART: Tales of Broken Wings. I…

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Review: AIRHEART—Tales of Broken Wings (PC)

Developer: Blindflug Studios AG Publisher: Blindflug Studios AG Genre: Shooter, SHMUP, Roguelite, Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One Rating: PEGI 7 Price: $14.99 In my efforts to compose an adequate introduction, I was surprised to discover that AIRHEART: Tales of Broken Wings is a game that took flight through Steam Early Access in the fall of…

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Preview: To Hell with Hell (PC)

 When I encountered To Hell with Hell while sorting through my Discovery Queue, I gave it a good, hard look. If the Giana Sisters had a female cousin, it would be this game’s protagonist Natasia, who fancies the outfit of Shantae “the Half-Genie Hero,” with a thong rather than harem trousers. The promotional artwork…

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