Author: Madeline Ricchiuto

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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[REVIEW] "Gang Beasts" is Zany Party Madness

[REVIEW] “Gang Beasts” is Zany Party Madness

Gang Beasts is a multiplayer party game where players control gelatinous characters and take part in slaptstick fight sequences. It’s a party game meant to be taken lightly, which is great, except that the player base is so small it makes the online matchmaking pointless. The concept and execution are relatively solid, however, unless you […]

"Killing Floor: Double Feature"

“Killing Floor: Double Feature” Doesn’t Evolve Much, but That’s Okay

Tripwire Interactive and publisher Deep Silver released the Killing Floor: Double Feature eariler this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the franchise. The Double Feature includes both Killing Floor 2 and Killling Floor: Incursion which is a VR spin-off of the franchise. Both games stick to the basic formula of having players brutally murder a bunch of […]

"We. The Revolution" is a Great Concept with Poor Execution

“We. The Revolution” is a Great Concept with Decent Execution

Klabater and Polyslash’s We. The Revolution is a unique in both gameplay concept and art-style, as it puts players in control of a Tribunal Judge during the French Revolution. Players will need to pass sentences, play the politics, and do everything in their power not to be the next one brought to the guillotine. The game […]

"My Time at Portia" Review

“My Time at Portia” is a Charming Crafting Game

Team 17’s My Time at Portia is a cute, relaxing crafting game where players restore the neglected family workshop and fulfill commissions, grow crops, raise animals, and befriend the inhabitants of the post-apocalyptic town called Portia. Players need to gather, mine, and craft their way to being the top workshop in town, and they may just […]

"The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II"

“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II” is a Straightforward Port

Going into The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, I’d never played the original game. So my background information on the title was limited to the official game description and what I could piece together from the opening sequence of the game’s story. Which is probably not the best way to pick up a […]

[REVIEW] “Divinity: Original Sin II” Definitive Edition is Almost Perfect

Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch is quite possibly a perfect game. Which shouldn’t be a surprise, because Divinity: Original Sin II was pretty damn perfect when it released back in 2017 for PC. It’s a modern RPG designed to look and feel reminiscent of classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate or Planescape: […]

Get Ready to Party with Satan in "Afterparty" Next Month

Get Ready to Party with Satan in “Afterparty” Next Month

Night School Studio’s latest game, Afterparty, will release on October 29, 2019. Just in time for Halloween. Which is the perfect release window for a game about partying it up in the afterlife with the king of hell. The game will retail at $19.99 USD, though Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get access to the game […]

"RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore" is an Exercise in Patience

“RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore” is an Exercise in Patience

RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore is the kind of anime game that has a very specific fanbase in mind. And I am not that fanbase. So this was a bit of a mis-match between game and reviewer, but I’ll try to do my best regardless. The game is a hack-and-slash rogue-like adventure […]

[REVIEW] Solo NYC's Parker Hybrid Tote

[REVIEW] Solo NY’s Parker Hybrid Tote can hold Everything You Need

The Parker Hybrid Tote is a combination tote-bag and backpack designed by Solo NY. It’s one of Solo’s more elegant backpack designs, and you can hide the backpack straps away and use it as a tote instead. Which gives the bag some versatility and makes it a great commuting tool. The tote has a fully […]

[REVIEW] Spike Chunsoft's "Crystar" is More Fun than it Sounds

[REVIEW] Spike Chunsoft’s “Crystar” is More Fun than it Sounds

Crystar is a game about a young girl who travels to purgatory and purifies the torments of restless souls by crying about it. The game even has a “cry to gain more power” mechanic. The game is described by Spike Chunsoft and developer FuRyu as “driven by catharsis,” which is why Rei gains strength from […]

"Attack on Titan Tactics" is Now Available on iOS and Android

“Attack on Titan Tactics” is a Surprisingly Complex Mobile RTS

Like most officially licensed game adaptations, Attack on Titan Tactics relies heavily on its leveraged IP. A licensed game like Tactics lives and dies off of its authenticity to the original. Luckily, DeNA and Crunchyroll Games are also partnered with Kodansha and Funimation who publish the manga and anime respectively. The game also features the original Japanese […]

Playing with Nuclear Radiation Mutations in Double Fine's "RAD"

Playing with Nuclear Radiation Mutations in Double Fine’s “RAD”

Double Fine and Bandai Namco’s RAD is a 3D action rogue-like game set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has faced it’s doom twice over sometime in the mid-1980s. So everything is neon. Players take on the role of a teenage protagonist who ventures into the Fallow, which is a constantly changing radioactive wasteland filled with […]

"A Purrtato Tail" is an RPG about Cats that are also Potatoes

“A Purrtato Tail” is an RPG about Cats that are also Potatoes

A Purrtato Tail is an RPG about cats that are also potatoes, and you connect them together to create bridges in order to complete dungeons and face off against bosses. It’s honestly, both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. The game is slated to release in 2020. When I got the pitch from Drunk […]

"Samurai Gunn 2" includes a Campaign, Co-Op Mode, and a Visual Novel

“Samurai Gunn 2” includes a Campaign, Co-Op Mode, and a Visual Novel

Beau Blyth, co-creator of Hyper-Light Drifter, and studio Teknopants are bringing Samurai Gunn 2 to the Nintendo Switch as a limited-time exclusive before the game launches on other platforms. Much like the original Samurai Gunn, the sequel includes a brutal, fast-paced free-for-all verses mode designed for 2-4 players. The controls in versus mode have been improved, and new […]

The "Dauntless" Collectors Edition is Absolutely Stunning

The “Dauntless” Collectors Edition is Absolutely Stunning

Phoenix Labs and Indiebox put together an absolutely stunning Collector’s Edition for Dauntless that includes a massive behemoth statue, an art book, and a steelbook for the game’s soundtrack. Since Dauntless never got a physical release, the steelbook contains two discs for the game’s soundtrack, a decal, and a code for the Aetheric Armor set. The […]

"Attack on Titan Tactics" is Now Available on iOS and Android

“Attack on Titan Tactics” is Now Available on iOS and Android

DeNA, Crunchyroll Games, Funimation, and Kodansha have launched the mobile RTS game Attack on Titan Tactics on iOS and Android in North America today. The game is an officially licensed mobile title based on the anime series, and can now be downloaded in the US, Canada, and Australia. Attack on Titan Tactics is a tower defense […]

The Latest LootAnime Box is a "Fruit's Basket" Collector's Dream

The Latest LootAnime Box is a “Fruits Basket” Collector’s Dream

The latest LootAnime subscription box contained a few collectibles that would be essentials for any Fruits Basket fan. The theme of the box was “New Beginnings” for the new Fruits Basket anime which premiered earlier this year on TV Tokyo. The 2019 anime is the second adaptation of the popular Fruits Basket manga, and is naturally a […]

The Pusheen Subscription Box is a Cornucopia of Cat Products

The Pusheen Box is a Quarterly Cornucopia of Cat Products

The Pusheen Box is a subscription box for fans of the Pusheen comic, which delivers a ton of themed Pusheen collectibles to your door every three months. The boxes are themed after the season, so naturally, I got the Summer Pusheen Box to review. And let me tell you, the box was absolutely packed with […]