Author: Matt Yeager

  • Review: Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Review: Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 Genre: Action/Adventure Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Release Date: 8/28/2018 It’s been nine years since Yakuza 2 came out on the PlayStation 2, which I remember well because I reviewed that video game way back then! I remember the game fondly as one of my favorite games on the PS2, so it was […]

  • Review: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sony Playstation 4)

    Review: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sony Playstation 4)

    Yakuza 6 Genre: Games You Should Be Buying Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Release Date: 4/17/18 I always open up my Yakuza reviews with the admission that I’m a fanboy of the series. I do so because feel that it’s important to acknowledge potential bias, however that blade cuts both ways as I also have expectations […]

  • Review: Yakuza Kiwami (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Review: Yakuza Kiwami (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Yakuza Kiwami Genre: Action/Adventure Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Release Date: 8/29/17 This year has been like a dream for Yakuza series fans. Yakuza Zero gets released earlier in the year, now Yakuza Kiwami, with Yakuza 6 in the near future and Kiwami 2 announced. I reviewed Yakuza Zero previously and now we’ve returned to the […]

  • Review: Yakuza 0 (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Review: Yakuza 0 (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Yakuza Zero Genre: Action/Adventure Developer: Ryu ga Gotoku Studios Publisher: SEGA Release Date: 1/24/17 I feel it’s only fair to say right away that I’m a Yakuza series fanboy. I bought the first game based on the review by Insidepulse’s own reviewer Mark so long ago. Since that first game it has become one of […]

  • Preview: Yakuza 0 (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Preview: Yakuza 0 (Sony PlayStation 4)

    Great Scott! The Yakuza series travels back in time to 1988 with Yakuza 0, a prequel to the long running Yakuza series, set during a time when the main protagonist of the series, Kazuma Kiryu, was a fresh young thug who was still working his way up the ladder. Also we get to see a […]

  • Game Collection Roundtable 05/21/2016

    Game Collection Roundtable 05/21/2016

    What did the Diehard Gamefan team add to their collections this week?

  • Review: Family Fishing (Nintendo 3DS)

    Family Fishing Genre: Fishing/Fighting Developer: Arc System Works Publisher: Aksys Games Release Date: 11/19/2015 When I think about Arc System Works, I automatically think of the fighting games that they develop, such as BlazBlue, Guilty Gear and Arcana Heart. I don’t think of them as a developer who makes quirky little family-oriented games… only it […]

  • Review: Moco Moco Friends (Nintendo 3DS)

    Moco Moco Friends Genre: RPG Developer: Racjin Publisher: Aksys Games Release Date: 11/17/2015 Sometimes a game comes in for review and you call it just because it looks adorable and you’re not afraid to admit it. Moco Moco Friends is such a game. It’s a game about capturing monsters and making them fight against one […]

  • Yakuza 5: What It Is and Why You Should Care

    We’re finally on the eve of the release of the US Version of Yakuza 5, a game that many have been patiently waiting for. Whether you are a fan of the series or someone who is curious what all the fuss is about for a digital game being released on the PS3 I figured I’d […]

  • Review: Ninja Pizza Girl (PC)

    Ninja Pizza Girl Genre: Platforming Developer: Disparity Games Publisher: Disparity Games Release Date: Sep 30, 2015 Ninja Pizza Girl is a strange game, and I wonder if the vision of what they wanted to create conflicted with what they were able to create. Before I get into a critical analysis of it, let’s get into […]

  • Review: Party Hard (PC)

    Party Hard Genre: Stealth Developer: Pinokl Games Publisher: tinyBuild Release Date: 8/25/15 There was a time in my life where I lived in an apartment and the neighbors in the unit above mine would constantly be blaring music loudly at all hours of the day and night. Several confrontations did nothing to make the situation […]

  • Review: City Quest (PC)

    City Quest Genre: Adventure Game Developer: Stone Monkey Studios Publisher: Stone Monkey Studios Release Date: 8/20/15 Are you one of those people who hate indie games that use a retro aesthetic? Well do I have a game for you to hate: City Quest is a game that visually preys directly on our nostalgic memories of […]

  • Review: Monster Truck Destruction (PC)

  • Book Review: Thanksgiving for Werewolves

    Thanksgiving for Werewolves and Other Monstrous Tales Publisher: Tiny Toe Press / Amazon Digital Service Price: 6.66 Page Count: 164 pages Release Date: 3/10/15 Pick it up here: Thanksgiving for Werewolves. Disclaimer: I was told I could write a review for this as long as I put up a huge disclaimer. I’m reviewing something not […]

  • Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Sony PlayStation 3)

    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Genre: Hack and Slash Developer: Omega Force Publisher: Koei-Tecmo Release Date: 2/28/2015 As someone who hadn’t played a musou game in a long time when I reviewed Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate I went into it with some uninformed assumptions about what a Warriors game was, namely a repetitive button mashing game, […]

  • Review: Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook

    Book Review – Assassin’s Creed Unity Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook Author: Christie Golden Publisher: Insight Editions Length: 152 Pages Price: $45.00 At first when I was sent the Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook (which I’ll just refer to as the Handbook from now on for the sake a brevity) I thought I was being sent a […]

  • Preview: Onikira Demon Killer (Steam)

    Onikira Genre: Action Developer: Digital Furnace Games Publisher: Merge Games, Headup Games Release Date: 11/14/14 (Early Access) I kind of feel like an old man yelling at clouds for saying so, but I don’t understand Early Access games on Steam. I think it’s great if it’s useful for developers to help build their audience, however, […]

  • Review: Coors Light Refresh-Men (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    Coors Light Refresh-Men Genre: Beat-Em-Up Developer: Unknown Publisher: Microsoft Release Date: Unknown Urban Dictionary defines advergames as: Advergames represent the future of advertising. As TV advertising is dying and the Internet is overtaking, advergames are the future. Advergames consist of a funny or addictive game with a brand behind them, which users will want to […]

  • Review: The Detail Episode One (PC)

    The Detail Review Genre: Adventure Developer: Rival Games Ltd Publisher: Rival Games Ltd Release Date: 10/28/2014 Please note that this is a review of one chapter of an ongoing episodic series, and not a complete review. The Detail is a point and click adventure game in the style of recent TellTale games such as The […]

  • Book Review: Letters to Lovecraft

    Letters to Lovecraft Publisher: Stone Skin Press Price: 13.99 Page Count: 290 pages Release Date: 12/01/2014 In the introduction of the book, the editor collecting this series of stories introduces the reader to H.P. Lovecraft and presents him as a man both known for his accomplishments and contributions to horror fiction and as a person […]