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It was great writing about games again for these past two months, but it’s time for Two Credits to once again come to an end. We’ve both realized, independently, that this isn’t what we want to be doing. The passion for picking apart games isn’t there anymore. Thus, we will be moving on to other ventures. The 2020 iteration of Two Credits will remain here as an archive. An archive of the 2017 iteration of…

We don’t get a lot of arcade-style racing games anymore, do we? I don’t mean “arcade racing games,” in the sense that they aren’t sim-like, but games that are styled after old-school racing games that were actually played in arcades. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a game of this kind, but Hotshot Racing is attempting to fill the void in the subgenre. Hotshot Racing has all of the hallmarks of a classic arcade…

What is fact? What is the truth? Are they the same? Can you tell the difference? The future of the island Paradise relies on your ability to discern the answers to these questions. You have to find out who killed Paradise and not everything is as it initially appears. Paradise Killer is an unquestionably interesting game. It throws you into an alien world with a strong aesthetic and its own rich history and asks you…

Mighty Fight Federation is an upcoming arena fighter inspired by both other arena fighters and one-on-one fighting games alike. Its combat system is intended to be accessible, as well as scale up to competitive play. Playable characters include a set of insane original characters, alongside familiar characters from other games, like ToeJam and Earl, and Yooka and Laylee. I recently had a chance to sit down with the game’s co-creator, Julian Spillane, to discuss its…

Somewhere around two hours. That was my breaking point. There are few games that I can’t bring myself to play for longer, but Road to Guangdong managed it. Road to Guangdong is a narrative adventure game of sorts where your parents died in an accident, leaving you their restaurant, and you and your aunt take a road trip to see all of your relatives, simply to ask if they are okay with you taking over…

I’ve been keeping a casual eye on Mad Mimic Games’ upcoming magician-themed roguelike Dandy Ace since I discovered it via the Steam Game Festival, Summer Edition. I play quite a lot of roguelikes and roguelites and am always looking for more. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn’t have time to try the demo out, but when the chance to try out an exclusive preview build came up, I jumped at the chance to give it…

Samurai Jack is the kind of franchise that you would think would be a perfect candidate for a video game adaptation. There are guns, crazy sword fighting action, and an absolutely insane setting. Oddly, other than some middling games from the early 2000s, the franchise has spawned no video game adaptations. Fortunately, that finally changed this past Friday, when Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time was released, giving the franchise a long-awaited second chance at the…

Slayers for Hire is an upcoming platform fighter that features a unique cast of characters ranging from a baseball player to a dragon. Each character is designed to feel unique, with the dragon playing like a boss character. Currently in Early Access, plans for the game include a story mode and mod support. I recently had the chance to sit down with Meta Games founder Ryan Gilbrech to discuss the game’s inspirations, how some of…

There have been quite a few attempts at making solid melee combat games in recent times. Many of these are set in medieval times, as it is one of the most iconic eras for swordfighting. The latest of these games is Griefhelm, a side-scrolling melee combat game in which players take on the role of medieval knights and either attempt to fight their way through a randomly generated campaign or duke it out amongst themselves.…

In this episode of the Two Credits podcast, Ari and Taylor discuss Epic’s bold move against mobile platform owners, the Halo Infinite delay, EA’s subscription service being renamed EA Play, Apex Legends Season 6, and Remnant: From the Ashes. You can listen to the podcast via our YouTube channel or Anchor.fm. The YouTube version is embedded below. For more info about the games we talked about, visit the following websites (in order of when they were discussed): Epic…