About Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Aliya Tyus-Barnwell Aliya Tyus-Barnwell's first system was the old gray box known as the NES. Experience taught her that the assessment "hardcore" is not limited to games like Thrill Kill, and she's no longer ashamed to admit the cuteness of games like Dungeon Defenders. Now she writes techy news for Digital Trends and hones her fiction with the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers.



Author Archives: Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Barking Irons Review

August 24th, 2017 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

I crouch behind a barrel as a barrage of bullets passes my 10 gallon too close for comfort. My trusty


Alto’s Adventure Review

March 25th, 2016 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Snowman’s hit endless runner Alto’s Adventure finally made its way onto Android in February. Since then, Alto the shepherd’s llamas


Star Trek Timelines Review

March 23rd, 2016 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

As Quark the Ferengi of Deep Space Nine once said, “Greed is eternal.” Star Trek Timelines is a lovingly crafted


MULE Returns Review

February 26th, 2016 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

I’m studying a tan resource map of our new planet, searching for my plot among the many others. Following at


Heroes Paradox Review

February 21st, 2016 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

WinterBleu’s Heroes Paradox tells the story of Lugh the knight, Robin the ranger, Lael the cleric, and their troupe of


Hot Trigger Review

February 10th, 2016 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Shooting games on Android are tricky to execute properly. And by properly, I mean in a way that doesn’t make


Skilltree Saga Review

January 11th, 2016 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

With its title, Skilltree Saga sets at least standard hopes with respect to the RPG genre. Images of growing from


Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

August 30th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

I’m Batman. Not a snarky, gravel-voiced, cartoon diner-goer perpetually arguing with Superman, but a Lego superhero. Luckily, I’ve kept my


Hatfall Review

August 29th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

To people that have never seen Zero Punctuation, Hatfall may just seem like a weird “what the hell is this,”


NY Zombie 2 Review

August 4th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Zombies are my bread and butter. I make it my business to play zombie and survival games, simply because I


Dead Among Us Review

July 19th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

I have a slight obsession with all things-zombie. Zombie games, zombie books, the zombie apocalypse, zombie survival guides, Rob Zombie;


Xenowerk Review

July 11th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

A maze of rooms infested with mutants descends 50 floors. As you work your way through the dark corridors, your flashlight


GunCat Review

July 3rd, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

The internet has entire data servers devoted to birds, and entire server farms devoted to cats. Why not add an


Rush of Heroes Review

June 30th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

What is an RPG without the ability to change your character in any way from the template? What is a


You Review It RPG: Hardboiled

May 25th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

From the Play Store: Hardboiled is a Fallout inspired role-playing game with turn-based combat.The blast was immense. Humanity finally had


Hardboiled Review

May 25th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Fallout came along as the second open-world RPG wherein the player’s choices had far reaching implications (the first was Wasteland).


Fox One Advanced Edition Review

May 13th, 2015 | by Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

The lure of a good flight simulator is that feeling of weightlessness. Swooping down on an enemy or barrel-rolling away



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