John Markley

About John Markley

John Markley John is a gamer from Illinois who has been playing video games since encountering Galaga on his cousin’s Atari 2600. His favorite gaming memories include Final Fantasy III, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade, Planescape: Torment, Persona 3 and 4, the Infamous series, and the time a series of “friendly fire” incidents while playing NES brawler River City Ransom with his cousin escalated into an actual fistfight.



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Pacific Fleet Review

by John Markley

Pacific Fleet is a strategy game of Second World War naval combat. It’s less than it first appears to be


Ultimate Stick Fight Review

by John Markley

  Ultimate Stick Fight is a side-scrolling beat-em up from Dragon Nest Studio. It combines classic button-mashing action in the


Spaceward Ho! Review

by John Markley

Spaceward Ho! is a very old name in the turn-based interstellar empire strategy genre, born when the building blocks of


King’s League Review

by John Markley

Does Difference Games new Strategy title make the majors?  The King’s League is a strategy game from Difference Games, a


Vector Review

by John Markley

Elegant Deliverance Vector is a side-scrolling action/platformer game based on parkour, the art of rapidly and fluidly navigating past obstacles.


Covenant of Solitude Review

by John Markley

 Unspectacularly Entertaining Japanese RPG releases have been disappointingly sparse on the current generation of consoles, but the genre has found



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