About Melissa M. Parker

Melissa M. Parker For contributor Melissa Parker, it all began with Starfox 64. Ever since, she's been using the boost to get through. Once upon a time you could've found her playing Tekken at the old Chinatown arcade, but now she plays at home on her Xbox, and that suits her fine. One of her favorite childhood memories is of going to a Mexican place by the water and playing some Stones on the jukebox, while taking over the Harley-Davidson pinball machine.

Author Archives: Melissa M. Parker

They Need To Be Fed 3 Review

September 9th, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

Sequels can be an extremely tricky enterprise. Take it from someone who (accidentally on purpose) watched Indiana Jones and the

Warhammer 40k: Carnage Review

June 30th, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

Am I the only one who’s been feeling all meched out lately? Maybe it’s because of the slew of disappointing

Crystal Story Review

May 19th, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

Ever since I started playing Crystal Story, I’ve been searching for the right way to describe how intensely addicting it

Noir Syndrome Review

May 3rd, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

The resurgence of noir in gaming is something to be excited about. Even for those of us who haven’t scoured eBay

Marvel Run Jump Smash! Review

March 3rd, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

In writing this review of Marvel Run Jump Smash! I knew I needed to pin down when the commercialization of

Bad Hotel Review

February 14th, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

Of all the things I hate about Bad Hotel, at the very top of that list is sound design. Forgive

Detective Grimoire Review

January 30th, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

Detective Grimoire is a stylish game. In fact, it’s stylish enough to make me wonder if it can stand on

Little Inferno Review

January 5th, 2014 | by Melissa M. Parker

Little Inferno is a hard game to review, because you don’t play it so much as experience it. The gameplay

Labyrinth of the Minotaur Review

December 21st, 2013 | by Melissa M. Parker

What follows is a reproduction of my internal monologue after I downloaded the horror game, Labyrinth of the Minotaur: “I

Ittle Dew Review

December 2nd, 2013 | by Melissa M. Parker

There are millions of reasons why The Legend of Zelda has been one of the most successful videogame franchises of

Time Surfer Review

November 2nd, 2013 | by Melissa M. Parker

Time manipulation in videogames is nothing new. From Chrono Trigger to Majora’s Mask to Braid, developers have been obsessed with

Heroes of Loot Review

October 3rd, 2013 | by Melissa M. Parker

What follows is the newest Android recipe from OrangePixel: One part dungeon crawler, one part shoot-‘em-up, a generous helping of

Mecho Wars Review

September 18th, 2013 | by Melissa M. Parker

Mecho Wars is a turn-based strategy game with great potential. There’s good diversity in the types of mechs you control

Hell, The Dungeon Again! Review

September 6th, 2013 | by Melissa M. Parker

Listen, Hell, The Dungeon, we need to talk. The thing is, I’m having second thoughts about our relationship. I can

Pixel Defenders Puzzle Review

August 16th, 2013 | by Melissa M. Parker

There’s a plague sweeping the nation, and it goes by the name “Match-3.” I prayed that the Bejeweled outbreak would

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