About Sam Riedel

Sam Riedel is a freelance writer living in New York City, where he lives with his girlfriend and several guitars. He has been sequestering himself in his room to play video games since he was 8 years old, some more hardcore than others. He enjoys RPGs, strategy games, and every single thing related to Pokemon. Following Sam on Twitter (@SamusMcQueen) has been known to cause heart murmurs in Southern belles and small children.



Author Archives: Sam Riedel

Thug-Opoly Review

by Sam Riedel

I was running for the train when I passed a woman with a Public Enemy pleather tote bag. In that


Soul Historica Review

by Sam Riedel

The JRPG factory known to us as Kemco just keeps on trucking. Every month, they’ve got a new mediocre-to-good game


Overkill Mafia Review

by Sam Riedel

Watching gangster movies and reading true-crime novels are two of my favorite pastimes. Noir in general is possibly my favorite


Fly Catbug Fly! Review

by Sam Riedel

Tie-in games are sometimes my favorite thing in the world, but they can also be the most lamentable curses of


Knights Inc. Review

by Sam Riedel

The Play Store doesn’t have a whole lot of management games, let alone medieval-themed ones, so I was intrigued by


Block Legend Review

by Sam Riedel

If there’s one genre of mobile gaming that’s gotten even more tiresome than the endless runner, it’s the “match-three” puzzle


Buddy & Me Review

by Sam Riedel

Mainstream endless runners are getting pretty tiresome, for the most part: your Temple Runs and your Sonic Dashes. Underneath their


Faif Review

by Sam Riedel

Math nerds rejoice: That sword-and-sorcery game of probability you always wanted is finally here. Sort of. Your satisfaction with Faif,


The Best Android Cases

by Sam Riedel

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a brand new Android device. But your purchase means nothing if you don’t protect


The Best Android RPGs

by Sam Riedel

Every game is an adventure, whether you’re spin-kicking the mullets off of street fighters or laying waste to a blasted



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