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Vesta – Review

Vesta is a puzzle game where you play as a six-year-old girl and her robot who are uncovering the mystery of the ruins of a great mechanical underground city. Developed and published by FinalBoss Games, Vesta released on 19th January 2018. Vesta is a young six-year-old girl who lives an underground city that is desolate, with her only companion being BOT. BOT gives Vesta some tasks which would’ve been impossible for a human but is possible for her to do as BOT gives her a helper, a robot by the name of DROID. BOT encourages her to complete this tasks with the help of DROID, since the combination of the two can easily overcome the difficulties of the hostile yet passive environment and solve the puzzles. The game features alternating controls between the two protagonists with Vesta be...

Bleed 2 – Review

A fast-paced platformer arcade action game where you can air dodge and deflect bullets with a katana while shooting enemies with your twin pistols, Deadpool style. Bleed 2 is the sequel to the fantastic indie game Bleed developed by BootDisk Revolution where you played as Wryn, a girl who was on the quest to become the best video-game hero by defeating all the heroes on Earth. Bleed 2 picks off with a massive alien armada invading Earth since all the heroes are no more due to the events of the previous game and it is our job to stop them and defend Earth. The game is a platforming shooter very reminiscent of games like Contra and Metal Slug. You have twin pistols that have unlimited ammo and a katana that can reflect back and deflect bullets which is amazing since you’ll be using it ...

Okami HD – Review

Okami HD is a remaster of Okami, a game that has already become a classic must play game because of it’s uniqueness in terms of art-style and gameplay. Okami combines several Japanese mythology and folklore and has you play as a Sun Goddess who is sent back to the world in form of a White Wolf because a warrior that doesn’t believe in legends decided to unleash an ancient demon that was sealed by you ages ago who goes and corrupts the land and it is your job to restore things back to normalcy. It features a very unique Japanese wood print and painting art-style which ties in heavily with one of the most prominent gameplay mechanics of the game where you use a Celestial Ink Brush to draw things into existence or to perform various gameplay maneuvers. This is inter-mingling of ar...

Feral Fury – Review

Panda marines that are out to shoot, kill and blowup everything on a planet they are invading to turn into a bamboo plantation. If that doesn’t interest you then I honestly don’t know what will. Feral Fury is a fast paced 2D roguelite top-down twin-stick shooter action game developed and published by Skandivania Games, a company from Norway that has a two person team both of whom worked on this game. The game is your standard rouguelite game that features three modes to choose from, namely Easy, Normal and,Hard. Easy Mode is very easy and is not much of a challenge, if you do play on this difficult prepare to get mocked by the game with butterflies around your character and birthday parties at the end of each chapter. Normal is a huge step up from easy in terms of difficulty bu...

Mutant Football League – Review

The NFL and American Football in general has never interested me. Neither has the Madden series. The more arcade-y and faster NFL Blitz is something I’ve played and enjoyed and while games like that aren’t really made now, Mutant Football League is a game tha tries to scratch the itch left by those games. Try, being the key word here. A spiritual sequel to the original Mutant Football League that released in 1993 for the Sega Genesis, Mutant Football League is a kickstarted game developed by Digital Dreams Entertainment led by the designer of the original Mutant League Football game, Michael Mendheim. Mutant Football League is a throwback to games like NFL Blitz and it’s own predecessor with a modern touch added to it. It features many different species such as the Aliens...

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter – Review

Dark, ambiguous and HP Lovecraft-like, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a story about a young boy named Ethan and the mystery surrounding his disappearance. A photoreasltic first person exploration simulator, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a horror adventure game developed by The Astronauts and first released in 2014 using Unreal Engine 3 for PC. It was then re-released on PC and on the PS4 with the unofficial suffix of “Redux” added to it since the game was remade on Unreal Engine 4. The game has finally graced the Xbox platform after it was released for the Xbox One in January of 2018. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is first and foremost a story driven game. The story, that starts off with our character, Paul Prospero, a paranormal investigator receiving a letter from a youn...

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Review

With the astounding success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the emergence of more obscure and lesser known characters, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a game that really capitalizes on this. With the tried and tested LEGO video game formula, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 adds a plethora of new characters, locations and fantastic interaction between characters to continue the story of it’s own LEGO universe where humour and absurdity go hand in hand. A sequel to the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game that released in 2013, this new game really builds on that while providing an extremely fun experience that doesn’t strive too far from the LEGO games formula while adding its own touch to it. The game takes place after the events of the previous game where the entire cast of heroes from...

Shadow of the Colossus Remake – Review

Thirteen years ago one of the best games for the PlayStation 2 was released. It was a magnificent game that pushed the PlayStation 2 to its absolute limits in terms of graphical fidelity. Shadow of the Colossus has gone down as a technical marvel but also as one of the best games of that generation. Thirteen years later, Bluepoint games have brought to the current generation of consoles one of the best remakes to have ever come out. The Shadow of the Colossus Remake is a game that has been completely remade from the ground up to provide the best experience that a player can get. Shadow of the Colossus features sprawling landscapes and humongous Colossi that even on PS2 graphics were absolutely breathtaking. With the remake, it has been taken to the next level. The world has been recreated ...

Gang Beasts – Review

Chaotic, laggy slapstick fun is the best way to describe Gang Beasts. We’ve been hearing about it and playing it ever since 2014 but it got out of Early Access at the end of 2017 and finally released on Steam and the PlayStation 4. Gang Beasts is a free for all brawler game. You are pitted against a bunch of other people in a “King of the Hill” type match where the last player alive wins the round. The game is nothing special in terms of graphics with some customization options when picking your character but that’s about it, more about that later on though. Gang Beasts’ bread and butter is the co-op multiplayer. You fight your friends and the controls in Free For All match. The somewhat stiff controls and physics of the game result in a lot of hilarious and u...

Planetbase – Review

Planetbase as the name suggests is a game about bases on a planet. You lead a team of colonists and robots who are on a mission to colonize a remote planet. It is a strategy game with a survival aspect added to it. The game features four planets, each with increasing difficulty. The second, third and fourth planets can only be unlocked after reaching a certain number of “milestones” which are essentially achievements or goals that you must achieve on a planet. Planetbase has a learning curve that will take you a few attempts to get used to because of how quick and easy it is to die, especially on the later planets but once you do get past the initial stages of setting up a base to produce power, water and oxygen it gets easier. However once you start expanding your base further...

Wulverblade – Review

Brutal, bloody and barbaric, Wulverblade is a 2D side-scrolling beat ’em up set in 120 AD during a time when the Roman Empire was trying to conquer Britain from the South. With a very colourful yet dark artstyle, it blends the cartoon-y artstyle with a very authentic representation of the war-torn lands during that time period. Character sprites are made in 1080p to have clarity and sharpness and is good but at times can feel a bit too cartoon-y for a game that is so gritty. The whole art style is beautiful and portrays the time period and setting really well, however some might feel it looks like a well done flash game but dont let that fool you since it is quite brutal with execution moves and lot of blood and dismemberment that doesn’t look gruesome with the artstyle but it ...

Revere Automata – Iconoclasts – Review

A lot of 2D action platformers these days are heavy on their Metroidvania and Roguelike inspirations. Very few of them have a compelling narrative to them. Fewer still are able to merge that strong narrative and tight gameplay into one excellent package. Welcome to Iconoclasts – a game that has been seven long years in the making, and the final product more than shows the work that has been put into making it. You play as Robin, a mechanic without a licence in a world where machinery and technology are intertwined with magical forces revered in the hearts and minds of the common folk. Without her licence, Robin, becomes a target of the game’s central authoritarian powers, and she then sets out on a path that could shake the very foundation of the world. It’s a heavy plot that builds ...


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