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Greedfall – Review

Greedfall is the latest game by Spiders, known for Technomancer and Bound By Flame. And as much as their previous games had promise, Greedfall feels like the work of a studio finally coming to their own. You are a Legate, a diplomat of sorts, on a mission to build relationships with neighboring factions and to find a cure for a disease that has been plaguing the people. You meet various leaders, faction members, and characters along the way, and forge friendships and enmity. There’s a ton of choice at your disposal, and here’s where Greedfall truly shines (and all the Bioware influences show). You can bring companions along with you, and build kinship with them by talking to them and doing missions for them.  Combat is fairly straightforward, with melee, long range and magic spells/weapons...

Exception – Review

In Exception you enter an old lady’s computer that has been taken over by a totalitarian virus. You then make your way through neon lit levels, defeating foes using flashy combat, fast paced movement, and really cool looking platforming. At the best of times, Exception is a looker, with a lot of vibrant colors flashing across the screen, and the platforming is really tight. Even when you get stuck at a tough section, getting over it is rewarding, and a real delight. The levels also keep transforming, and is a mix between 2D and 3D which looks really neat. Plus this makes the exploration even more fun since triggering these changes is also a part of the gameplay. Plus the synth-wave soundtrack is an absolute banger. As the levels form and re-form and the music pulses around you, it...

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Review

Emerge from the cosmic dark age of a fallen galactic empire to build a new future for your people. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting. Build your empire with one of six unique factions, ranging from the militant Vanguard to the dinosaur-riding Amazons and the cyborg-zombies of the Assembly. Progress through each faction’s missions using your wits, military strength and diplomacy, exploring planetary ruins and encountering other survivors as you unravel the history of a shattered civilization. Fight, build, negotiate and technologically advance your way t...

Apsulov: End Of Gods – Review

Apsulov: End Of Gods is a narrative driven horror game based on the Norse mythology. You play as a women who finds herself within a research facility in Sweden where something has gone horribly wrong. You need to make your way out, and along the way uncover the events that transpired within the facility. Firstly, the atmosphere is incredible. The game looks fantastic, and the visual horror elements are done exceptionally well. The story is also really compelling, with the mysteries of the research facility constantly tugging you forward. The gameplay is mostly stealth focused, with some fights in between. However, the game mostly wants to tell you a story and scare you along the way, so don’t expect a lot ion terms of gameplay. Overall, the story, voice acting, and visuals had me com...

Blair Witch – Review

Blair Witch is a game based on the popular found footage film by the same name. You are a police officer with a traumatic past and a few skeletons in the closet. You set out into a forest, infamous for disappearances, in search of a young boy who has gone missing, You have a dog alongside you who helps you find clues and is always a warm presence in an otherwise unknown and harsh forest environment. Blair Witch is an absolutely stunning looking game, with hauntingly beautiful atmosphere and visual design. The gameplay is walking simulator-esque with some fun puzzles. The horror elements are fairly well done and, except for some stretched out bits near the end, the game is spooky throughout. You character, Ellis’s story is also pretty interesting, and the revelations near the end add ...

Sea King – Review

Sea King is a party game that you can play with up to three other players or play solo with AI characters. It’s a clever little game with a ton of charm and can be immensely fun to play. You pick a ship and set sail as a pirate on the sea. The game is top down and has a good variety of game modes. In fishing, you try to catch fish as quickly as you can while attacking your friends. In shark Pong you fire cannon balls at a shark so that he chases after the others. It’s really well presented, and the ships looks neat. Overall, a fun party game to play with friends. Pros: Fun game modes Good Co-op Cons: Not fun solo Score – 9/10 About: Take your ship to sea and challenge your friends for the title of ‘Sea King’. Play with 3 other friends or against the brutally clever AI or ...

Perchang – Review

Perchang is a physics based puzzle game that might look simple at first, but has a strong foundation and a surprising amount of depth. All you need to do is move small balls across a level and drop them into a funnel. It sounds easy enough, but then the game starts throwing some really clever obstacles your way and figuring it out becomes the main focus. There’s a good variety to the levels and there are a ton of them to keep you hooked for a good long time. Overall, solid value for money. Pros: Simple premise, smart execution Fun and challenging Cons: Some harsh difficulty spikes Score – 8.5/10 About: It’s a puzzle action strategy game with some lovely contraptions to really make you ponder. A beautifully balanced mix of difficulty and fun. The game revolves around getting lit...

Furwind – Review

Furwind is a 2D platformer with a really great art style. There are some Metroidvania elements here, but it’s not really a Metroidvania – you go through fairly linear levels without a lot of exploration or backtracking. Regardless, it still is really fun. The game is a bit short, but for the price is still good value. The story and soundtrack are also pretty good, and Furwind offers a challenge significant enough to keep you on your toes. There can be a few confusing moments, but nothing that can’t be passed through after a few head scratches. Pros: Fun gameplay Looks great Good soundtrack Cons: A bit short Score – 8/10 About: The old war between ancestors​ ended with the imprisonment of one of them. Darhûn, who was caged for eras, has been released from his captivity and is re...

Stranger Things 3 – Review

Stranger Things 3 closely follows the events of the third season of Netflix’s popular show by the same name. It’s a pixel art isometric game where you can play with a friend and explore Hawkins. For a game based on popular media, it’s surprisingly well done, and and if fact adds tidbits to the story that are not present in the show itself. Exploration and interaction is generally fun, while there are some fetch quests and repetition that detract from the overall experience. Since the game is based mostly on the events of the third season of the show, I would recommend playing it once you have seen all the episodes, and for it, it was actually better this way. Pros: Fun story Looks good Enjoyable Co-op Cons: Dull side quests Not for you if you’re not into the show  Score – 8/10 About:...

Red Faction Guerrilla – Review

Red Faction Guerrilla is an immensely fun shooter that allows for massive levels of destruction and some really goofy and violent combat. Set on Mars, you go about wreaking havoc and playing with the physics sandbox. The Switch handles the game rather well and it looks and plays just fine. If you enjoy massive levels and insane destruction, the Red Faction delivers fully. The story is decent, but doesn’t do much. May consider this game almost a classic, and having it on the go is a blast. Pros: Fun gameplay Enjoyable physics sandbox Cons: Story could be better Score – 8/10 About: Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they ...

Summer Catchers – Review

Summer Catchers is a game about going on an epic trip in order to see summer. You play as Chu, a young girl living in the harsh cold desiring to experience summer. One day she decides to get in her wooden car, rev the engines and head out. And experience an adventure along the way. There’s a bit of racing involved, some puzzles and meeting strangers, and it’s actually a really pleasant game overall. The story is heartfelt, and the pixel art looks really good. Pros: Good story Pleasant tone and setting Fun gameplay Cons: RNG can screw you over Score – 8/10 About: It is time to embark on an epic road trip adventure of a lifetime in Summer Catchers, a unique arcade game that mixes racing, story, rhythm and puzzle elements all into one. Take control of Chu, a young girl who lives in the ...

They Are Billions – Review

They Are Billions is a survival based strategy game set in a steampunk world. You have to gather resources, build defences and wait for attacks that scale up exponentially. The name is They Are Billions, and there truly are billions. The Survival Mode has shorter rounds where you face the climatic conditions, build and survive against hordes. The levels are randomly generated. Building and maintaining the colony comes with a fair bit of strategizing, managing and upkeep. You’ll also be investing into various types of defensive and offensive units, each with their own benefits. The world itself is rather pretty in its own grim way and seeing thousands of units on screen is a delight, if a bit scary. Pros: Addictive gameplay loop Looks good Great depth and variety Cons: Dull campaign Score &...


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