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Space Engineers – Review

Space Engineers combines the ambitions of No Man’s Sky and the creative elements of Minecraft into one gigantic space adventure where you explore planets, gather resources, build your own ships and outposts and survive the harsh wonders of space. It has a lot of depth, and interwoven gameplay mechanics, and you can play both solo and in co-op. Exploration is an absolute delight, because the game is a treat to look at. And discovering new locations, gathering resources and building towards the next milestone is endlessly satisfying. Pros: Ambitious space exploration and crafting Lots of depth Looks great Has a ton of content Cons: Needs more polish Score – 8/10 About: Space Engineers is an open world sandbox game defined by creativity and exploration. It is a sandbox game about engine...

Vacation Simulator – Review

After working hard at Job Simulator, it is now time for a vacation, and that’s what Vacation Simulator is all about. Carrying forward the same hilarious humor that was integral to Job Simulator, Vacation Simulator takes you to Vacation Island. It’s now time to chill out with fun activities, taking selfies and other important things that are not jobs. Pros: Well crafted VR experience Hilarious Might be a good replacement for actual vacations Cons: World building not as strong as Job Simulator Score – 8.5/10 About: Welcome to the Vacation Simulator, a rough approximation of VACATION inspired by real human NOT JOBBING, brought to you by the same robots behind the Job Simulator. Reallocate your bandwidth and get ready to splash, s’more, snowball, and selfie your way to optimal relaxation...

Hell Let Loose – Review

There has been a resurgence of immersive World War themed games in the last few years, and many of them have been fairly good. Hell Let Loose, however, is easily the best one of these I have played in a while. It is a first person shooter set during World War 2, and you play as one of many soldiers in a massive battlefield. Players control the vehicles and dominating the battlefield is not a one person job. Tactical teamwork and coordination is a must, and this leads to some impressive emergent moments.  Pros: Realistic World War 2 experience Great graphics and sound design Satisfying vehicles Encourages communication Cons: Needs more destructible environments Score – 9.5/10 About: You’ve never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played… with lumbering tanks dom...

The Sinking City – Review

Set in a city plagued by visions and a flood, The Sinking City puts you in the shoes of a Marine turned Detective. Your characters also shares visions similar to those of the denizens of the Sinking City, and he’s here to investigate and discover the source. With a dreadful and immersive atmosphere, some truly horrifying elements, The Sinking City is a really well made game with a few minor flaws. The discovery and exploration is really rewarding, and you need to study the map manually and understand where you need to go next. The gameplay has some issues though – it’s janky and clumsy. And there are some performance issues. However, despite these problems, I have never played a game quite like this and would easily recommend it to anyone. Pros: Great atmosphere Interesting setting C...

Lovely Planet 2: April Skies – Review

After you’re done playing fast paced twitchy shooters like Doom and Apex Legends, there’s only one way to step it up – Lovely Planet 2: April Skies. It’s one of the most frantic shooters I have ever played, and it’s a vibrant mix of cartoonish graphics, speed and momentum. It is mostly level based with not much of a story, but it sure is an afternoon’s worth of pure fun. There are a good amount of levels to play with, and each are fun to go through. Pros: Fast, fluid movement Great shooting Presents a good challenge Cons: Not as good as Lovely Planet Too easy at times Score – 7/10 About: Sequel to the most adorable First Person Shooter Gun Ballet. Feel the speed once again as you jump and shoot your way through the familiar cuetsy abstract world filled with clever traps and ang...

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry – Review

If you’ve been craving for some luscious nudity to go with your video games (and who isn’t), Leisure Suit Larry is here to help. Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is the latest entry in the Leisure Suit Larry franchise and it has finally made its way to consoles. Prepare to solve some classic point and click puzzles, amidst the hottest of ladies your GPU can render. Find dates on “Timber” and fall in love, all the while solving the nefarious of crimes. Pros: Good humor, raunchy at times Great voice acting Looks fantastic Cons: Some confusing puzzles Score – 8/10 About: Hey ladies, I’m back in business! My new adventure, Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, takes me – whatever the route or twist of fate – from the end of the ’80s directly into the 21st century and wow, how the wo...

Double – Review

Double is an action-quest game telling about a fight with a mental disorder by immersing in dreams. Choose your way and find out how this mystical story ends. Carlos stays in a mental asylum and tries to overcome his post-war syndrome. Every day he must make a decision: continue his treatment or surrender to illusions. Pros: Heavy theme Interesting twists Good story Cons: Choices don’t really matter Score – 7/10

Automachef – Review

Imagine the gameplay of Satisfactory or Factorio, but applied to the wonderful world of food. Automachef sees you automating the process of food production and is insanely addictive. With a range of options at your disposal, including some neat building systems and a lot of production and automation tools, Automachef is one of the best games of its kind. There is a surprising amount of depth to the game overall, with a lot of small and large tools linking between each other to form a complex structure overall. Pros: Intuitive interface Fun flow of gameplay Lots of tools to play with Spot on humor Cons: Can get overwhelming Score – 8/10 About: Welcome to Automachef, a resource management puzzler where you design kitchens, program machinery and watch your genius come to life! It’s time...

My Friend Pedro – Review

My Friend Pedro is all about slow motion, bullet hell, skateboarding, bike chases and bananas. It’s the kind of games that strips almost everything away and reminds us of what the joy of playing games is all about. You play as an unnamed character, who has been kidnapped. A banana – Pedro – then appears and guides you and along the way asks you to kill everything. Trust me, you owe it to yourself to see this fantastic side-scroller. It looks great, the sund and level design are well done, and it’s absolutely stylish. Pros: Super stylish Fun gameplay Good variety Cons: Can get overwhelming Score – 9/10 About: My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient ban...

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled – Review

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled is the closest thing to Mario Cart, and that’s saying something. It’s by far the most fun I have had playing a racing game with friends in recent memory, and at times the lack of Mario Cart bull-shittery really makes for a better experience. If you want a weekend with friends, just hanging out and having a good laugh, Crash Team Racing is your jam. With a variety of tracks, vehicles, characters and power-ups, there’s never a dull moment to be had. Add to that the fun campaign mode, and Crash Team Racing has something for both solo and team players. Pros: Looks great Immensely fun Good variety of content Cons: Can’t replace Mario Cart Score – 8/10 About: Crash is back in the driver’s seat! Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash™ ...

Sinking City – Review

Set in a city plagued by visions and a flood, The Sinking City puts you in the shoes of a Marine turned Detective. Your characters also shares visions similar to those of the denizens of the Sinking City, and he’s here to investigate and discover the source. With a dreadful and immersive atmosphere, some truly horrifying elements, The Sinking City is a really well made game with a few minor flaws. The discovery and exploration is really rewarding, and you need to study the map manually and understand where you need to go next. The gameplay has some issues though – it’s janky and clumsy. And there are some performance issues. However, despite these problems, I have never played a game quite like this and would easily recommend it to anyone. Pros: Great atmosphere Interesting setting C...

Close To The Sun – Review

Close to the Sun is the best example of Bioshock meets SOMA – imagine a ship filled with science experts, where something has gone wrong, and as you investigate the incident, something otherworldly chases you down. It’s a walking simulator with interesting and clever puzzles, constantly feeding you story elements and consistently impressing you with its art-deco vibes. The world building and writing are truly stand-out. It’s not for everyone though, specially if you are looking for something heavy on action. However, I really enjoyed this narrative adventure, the atmosphere and exploring the space the game is set in. Pros: Interesting art style Fascinating setting Great atmosphere Simple, yet clever puzzles Cons: Lacks in terms of gameplay Score – 6.5/10 About: It’s...


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