REVIEWS 15 Sep 2018­ by L Coulsen

Agony

Ahh yes, Kickstarter, equal parts one of the best and worst things to happen to the gaming world. On the one hand, it has enabled the production of so many games that would otherwise have never existed. On the other…it’s enabled the production of so many games that should otherwise have never existed. By now,…
REVIEWS 28 Aug 2018­ by L Coulsen

The Fall Part 2: Unbound

Kickstarter still has a questionable reputation among the gaming populace at large, and it’s not hard to see why. There have been some extremely high profile disappointments and outright scams, which have severely dampened perceptions even when the (admittedly rare) big success stories come along. But something that gets far less attention is the small,…
REVIEWS 21 Aug 2018­ by L Coulsen

Shenmue 1 and 2

Shenmue boasts itself as “the saga that defined modern gaming”. Which is a bold claim indeed, and one that is far more apt than many may realise. Though it has long remained something of a niche title, due to being formerly exclusive to the ill-fated SEGA Dreamcast, with the second later seeing an original Xbox…
REVIEWS 18 Aug 2018­ by K-putt

F1 2018

Just like every year, we get a new F1 game. And just like I mentioned last year, Codemasters only has 12 months to develop these games. So it’s best to keep expectations on the lower side. But unlike last year, which saw a drastic change in the aero regulations that brought us wider tires and…
REVIEWS 11 Aug 2018­ by Sawyer Scherbenske

The Banner Saga 3

You’ve made it to Arberrang, you’ve gathered clansmen and warriors, and you’re probably going to be dead in a few weeks. Don’t worry though, everyone is dying with you! Well, unless you save everyone that is. But to do that you need to use turn-based combat and make heart-shattering decisions that kill characters and murder…
REVIEWS 28 Jul 2018­ by L Coulsen

Yakuza 0

The Yakuza series has been a mainstay of the Sony platform since the days of the PlayStation 2. Growing, in large part, out of Suzuki Yu’s Shenmue, it features similar themes and almost identical gameplay. It’s always had something of a niche appeal, but has long been requested for PC porting. Which, finally, we now…
REVIEWS 14 Jul 2018­ by Adison

Cultist Simulator

Cultist Simulator, a game developed by Weather Factory and published by Humble Bundle. While this game appears to have a very basic theme, it’s actually quite complex. In fact, it’s so complex that it makes me wonder how exactly they even managed to make it work. Weather Factory was co-founded by Alexis Kennedy and Lottie…
REVIEWS 07 Jul 2018­ by L Coulsen

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered

The Red Faction series has a lengthy, and surprisingly storied, history. Much like the characters in the games themselves. Feared lost when THQ died the firey death of mismanagement, shockingly freed from Games for Windows Live and now remastered and made free to existing owners. And that’s just Red Faction Guerrilla! The amount of attention…
REVIEWS 02 Jun 2018­ by Adison

Wizard Of Legend

Wizard of Legend is an action adventure rogue-like/lite from the hands a duo by the moniker of Contingent99. The game takes place in some other universe as most of this variety do, and this universe has magic. This theme is common but that doesn’t mean it’s old or boring, so I gave them the benefit…
REVIEWS 26 May 2018­ by Jay Shaw

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo Tetris is the long-awaited mash-up of classic puzzle games Puyo Puyo and Tetris. Never could’ve guessed that from the title. For those not aware; Puyo Puyo is a colour-matching game where players attempt to build chains of four coloured blobs to make them disappear and drop junk blobs on the opponent’s side. Tetris…
REVIEWS 19 May 2018­ by Adison

MEANDERS

MEANDERS is a 3D platforming puzzle game produced and published by ATOMIC BREATH. The game features 40 puzzles of complex but supposedly funny natures. The game totes a very minimalistic graphic style and the puzzles are largely exploration coupled with small amounts of logic and observation involved. Going into the game, you might be wondering…
REVIEWS 02 May 2018­ by Stephen Haselden

Battletech

In a decade obscured by the mists of time and the glare of neon bangs; a board game was created that pitted giant mechanical war machines against each in a contest that would take hours to complete and days to plan. Battletech managed to combine the detail of RPG games with the precision of war…
REVIEWS 21 Apr 2018­ by Adison

The Adventure Pals

The Adventure Pals is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer with melee combat elements developed by Massive Monster. Armor Games Studios had a hand in the publishing, and I have to say that I find it mildly surprising. The game harkens back to the classic system of running around slapping stuff while gathering goodies so you can…
REVIEWS 07 Apr 2018­ by Sawyer Scherbenske

Into The Breach

Into the Breach has quite a legacy to live up to. Not only is it the younger brother of critically successful strategy roguelike FTL, but it’s also had a solid three year development and lots of inspiration from XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Pacific Rim. In summary, Into the Breach should be amazing, and it is!…