PREVIEWS 16 Jun 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a space ship salvaging sim from developers Blackbird Interactive and Focus Home Interactive. The game is currently available in an Early Access and features two ships to break down and the first act of the campaign. Chances are, you've already read the words “space ship salvaging sim” and made up your mind…
PREVIEWS 02 Jun 2020­ by L Coulsen

Cepheus Protocol

Cepheus Protocol is a squad based RTS that wears its XCOM (though it feels more like the old UFO games, to me) influences on its sleeve. Focusing around a government agency called CERC, the Center for Epidemic Research and Control, you take control of Captain Adrian Winter and her forces. Be aware, if Winter dies,…
PREVIEWS 12 May 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Aeronautica Imperialis: Flight Command

Aeronautica Imperialis: Flight Command is Binary Planets’ digital conversion of the Games Workshop tabletop game of the same name minus subtitle. For once, we haven’t played the tabletop original but Flight Command certainly looks the part. Air battles are the main draw of Flight Command, Ork and Imperial planes exploding each other into thousands of…
PREVIEWS 02 May 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

Fans of the Mount & Blade series have had to wait a long time for the Early Access release of Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, a sequel to series highpoint Warband. The world is vast and full of opportunities, both for stabbing and for profit. But does Bannerlord measure up to the series high point?…
PREVIEWS 20 Apr 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Worlds at War

Worlds at War is currently an Early Access release, as such many features are incomplete and developer Muddy Pixel are still working on polishing the game, as such any technical issues we comment on may or may not exist in a future version. Also, the game is playable in VR or on a monitor, due…
PREVIEWS 04 Apr 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Comanche

Comanche has a big cockpit to fill; the original four Comanche games are well loved amongst the arcade helicopter flight community and the fourth game still finds lots of play to this day. Nukklear Games have taken a big bite of this particular pie and time will tell if they can chew through it to…
PREVIEWS 11 Mar 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-

With one heck of a wordy title, Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, Wonder Labyrinth from here on, has a lot to live up to. Right from the introduction it's obvious that developers Team Ladybug and Why So Serious? obviously have an immense amount of love for Record of Lodoss War and have gone…
PREVIEWS 04 Mar 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Curse of the Dead Gods

Passtech Games and Focus Home Interactive have once more dipped their toes in the rogue-like pool with Curse of the Dead Gods; an three-quarters (often called isometric) viewpoint and fast paced combat while exploring an ominously dark dungeon, but is it any fun? The short answer is yes. Slashing your way through hordes of undead…
PREVIEWS 21 Feb 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Skul: The Hero Slayer

Skul: The Hero Slayer is a 2D side-scrolling rogue-lite platformer where you play a runty little skeleton dude with a cool purple cape and leg bone on his quest to save the undead king and senators after a bunch of so-called heroic humans busted up their castle and kidnapped everyone. To do this the little…
PREVIEWS 15 Feb 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Necronator: Dead Wrong

Necronator is a deck-building micro-RTS from Toge Productions, but what is a micro-RTS? This genre encompasses games like Minion Masters and Infectonator (also from Toge Productions, abbreviated to TogePro by fans) and is a style of RTS that does away with large maps and base building in favour of simple mechanics like automatic resource procurement,…
PREVIEWS 22 Jan 2020­ by Jay Shaw

Metal Unit

Right from the introduction it's made obvious that Metal Unit isn't taking itself seriously. The story revolves around humans discovering tunnels leading to the centre of the earth after a series of apocalyptic earthquakes have damaged the surface of the planet. Monsters emerge from these tunnels to terrorize humanity but they've got cute slime monsters…
PREVIEWS 29 Mar 2019­ by Stephen Haselden

Shortest Trip To Earth

If you haven’t heard of FTL then I recommend that you buy and play it right now (FTL is a brilliant space-based Roguelite, a modern classic, and the kind of game I’d recommend to anyone). All done? Good, Shortest Trip to Earth (STTE) has a lot in common with FTL. But, even though it's still…
PREVIEWS 24 Nov 2018­ by Jay Shaw

Crying Suns

We've spent some time with the (at the time of writing) newer demo for Crying Suns. By the time you're reading this it'll likely be available to download on Steam. So, what is Crying Suns? It's a rogue-lite mixed with real-time strategy game for its battles. The venerable FTL would be an apt comparison for…
PREVIEWS 06 Jun 2018­ by L Coulsen

The Crew 2

The Crew 2, as the name suggests, is the sequel to 2014's The Crew. It was a rather flawed, but ultimately extremely fun game which was vastly improved by its Wild Run expansion a year later. So hopes were high for the sequel to continue on that same path. Hopes, however, are such transient, fragile…