28 Aug 2016

“Barony” Shows Off My Failures in Dungeoning

Although the vibrant world of roguelikes isn’t something I used to focus on in the past, it’s a genre that has slowly grown on me over time. It’s certainly not one that I excel in, but it’s one that I don’t mind failing in if I have a good time

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27 Aug 2016

“Seraph” Gives Us Acrobatics, Demons, & Guns!

Dreadbit brings us a skills-based, acrobatic platform shooter in the guise of Seraph, a title that seems to marry the gameplay styles of Mega Man X and Metroid. In Seraph, the player takes the role of an angel who was imprisoned by humans decades before the game takes place. After years

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25 Aug 2016

“Headlander” Offers Trippy Metroidvania Fun!

Like with a lot of the titles I’ve received over the years from Adult Swim Games, I had no clue what to expect from Headlander other than figuring it was going to be a strange, quirky experience. I’ll admit that my expectation was actually pretty accurate, but in a very good

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23 Aug 2016

Review: “ABZU” Takes Us Deep Beneath the Waves

VITALS: TITLE: ABZU DEVELOPER: Giant Squid PUBLISHER: 505 Games PLATFORM: PC (also on PlayStation 4) GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2016 PRICE: $19.99 USD When I first saw the promotional screenshots and artwork for ABZU in a press release I immediately felt drawn to play this game. Once I found out that ABZU is

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21 Aug 2016

“Poly Bridge” PC Review on Button Smashers!

A little while back, I received a review code for indie physics-based puzzle/construction game Poly Bridge in order to provide some coverage for The Button Smashers. Overall, I enjoyed my time with this game, and I think it has some really unique aspects to it. Is this game for everyone, though?

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21 Aug 2016

How To Be A Dick In Ancient Greece

Okhlos is an angry-mob simulator taking queues from fast-paced brawlers and old-school troop management games to deliver a stylish arcade experience without commitment. I honestly struggled with which direction to take when speaking about Okhlos. The game is ripe for mirroring current events and political ramblings, but I decided not

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19 Aug 2016

Enjoying the Deep Sea Mysteries of ABZU!

When I first heard about ABZU, I was immediately drawn in by its art style, graphical wow-factor, and its premise of deep-sea exploration into areas unknown. To make things even more appealing, the game is designed by Giant Squid, a game studio founded by Matt Nava – the art director behind Flower and Journey. Just

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01 Aug 2016

“The Solus Project” Still Rocks at Planetary Survival!

It’s been a bit since I’ve talked about The Solus Project, but I revisited this game today now that all the content is finally available and immediately got engrossed in it once again. I had last left off in a new cavernous area where I finally got a glimpse of one

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27 Jul 2016

“Shooting Love 20XX” Offers Plenty of SHMUP Variety!

Shoot ’em Up fans should be really happy to learn that Degica Games has updated its Shooting Love 200X compilation for a brand-new 2016 release via Steam. Degica has produced many fantastic shooters over the years, and this year’s offerings in the new Shooting Love 20XX set are really great!: SHMUPs Skill Test (June 9,

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26 Jul 2016

“Necropolis” Brings On Fun Party Dungeon Delving!

A very good friend of mine recently shared a copy of Necropolis with me because he had been given more than one copy to put out coverage on and wanted to take a peek at the game’s multiplayer aspects. Knowing absolutely nothing about this one, I figured I’d give it a shot

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