Adventures of Square is a granular, blocky, brightly coloured throwback shooter built in the ZDoom engine. In the level I played at PGF, I shot a lot of Circle-people, dodged some projectiles, ate a lot of junk food (for my health!) and found a lot […]

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It didn’t take me long to find Starlost, with its visual spectacle capturing the attention of several transfixed onlookers. It looks like an elaborate twin-stick shooter but (as I quickly found out) doesn’t play like one, with a touchscreen friendly system focussed on resource gathering, […]

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In the end, it’s difficult to see the point of Super Lucky’s Tale from either a commercial or critical point of view. If you (or your children) haven’t played the games that Super Lucky’s Tale bowerbirds, there’s no compelling reason to not be playing those […]

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Absolver Review

Personally, I’m happy with Absolver for what it is: a game of limited scope that does do one thing very well. If it leads to deeper combat systems in big-budget games down the line then, well, so be it.

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In the end, I think it’s fair to say that there are two main things StarCraft: Remastered has going for it. One is nostalgia, which it feeds off simply by tastefully re-packaging StarCraft, a game which so many of us played growing up. If you’re […]

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Nidhogg 2 Review

If you want to know whether Nidhogg 2 itself is a fun fighting game, the answer is yes, yes it is – although you will need friends, preferably local friends, to get much out of it. If you want to know whether it’s an improvement […]

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a game that wears its limitations and shortcomings on its sleeves. It has many things about it that I don’t particularly like and yet it is also somehow very worthwhile. It provides a really nice place to explore and […]

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To tamp it down for you: Beans is not good if you’re expecting a genuine simulator, or if you want something that relates what it’s like to work in or manage a cafe, or if you want a game with any depth or longevity to […]

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I realise I’ve been mostly negative about Birthdays the Beginning, which probably makes it seem like more of a shambles than it is. It isn’t terrible, it’s just dull, and it feels like it should be better. I can sense it distantly appealing to the […]

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Old Man’s Journey is a visually stunning, accomplished small game that mostly achieves what it sets out to do. If you’re looking for some gentle environmental puzzling, you’re bound to enjoy what’s being offered, and you may even get something out of the story along […]

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