The Banner Saga 3

Bleak, Viking-inspired visual novel/tactical turn-based RPG hybrid series, The Banner Saga, comes to an end with this belated third instalment. Finally, the narrative closure we’ve all yearned for ever since we made the snap decision about whether Rook or Alette would fire the magical arrow […]

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Dead Cells

Games don’t excite me the same way they used to. I tend to be so cynical that I may as well have the title “of Rivia” because only Geralt and I see the world for the flat, emotionless husk that it is. Despite this ageing […]

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Unforeseen Incidents

It’s with an unshakeable sense of surprise I write you this review of Unforeseen Incidents – which is somewhat fitting, I guess, given the title. A point-and-click adventure, the first from a tiny, unknown indie developer, and it’s…actually excellent? What? That’s not how the script […]

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It’s been a busy few years for CRPG fans. After a decade-long dry spell, during which the word “isometric” was replaced by “action” at the front of “RPG,” tabletop nerds had resigned themselves to endlessly replaying the classics and getting into internet arguments every time […]

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Runner3

Runner3 is a rhythm-based platformer that fits into Bit.Trip series and continues the adventures of CommanderVideo. Overall, the game is very similar to the previous entry, with CommanderVideo and friends once again running happily through a decorative set of obstacle courses to the melody of […]

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BattleTech

Everyone has their take on what a BattleTech game should be. Those of us who dream of being in the seat of a three-storey walking disaster zone believes the Mechwarrior series to be the perfect take on the IP. Of us who seek out a […]

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Joe Madureira is an artist I wasn’t aware of until the Darksiders series. The first Darksiders is a game I hold very dear for plenty of reasons; the Zelda-style dungeons, the Metroidvania exploration, the engaging yet accessible combat, and, of course, Madureira’s art. My attention […]

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ARK: Survival Evolved

That’s it. We’ve reached peak game. At last, after more than two decades of gaming, we finally have a piece of software where you can tame and ride dinosaurs. I can already hear Blizzard closing up shop, because let’s admit it, there is no better […]

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Nidhogg 2

Is it reasonable to judge a sequel under the spectre of the original? I’ve been thinking about this a lot when it comes to Nidhogg 2. It’s a game that has quite a bit going for it, but it would be easier to celebrate its […]

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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator grabbed my attention when I was mindlessly flicking through Steam’s upcoming games list (AKA the no-frills abyss of shovelware, missed chances, and broken dreams). “Yes,” I said to myself, “A coffee shop simulator! That’s exactly what I want to play […]

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