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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Darkest Dungeon is such an excellent game in so many ways, and I’ve spent a disgusting amount of time with it despite the way it punishes me. Like a battered lover, the only thing keeping […]

Read More

Syberia 3

Syberia 3 (or its author at least) is a product of Belgium, just like Jean-Claude Van Damme, artisan chocolate, and inflated diamond prices. It’s also a sequel to a game that was released all the […]

Read More

Rakuen

If I were to pinpoint the moment where I first developed an appreciation for indie games, it would almost certainly be during my time playing To The Moon. While basic in many of its core […]

Read More

Dreamfall Chapters

When The Longest Journey appeared almost a decade ago, I was immediately drawn to it. It had the kind of dark fantasy plot I typically enjoy, a female hero, and it was listed as an […]

Read More

Old Man’s Journey

Old Man’s Journey is an instructively titled puzzle adventure game about an old man who goes on a journey. You don’t know where he’s going, only that he set off after receiving a bit of […]

Read More

Strafe

Two and a half hours. That’s a new record of how quickly I’ve given up on a game. Yes, in the same time it would take you to watch Inception, Strafe managed to bore me […]

Read More