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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Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania was announced at Sonic’s 25th anniversary celebrations in 2016 as a traditional 2D side-scroller, developed by Christian Whitehead in conjunction with PagodaWest Games and Headcannon. Christian is well-known to members of Sonic’s fan community as the mastermind behind, among others, the excellent iOS […]

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Pyre

Much like its predecessors Bastion and Transistor, Pyre is a game built upon a highly moral and philosophically thought-provoking narrative – the kind of story which makes you consider your thoughts and actions, not just in the game, but as a human being with emotions […]

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Tacoma

While there is a sizeable portion of the gaming population who seemingly dislike “walking simulator” type games, I’ve always liked them for the storytelling and relatively short length they offer that make them a perfect match for beer and rainy Saturday nights. Gone Home, by […]

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Aven Colony

Many of us are looking to the stars these days. We’ve messed up our planet to the point where a concerning percentage of the scientific community believes it’s irreparable, but other planets still exist out there. We’ll just grab a couple of rockets filled with […]

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a whimsical open-world adventure game. It has no combat and no puzzles; instead, progress comes purely from exploration and by finding, trading and crafting items. It was developed by Prideful Sloth, a self-described “micro-AAA” studio started by some industry […]

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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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Get Even Review

At the beginning of this year, I was invited to get hands-on with a number of upcoming video games at the Bandai Namco office. Get Even was one of those games. It piqued my interest, so I decided to explore the game further when it […]

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Micro Machines World Series

I have a lot of fond memories from my childhood playing Micro Machines on the Sega Mega Drive. It’s a top-down racer with colourful graphics, unique tracks, and fast action that was an absolute blast to play. It seems the popularity of remasters and reboots […]

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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 me from calling the authorities is my belief that the […]

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