Game Review

Slicing Brazilian Folklore in Daily Espada REVIEWED

  South and Central American mythologies are perhaps not as popular as Greek and Roman mythologies, but nonetheless they are equally unique and intriguing. Brazilian folklore is one example, their stories and myths are the result of their rich blended mixture of peoples. You have African slaves who brought over their …

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Here Lies Verlies II REVIEW

  Jack of all trades, master of none. That phrase can define games like Verlies II, a mash up of several genres into one. Each genre representation is a lighter simpler version of perhaps its dedicated game brethren. Verlies II is fun, I found myself looking past many issues and …

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IF else Heart.Break() ; then Review (“WUT?”)

  When you love writing, ideas and inspiration can strike at any time some good some bad, but at the moment these ideas strike they usually sound good to oneself. I’ve certainly had a few ideas for short stories or articles that I felt would be the next over of Time …

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A PANORAMICAL Review of Things

After Dark screensavers, anyone remember those? What about those hacker group ultra-LSD inspired advertising .EXEs? If you were dying for a revival of these classic mementos of the past, I might have something for you. It’s called PANORAMICAL. An updated visualizer with some minimal music manipulation, this is the type of game for …

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30 Years of Snake – The Phantom Pain Review

With 30 years of Metal Gear gaming under the belt, this month Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain released, together with the prequel chapter Ground Zeroes, Hideo Kojima ties up once again, more loose ends for Big Boss, this time in the 1980s on one of the largest stages ever set …

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Review: Skyshine’s BEDLAM Lightyears Ahead of FTL.

Ooooh, that’s a bold headline and claim! FTL opened up a new sub-genre of roguelike games with it’s tight focus on reaching a destination, the integration of a vehicle for resource management and combat and the escalating difficulty as one moves from the periphery of the starting location to the …

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Review: The Right Cross of the Dutchman

Rampaging invaders, the transformation of a humble farmer into a fearsome rebel leader, the timeless tale of an enemy force seeking to exert its will on an unwilling citizenry. This is the fundamental composition of Cross of the Dutchman, the latest release Triangle Studios. As the story goes, it’s like the …

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Through the STASIS Looking Glass – Review

“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” The profound statement opens science fiction adventure horror game STASIS, developed by The Brotherhood. The somber cinematic opening and haunting introductory orchestrated music foreshadows what is to come. So, what is STASIS? Take the following influences: Sanitarium, Alien, Event Horizon, …

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If Humphrey Bogart starred in a PC game, it would be Calvino Noir

  Beads of sweat raced down like skiers off a lift, tripping up on the unkempt cactus field along my jaw. It was a hot summer day. People streamed in and out of this place letting in gusts of the Sahara in with them. Those that came in looked like miserable …

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How to Kill a Party, with Party Hard

  Lava Lamps. Pet Rocks. Big Mouth Billy Bass. Bobbleheads. Novelty items, unusual and entertaining fads that blow over quickly. Party Hard releases today on Steam, and only time will tell if this game is a novelty item or not. It is unusual and entertaining in it’s own way. Party Hard began …

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