Asterigos: Curse of the Stars

Asterigos is a soulslike game for beginners, and more or less all aspects of the game follow that formula. While straight forward and with simpler encounter design, it offers a lot for those who want to get into the genre but find it daunting. There are some amateurish design flaws, the flow can be a…

Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy

Absolute Tactics is a solid strategy RPG with a bit of humourous edginess and sharp but simple design. Being the product of a very small indie team, it has solid length and is overall competently made, while being easy to play and follow the story. This is a fairly consistent game; it has colourful visuals…

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever

I will not pretend I was excited for this game, and if you are curious why consider checking out my review for Sword and Fairy 6, the previous game in the franchise. Luckily, you don’t have to play that one as this series of games is more or less Chinese Final Fantasy, with titles being…

Source of Madness

Lovecraftian horror has been the inspiration for a wide variety of art, its influence seen in every type of gaming from puzzles to walking simulators to action RPGs and shooters. At this point, the chaos of the unfamiliar has started to become familiar, many of his monsters are easy recognizable, so while this roguelike platformer…

The Cruel King and The Great Hero

If Ni No Kuni turns a child’s movie into a game, then The Cruel King and the Great Hero does the same with a child’s book. This simple, story centric RPG is as family friendly as a game can come, and it doesn’t take long to see what makes it appealing. From a gameplay standpoint…

Monark

If there is only one thing to take from this review, it is if you play Monark expecting it to be Persona, you will not get what you expected. Monark feels like a PSX era RPG in most regards, and at a glance the comparisons to the famous series are obvious. It’s a grim RPG…

Trigger Witch

Mixing the smooth gameplay of modern twinstick shooters and graphics similar to the beautiful SNES masterpiece Link to the Past has resulted in a game I enjoyed far more than I expected, at times sitting down to play a short period for information to review and ending up spending an hour or two going through…