Salt and Sacrifice

Salt & Sacrifice by Ska Studios is the sequel to Salt & Sanctuary, a game that took Dark Souls gameplay and delivered a side-scrolling masterpiece. The second entry in the Salt franchise has made changes to the formula, some of which may have returning fans excited and others frustrated. Starting off with character creation, you…

Dune: Spice Wars

Dune is the universe that gave rise to the RTS. Dune II may not have been the first to experiment with the gameplay ideas, but it put down the foundation that an entire genre was built from. Several decades later, we return to the crossroad of Dune and strategy gaming and find a well made…

Tunic

When I first booted up Tunic, I was briefly back in my bedroom in the mid 90s first booting up A Link to the Past on my SNES. The game looks like a classic Zelda game, it moves like a classic Zelda game, and the hero even looks like someone who could not decide between…

Elex 2

Back in 2017, I played the original Elex. Within the first couple of hours, I was exhausted at the learning curve and the difficult combat scenarios the game threw at me left me confused and aggravated. “Who is this game even for?” I would keep asking myself over and over until I just couldn’t handle…

Alwa’s Legacy

Alwa’s Legacy is the sequel to a game we reviewed in 2018, Alwa’s Awakening. The original was a fun, 8-bit styled adventure that stayed true to the era it was emulating. Alwa’s Legacy evolves and makes steps into the 16-bit era, but does not fully advance in the ways I was anticipating. The adventure begins…

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Rarely does a game get me to explore every nook and cranny like a scavenger trying to find that rare piece of treasure. Kena: Bridge of Spirits connected with me in a way not many games do and I found myself traversing every inch of land there was to find even if it meant getting…