Graveyard Keeper

To be honest, when I first saw Graveyard Keeper announced, my reaction was one with a shrug and a dismissive tone. I had most recently played Stardew Valley and I believed that Graveyard Keeper was just trying to ride the successful pixel art train at the moment. I let it fall into my backlog of…

Wonder Blade

The fact that Wonder Blade was a game originally released in 2018 on ios and was developed by only a single person is quite impressive. A couple years have passed since then and it is primed to make the leap to home consoles, however with that jump also comes a big leap in expectations. Starting…

Dex: Enhanced Edition

On the heels of Cyberpunk 2077, the recent release of Blade Runner – The Final Cut on Netflix, and the ongoing speculations about a possible season 3 of Altered Carbon, comes a neo-noir, cyberpunk, 2D action-RPG called Dex for the Nintendo Switch. Published by QubicGames and developed by Dreadlocks, Dex was originally released on the…

Hellpoint

I’m sure there will come a point where the market is so saturated with soulslikes that they start to feel like the new ‘everything must have zombies’ fad, but we’re still in the larval state since perhaps wisely people waited for From to decide to finish Dark Souls before they all threw their hats in.…

Skater XL

Skater XL is one of the many new contenders aiming to revitalize the skating genre to its former glory. Is it able to pull off the victory or does it fail harder than my bails in the video footage? Skater XL is a simulation skateboarding game focused on the more realistic aspects of the hobby…

Demon’s Tier+

Demon’s Tier+ is a charming 2D dungeon diving action game created by Diabolical Mind and published by Cowcat. Based on the trailer this game is a self-described “dungeon-RPG rogue like”, and while containing aspects of those genres, I stand behind calling it a 2D dungeon diving action game instead. Let me explain. The story begins…

Indivisible

Indivisible is an example of a game that attempts to revolutionize RPGs, only to be sadly hobbled by a somewhat baffling ignorance of what the drawbacks of each genre it emulates brings to the table. Right away the game is clearly beautiful to behold; mixing heavily stylized and fluid animation, vibrant colour, unique models for…

Fury Unleashed

Fury Unleashed is a game that combines a lot of elements I love but leaves me a bit wanting. It’s gameplay reminds me of arcade classics like Metal Slug, it’s art style brings back memories of the best flash games of the Newgrounds days, and it’s music ties the whole package up nicely, but the…

Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition

My expectation for indie titles is not to produce a triple A game, but to do what you can within your limitations. So while I cannot fault most RPG maker titles for looking and sounding the same, they feel amateurish and stale when you finally come across something that’s done everything differently. Ara Fell is…