Foregone

When you play as many games as me or my friends do you start to see patterns when new games get released. We use commonly known terms like metroidvania or rogue-like. Foregone like many other 2D platformers can’t escape these comparisons, but is unique in its mish-mash of older games. You start the game in…

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…

7th Sector

Ever since I was a child I’ve loved puzzles. Whether, they came in a traditional physical like format such as jigsaws, and those interlocking blocks, or virtual like video games and logic puzzles. I have fond memories of an old PC furiously going through scribbled notes to solve the next area in Myst, or figuring…

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

  When the release of Ori and the Blind Forest was almost upon us, there was some hype but little evidence on just what the developer could produce. That title ultimately being viewed in very high regard, including in my review of it, meant that there was no chance that people would be as forgiving…

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Symphony of the Night was the game that had everything. Quick combat, exploration, aesthetic style, RPG elements without merciless grind, and a variety of combat styles to tinker with. It is rightfully remembered as one half of the games that have an entire genre named after them, to the degree where even if you haven’t…

Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times

Sometimes, keeping it simple is best. And nothing is more simple than a turn based strategy game without strategy. Perhaps that’s being a little harsh on Warhammer Quest 2, but it’s not being inaccurate. The concept is incredibly simple- you go into dungeons, you open rooms which have enemies, you kill those enemies and then…

Borderlands 3

Attention vault hunters! The 3rd iteration of the borderlands series is here, or is it the 5th? Well aside from the amazing story from Tales from the Borderlands it’s not a looter-shooter like the main series and we’re just going to ignore the pre-sequal and it’s horrible Oxygen meter system. So? 3rd? Makes sense it…

Sparklite

Sparklite is a top-down, action adventure title by Red Blue Games. Straight away, it is easy to notice the inspirations from the 16-bit era of gaming. The classic, SNES style graphics are packed with charm, detail, and whimsy. Sparklite begins with the protagonist, Ada, losing control of her airship and crashing into the land of…