Martha is Dead

Martha Is Dead tells the story of Giulia after finding the lifeless body of her titular twin sister floating in a lake. Through a case of mistaken identity, their parents believe Giulia to be the one who has drowned, and in a state of shock young Giulia does not correct them. Now, assuming the role…

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…

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…

UnMetal

UnMetal by Fran Games is, at first glance, a Metal Gear parody. Released in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Metal Gear was a pioneer of stealth/action gameplay. The series is celebrated to this day, and is one of my personal favourites. The basic premise involves starting off with no equipment, focusing on stealth to…

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII

It’s here, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII at long last, and thankfully you don’t need to have played the first six to know what’s going on. At its most basic, this is a fairly generic action RPG with linear storytelling and something adjacent to skill based combat. While Sword has plenty of mediocrity about it, it still…