Pumpkin Jack

Independent game developer Nicolas Meyssonnier wanted to recreate the nostalgia of PlayStation 2 platformers when he quit his job in 2019 to finish work on Pumpkin Jack. Originally released October 23, 2020 I feel that he was entirely successful at bringing back gameplay rarely felt in modern releases. The game takes place in the Boredom…

Warsaw

Released in September of 2020, Warsaw takes gamers back in time to Europe during the Second World War. In particular, the folks at Pixelated Milk position you at the heart of the resistance in Poland in the year 1944. Warsaw, which is the capital city of Poland is war-torn and surrounded by Nazi forces. The…

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes

I always enjoy when an indie studio has an idea for a game, and they just do it. Morbid: The Seven Acolytes manages to combine lovecraftian visuals, early isometric fantasy and single player soulslike elements into a game both familiar and unique. Combat is strategic and can be as slow or fast paced as you…

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…

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

For everyone who saw the potential of the original Amalur release, its vast maps to explore, countless fully voiced quests, days worth of play time and versatile class and combat systems, this game is just as good as it was on the ps3. For everyone disappointed by the shoddy camera work, poor targeting, stunlock based…