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The proliferation of “story-rich” as a game descriptor should be welcome news to folks who love narrative-driven games, but...
It’s a rare bird that makes a mark on a largely forgettable genre that’s often associated with camp.
Where Cards Fall Review
These puzzles are the bite-sized, whimsical charm that propel Where Cards Fall, but it could still do with cutting the fat off its mind-boggling puzzles.
Midnight Protocol Review
Partaking in the thrill of this seemingly illicit activity, testing and breaking the boundaries of every network, and breaching the multiple cybersecurity defences that are being put up against your incursion—these are just some of the ridiculous stunts that only movie hackers can pull off.
Heartless Dark Review
In a time when there are more small game development teams than ever, the roguelike format has proven itself to be a cost-effective way to get the most out of limited resources. Procedural generation can reshuffle a few components into levels that stay fresh, while permadeath simultaneously raises the stakes …
Impostor Factory Review
The game challenges players to consider difficult moral questions, even beyond what previous Freebird games have asked about the nature of memories and the integrity of the mind.
The Good Life Review
Going into The Good Life, I knew little to nothing about the game save that it came from the mind of Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro (Deadly Premonition, D4, The Last Blade).
Mobilising The Cult of Blaseball
Video games and sports always had a complicated relationship. Year after year, franchises like FIFA and Madden are among the best-selling titles on the market, but they are regularly written off as niche offerings, or worse: cash grabs. There are many reasons for this, one of which is almost certainly …
With their debut title Dap, Melting Parrot has given me a neurotic new pastime: trying to stay cool in the midst of intense, sinister weirdness.
In Sound Mind Review
There is an inordinate number of telephones in In Sound Mind—along dingy, winding corridors, in abandoned shopping malls, and within dilapidated offices.
By now, you’ve probably heard that Eastward, the new action-adventure from Pixpil Studio in Shanghai, follows in the hallowed steps of The Legend of Zelda and cult game EarthBound (aka Mother 2).
Dream Cycle (Early Access) Review
Dream Cycle verges on the earlier, lofty promises of the much maligned space survival game No Man’s Sky; it boasts of an infinite adventure, stating that “new realms will become available” with regular updates, along with “new biomes, additional story chapters, weapons, enemies, skills and powers”.
Garden Story Review
Picogram’s top-down adventure Garden Story has a bit of an identity crisis, and how you feel about that will likely decide how much you enjoy the game.
One of the most anticipated indies from the 2021 Wholesome Direct stream, Hoa is a pastoral vision of tranquil forest scenery and sweet anthropomorphic animals.
Death Trash Review (Early Access)
Death Trash shows us that our insatiable hunger makes us the biggest threat, even as the world is in the throes of death.
June: Tales from Cyberspace is a story set in a fictional metaverse
Children of Cyberspace are having a baby—a precocious young being named June—and they’d very much like you to raise her.
The Ascent Review
The Ascent is mostly a mindless, violent jaunt through a meticulously rendered cyberpunk city; what little portrayal of the themes of depravity and inequality are merely set-dressing for the game.
Critters for Sale Review
Sonoshee’s 1-bit romp through existential hell is a grainy feast of monochromatic weirdness.
Before the debut of TV’s The Good Place, you might have argued that moral philosophy didn’t have a place in popular culture. But now, many more of us have had a de facto sitcom moral education—one that’s pleasurably stretched by Inkle’s surprise release, the stylish and looping youdunit Overboard.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale Review
Chicory isn’t about convincing us that we are all virtuosos underneath our layers of self-doubt. Instead, it prefers to impart the more audacious claim: that we—and whatever we’ve crafted—ultimately matter, even if we feel immeasurably incompetent or broken.
An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs Review
For a game that’s predominantly moulded in the surreal humor of the internet, I wasn’t expecting to be swept away by all these feels.
Before Strangeland, Wormwood Studios had one full-fledged game under its belt: the excellent Primordia.
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield Review
Never Yield’s strength is in replicating the rhythmic flow of funk. It’s one that pulsates intently throughout the experience, and is a beautifully composed choreography of movement and music.
Don’t Forget Me Review
The ambiguity of these operations—as well as the complex, unknowable conundrums of free will and morality—is the pulsating heart of Don't Forget Me. It isn’t here to draw lines on the spectrum of morality, but illustrate the importance of asking the right questions, which is just as crucial as seeking …
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in The Dark Review
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in The Dark Review When I was a kid of no more than eight years old, my mom recommended that I read Agatha Christie’s “The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées”. It was a collection of short stories that, while didn’t …
Say No! More review
If Say No! More is a rallying call for anxiety-wrecked individuals who don’t know how to say no, it’s an amusing one, even if it’s not always memorable.
Genesis Noir Review
Genesis Noir is a one-of-a-kind gem–the kind of experimental art-game that unfolds into something far bigger than a puzzler or a vehicle for exploration.