Gaming Reviews

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Castle of Alchemists – Early Access Review

Even though Castle of Alchemists, a new tower-defense/action hybrid game developed by Team Machiavelli, just entered Early Access on Steam, it doesn’t really feel like it. Instead, it feels like a complete game, with plenty of polish and thought already…

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Tin Hearts Review – A Tin of Puzzling Fun

If you were alive and gaming in the early 90s, you probably have at least a passing familiarity with a unique puzzle game called Lemmings. In it, you had to guide a group of lemmings through obstacles of ever-increasing complexity.…

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Strayed Lights Review – A Mote of Indie Brilliance

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of video game. The first kind of game is what all the big publishers are doing with their AAA titles these days, the “more is more” approach: a dozen types of collectible, a gigantic…

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Outer Terror Review – A Fresh Breath of Retro Air

Games that essentially create entirely new genres are not too common nowadays. There are of course exceptions, such as the FromSoftware-inspired Soulslikes, or how Metroid and Castlevania’s influence spawned Metroidvanias. Such an occurrence is far less heard of amongst smaller,…

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Everspace 2 Review – A Space Action Triumph

My feelings on Everspace 2 crystalized for me about three or four hours into the game. It was somewhere in the Ceto system — the game’s opening sector — and I was fast traveling in supralight to a main story…

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Road 96: Mile 0 Review – A Roadblock I’m Glad Exists

Road 96: Mile 0 is a narrative-focused prequel to Road 96. Taking a radically different direction than the original game, which saw you hitchhiking across the procedurally-generated landscape of Petria in order to reach the border in hopes of escaping,…