You know what really bothers me about Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice? Something which made me feel really extremely silly and therefore irritated with developers Ninja Theory for making me look and feel silly. Have you heard about the whole controversy that surrounded the game’s save files? The game itself even outright tells you that if you […]Read More Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice review – You must be mad!
One of the worst things about becoming at least reasonably clued in to any particular medium is that you begin to recognise the patterns and tropes between titles. No longer do you approach every film/book/game with wide eyed optimism but instead with a leery cynicism as you point out every single thing that has been […]Read More Syndrome review – Syndrome of a Down.
Undertale is the darling of indie games at the moment, one of those one-man projects which manages to achieve a far greater sense of depth and meaning than any number of Triple A titles. Funded on Kickstarter to the measly sum of $51,000, by all rights Undertale ought to be entirely unknown and unplayed. It […]Read More Undertale review – Not set in Australia
Hacknet is one of those wee indie games that is something of a success story in the way its design process came about. It was actually started as one of those “make a game in 48 hours” projects, all the way back in 2012. I’m not sure if it was done for a competition or […]Read More Hacknet review – MI5 Status: Hacked, Area 51 Status: Hacked, Illuminati Status: Hacked
Runers by Let’s Get Kraken Games is a top-down, indie, rogue-like adventure game, which makes it absolute nerd-bait because us folk love it when someone says “indie” or “rogue-like” or “permadeath”. Wait, hang on, no, I hate it when people say “permadeath”. Godammit! Anyway, it’s a pretty fun little game which takes a lot after […]Read More My Thoughts On: Runers – I hunger for magic!
Monochroma is the first title by Istanbul-based Nowhere Studios (thanks Wikipedia!) and despite it’s humble origins, the developers had some fairly lofty goals for the game. On the Steam page, one of the early bug updates says that they (Nowhere) want Monochroma to be considered as one of the best platformers of all time. Meanwhile […]Read More Monochroma review – 50 Shades of Grey with a bit of red
This is a post which usually comes around the first week of January, however I personally decided to postpone it for a little longer because there was one game which I had yet to play but knew I would be playing relatively soon. It took a bit longer than expected to finally get around to […]Read More The MMGaming Awards – 2013
Ah. Legends of Dawn. Indie produced. Successfully Kickstarted. Steam Greenlighted. It has a suite of interesting features and the devs claim that it is a hardcore fantasy game. But is it actually any good? You must read past Friend Bump to find out.Read More Reviewed! Legends of Dawn
Legend of Dungeon is a relatively new indie game coming from the folks at Robot Loves Kitty. It’s described as a “4 Player Co-op Rogue-Like-like Beat’em’up” and is vaguely reminiscent of games like Dungeons of Dredmor. However, it also comes with a twist on the standard isometric viewpoint of the dungeon delving rogue-like game in it’s […]Read More Our Thoughts On: Legend of Dungeon – Sidescrolling dungeon delving
Created by I-Illusions, Element4l is a recently released “experimental” platformer with a heavy focus on flowing, fast and incredibly challenging gameplay. As I have mentioned before platformers are a fairly difficult genre to review because there are just so damned many of them that it seems ridiculously difficult to provide anything fresh or exciting to […]Read More Element4l review – Rock solid with a burning desire