Category Archives: Video Games

Sunday Spotlight: Flat Kingdom: Paper Cut Edition

Flat Kingdom: Paper Cut Edition is an adorably realized game that draws obvious inspiration from the Paper Mario series. With a fun score, simple gameplay, and beautiful artstyle, it’s hard not to feature Flat Kingdom as an indie game that earns some extra attention from gamers.

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Favorite Games from PAX East 2022: Day 3

The third day’s the charm with wonderful games at PAX East 2022. In today’s segment, we check out five games that had us playing golf for your survival, beat up some bad guys as a turtle, and change the fabric of reality with your memories.

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Favorite Games from PAX East 2022: Day 2

Another day, another wonderful experience at PAX East 2022. Happily, Day 2 did not suffer from a sophomore slump and offered plenty of rad, exciting, and intriguing games. Check out these 5 below to get you hyped.

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Favorite Games from PAX East 2022: Day 1

With the first day of PAX East 2022 in the books, I’m happy to report that we’ve seen and tried out an insane amount of rad games. Though the convention is only getting started, it’s clear that there are no signs of stopping the amount of wonderful things in store for the coming days. To hold us over until then (tomorrow), check out these five games that we loved.

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Roguebook Review (Switch)

Deck the Halls with Awesomeness

Roguebook is a roguelite deck builder game that puts players into a world of strange creatures, mysterious abilities, and curious scenarios. With multi-faceted combat and exploration elements, paired with a slew of options on tackling both, Rougebook is an addictive adventure worth exploring.

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Sunday Spotlight: Echo Generation

Echo Generation is a voxel-style turn-based RPG where a pair of siblings investigate supernatural events, sketchy adults, and alien creatures – all within a small town (think Stranger Things meets Earthbound). Though there are some pacing issues to progress the story, the active turn-based combat and beautiful visuals manages to create a fun experience.

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Sunday Spotlight: Garden Story

Garden Story is a wholesome adventure where a grape called Concord, begrudgingly takes on the role as the Guardian of the Grove to protect the residents and defend from the mysterious rot. The pixelated aesthetic, along with its moving story and score, gives a very cozy and enjoyable 12-15 hour venture.

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review

A Great Bridge Worth Crossing

When I first heard that an animation studio was shifting gears to create a video game, I really didn’t know what to expect. Would it be only cutscenes? Would there be bad mechanics? Would it just be riddled with performance issues? Luckily, Ember Lab quelled all the possible discourse with an intriguing and captivating game called Kena: Bridge of Spirits. 

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