The Squish Academy
After first seeing Squish at Play NYC 2021, I knew this would be a party game that I would sink my teeth into. Its simple premise with addictive gameplay was the exact party game I was looking to share with my friends. However, though the chaotic couch multiplayer antics are top-notch, there’s little beyond that for the single-player gamers.
Continue reading Squish Review
Time Loader is a small story-driven puzzle-platformer where you go back in time and explore a ‘90s house full of nostalgia and throwbacks. Though some of the puzzles linger a bit, the surprisingly dark tone and ambient audio intrigued me to explore the story of Time Loader.
Continue reading Time Loader Review
Lost, But Not Forgotten
Aztech Forgotten Gods is the latest game from the developers at Lienzo based in Mexico. Previously known for their award winning game, Mulaka, I was intrigued to see their new game creation. Unfortunately, despite a strong score and fantastic mythological inspirations, Aztec Forgotten Gods is a flawed game with uninteresting combat and flat story.
Continue reading Aztech Forgotten Gods Review
A Quick Ember
Fire Tonight is a small narrative puzzle game by Reptoid Games that chronicles a couple’s journey to reconnect with each other while the city arounds them burns up. Though Devin and Maya’s story is simple, the gameplay and mechanics don’t rise above serviceable.
Continue reading Fire TonightReview
Fasten Your Buttons for Fun
Button City is a charming narrative adventure game that focuses on a small community of vibrant characters to explore and meet. With a delightful story, dynamic aesthetic, and adequate mechanics, Button City creates a fun and heartwarming encounter.
Continue reading Button City Review
Where Your Goose is Cooked (And He Tastes Good)
Mighty Goose is a modern run-and-gun game inspired from games in the 1980s. As you explore various worlds in pursuit of defeating all evil, Goose is there to save the day and destroy those bad guys with lots of guns, explosions, and calamity through a concise and fun adventure.
Continue reading Mighty Goose Review
Where the Heart Strings Pull
Where the Heart Leads is a surreal narrative story through the lens of one man’s past, present, and future, along with all the decisions of his lifetime. This, often emotional, story strikes a powerful chord that reverberates and is a fantastic piece on one person’s actions and their lasting consequences.
Continue reading Where The Heart Leads Review
Dive Right In!
3 Out of 10 is an episodic playable sitcom that follows the world’s worst game development studio as they work to create their upcoming release. The game is split into 5 easily digestible episodes that offer humor, insight, and a multitude of gaming genres that absolutely entertained and engaged me throughout it’s story.
Continue reading 3 Out of 10: Season ONe Review
Full Steam Ahead
The SteamWorld series has never been one for complacency. What once started as a tower defense franchise, transformed into a procedurally generated platformer, metamorphosed again into an XCOM-lite adventure, and changed once more into a Metroidvania adventure. This time, SteamWorld Quest wonderfully reinvents the franchise into a turn-based roleplaying card game that’s as fun as it is endearing. Continue reading SteamWorld Quest Review
Pop a Meh-lly
We all sometimes just need an escape from the despair of modern days. Some of us immerse ourselves in virtual reality, others cozy up in an adventurous novel, while some choose to explore an entirely new universe with the aid of a mind-bending elixir. We Happy Few explores the idea of a universal elixir, blinding society from its own destruction and eventual demise. Though the premise presents some engaging moments, most of it is marred by the satisfactory gameplay mechanics, and frustrating technical troubles. Continue reading We Happy Few Review