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Indie Reviews

AM2R: An In-Depth Critical Review
8 months ago

AM2R: An In-Depth Critical Review

It’s hard to critique a remake. There’s always the question of whether you should judge the thing on its own merits, or hold it to the standard set by the …
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Project Black Sun Review
4 years ago

Project Black Sun Review

Metroidvania is one of my favorite game genres, because of the way it combines platforming, action, and exploration. Unfortunately, games in the genre have been rare, so I was excited …
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Toki Tori 2 Review
4 years ago

Toki Tori 2 Review

As the Wii U game drought of 2013 continues, you may have noticed a shiny new downloadable title available in the Wii U eShop. But what is Toki Tori 2, …
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit Review
4 years ago

Sword of the Stars: The Pit Review

Its always a strange feeling diving into a series that has already established itself, especially if you had no knowledge of it beforehand. Sword of the Stars was a series …
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Medal Wars: Keiser’s Revenge Review

Something about top-down games has always grabbed my interest. Some of my most fondly-remembered games from my childhood are games like Grand Theft Auto (and its sequel), Alien Breed, Chaos …
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Hotline Miami

I press my back up against the doorway to the next room. Three men on the other side. One is standing with his back to the door, another facing him. …
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Retro City Rampage

By  •  Handheld, PS3, PC

Ever since I was little and I used to secretly play the Grand Theft Auto demo hidden on a PC Gamer demo disc when my parents weren’t looking, I always …
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FTL: Faster Than Light

Kickstarter has done some wonderful things for the world of video games recently.  From Tim Schafer’s newest project to the return of the Infinity Engine RPG (I’M SO EXCITED), Kickstarter …
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Papo & Yo

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Minority / Platform: PS3

“To my mother, brothers, and sister, with whom I survived the monster in my father.” –Vander Caballero

So begins Papo & Yo (roughly “Papa & Me”), immediately followed by a scene where a young boy hides in a closet from his abusive alcoholic father before escaping into a fantasy land. At this point I braced myself for a game that was either going to be an important statement or an uncomfortable mess. Read More

Puzzled (Indie Review)

I’ll openly admit I’m not the biggest fan of puzzle games.  It’s not that I don’t like them, I would just rather pick most other genres over it.  Imagine my …
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