Review – One Step From Eden Demo

Hey! Do you like fast-paced action, cool pixel art, or rogue-like games? Alright, so let’s get a bit more specific. Do you like spell-slinging combo-based combat, deck-building games, or Mega Man Battle Network? Okay, that’s really specific… One Step From Eden is a fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike game with real-time grid combat, inspired by the likes of Mega Man Battle Network, Slay the Spire, and Faster than Light. It’s a game currently in development by Thomas Moon Kang, @thomasmoonkang on twitter. Thomas has released a free demo for One Step From Eden on itch.io, which can be found here.   In…

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Review – Hollow Knight

This week’s review is a 2D hack and slash adventure game through the ruins of a once-great city, from the fine people at Team Cherry. But be careful while playing, you may encounter a lot of bugs. It’s Hollow Knight, let’s go! Hollow Knight is a game where you play as a little masked knight, who has traveled far to reach the fabled subterranean city of Hallownest, now a decrepit shell of its former self. With your trusty nail in hand, venture forth into the shadowy ruins of the metropolis below the surface. Face off against all manner of insects,…

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Review – Monster Hunter: World

  This week’s review is on a recent PC port of a PS4 game that has received many accolades in the time between its original release and its home computer counterpart. As the most recent game in a long-running series of monster-slaying, we have Monster Hunter: World. Let’s go! In Monster Hunter: World, you play as an intrepid new hunter, on a flying ship with a bunch of other intrepid new hunters on their way to a new, barely explored land mass known as the New World, following the tracks of an enormous beast, an Elder Dragon known as Zorah…

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Review: Transistor

This week’s review is part two of the Supergiant Games reviews. Another hack-and-slash narrative-driven action game with great music that still manages to be unique from the last game. It’s Transistor, let’s go! As mentioned, Transistor shares many similarities with it’s predecessor Bastion, as a hack-and-slash action game named after a single noun with excellent narrative and an awesome soundtrack. Despite this, Transistor proves itself to be a game that goes above and beyond. You play as Red, a singer who has lost her voice, accompanied by your murdered friend, now embodied in the titular Transistor, a combination greatsword and…

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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

We have a review this week on an action-platformer that uses the greatest skill known to mankind: the power of dance! Brought to you by WayForward as the fourth installment of the series, we have Shantae: Half-Genie Hero! Let’s go! In this game, you play as Shantae, the titular half-genie protector of Scuttle Town, a seaside village that knows pirate attacks all too well by this point. Defeat enemies using your whip-like hair and magic spells you bought at the local store. Travel across a multitude of areas to gather the pieces to your Uncle’s defense apparatus for the town.…

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Review: Okami

Alright, this week we have something new: not an indie title! A remaster from way back in 2006 from the folks at the now-defunct Clover Studios, a studio that I still fondly remember, we have Okami! Let’s go! Okami is a game about being a dog and feeding other animals. That’s all you need to know. If you want to know more, I suppose I could elaborate. Okami is a game where you play as Amaterasu, goddess of the sun and mother to all, restored (?) from a wolf from a statue of Shiranui, the wolf protector of Kamiki Village.…

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Review: Shovel Knight

For this time around, we’ve got another indie title that has hit it big. A 2D retro-styled action platforming game based around swinging a shovel, from Yacht Club Games, it’s Shovel Knight. Let’s go!   Our story starts with a tale of heroics, how the great Shovel Knight and Shield Knight roamed the land together, reveling in its spoils with their oversized and appropriate shovel and shield respectively. However, fate conspired against them, as their adventures ended at the Tower of Fate, a cursed amulet sealing Shield Knight inside. Alone and dejected, Shovel Knight swore off adventuring for life away…

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Review: Downwell

This week we have another indie rouge-like game from Devolver Digital, created by Japanese game developer Ojiro “Moppin” Fumoto. It’s Downwell, let’s go!   Downwell is another rouge-like game published by Devolver, who also made Enter the Gungeon. What sets Downwell apart from many other games is that it is a vertical scrolling platformer, with an interesting definition of ‘platform’. The game starts by you jumping down a giant well, pretty straight forward. The key mechanic of the game are the gun-boots you wear, which allow you to shoot at enemies below you as you fall. These boots have a…

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