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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Shoutout – DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale

  Don’t Give Up: A Cynical Tale is a quirky turn-based roleplaying game in the vein of Earthbound or Undertale, but with a slightly darker twist to it. You play as Tris, an anti-social game developer, on his quest to deal with mental illness and live life despite many strange circumstances and strange people conspiring against him. Travel with Tris through the town of Threeson and its many off-the-wall denizens. Battle against the phantoms of your inner conscious and jerks who smack the pizza out of your hands. Get your life back on track and manage your demons while making a…

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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: Pyre

  WARNING: Major spoilers for the game Pyre. Another warning will be supplied at the spoiler section. You have been warned. Hello! It’s been a bit, hasn’t it? Don’t fret, because I have another review for you! This week’s review, later than hoped, is the third and final game of the Supergiant games series as it stands. A game about exile, redemption, throwing balls, and the friends you made along the way, its Pyre. Let’s go! You know how Bastion was a hack-and slash action game following The Kid, a silent protagonist, with wonderful omnipresent narration by Logan Cunningham? And…

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Review: Princess Remedy 2

Taking a short break from reviewing Supergiant games, this week’s review is the follow-up to my very first one. Get ready for healing, shooting, and dating, in Princess Remedy 2: In A Heap of Trouble. Let’s go! In another shoot-em-up collect-a-thon with funny dialogue, you play as Princess Remedy, current student at the Saturn School of Healing, who has been tasked with defeating the Boss Towers that have sprung up all over and heal the people that sickened by the towers. With powers to heal any malady at your disposal, travel the lands of Saturn and heal everyone you can.…

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Review: Bastion

This week’s review is on an earlier indie title, one that a lot of people may already have, thanks to Humble Bundle efforts. A hack and slash title from Supergiant Games, with a twist on storytelling, we have Bastion. Let’s go! Not to be confused with a turret robot from another game, Bastion is a hack-and-slash action game where you play as “The Kid,” waking up in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event known only as The Calamity. Make your way to the Bastion, the namesake of the game and the city’s place of refuge in case of disaster, only…

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Review: Darkest Dungeon

The game we’re looking at today takes another perspective on the fantasy adventuring crew, how facing ferocious monsters and horrible abominations can take its toll on both body and mind. From Red Hook Studios, we have Darkest Dungeon, let’s go! After receiving a letter from an ancestor, explaining how he royally screwed up your family estate by digging through the basement and unleashing eldritch abominations, you return to your family estate to manage and guide adventurers who wish to delve into the depths of your hillside manor. To beat back the terrors wrought by the wicked nasty stuff your ancestor…

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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: Slime Rancher

This week’s review is an indie title that breaks the mold: an adventure game about making a living off of an alien planet’s adorable goo-based life. From Monomi Park, we have Slime Rancher, let’s go! Slime Rancher is a first-person adventure game where you take control of Beatrix LeBeau, an aspiring rancher come to the Far, Far Range in search of fortune and a new life, with the help of the 7zee Corporation. With your Vacpack in hand, travel the lands in search of slimes, food, and the beautiful views that abound in this strange new land. Feed slimes with…

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