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: 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: 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: Crypt of the Necrodancer

It’s been a bit since my last review, but I’m back to write some more. This week’s review is another indie title that incorporates rogue-like elements into a top-down dungeon crawler (big shock), but with a twist: you must move to the beat or face defeat. From Brace Yourself Games, it’s Crypt of the Necrodancer, let’s go!   This game is, as mentioned, a rogue-like dungeon crawling game, much like Rogue, but Necrodancer incorporates elements from rhythm games, such that everything must be done in time to the music. Play as Cadence, a young girl looking for answers in an…

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