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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Review: Paper Sorcerer

Back to something a little more obscure, this week’s review is a turn-based strategy role playing game from Ultra Runaway Games with the visual style of a newspaper: black, white, and red all over! It’s Paper Sorcerer, let’s go!   The story starts off in proper story-book style: Once long ago there was a sorcerer and apprentice that terrorized the land with minions. The king of the land, not liking that sort of thing, entrusted his royal mage and knights with a powerful artifact, the Librum Claustrum, to defeat the sorcerer. They set out, traveled through treacherous terrain, battled their…

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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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Review: Epic Battle Fantasy 4

This week’s review is about a game where you click on little stone people and make them explode on a loading screen. What do you mean that’s not the game? Alright…   This week’s review is about an indie role-playing game that likes to play up the usual gaming tropes to great effect while changing up the JRPG formula. Epic Battle Fantasy 4, here we go!   Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is, as the title might imply, the fourth and currently latest game in the series of RPGs by Matt Roszak, with his website KupoGames.com. Team up with our group…

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Review: Enter the Gungeon

This week’s review is for something special on part of its premise alone: a shooting game where the enemy is actual bullets. Not just the bullets being fired at you, but the fact that those bullets were fired BY bullets. For the ultimate irony, it’s Enter the Gungeon.   Enter the Gungeon is a rouge-like bullet-hell twin-stick shooter, for those who know the jargon, on Steam by Devolver Digital. For those of you who don’t know what those terms mean, twin-stick shooter means the main control scheme is through a game pad or controller with two analog sticks, one for…

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