Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Koa and the Five Pirates of Mara review: Don’t sleep on this platformer

Not long ago, I advocated for a small title called Summer in Mara. That game had it all: the spirit of adventure, nice graphics...

Story Of Seasons A Wonderful Life review: Going back to the roots

Ah, farming games. Five years ago, those were few and far between, and each looked interesting. Now, I can’t even treat those seriously: there...

Lego 2K Drive review: Not Lego enough

What happens if you take Mario Kart, Sonic Racing Transformed, and Forza, and add Lego into the mix? The game with the most ridiculous...

The Lord of the Rings Gollum review: Depression for $60

It hasn't even been an hour into The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and I already realize that I've never hated a video game...

Death From Above review: play as a Ukrainian UAV operator

Death From Above is a short, approximately 90-minute single-player arcade-style drone piloting game set during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. You'll play as a...

Dredge review: It’s all about fishing, but not really

Fishing games are a kind of a meme by this point. Mostly because developers manage to put them in every other game for no...

Made in Ukraine: Bosorka game review

Bosorka is the second game from the Ukrainian studio Sengi Games, and the first to receive positive reviews on Steam and the Epic Games...

Made in Ukraine: Ostriv game review

The best game about Ukraine. The most anticipated Ukrainian game. A game about Ukrainians and only. A strategy about a Ukrainian village. That's what...

Backfirewall review: Quirky puzzler that’s well worth your time

I always take notice of games with humor in them. There are usually not enough of those, and those that exist rarely make me...

Lil Gator review: Childlike wonder in a small package

Lil Gator is a small game that deserves a short but sweet review. It’s a game of atmosphere, of feeling young and hopeful. It’s...

Soccer Story review: Don’t trust the name

Let me start by saying this: Soccer Story is very interesting. Not plot-wise, but generally. Its existence is fascinating on its own. You may or...

The Pinball Wizard for Switch review: Flipping the genre

What is it with indie developers and pinball? For some reason, they continue mixing and matching genres, trying to blend the arcade mainstay and...

Trifox review: Remote-ly entertaining

I can never get enough of colorful platformers. I grew up with them, and after enduring the era of dull grey shooters, I more...

The Ascent review: the slickest of twin-stick action RPGs gets a PS5 treatment

The Ascent seems to be a tricky game to like. For some reason, I keep hearing very different opinions about it, from complete disregard...

Slime Rancher 2 review: Every journey has a starting point

It’s no secret that farming seems to be becoming the new staple of the indie community. Anywhere you look, it’s farming. It was fun,...

Apico review: bees all the way down

Farming. Crafting. A remote land left to you by a distant relative. It’s all a bit too familiar, isn’t it? After Stardew Valley, farming...

You Suck At Parking review: It’s all in the title

I love indie developers that dare to be fun. Not many of them are like that — some are as greedy or pragmatic as...

Tinykin review: The platformer you didn’t know you were waiting for

The Pikmin comparisons are writing themselves, so let’s get them out of the way early: yes, Tinykin does remind us a lot of the...

Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince review: Unashamedly Zelda

The world of indie games is curious. Here we can find some of the more innovative video games of our time but also some...

The Company Man review: The Office of platformers?

Do you know how many 2D platformers I went through this year alone? A lot. For better or for worse, it has become the...