Previews

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 First Impressions – Terror in the Night

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Something you should know about me is that I’m a very nervous person. I jump whenever a friend sneaks up behind me to say “boo,” I look around me when I hear strange creaks in the house, and I freeze up at unexpected knocks at the door. There’s a warning in front of these sorts of games that tells me that ... Read More »

Dungeon Souls Preview – Diamond In The Rough. Really Rough.

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Talk about an original name, huh? Dungeon Souls is a 2D Roguelite currently in early-access developed by Mike Studios and published by Black Shell media on Steam. Right off the bat, the name is a little familiar, right? I mean, you know what I’m talking about. A little familiar. Regardless, not to dwell on that, we’ll see how it fairs in its ... Read More »

Skyhill Preview

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There’s been no shortage of survival horror themes and crafting mechanics in gaming lately.  In the midst of vast open worlds and hundreds of items to craft and keep track of, sometimes its nice to see a simpler approach taken to these popular genres.  Skyhill shows that it can simplify those mechanics and still make for an enjoyable experience. Developed ... Read More »

To The Green: Dark Flame

To the Green Dark Flame

Greenlight mockery has become a bit of its own field on some places lately—the low barrier for entry does definitely invite some of that by allowing anyone to submit a game to it with a $100 donation to charity. We see games that are little more then repackaged unity assets, ones that are Johnny’s First Video Game, or copyright infringing ... Read More »

Skyflower Preview – Crunchy Pixel Bullet Hell

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In a saturated genre like bullet hells, it’s hard to stand out and make your game seem much different from others.  Skyflower attempts that by using procedurally generated dungeons with a cavernous, magic atmosphere as opposed to the “space and starships” style frequented in this genre.  It also presents an unusually harsh difficulty curve by inserting the roguelike element of only having ... Read More »

To The Green – Rogue Invader

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It has come to this at the end of the great war. Humanity can only send down one ship, with one man and that is you. Prepare to face a horde of aliens in this rogue-like monochrome sidescrolling shooter, where you invade an alien planet alone. Rogue Invader is the creation of new indie studio Squishy Games, which wants to ... Read More »

E3 2015 – Strike Vector EX Preview

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Strike Vector was a game that was in an interesting position; Inspired by games such as Quake and Unreal Tournament, it took the arguably dead Arena Shooter genre to the air. In a game with a skill ceiling so high, it was hard for newcomers to hop in when the player-base began to dip. I don’t think that this was ... Read More »

To The Green – Walkerman

To The Green Walkerman

As E3 coverage is all winding down, it’s a chance to get back to the schedule of normality, and I’ve now been able to get the chance to return to To The Green  by cowriting it with Alex Santa Maria. We’ll be alternating weeks and focusing on different things at times, but we both pay a lot of attention to ... Read More »

E3 2015 – Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Preview

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2013’s Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl was a first for Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey series; although the series has always had stories to some degree in the past, they’ve never really had any pre-determined party. And although Etrian Odyssey‘s difficulty has many fans (including myself!), many of the older titles—Etrian Odyssey II, especially—suffered from a nearly impenetrable beginning dungeon, leaving ... Read More »