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Ron Welch

I love dissecting game design, seeing what works and what could be improved. While RPGs, shooters, and strategy games are my favorites, I'll tackle just about anything. I also do voice overs, make an award winning wing sauce, and (formerly) write about post-apocalyptic goodness.

Articles by Ron Welch

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Post-Climate Change Adventure The Climate Trail Now Available for Free


Fighting climate change is a global emergency. As the planet gets warmer, sea levels will rise, and food yields will dramatically decrease.

Published: Sun, 09/08/2019 - 16:55
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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Makes Puzzling Relaxing


Puzzle games are difficult to get right. Make them too easy and you alienate puzzle fans. Make them too hard and regular players might not reach the end.

Published: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:30
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Hunt: Showdown Review


I’ve long thought the battle royale genre would benefit from a blend of PVE and PVP. There’s a certain charm to fighting monsters, only to get blindsided by a random player.

Published: Mon, 09/02/2019 - 13:00
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Knights And Bikes Review


I think Stranger Things’ biggest contribution to fiction is repopularizing the Spielbergian “kids on bikes” trope.

Published: Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:01
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Little Nightmares 2 Announced


Put on your raincoats and turn out the lights because developer Tarsier Studios and publisher Bandai Namco have just announced Little Nightmares 2.

Published: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:30
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The Settlers Building Up for a 2020 Release


After almost a decade, The Settlers has announced a triumphant return during Gamescon 2019.

Published: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:00
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Gamescon ONL – Remothered: Broken Porcelain Announced


Developers Darril Arts and Stormind Games, along with publisher Modus Games have released a teaser trailer for the second entry in the award-winning Remothered trilogy.

Published: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 17:04
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RAD Review - The Nuking of Isaac


Let’s face it, a lot of post-apocalyptic games look alike.

Published: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00
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Silver Chains Review - Spooky Scavenger Hunt


Wake up in a dusty house on a stormy night. Struggle against amnesia. Find stray journal pages. Pick up a gas lamp. Explore a haunted mansion. Chase scene with a deformed humanoid.

Published: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 04:01

Coverage Club: LISA: The Painful Will Break You

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It's the closest thing I can think of to post-apocalyptic perfection.

Published: Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:00

The 6 Weirdest Licensed Games Ever Made

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Licensed games are weird. Low risk and cheap to make, they were basically easy advertisements throughout the 8-bit and 16-bit era.

Published: Sat, 06/29/2019 - 12:30
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Driven Out Makes You the Ultimate Underdog


A lot of action games have this weird disconnect between loot and skill. Loot tends to overshadow skill to the point where optimized builds can crush powerful bosses through wild flailing.

Published: Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:00