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GRIS Review – A Brilliantly Beautiful Experience

I first encountered GRIS at the invitation of Devolver Digital in a little art gallery in New York City. This gorgeous game developed by Nomada Studio held my attention for the duration…

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Where Shadows Slumber Review – Colorful Cliffs & Dark Depths

Where Shadows Slumber is a game that I’ve been following for some time. I first saw a tiny poster with intriguing art at a Playcrafting event and got to talking with…

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Jalopy Review – A Communist Clunker

The fall of the Soviet Union resulted in Europe’s balance of power changing rapidly over several years. Moreover, it brought many countries their first taste of capitalism in one or…

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Surviving Mars Review – Dome On The Range

I like games that let me build stuff and I like sci-fi. Mash both of those together and you’ll immediately capture my attention (and probably an uncomfortable amount of my…

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Subnautica Review – Serviceable Survival

Gamers are spoiled for choice in the Survival genre, although many of the games are quite similar in a lot of ways. If you like crafting guns from raw metal…

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Seven: The Days Long Gone Review – Frustration is Here to Stay

Seven: The Days Long Gone is game that I had a lot of hopes for. The development team at Fool’s Theory is made of AAA industry veterans from CD Projekt…

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Mushroom Wars 2 Review – Mushroomy Mayhem

A few weeks ago I previewed Zillion Whales’ Mushroom Wars 2 at Play NYC 2017. I sat down with the developers and played a couple of rounds of the game using…

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Ghosts of Miami Review – Case Closed

My parents were prolific readers, and among their collection of books was a large library of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. I read these detective stories voraciously, and I’ve loved a…

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Absolver Review – To Know Your Enemy … And Yourself

When you go into a fighting game, you expect your character to have a predefined list of moves. It’s just a matter of taking time to memorize them and making…

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Songbringer Review – Shirtless Odyssey

When one-man developer Wizard Fu (otherwise known as Nathanael Weiss) brought Songbringer to Kickstarter in 2015, it was with the aim of creating a modern twist on classic 16-bit era…