Puzzle Platformer Genre Game Reviews

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Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy Review - Machine Tooled

It's a little difficult to write a Trine 5 review without essentially rehashing reviews of the previous games. In other words, Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is very much not looking to rock its…

August 29, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Tiny Thor Review

Before Thor was a hulking monster calling thunder down from the skies to smite his foes, what do you think he got up to? Thanks to Tiny Thor, a new puzzle-platformer from the folks at Asylum Square,…

June 13, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Planet Of Lana Review

There are two kinds of people in this world. Okay, there are more than two, but humor me. There are those who order something new every time they go to a restaurant, constantly seeking new thrills…

May 22, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

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Moss: Book II Review

The initial 2018 launch of Moss (Book I) was an interesting time for PSVR in particular. After it and Team Asobi's Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, I’d argue the platform's greater potential became more…

August 1, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Of Bird and Cage Review

[Reviewer's Note: I have to dive into SPOILERS to critique major issues with this story. Read at your own discretion.] It's not fun to denigrate indie titles with unique ambitions in mind. After all…

July 23, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Silt Review

Silt (noun): "fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment, especially in a channel or harbor." Freshmen developer Spiral Circus landed on a perfectly-…

June 23, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Lilas Sky Ark Review

Lila's Sky Ark Review

Ever since humans looked up at the sky and wished they could fly, they've wondered what it would be like to live among the clouds. Although current science tells us that this is impossible, that…

April 21, 2022 | 12:05 EDT

Time Loader's starring robot travels into the past in the game's key art.

Time Loader Review

Every video game is someone's first. For people of an older generation, they started alongside the hobby with the first steps of Mario, Link, and Pikachu. While not every game can be an absolute…

March 10, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan Review

The world can be an intimidating and scary place, but having friends and family can give you the strength to make your way through it. Bonding with people is not always easy and is filled with ups…

October 5, 2021 | 03:00 EDT

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Review

Sometimes, a series will stay really niche even if it deserves to be more popular. That’s why no one will listen to me when I preach the gospel of Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg anymore. It’s sort…

September 29, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Toodee and Topdee Review

Sometimes all you need is a different perspective to see the solution right in front of your face. This is the central idea behind Toodee and Topdee by dietzribi. The world of gaming uses a lot of…

August 3, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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PHOGS! Review

How often can you say that you bit the moon, dragged it along with you, and chucked it toward a guitar-playing cricket in exchange for a bone? Never. You never get to say that, except when you’re…

December 2, 2020 | 01:00 EST

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Evan's Remains Review

There's a great level of satisfaction in sinking your teeth into a gargantuan game. Knowing that you've put 100+ hours into it and that you've barely made a dent on the side quests and stories. These…

June 15, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

INMOST Apple Arcade review


Every few months a mobile game comes along that makes me say “I can't believe this is on a phone”. While most of those titles involve slightly better FPS controls or is just a decently ported console…

November 22, 2019 | 11:00 EST

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Team Indie Review - The House of Pain

Infinite lives are a Catch-22 of design for platform games.  If the designer gives the player infinite lives, then the designer has the freedom to be creative in level design to the point of being…

November 11, 2014 | 01:00 EST

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Chariot Review - Learn to Love Getting Lost

Frima Studios describe Chariot as a "couch cooperative platformer. Recently released for Xbox One, PS4, Wii U as well as PC, it is a fun little platformer to kill a few minutes with. The design is…

October 15, 2014 | 01:00 EDT