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Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Early Access Review – A shallow imitation
Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and games that evoke the spirit of much-revered classics are often met with unfettered optimism – and so it happened that I took one quick look at Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness, a game heavily inspired by CRPG darling (and personal favorite) Baldur’s Gate, and decided I would have to try it.
Merlin and the parallel worlds – The Hand of Merlin – Review
The Hand of Merlin’s narrative takes place in medieval times, in the corrupted lands of Albion, and your mission is to guide a party of three adventurers all the way to Jerusalem in order to prevent the coming apocalypse. Alas, I stubbornly insisted on sticking to the rather challenging Normal difficulty mode, which resulted in more deaths and failures than I care to admit.
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Review – Reds and blues, ups and downs
At its core, DWL is a 2D action-platformer that falls squarely into the “metroidvania” category of video games. There’s a large, twisty labyrinth to explore with visually diverse aesthetics and some genuinely gorgeous pixel art, a bunch of different creepy-crawly monsters to hunt down...
Steam Game Festival 2021 February – These are the indie game demos we tried
Naturally, we browsed and browsed until there was nowhere left to browse, and tried our hands at some of the more interesting-looking titles on offer – some of them proved to be just as pleasant as they seemed, while others were… well, disappointing, to say the least. But hey, such is life, you know? Box of chocolates and all that jazz.
Amnesia: Rebirth – A dark, but less memorable descent – Review
Amnesia: Rebirth starts not entirely unlike its predecessor, although the circumstances surrounding it are quite different. Our protagonist, one Anastasie "Tasi" Trianon, suffers a catastrophic plane crash in the middle of the Algerian desert and wakes up in the wreckage realizing that the rest of the crew is nowhere to be found – what’s more, she also has trouble remembering exactly what happened to them.
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Syberia: The World Before has been delayed to early 2022Gare – Monday, December 6, 2021 6:37 PM

Syberia: The World Before has been delayed to early 2022Syberia: The World Before, serving as the fourth installment in Microids’ cult-classic point & click adventure game series, is getting delayed to next year.

Adventure game/beat’em up hybrid Brok the InvestiGator gets a new trailerGare – Monday, December 6, 2021 5:42 PM

Adventure game/beat’em up hybrid Brok the InvestiGator gets a new trailerTaking place in a “light cyberpunk” world where some animals live under a protective dome while others are forced to fend for themselves in the heavily air polluted outer zones, the game stars Brok, a private detective and former boxer who solves problems with his fists and wits alike.

Ghostrunner’s DLC expansion, Project_Hel, will be launching on January 27Gare – Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:54 PM

Ghostrunner’s DLC expansion, Project_Hel, will be launching on January 27The expansion will allow you to take on the role of Hel, one of the boss characters from the original Ghostrunner, as she descends the Dharma Tower to embark on a journey of her own.

Promising Indie Game Releases – December 2021 – Giant robots, cartoon violence and a bit of relaxationGare – Tuesday, November 30, 2021 5:05 PM

Promising Indie Game Releases – December 2021 – Giant robots, cartoon violence and a bit of relaxationWelcome to GTOGG’s December 2021 edition of Promising Indie Game Releases, where we highlight indie and non-mainstream titles that we believe deserve your attention – in other words, “look at all this potentially cool stuff you might’ve missed otherwise”. That would’ve been too long for a title, though.

Gorgeous 2.5D action-adventure ITORAH gets Spring 2022 release dateGare – Friday, November 26, 2021 3:24 PM

Gorgeous 2.5D action-adventure ITORAH gets Spring 2022 release dateVisually inspired by Central and South American landscapes, the game has you step into the role of young Itorah as she explores a world where mankind has seemingly vanished – save for her.

Bright Memory: Infinite Review – Too fast, decently furiousGare – Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:06 PM

Bright Memory: Infinite Review – Too fast, decently furiousBright Memory is a name that may ring a few bells in your mind – you might’ve even played it. But then how come it’s only just now coming out? ? Well, allow me to untangle the mystery real quick: you see, there was Bright Memory, a fast-paced and graphically impressive FPS developed by a single person. It released a couple of years back, and is now back with a bigger, better, and longer version.

War Mongrels Review – Deeply unpolished, but still entertainingGare – Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:26 PM

War Mongrels Review – Deeply unpolished, but still entertainingFor those who grew up with games like Desperados or the Commandos franchise, War Mongrels requires no introduction. At its core, it’s essentially a stealth game with splashes of action here and there; you control a small team of freedom fighters from a top-down perspective, and use their unique abilities to strike back against the Nazi regime.

INDUSTRIA Review – An all-too-brief tale of wasted potentialGare – Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:13 PM

INDUSTRIA Review – An all-too-brief tale of wasted potentialI’m of the belief that a strong beginning is not necessarily a sure-fire recipe for success, and an idea that sounds great on paper doesn’t always translate into a fantastic interactive experience. I say this primarily because I’m here today to talk about a game called Industria...

Rogue Spirit Early Access Impressions – A lifeless, repetitive slogGare – Friday, September 24, 2021 4:59 PM

Rogue Spirit Early Access Impressions – A lifeless, repetitive slogAppearances can be deceiving, and I believe we have all been in a situation where a game looked amazing on screenshots and even the trailer seemed convincing enough… and then we actually played the thing. That’s when the mask falls off.

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Early Access Review – A shallow imitationGare – Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:00 PM

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Early Access Review – A shallow imitationNostalgia is a powerful thing, and games that evoke the spirit of much-revered classics are often met with unfettered optimism – and so it happened that I took one quick look at Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness, a game heavily inspired by CRPG darling (and personal favorite) Baldur’s Gate, and decided I would have to try it.