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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.
More of our ventures
Become a three-armed space bounty hunter in They Always Run, releasing this OctoberGare – Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:49 PM

Become a three-armed space bounty hunter in They Always Run, releasing this OctoberPlay as Aidan, a three-armed mutant hell-bent on hunting down the biggest, meanest bounties the galaxy has to offer, and become a true daredevil who dodges, slices and leaps across the battlefield like someone out of a Matrix movie.

Deadly Premonition creator’s The Good Life gets October 15 release dateGare – Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:32 PM

Deadly Premonition creator’s The Good Life gets October 15 release dateBorn from the mind of SWERY, the Japanese game director most well-known for his work on Deadly Premonition, The Good Life stars Naomi Hayward, a New York reporter who travels to the tiny English town of Rainy Woods in order to expose all its secrets – and hopefully repay her ever-mounting debt.

Travel to a parallel dimension in Industria, a narrative FPS launching on September 30Gare – Friday, September 17, 2021 10:20 AM

Travel to a parallel dimension in Industria, a narrative FPS launching on September 30Taking place in 1989, shortly after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall, Industria chronicles the story of a scientist called Nora, who ends up journeying to a bizarre parallel dimension teeming with strange mechanical creatures.

Remedy officially announces Alan Wake remasterGare – Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:53 PM

Remedy officially announces Alan Wake remasterSam Lake, Creative Director of Remedy Entertainment, has officially announced that an Alan Wake remaster is indeed coming, and that it’s actually quite close to completion.

Lovecraftian horror-adventure game Necropolis Suite announcedGare – Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:24 PM

Lovecraftian horror-adventure game Necropolis Suite announcedTaking place in Whitechapel during the year 1886, the game stars a detective by the name of JP Chambers who is forced to investigate the mansion of the maddened Frederick Ulaevan in order to discover the terrifying secrets that lurk within.

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.

Dreamscaper Review – A rose with thornsGare – Monday, September 6, 2021 4:26 PM

Dreamscaper Review – A rose with thornsI think it’s safe to say that even the best video games have things people don’t like about them. Dreamscaper is no exception: tackling the concept of (literally) fighting your inner demons, the game presents this wholly interesting setup in the framework of the classic roguelike dungeon crawler, which, I feel, ends up becoming more of a yoke than anything.

Almost My Floor Review – *cocks gun* Apartment’s hauntedGare – Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:35 PM

Almost My Floor Review – *cocks gun* Apartment’s hauntedFrom time to time, I run into a game that makes me question if I’m getting too old for this. Have I become out of touch? Am I missing something crucial that others can most definitely see? Can I no longer appreciate the honest efforts of game developers? And so on – you get the idea...

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Review – The Souls of VaniaGare – Thursday, July 8, 2021 1:04 PM

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Review – The Souls of Vania“Soulslike” and “Metroidvania” are probably among some of the most commonly used terms in the game industry these days, and that’s no coincidence, as both the Dark Souls and Castlevania/Metroid franchises have established templates and patterns that numerous other titles have come to incorporate into their DNAs with varying levels of success.

Merlin and the parallel worlds – The Hand of Merlin – ReviewDracolich – Friday, June 25, 2021 10:45 PM

Merlin and the parallel worlds – The Hand of Merlin – ReviewThe 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.