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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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Lovecraftian horror adventure game The Alien Cube is out nowGare – Friday, October 15, 2021 2:37 PM

Lovecraftian horror adventure game The Alien Cube is out nowAlessandro Guzzo’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired survival horror, The Alien Cube, is out now on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, if you’re in the mood for some cosmic shenanigans this Halloween.

Sacrifices have to be made – Inscryption is a creepy card battler, launching October 19Gare – Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:50 PM

Sacrifices have to be made – Inscryption is a creepy card battler, launching October 19A card game with a wonderfully disturbing twist, Inscryption has you sacrifice your own cards in order to summon others, but as you’ll soon find out, it’s not the only sacrifice you’ll have to make.

Dark fantasy strategy game Age of Darkness: Final Stand takes the fight to Early AccessGare – Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:08 PM

Dark fantasy strategy game Age of Darkness: Final Stand takes the fight to Early AccessA base-building strategy game taking place in a world where mankind fights a desperate battle against a literal horde of darkness, the project boasts technology capable of rendering over 70,000 enemies on screen.

Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut invites you on a 90s detective adventure, launches this OctoberGare – Friday, October 8, 2021 3:00 PM

Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut invites you on a 90s detective adventure, launches this OctoberThe game stars the titular Kathy Rain, a young journalist major who returns to her hometown in order to investigate the mysterious death of her grandfather, and eventually finds herself caught up in more than she had bargained for.

Snap pictures of grumpy ghosts in Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water’s latest trailerGare – Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:25 PM

Snap pictures of grumpy ghosts in Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water’s latest trailerIn preparation of the launch, KOEI TECMO have released a new trailer to give would-be ghost hunters a brief glimpse at the various game mechanics and paranormal phenomena they’re expected to encounter throughout the adventure.

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.

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...