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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.
What Happened – Important message, weak execution – Review
What Happened, a psychological horror game from developer Genius Slackers, touches upon a topic that I feel needs more exposure – it tells the story of a disturbed high school student, Stiles, as he struggles with severe depression and anxiety, highlighting his unstable mental health through a series of a surreal, symbolic experiences.
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Promising Indie Game Releases – August 2021 – Nostalgic RPGs, Slavic myths and rotating worldsGare – Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:18 PM

Promising Indie Game Releases – August 2021 – Nostalgic RPGs, Slavic myths and rotating worldsWelcome to GTOGG’s August 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.

Manipulate the world around you in puzzle-adventure game Tetragon, launching August 12Gare – Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:35 PM

Manipulate the world around you in puzzle-adventure game Tetragon, launching August 12Set in a mysterious, magical world, the game stars Lucios, a humble lumberjack who gains the ability to manipulate the forces of gravity and rotate the world around him – which, as you would expect, lends itself quite nicely to all sorts of creatively designed puzzles where you’ll have to shift, turn and rotate your way to victory.

Slavic card-based RPG Black Book gets August 10 release dateGare – Monday, July 26, 2021 3:51 PM

Slavic card-based RPG Black Book gets August 10 release dateThe game, which takes heavy inspiration from Slavic legends and folklore, stars a young sorceress by the name of Vasilisa on a supernatural quest to resurrect her beloved by tapping into the forbidden power of the titular Black Book.

Horror-themed FPS Kingdom of the Dead is like a comic book come to lifeGare – Monday, July 5, 2021 1:54 PM

Horror-themed FPS Kingdom of the Dead is like a comic book come to lifeTaking place across various locations on the East Coast of the US, players will have to face a literal army from hell as they try to close off the Gates of Death in order to put an end to an encroaching nightmare.

Roguelite action-RPG Dreamscaper is leaving Early Access this AugustGare – Monday, July 5, 2021 1:31 PM

Roguelite action-RPG Dreamscaper is leaving Early Access this AugustControlling a young woman called Cassidy, players will have to traverse the various dreamscapes of her subconscious every night and fight off her inner demons using a host of reality-bending lucid powers.

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.

The Magnificent Trufflepigs Review – Not as magnificent as you’d expectGare – Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:28 PM

The Magnificent Trufflepigs Review – Not as magnificent as you’d expectThe Magnificent Trufflepigs, a narrative adventure game from developer Thunkd, starts off with an innocent enough premise – a friend asks you to help find a buried earring of great sentimental value, so you travel down to the English countryside with metal detector in hand, and get to… well, metal-detecting.

Of Bird and Cage Review – A comedy of errorsGare – Friday, June 11, 2021 5:51 PM

Of Bird and Cage Review – A comedy of errorsWhen the idea of a 2-hour-long metal album being presented as a semi-interactive video game was first brought up to me, I found it somewhat intriguing. I mean, on a conceptual level, it sounded great.

Strangeland Review – A lacking narrative wrapped in gorgeous visualsGare – Monday, June 7, 2021 5:01 PM

Strangeland Review – A lacking narrative wrapped in gorgeous visualsStrangeland is the latest point & click adventure game from Wormwood Studios, the creators of 2012’s Primordia – starring a disturbed man forced to perpetually witness the death of a woman she loves, the game sends players to the twisted, otherworldly carnival of the titular Strangeland, where they must find some much-needed answers to all the big WH questions you can imagine.