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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.
Hellpoint – In the darkness of space, there is only Dark Souls – Review
If you only know one thing about developer Cradle Games’ sci-fi action-RPG Hellpoint, it’s probably that it’s essentially Dark Souls in space. And honestly, I can’t even argue with that.
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Indie Madness at E3 2021 – Here are our favorite indie games from the showGare – Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:43 PM

Indie Madness at E3 2021 – Here are our favorite indie games from the showSummer’s here! June is here! E3’s here! It’s time for some of the game industry’s top players to reveal some of their biggest games, which is all fine and good… but around these parts, we have a special love for indie darlings, and as such, we felt the need to take a look at some of most fascinating, interesting and promising indie titles at this year’s E3.

Slay monsters in slow-mo in Max Payne-inspired action game El Paso, ElsewhereGare – Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:39 PM

Slay monsters in slow-mo in Max Payne-inspired action game El Paso, ElsewhereFeaturing all the slow-motion gun fights you could ever want in your life, the game places you in the role of a determined man who must go up against the forces of darkness – werewolves, vampires, and various other assorted nasties.

Lovecraftian action-RPG Elderand announcedGare – Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:11 PM

Lovecraftian action-RPG Elderand announcedDescribed by the team as “a love letter to Castlevania with modern elements,” Elderand places its focus on brutal, skill-based combat that punishes mistakes, all the while sending players on a journey that will see them explore dark, accursed lands and uncover all sorts of buried treasure.

Metal-detecting narrative adventure game The Magnificent Trufflepigs launches June 3Gare – Monday, May 31, 2021 5:19 PM

Metal-detecting narrative adventure game The Magnificent Trufflepigs launches June 3According to the basic premise of the story, you travel to a calm and quiet village in the English countryside in order to help a woman named Beth find a lost earring that probably lies buried somewhere beneath a local farm.

Unleash your elemental powers in retro-style 2D platformer Berserk Boy, launching in 2022Gare – Monday, May 31, 2021 2:03 PM

Unleash your elemental powers in retro-style 2D platformer Berserk Boy, launching in 2022Taking place in the distant future, the game begins as the evil, maddened Dr. Genos wages war on planet Earth.

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.

Promising Indie Game Releases – June 2021 – Supernatural rain, a raccoon detective and a mighty gooseGare – Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:04 PM

Promising Indie Game Releases – June 2021 – Supernatural rain, a raccoon detective and a mighty gooseWelcome to GTOGG’s June 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.

Mind Scanners Review – An Orwellian collection of minigamesGare – Friday, May 21, 2021 5:03 PM

Mind Scanners Review – An Orwellian collection of minigamesA dystopian setting is hardly anything new in gaming circles – from cyberpunk-inspired visions of the future to hopelessly apocalyptic timelines, we’ve seen plenty of examples of how disastrously the history of mankind can potentially unfold.