Review
Blood West Review – A satisfyingly challenging stealth FPS dripping in style and atmosphereGare – Sunday, December 10, 2023 11:18 PM

Blood West Review – A satisfyingly challenging stealth FPS dripping in style and atmosphereWhen I first laid eyes upon developer Hyperstrange’s retro-style FPS Blood West, I thought it’d be another “boomer shooter” type of game, with endless waves of enemies, non-stop action and gameplay reminiscent of old classics like Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior.

DreadHaunt – Early Access Impressions – A promising idea that could still use some workGare – Monday, November 13, 2023 10:17 AM

DreadHaunt – Early Access Impressions – A promising idea that could still use some workDigital Happiness is an indie developer that fans of Indonesian horror will no doubt be familiar with as the team behind the Fatal Frame-inspired DreadOut series.

Vengeance of Mr. Peppermint Review – Revenge is a dish best served... with repetition?Gare – Tuesday, November 7, 2023 5:28 PM

Vengeance of Mr. Peppermint Review – Revenge is a dish best served... with repetition?If you’re into Korean cinema, chances are you’ve seen some of the classics, especially if they’re crime dramas centered around revenge and moral dilemmas – although there are multiple titles one could bring up, 2003’s Oldboy is probably one of the most well-known of the bunch.

Scene Investigators Review – I love being a detective even if I’m terrible at itGare – Tuesday, October 24, 2023 5:29 PM

Scene Investigators Review – I love being a detective even if I’m terrible at itHello, I’m the guy who loves looking at every last bookshelf and every little piece of paper in video games, and today, we’re talking about a game that specifically expects – even demands – that you inspect every last bookshelf and every little piece of paper in it so you can collect information to solve each case.

Fort Solis Review – Beautiful yet forgettableGare – Tuesday, August 22, 2023 8:00 PM

Fort Solis Review – Beautiful yet forgettableEveryone likes a good mystery. Especially when it takes place in a setting as fascinating as Mars, which is pretty much how Fort Solis sets its story up – you’re an engineer called Jack Leary, tasked with investigating the titular research facility of Fort Solis after receiving a mysterious distress signal, and getting no response from any of the crew members supposedly stationed at the base.

The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales Review – A real page-turner of a gameGare – Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:38 PM

The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales Review – A real page-turner of a gameThe Bookwalker: Thief of Tales was a game I immediately took interest in due to its intriguing premise – you’re the titular “bookwalker”, a man capable of literally diving into various novels in order to interact and interfere with their stories and characters, almost like he was a literary version of the protagonist from Inception.

Amnesia: The Bunker Review – A great concept hindered by frustrating executionGare – Thursday, June 15, 2023 5:31 AM

Amnesia: The Bunker Review – A great concept hindered by frustrating executionAs a fan of horror, whenever a new Amnesia game is announced, I can’t help but feel a certain jolt of excitement; we are, after all, talking about a series that revitalized the genre with its first installment all the way back in 2010, proving that horror can still very much be scary.

Ravenlok Review – Harmless and family-friendly, but lacking in depthGare – Thursday, May 4, 2023 5:03 AM

Ravenlok Review – Harmless and family-friendly, but lacking in depthRavenlok is a charming action-adventure game from developer Cococucumber and it’s about a young girl getting transported to a magical fantasy land, where she must take up sword and shield to stop a tyrannical queen because… she’s evil, I guess.

Rendezvous Review – A decent adventure with too much wasted potentialGare – Wednesday, April 12, 2023 5:10 PM

Rendezvous Review – A decent adventure with too much wasted potentialRendezvous is a cyberpunk adventure game with some mild action/stealth segments. Set in a futuristic Indonesia, it puts you in the role of a man named Setyo on a quest to find his missing sister in a dystopian world of greedy megacorps, seedy criminal organizations and bodily augmentations.

9 Years of Shadows Review – A solid and refreshing addition to the genreGare – Monday, March 27, 2023 3:30 PM

9 Years of Shadows Review – A solid and refreshing addition to the genreIt is a somewhat rare yet undoubtedly pleasant occasion whenever I play a game that sort of just… gets it. As in, it gets exactly what it needs to do in order to be a satisfying representation of its genre, ticking almost every single imaginary checkbox on the list of metroidvaniaism.