Review
Metamorphosis – Bugs just wanna have fun – ReviewGare – Monday, August 31, 2020 3:41 PM

Metamorphosis – Bugs just wanna have fun – ReviewFranz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, a tale about a man turning into a hideous insect in his own bedroom, is probably one of the most iconic and important literary works of the early 20th century – as such, it comes as no surprise to me that a video game would attempt to use it for inspiration.

What Happened – Important message, weak execution – ReviewGare – Friday, August 14, 2020 4:13 PM

What Happened – Important message, weak execution – ReviewWhat 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 – ReviewGare – Monday, August 10, 2020 3:54 PM

Hellpoint – In the darkness of space, there is only Dark Souls – ReviewIf 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.

WarriOrb – Are you ball enough for the challenge? – ReviewGare – Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:53 PM

WarriOrb – Are you ball enough for the challenge? – ReviewSo, first things first. WarriOrb is a platformer that has you take on the role of a demon trapped in an orb-like body – and indeed, this is no coincidence at all, as the game’s puzzles and multitude of challenging obstacle courses demand that you jump and hop around the place like a sentient, out-of-control basketball.

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth – Early Access ImpressionsGare – Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:00 PM

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth – Early Access ImpressionsTeam Ladybug’s project has, at long last, launched via Steam Early Access, affectionately mixing the setting and characters of the famed Lodoss War franchise with stylish Metroidvania action and gorgeous pixel art. Which sounds fantastic on paper, but how does it all work out in practice?

There Is No Tomorrow – First impressionsGare – Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:41 PM

There Is No Tomorrow – First impressionsImagine a game with plenty of potential and some decent ideas packed into it. Now imagine that this same game is also very much capable of driving me up the wall and making my brain boil like the soup I just left on the stove. Done? Good.

DreadOut 2 – Undercooked but fun – ReviewGare – Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:24 PM

DreadOut 2 – Undercooked but fun – ReviewMuch like the first installment, DreadOut 2 stars Indonesian teen Linda Melinda, a girl with a special affinity for the supernatural – and if you don’t remember what happened to her in the original game, don’t worry, the sequel has a special “The Story So Far”-type video to get you up to speed.

LUNA The Shadow Dust – More style than substance – ReviewGare – Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:01 AM

LUNA The Shadow Dust – More style than substance – ReviewYou almost immediately take control of two protagonists: a boy hoping to make it to the top of a massive tower, and an adorably rotund soccer ball of a cat that tags along for the ride and lends a helping paw whenever it’s necessary.

Tank Maniacs – a fast-paced party game with tanks – ReviewTormentor – Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:41 PM

Tank Maniacs – a fast-paced party game with tanks – ReviewIt’s not every day that one comes across a game developed by a Hungarian indie studio, so needless to say, I booted up Tank Maniacs with mixed excitement and anticipation.

Moons of Madness – “Mars sucks” – ReviewGare – Monday, October 28, 2019 9:33 PM

Moons of Madness – “Mars sucks” – ReviewThe overall premise of being stranded on a Mars base and having to tackle Lovecraftian horrors is nothing if not promising – it’s positively brimming with potential waiting to be tapped.