The Forbidden Arts

The Forbidden Arts Review

"Is it difficult to make a video game?" This is the question that many fans of this medium are asking themselves, who, driven by an increasingly saturated indie market, want...

Gris Review

Gris Review

There aren’t a lot of games that really get to me on an emotional level.  Some games try to do it so obviously that, even when it’s well crafted, it...

Pawarumi Review

Pawarumi Review

Pawarumi, an old school 80s, and 90s style shoot'em up that recalls the great classics of the past, winking a little to the immortal Ikaruga, proposing at the same time more...

My Friend Pedro Review

My Friend Pedro Review

I’m starting to think that whoever decides what games Devolver Digital will publish is just really into weird short games.  My Friend Pedro falls right in line with the structure...

Crashbots Review

Crashbots Review

Sometimes it feels like developers are trying to do too many things to build a unique game.  The games that stand out these days, especially in the indie world, are...

Katana ZERO Review

Katana ZERO Review

Indie games tend to lean heavily between gameplay and story.  Usually one is definitively the lead foot and the other is less of a focus for the developers.  Once in...

RICO Review

RICO Review

The launch trailer for Rico made it look like at least a somewhat interactive crime drama wherein the bulk of the gameplay would center on kicking in doors and shooting...

Ape Out Review

Ape Out Review

I’ve often said I’m a fan of short games.  Especially if they are unique, but would obviously wear out their interesting style if they stuck around too long.  Sometimes though,...

Wargroove Review

Wargroove Review

Advance Wars was one of the few handheld based strategy series ever developed. It excelled at being simple and easy to pick up, but had a difficulty curve that meant...

Little Dragons Café Review

Little Dragons Café Review

Little Dragons Café is about (as the title sorta suggests) running a cafe while feeding and looking after a dragon. It’s a game where you manage your resources, including collecting ingredients...

Disgaea 1 Complete Review

Disgaea 1 Complete Review

Picture this: You're 29 floors deep into a dungeon. Reaching the 30th floor is your only means of escape. Failing to leave a space open for Mr. Gency's Exit, an...

Hyakki Castle Review

Hyakki Castle Review

Hyakki Castle is a 3D grid-based dungeon crawler inspired by 1980's games such as Dungeon Master. Many players will no doubt recognize the style and design as it bears a...

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Review

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Review

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy fails as both a fighter and fan-service game. Its mechanical simplicity prevents it from engaging for extended sessions while the overwhelmingly limited character customization and...

Ice Cream Surfer Review

Ice Cream Surfer Review

French toast Men and children on floating tricycles A polar bear on a flaming soda can flying through the sky. These are some of Ice Cream Surfer's enemies.  This game's...

State of Mind Review

State of Mind Review

State of Mind makes quite an impression with its striking aesthetic. Low-poly character models set to realistic environments and modern rendering features creates a unique visual identity. While this combination...

Sonic Mania Plus Review

Sonic Mania Plus Review

The big-eyed spiky mammal with attitude has had an illustrious career. Sega had a hit on their hands with the original Sonic the Hedgehog twenty seven years ago. Fast forward...

The Lost Child Review

The Lost Child Review

The Lost Child is an interesting dungeon crawler that fails to capture what made El Shaddai special. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron set itself apart through obtuse art direction. Its...

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