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Music Games 2021 Part Two: Of bird and cage

Compared to The Longest Road on Earth, Of bird and cage (OBAC) seems to be a completely different proposition; where TLROE is immediately recognizable as indie, OBAC is AA through and through. Graphics that look good from afar and terrible up-close? Check. An assortment of gameplay and narrative ideas that show great ambition yet deliver […]

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Music games 2021: The Longest Road on Earth and Of bird and cage.

Part One: The Longest Road on Earth For the longest time, music as a primary feature in a video game came in the form of rhythm mechanics or critics praising the soundtrack of a particular game and citing it as a highlight of their time with a game. As time passed, musicians became more interested […]

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Boyfriend Dungeon content warning discussion and game review

Some mild spoilers regarding the story and content some have thought should have been warned beforehand. If you want to go in blind, the review is spoiler-free and starts from the 3rd paragraph. Kitfox games, developers of Boyfriend Dungeon, have been one of those indie studios that I have a real fondness of their games, […]

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Twelve Minutes Spoiler Discussion

Complete Story spoilers, if you want to avoid them check out my spoiler-free review. If you’ve read my review for 12 Minutes, you’d understand that I have mixed feelings on the game; on the one hand, it is an interesting, thought-provoking, kind-of-unique game with great moments and ideas; on the other, it suffers from a […]

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Twelve Minutes Review

I remember saying for Twelve Minutes for the first time back in 2015 when Giant Bomb released an early demo video with the game creator Luis Antonio; I, like most people, was super intrigued and wanted to see more. Fast forward four years and the game has resurfaced with Annapurna Interactive set to publish; skip […]

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A couple of short game reviews: Fire Tonight & Golf Club: Wasteland

As I try to finish up with some longer projects and, due to some other circumstances, I ended up playing a couple of short games that I have a few thoughts on that add up to a full article.Up first is Fire Tonight, which is a game that caught my attention during the last Wholesome […]

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The Ascent review

As far as next generation console launches go, the ninth generation has been comparatively slow with only a few “next-gen” experiences released thus far. Being someone who got in from day one, you’d think that I would be disappointed by how slowly the justification comes for that price, however you’d be mistaken. Even with the […]

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Pokemon Unite impressions

Pokemon Unite is a free-to-play MOBA take in the Pokemon franchise, developed and published by Tencent. The obvious prediction there would be that the game would be a monetization nightmare and, surprising absolutely no one, it is! But, after a couple of weeks with it and more than a handful of hours spent, I was […]

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Last stop review

Variable State’s debut title, Virginia, was an impressive and memorable experience; from the wordless narrative (it was the indie craze of 2016) to the orchestral soundtrack, it seemed like any other narrative-driven walking sim from a well-funded studio, but looks can be deceptive. Virginia compels with its wordless story and genuinely creates mystique and intrigue, […]

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Death’s Door review

You know that feeling you get when a game turns out exactly as you’d hoped when you first saw it? Take for example Death’s Door: Made from Acid Nerve, creators of Titan Souls, Death’s Door looks like an action-adventure, Zelda-inspired game with a gothic, low-poly look, visually-impressive boss fights and tight gameplay, with some puzzle […]