The most recent run based games I’ve played: West of Dead and Bloodroots

One of the things I enjoy most about entertainment in general, is how “genre pieces” can be so different from each other even by working/adhering to the same conventions as each other; take run-based games for instance. There are the obvious rogue-lites and rogue-likes, but beyond those there are score-based games, MetroidVania inspired games –Continue reading “The most recent run based games I’ve played: West of Dead and Bloodroots”

End of the year catch up: Neversong and Coffee talk

Tis the time of the season where lists are being made, arguments are had, and I look at my backlog and say “why haven’t I played that yet?!” Two relatively short experience that I was able to knock out fairly quickly from that list were Neversong and Coffee talk, which are two indie games fromContinue reading “End of the year catch up: Neversong and Coffee talk”

The 1 to 5 on games: The Last Campfire

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrantContinue reading “The 1 to 5 on games: The Last Campfire”

Casual games part 2: Inbento and Murder by Numbers

One of my favorite genres of games is the casual puzzle variety and I’ve played two such games recently on the Nintendo Switch, which I would like to discuss. The first one is Inbento developed by 7levels, creators of Golf Peaks – a game I really liked about using specific moves to move a ballContinue reading “Casual games part 2: Inbento and Murder by Numbers”

Casual games part 1: Wattam and Tangle Tower

To a lot of people casual games are something to be mocked or a bad use of the medium to appeal to the common denominator; in a lot of cases, that is something that happens in order to lure people into an exploitative system that hooks them on a simple and addictive loop, so thatContinue reading “Casual games part 1: Wattam and Tangle Tower”

Games of 2019 in 2020: Children of Morta and Gato Roboto

Let’s start with Gato Roboto, because this is the simplest to talk about from the two; it’s a metroidvania, action-platformer, about a cat that controls a robot. That sold me instantly and thankfully the game backs the expectations it sets up with that tagline; from the start, the two features that will stay with youContinue reading “Games of 2019 in 2020: Children of Morta and Gato Roboto”