Dustbiters offers a surprising amount of depth and strategy in a small package

After more than a year of this pandemic, I’ve gained a special appreciation for the smaller-scale board and card games, especially those games that can be played just by two individuals. Being able to sit down and in the course…

Boss Rush Souls-like Eldest Souls Shakes Up the Subgenre

A souls-like feels like a dime a dozen in 2021. Since 2011, the industry has been making games with deliberate, stamina-based combat with stern difficulty and vague lore elements in every form it can come in. Hearing that yet another…

30XX Impressions – Jump’n and Shoot’n Still Feels Great In This Roguelike Sequal!

Battery Staple games were released 20XX back in 2014. This game took the historic gameplay of Capcom’s legendary Mega Man X franchise and infused it with the rogue-like genre’s essence. The result was an incredibly fun action platformer roguelike that…

Werewolf: the Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest Demo Impressions

Deep in the woods lying hidden are the secrets of your family’s past that you must discover in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest, an upcoming visual novel adventure RPG from developers Different Tales. I had the chance…

Ooblets Impressions – Vibing with Lil Plant Babies

Ooblets opens with a very familiar concept: you play as a character who is tired of their old life and moves to the island of Oob in hopes to start a new one in Badgetown. It establishes itself within minutes..…

Spin Rhythm XD Early Access Preview

Spin Rhythm XD is a neat rhythm game currently out on early access, and Editor Jurge Cruz has been spending some time with it! It has music from artists such as Lena Raine, Maxo, 2 Mellow, and more! Game provided…

Skate Story and Session Capture the Essence of Skating

As someone who grew up in the culture of skateboarding, I have always tried to find a game which really captured what it meant to skate. Skate captures the essence of popping tricks. The Tony Hawk games captured cruising around…

Greak: Memories of Azur Preview Discussion – Pax East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for Pax East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

Genshin Impact Preview Discussion – PAX East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for PAX East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

Shovel Knight Dig Preview Discussion – PAX East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for PAX East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

World of Horror Preview

World of Horror is an adventure-horror game with a presentation inspired by the works of Junji Ito that I was able to play an early build of. Listen to my preview of the game on the Irrational Passions Presents feed!…

Lost Along the Way: Get to the Orange Door Preview

A hauntingly memorable game for Alex from PAX East.