Stay Review

Stay by developer Appnormals is a complicated and at times messy experience. A truly haunting, cerebral, and taut, tensely realized story in the vain of the early 2000’s film Phonebooth it is a endlessly gripping title with a protagonist in…

Trailblazers Review

I’ve always found myself attracted to the racing game genre by the entries that attempt something different than the popular simulation racer, games like Bizarre Creations’ Blur, Black Rock Studio’s Split/Second, and Criterion Software’s Burnout series of games. These games…

The Shrouded Isle Review

As my fellow neighbor Zoya Efferson cracked a whip upon the back of those unfaithful to the black god Chernobog, I as a player had a slight moment of reflection and realization. It dawned on me that I had a…

Super Meat Boy Forever Preview: Hello Old Friend.

The whirl of the blades whip past as you race further towards your destruction. Sliding, running, leaping, and tumbling your way toward the end, whether that be your own short but extraordinary life or a successful completion of the level…

Windscape Preview

I got the chance to meet up with Gregor Ebert from Headup Games, a small and independent game publisher and developer from Germany at PAX East. What’s cool is how they are working with exceptionally small teams, sometimes even just…

The Messenger Preview: Blown Away Gaiden

Walking away from The Messenger, I am left genuinely and thoroughly shaken. Not in an uncomfortable way, in a way that leaves me chomping at the bit to spend more time with this game. No demo before has left me…

Faeland Preview

Humanity has kept their peace with other warring regions by forging peace treaties and keeping the dark forces at bay. However, a new and mysterious force is threatening the safety of everyone and everything in the world. This is the…

Tunic Preview: A Colorful, Mysterious Adventure

Published by Finji and developed by Diecy, Tunic is a bright action-adventure game with Zelda-like motifs that I was really excited to finally get hands on time with at Pax East 2018. Visually, Tunic has a glow to it. Its colors…

The Gardens Between: Preview

Reminiscing about past memories can be a strange feeling, certain things can stand out and scare you. Or they can bring up happy memories, but some of those instances can be surreal to imagine.  Being in control of these memories…

Overland Preview: Exciting Survival

The realm of turn based strategy and survival games are completely foreign to me. From afar, they’ve always looked too complex and intimidating. There have been times when the look or swagger of a game in the category grabbed me,…

Shovel Knight: King of Cards Preview

Losing the only thing you know is devastating and can upset your world, making you question the place you held. This is the premise in the next add-on for Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight. You play as King Knight, the…

Place & Purpose: Celeste

Welcome to Place and Purpose. I plan to dive into the environments of certain games and the emotion that they evoke from the player. This is something I have wanted to do for some time, and I’m happy that it…