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News: CrossCode

Out Today on PS4, Switch and Xbox One – Available digitally – Physical version Pre-Orders: ININ Games Acclaimed PC action RPG CrossCode arrives on consoles today amid a flurry of phenomenal review scores. God is a Geek rated it 10/10 – and Metro have (perhaps prematurely) proclaimed CrossCode the RPG of the Year in their review. It’s a phenomenal achievement […]

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Weekly Round-Up

Just as yesterday was the first time in a long time that I’ve looked at my recent Game Pass Adventures, I’ve not done a round up of my articles for quite a while either. It’s always useful for me to take a look back at what I’ve covered too, because I seem to be able to cover quite a bit […]

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Kickstarter: Neko Ghost, Jump!

I’ve always had a soft spot for cutesy 2D platformers, having grown up playing them in the 80s and 90s – and, mostly thanks to indie developers, they seem to be just as popular as ever today. The 3D platformer has been undergoing a bit of a resurgence recently too, with games such as Yooka-Laylee, not to mention the remastered […]

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Review: OddyTree

Surreal, deliberately difficult to control physics games have grown in popularity over the last few years. Games such as Octodad: Dadliest Catch – in which an octopus disguised as a human has to ensure his true cephalopod nature is hidden from the world – and I Am Bread – where you play as a slice of wayward bread on its […]

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First Impressions: Coffee Talk

Though I’ve played a few hours of Coffee Talk at this stage, it’s still too early to give a proper review of it. However, I’ve been dying to write about it ever since I started playing. It’s a wonderfully unique concept; essentially a visual novel in which you play as a night time barista in a coffee shop, Coffee Talk […]

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Review: Pack Master

Available on: Switch, Android & iOS – Version Played: Switch – Price (Switch): £4.49/$4.99 – Published by: Forever Entertainment Tapping into the same oddly therapeutic arranging of objects as games such as Tetris – albeit in a far less abstract sense – Pack Master sees you trying to pack all of your stuff into increasingly oddly shaped and cramped suitcases. […]

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Preview: City Eye

Though Ultimate Games S.A. have been releasing lots of simulator games – from across the tonal spectrum, ranging from outrageously daft to serious recreations of actual, real world activities – they’ve just announced the release of a city surveillancesimulator on the PC which looks very different to any they’ve previously published. We live in a vastly monitored world, our movements […]

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Review: Shutter Stroll

Available now on itch.io – Price: $5 – By: Jannik Boysen The term ‘walking simulator’ is often used disparagingly; intended to mock experiences which aren’t combat or heavily dramatic in terms of their gameplay or story. Yet some of the most wonderful, affecting and even relaxing experiences I’ve had with games in recent years are from titles that could be […]

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Review: Flufftopia

Available for PC via itch.io – Price: $1.50 – By: SmokeSomeFrogs I hate gatekeeping. People telling others that what they’re doing isn’t right based on some imaginary, arbitrary rules that […]

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Review: Sewer Rave

Available on itch.io Is it ok to post a review if you’ve played a game for ages and still don’t know what you’re doing? Is it ok to write a review if you’ve spent a decent amount of time on a game and you don’t even know what’s going on? I pondered these questions – and others – after sinking […]

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Review: Doodle Date

Available for: Windows – Buy: Steam or itch.io – By: Nick Lives (Steam & itch.io) When I first checked out Doodle Date, I thought it looked like a light-hearted, creative little spin on the dating sims that seem so prevalent these days. Whimsical illustrations accompany the screenshots and trailer – and even though my artwork is nowhere up to the […]

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Review: Masky

Available Now on: Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Switch, Windows – Version Played: Switch – Price: $4.99/£4.49 – Published by: Forever Entertainment There’s an incredible variety of indie games available on the Switch – and the fact that they can be played either on the TV or in portable mode means that there’s room for all kinds of titles, big or […]

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Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality

This week has seen an awful lot of tension and anger brought to the surface worldwide. For those of us unable to protest and/or offer support in person, there are other ways we can help. One way in particular that I wanted to highlight is that of indie game hub itch.io, who’ve put together a bundle of more than 700 […]

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Review: Fidel Dungeon Rescue

Available on Steam, itch.io – also Mac and iOS Though I’ve covered big budget blockbuster titles here a number of times, I find smaller, more inventive and unusual indie titles to be far more interesting to cover. Fidel Dungeon Rescue is a game that deserves an awful lot more recognition than it currently has. A cute little roguelike in which […]

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Gaming Successes in Lockdown

As has been the case with the last several weeks, I’ve had an awful lot of time to play games over the last seven days, given that I’ve been furloughed and have remained at home (no need to test my eyesight by driving to a castle for me!). That’s going to change as of tomorrow – with me back to […]