• Juiced! characters

    Juiced! review

    Juiced! is a nostalgia hit for those of us that remember the 90s. As soon as I started playing I was instantly hit with memories of playing Commander Keen and Duke Nukem (before 3D) as a kid. It really does feel like being thrown back to that time. Juiced! has your typical old school villain. Super obvious with minions to fulfil his villainous plans. In this case, he wants the eternal crystals so that he can take over the world. You know, the usual. Unfortunately, we broke the seal these crystals had been housed in and the villains minion, Bolton, captured them and took them to their evil lair, a…

  • Filbo on the hunt for Bugsnax

    Bugsnax review

    Everyone’s talkin’ ’bout Bugsnax. Seriously, it’s all anyone ever talks about on Snaktooth Island. They’re all a bit obsessed, and perhaps a tad addicted, with Bugsnax. So, what are Bugsnax, and why do we care? It all starts with intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig finding Snaktooth Island and learning of its unusual inhabitants. The Bugsnax are adorable little creatures that are extra tasty, with the side effect of turning your limbs into them when you eat them. The Grumpuses on the island don’t seem to mind though, in fact, they quite enjoy it and want to be loaded up with Bugsnax, until not much of their original form exists anymore. The…

  • The Festival of Light in YesterMorrow

    YesterMorrow review

    YesterMorrow is a gorgeous precision platformer that dabbles with time travel elements. Yui and her family are celebrating the Festival of Light when the shadows invade. Yui runs to alert the Grandmaster about what has happened at the village, but she falls into a deep hole and doesn’t reach him in time. Fast forward a few years and the world is bleak. The shadows have stolen the sun, and many people are missing. Yui learns she can travel between the past and present and can use this ability, along with the Everlight, to return light to the world and banish the shadows forever. When I first heard about YesterMorrow, it…

  • Carto finds her way into the desert

    Carto review

    Journey with Carto as she tries to find her way back to her granny in a world of moving landscapes. After a big storm, Carto fell out of her granny’s plane and landed, unscathed, in an unknown forest. Fortunately, map pieces are scattered over the world, so with the help of some friendly locals, hopefully, she can make her way back to her grandmother. Carto won’t be alone though, when she landed on the island she met Shianan. It’s Shianan’s 15th birthday, which means it’s time for her to ship off, literally, and start a new life. It is a coming of age custom of her people, but Shianan is…

  • Re:Turn - Friends sitting around a campfire

    Re:Turn – One Way Trip Review

    On an end of college camping trip, five friends are telling scary stories around a fire. When the fire mysteriously flares up and goes out, the tension increases. After an argument over a love letter, everyone grumpily goes to sleep. Suddenly, Saki is jolted awake from a nightmare, and all of her friends have disappeared. Saki wanders out into the darkness to try and find them but comes up to an abandoned train. She then makes the obviously bad choice of getting onto that train to look for her friends. The creep factor increases on the train as items appear and disappear, and after the earth shakes Saki is thrown…

  • Pendragon - Arthur goes up against Mordred

    Pendragon Review

    For Arthur! Camelot has fallen, and things are not going so well for Arthur. Guinevere is dead (or so he thinks), and Mordred is coming for him! Fortunately, Guinevere isn’t dead and, even though she’s had an affair with his best friend, she still loves him, well, maybe, that decision is up to you. Even still, regardless of whether she loves him or not, she is loyal to him and is ready to help him in the fight against Mordred. Pendragon tells the story as a turn-based strategy game, which some have likened to chess. It is also quite story-rich with a little bit more information being provided with every…

  • As Far as the Eye key art

    As Far as the Eye Review

    You are the wind. Whisper on the breeze to your dear tribe of Pupils to get them safely to The Eye. As Far as the Eye is a turn-based strategy game that is brutal. As Far as the Eye is about assisting a small tribe of nomads, The Pupils, to escape the impending doom by guiding them from halt to halt until you reach The Eye. With each step closer, you will need to gather specific resources for the journey before time is up. Initially, I was going to post a review for As Far as the Eye on the release date, but the game was hard, like really hard…

  • Adoption success!

    Best Friend Forever Review

    Welcome to Rainbow Bay, where everyone you meet is a dog enthusiast! Best Friend Forever combines dating and pet care. You have 15 weeks to train your new pup and, hopefully, find love. How does one find love in a new town? The dating app Woofr, of course! Answer some unusual questions, get matched with some local cuties and then it’s time to adopt your new best friend! Everything in Best Friend Forever is very wholesome, though everyone you meet does have a backstory and experiences that shape them, you just need to dig a bit deeper to find them. Gameplay Best Friend Forever plays over 15 weeks. Each week…

  • Taking some time to go fishing

    A Short Hike Review

    Run, climb and glide your way around in A Short Hike! The most recent update (coinciding with the Switch release) also involves boating around as well—a much faster way to travel the waters. Bored and waiting for a call from home, Claire realises there’s no phone reception other than at the summit of Hawk’s Peak. So, with much reluctance, she starts her journey to the top. A Short Hike isn’t about the destination, but the journey and characters you meet along the way. Collect shells for Jen, help Sue find her lucky headband, compete with Avery in a parkour race, as well as many other fun side quests that help…

  • The Liberated taking over all devices.

    Liberated review

    If you love an old school comic book, then you’re going to enjoy Liberated. Told across the panels and pages of a comic book, Liberated is the story of the struggle between the rebels and the government in a dystopian future. Although it isn’t too different from the world we know. Cameras are everywhere, cash is being phased out, and a citizen credit system has been implemented. Are you a good, obedient citizen? Add some credits. Are you not so good a citizen? Let’s take them away. If they get down to 0, then you’re pretty much screwed. Fortunately, a group of rebels, The Liberated, are trying to bring down…