• 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Röki review

    Röki begins with brother and sister Lars and Tove playing down on the beach. It’s time for dinner, but Lars doesn’t want to leave, he wants to play with his monster friends. Tove thinks these monsters are all in his imagination, but could it be more than that? Tove and Lars live in a modest house with their father, but it hasn’t been the same since Mamma died five years ago though. Pappa is a shell of his former self and Tove has had to raise Lars, although she is a child herself. One night a monster attacks their house and chases them as they flee to the village. Tove…

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    Waking review

    Waking aims to bring together traditional gameplay and meditation with a story about trying to awake from a coma. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite reach the mark and is more likely to turn more players away than if it focused on one or the other. When I first heard about Waking, I was quite intrigued by this concept and eager to jump in. However, the repetitive combat and level design made it a tedious game to play. Waking endeavours to make the game about you, the player, by asking about desires, fears and memories. It attempts to evoke emotion by asking about childhood pets and your home town, but I wondered…

  • Neversong - Granny is sad because she can't breathe

    Neversong review

    Dark, sepia tones set the scene in Neversong and let us know we’re in for a grim adventure. Initially, Neversong started its life as a 15-minute flash game from 2010 and, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, was re-imagined into what it is today; a macabre tale of kidnap and lost parents in a nightmare world. My first thought when I started Neversong was how similar it looks to Pinstripe, which is no surprise given they are both Thomas Brush games. Neversong and Pinstripe share many similarities, especially in the art style, but also in their dark and creepy environments. If you enjoyed Pinstripe, you would probably enjoy Neversong too. Neversong…

  • Review – Arise: A Simple Story

    Arise: A Simple Story is a beautiful and moving game that starts at the end. The game opens to the lighting of a funeral pyre as our character’s journey moves from this life to the next. Momentarily, you wonder what will happen next and then you awake in a snow-filled world with a light beckoning from a distance. Arise is a level based game, where each level represents a time and memory in our character’s life. Bright and beautiful during times of happiness and curiosity, dark and cold during sadness and desperation. These scenes, along with an incredible soundtrack make for an impactful game. In Arise, we journey with our…