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7.8

Good

Inner Chains Review

PC

Inner Chains isn’t your typical horror FPS game. There’s plenty of gore and all-around creepiness, but the pacing is much slower and more methodical than the often frenetic pace set in most other horror games. Jump scares and heart pumping action isn’t the main driver here, in Inner Chains, it’s a slow tightening of suspense which builds over the whole course of the game and it’s wonderful. This i...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs Review

Regalia of Men and Monarchs is a tactical RPG in the same vein as classic JRPGs. The story is Prince Kay inherits an old rundown kingdom which is also suffering from a huge debt stretching back through the generations. It falls to Prince Kay to rebuild the kingdom and settle this debt one way or another. There are a variety of activities which the player can engage in to progress the game which ad...[Read More]

10

Perfect

What Remains of Edith Finch Review

What Remains of Edith Finch is a gripping surreal story which unfolds as Edith Finch explores the home where every member of her mother’s side of the family died. Going into the game I was expecting it to be a bit disturbing and maybe a bit sad, but I wasn’t expecting a deeply moving story which would resonate on a very personal level. I also didn’t expect the story to be as deeply lay...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Little Nightmares Review

In a year already jam-packed with great games, Little Nightmares not only holds its own but also provides a unique experience which is both entertaining and intriguing. There aren’t many platforming games which leave me contemplating their game world long after I finished playing but Little Nightmares has taken up residence in my brain and I know I’ll be thinking about it for a while still. This i...[Read More]

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs PAX East Preview

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a game which hadn’t been on my radar before PAX East, but I’m happy I had the opportunity to talk to some of the developers and play it. In fact, I spent 45 minutes just playing this game and for anyone who hasn’t been to a convention before, spending that long on a single game on the show floor is rare. If you are looking for an interesting, fun, and quirky tactica...[Read More]

Inner Chains is a Creepy and Scary Horror Treat

During PAX East I had the opportunity to play a demo of the horror FPS game Inner Chains. This game takes place on Earth in a future where nature and technology have merged to form a symbiotic relationship to the point where it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. Humans on the other hand seem to have regressed to an almost medieval state. They make use of the of the technology...[Read More]

The Long Journey Home is a Fantastic Procedural Voyage

Imagine you are a space explorer but a crucial test goes awry. As a result, you get hurled through space to the far side of the galaxy, and suddenly your short trip turns into an epic journey for survival and to find a way to get back home. Welcome to The Long Journey Home, which feels a lot like the Oregon Trail in space. The Long Journey Home blends a combination of simulation, strategy, and exp...[Read More]

PAX East 2017 Little Nightmares Impressions

One of the most interesting games I had a chance to try while at PAX East is a suspense adventure game called Little Nightmares. The main character is a nine year old girl named Six who is trying to find her way out of the Maw, which is inhabited by a collection of hungry creatures who won’t hesitate to kill Six at the first chance they get. These are our PAX East 2017 Little Nightmares Impr...[Read More]

8

Great

A Pixel Story Review

A Pixel Story was originally released on PC in 2015 and is now finally making its way onto both the PS4 and the Xbox One. It’s a 2D platformer which takes the player on a journey through the history of platformers and on into perhaps the future, without feeling like a boring history lesson. As someone who’s been playing Platformers since Super Mario on the NES all the nods to the past and how thin...[Read More]

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