Game Curious Ziggurat – Crawl Up In My Face

I’ve always wanted to run into a random dungeon with spells blazin’, but let’s face it that’s just never been a great option. Either the dungeon is too easy or your fantastical spells and weaponry are too weak. Ziggurat may have it figured out, though. It combines the polished dungeon crawler rogue-lite formula and successfully… Continue reading

Game Curious Titan Souls – Trial by Titans

The feeling of defeating a monolithic adversary is exhilarating. Shadow of the Colossus totally ran with this concept back in 2005 and the more recent Souls games by From Software have given unique worlds overflowing with trials and tribulations a strong resurgence. Ever the glutton for a challenge, I jumped into this month’s release of Titan Souls for… Continue reading

Played Oquonie – I Love What You’ve Done With The Place

Oquonie is an isometric puzzle game for iOS created by interactive designer Devine Lu Linvega of XXIIVV in collabration with illustrator Rekka Bellum. You control a weird little creature interacting with other even stranger looking creatures speaking an unintelligible language. The areas you explore are a confusing series of rooms that twist and fold back… Continue reading

Played The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – Shoot Your Gun If You Understand

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a third-person, tactical shooter set during the Cold War in 1962. The Bureau of Operations and Command, or XCOM, was created to coordinate US armed forces against the event of Soviet invasion. Thankfully, the director, Myron Faulke, was preparing the organization as the front line in a war against the “Outsiders,”… Continue reading

Played Castle In The Darkness – Painfully Great Adventure

Castle In The Darkness is a retro-styled platformer developed by Matt Kap and published by Nicalis, Inc. Matt Kap is also a talented chiptune composer, who has worked on other popular titles like 1001 Spikes and The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth (source). Castle In The Darkness is a metroidvania game with a simple (but awesome)… Continue reading

Played Out of This World – There’s No Going Back

I was Nintendo-less until 1995 or so, which means I didn’t have the Super Nintendo, which means my only contact with the somewhat unusual puzzle-platformer Out of this World was over at one of my buddy’s houses (although I now know it was released on Genesis, too). There was always some strange attraction to the… Continue reading

Played Child of Light – A Beautiful Little Journey

I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales and folklore. As a child, and even still, I’ve liked the idea that there were vast secret worlds hidden around us in plain sight. Worlds containing the sìdheans (fairy hills) within Celtic mythology or the silly “fairytales are real” plot behind the TV show Grimm. You could only… Continue reading

Played Rogue Legacy – Make this Roguelike-like Co-op-like

I owe my coworkers an apology. We wanted to find a game that was easy to pick-up-and-play single player but make progress overall as a group. Usually this means loading up a retro game with save states, but before we dug around for that I thought we’d try something more recent. Rogue Legacy seemed like a… Continue reading

Played Wolfenstein: The New Order – Why Wyatt?

I’ve always been familiar with Wolfenstein, but never too involved with the series. The jarring shout of a Nazi guard can get a reaction out of me, along with the bellowing “guten tag” from those big blue suckers wielding double mini-guns. I shudder thinking about it. I was liable to write off The New Order as… Continue reading

Played Mount Your Friends – Swing That D

Before I start, I just noticed that there’s an age gate to buy Mount Your Friends and while it’s justified, it’s also kind of hilarious. I remember watching a trailer for Mount Your Friends when Ethan wrote about it’s launch on the Xbox Live Indie Games store. It was ridiculous in amazing ways, but as… Continue reading

Strife: Veteran Edition Review: Creating Some Nostalgia

Unfortunately for those buying games this year on release day, or even release quarter, they are being rewarded with strange character glitches, impossible to finish side-quests and various other bugs. There is a better way friends and I’m here to help! For the best and most reliable gaming experience, take a play from my book… Continue reading