Indie Archive

  • Review: Golf Story

    As the saying goes, “Golf is a good walk spoiled,” which is why I’ve rarely ever found myself playing the sport unless it is in a video game. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the skill needed to be able to hit a tiny ball hundreds […]

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  • Review: A Mortician’s Tale

    I’d never heard the term “death positive” until a few days ago. As I’ve since come to learn, it is a movement encouraging people to be open and comfortable with discussing issues dealing with grief and mortality, subject matter that many of us in the […]

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  • Review: Pinball FX3

    Zen Studios continues to set a high bar for video game pinball. I honestly didn’t think they could do any better than Pinball FX2/Zen Pinball 2, and even though Pinball FX3 feels more like an incremental step forward rather than an evolutionary leap into the […]

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  • Review: Hob

    From Runic Games comes Hob, a fantasy action puzzle-platformer that switches things up from the studio’s previous work on the Torchlight series. The game opens with a knock at a door, which the titular character answers to be greeted by a friendly, towering robot on […]

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  • Review: Last Day of June

    Rarely have I played a game that has managed to tug at the heart strings in such a way that I felt raw and exposed and completely gutted. Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons managed to completely sucker punch me with the ending. Papo […]

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  • Review: The Lost Bear

    When PlayStation VR came out last October, there was plenty of concern that the initial launch titles would be the only real support from Sony and third party developers. Flash forward to a month away from the one year anniversary and there are over 100 titles […]

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  • Review: Blacksea Odyssey

    Blacksea Odyssey is a game I first came across earlier this year at PAX South, and I quickly became enamored by its mix of twin-stick shooter mechanics and roguelike elements. Now that the Xbox One version has launched, I’ve had time to dive deep into Blacksea […]

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  • Review: ICEY

    ICEY is a traditional 2D side-scrolling action brawler with a player-controlled narrative twist. Players control ICEY, a cyborg born from a genetic lab, with one goal programmed into her mind: killing. ICEY wakes up in a deserted military compound greeted by a snarky narrator insisting […]

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  • Review: Rescue Quest Gold

    What is it and who made it? Summoned forth by Boomzap Entertainment, makers of the multiplayer strategy conquest game Legends of Callasia, Rescue Quest Gold is a match-3 puzzler with a fantasy spellcasting twist. How much did we play? 112 levels in 11.6 hours of […]

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  • Games You Absolutely Need to Buy During the Steam Summer Sale, Part 2

    We’re now down to the last two days of the Steam Summer Sale. I’ve got more recommendations here to consider if you’re still on the lookout for games worth snagging while they’re on discount. Of course, all of these choices are absolute buys when they’re […]

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