Reviews Archive

  • Review: Sweet Home Puzzle

    Sweet Home Puzzle, by indie developer Maso Games, is a chill, no-frills jigsaw puzzler that both beginners and enthusiasts can enjoy. It provides 100 puzzles across a small selection of image themes, such as wildlife, landscapes, landmarks, and works of art. Each puzzle can be […]

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  • Review: Tiny Lands

    Tiny Lands, at its core, is a simple spot the difference game like any other. You’re given two nearly identical images side by side, the task being to examine both images and pick out elements that are ever so slightly different from the other. An […]

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  • Review: Lost Brothers

    I generally don’t like to directly compare games to one another, but Lost Brothers is so blatantly trying to replicate Firewatch that it’s impossible to ignore the likeness. I certainly don’t knock developer BitLight for attempting to create its own spin on the type of […]

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  • Book Review: Indie Games

    Plenty of art books have been published about indie games, but unless I’m mistaken I don’t believe very many, if any at all, have been dedicated entirely to providing a broader, in-depth overview of all aspects of indie game creation. But now there is thanks […]

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  • Review: One Line Coloring

    I think it’s safe to assume that most people are familiar with connect the dots. It’s a classic pen and paper game in which a scattered array of numbered dots must be connected by drawing a line from one dot to the next in the […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: Cuphead “Don’t Deal with the Devil” Puzzle

    I can’t think of another game in recent memory with a visual style I’d most want to see translated into a jigsaw puzzle than Cuphead. Well, whaddya know? USAopoly must’ve gone off and made a deal with The Devil, because my wish of a Cuphead […]

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  • Review: Elli

    Quietly launched on Nintendo Switch this year by BandanaKid, Elli opens with a small village in the land of Mandragora preparing to celebrate the birthday of guardian Elli. Just as the festivities are about to begin, the jealous Ghasti steals the five Crystals of Time, running […]

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  • Collectible Review: Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts FiGPiNs

    As the latest gaming franchises to join the FiGPiN lineup, Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts bring fan-favorite characters to eager collectors, including Solaire of Astora, Dragonslayer Ornstein, and Siegmeyer of Catarina from Dark Souls, and the team of Sora, King Mickey, Donald Duck, and Goofy […]

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  • Review: Pode

    Now on PS4 after an exclusive debut on Switch last summer, Pode is a darling puzzle game created for cooperative play but also perfectly designed to work as a single-player adventure. Alone or with a friend, players are put in control of a little rock […]

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  • Collectible Review: BioShock and Fallout IncrediBuilds

    IncrediBuilds, the line of collectible wood puzzles/models by book publisher Insight Editions, has some new kits available for gamers, including the iconic Big Daddy from the BioShock series as well as Mr. Handy from the Fallout universe. (There’s a Songbird model from BioShock Infinite as […]

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