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Posts by Avian Michel

By Avian Michel, 7 months ago

Devotion Review

Devotion is a first-person psychological horror game developed and published by Red Candle Games. Due to controversy surrounding the game’s contents, it is currently unavailable to purchase, but a review of this game is still relevant today in the wake of initial reactions. Devotion was originally released for PC on Steam on February 19th but...

By Avian Michel, 7 months ago

NIS America Press Event 2019

Thanks to these three from NIS America for agreeing to pose for a picture! All featured photographs in this article are taken by Avian Michel. NIS America, a publishing company known for localizing popular Japanese titles such as the Danganronpa series and parts of the Persona series, hosted a livestream on March 11th that detailed...

By Avian Michel, 9 months ago

AWAKE – Definitive Edition Review

AWAKE – Definitive Edition is a 2D point-and-click adventure game developed by Storyyeller Games and Off The Beaten Track, and published by Schreihals Interactive. It was originally known simply as AWAKE, which was created for Adventure Jam 2016. AWAKE – Definitive Edition polishes up the rougher mechanics of AWAKE (2016) and expands the game to multiple...

By Avian Michel, 10 months ago

Death Collector Review

Death Collector is an interactive fantasy novel written by Jordan Reyne and published by Choice of Games. It plays out similarly to a visual novel but is completely text-based with no CGs, sprites, or music. Death Collector looks very much like an e-book but features player choices that determine the ending, making it an interactive...

By Avian Michel, 11 months ago

Owl Watch Review

Owl Watch is a short adventure game published and developed by Agelvik. Agelvik consists of one member, Andre Hjelvik, who is from Norway. Owl Watch was created with the help of Amalie Borgen, Jack Kalvoy, Oscar Sorensen, and Camilla Vie, who are not regular members of Agelvik. The game, described as a “short atmospheric adventure,”...

By Avian Michel, 11 months ago

Pit of Doom Review

Pit of Doom is a first-person roguelike shooter developed and published by Kerberos Productions. It is a spinoff of one of Kerberos’ earlier games, Sword of the Stars: The Pit, which exists within their franchise Sword of the Stars. The SotS games are typically strategy games. Sword of the Stars I and II are 4X...

By Avian Michel, 1 year ago

Neighbor Review

Neighbor is a Japanese horror visual novel released by Otusun Land. Fitting to its horror genre, the game has a cryptic background. It was originally created and distributed by the Japanese company Rosalia in 2009 as a freeware game, but Rosalia eventually closed down and the game died, becoming unobtainable for years. Otusun Land, an...

By Avian Michel, 1 year ago

Old School Musical Review

Old School Musical is a rhythm game developed by La Moutarde and published by Playdius and Plug In Digital. It was released September 13th for PC and Nintendo Switch. The self-proclaimed “wacky” game differs from other rhythm games such as Guitar Hero, osu!, and Project Diva. Unlike in traditional rhythm games, the songs in Old...

By Avian Michel, 1 year ago

Fernz Gate Review

Fernz Gate is a JRPG developed by Exe-Create Inc. and published by KEMCO. The game was originally released in 2016 for iOS and Android. In August 2018, releases were expanded to include the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS Vita, and PC. Prices vary among platforms, and there are “freemium” versions advertised for iOS and...

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