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By Nate Lakritz, 4 weeks ago

Overture Review

Created by the widely known Black Shell Media’s game development subsidiary, Black Shell Games, Overture is a roguelike RPG with plenty to offer. It is a clean game with a surprising amount of depth and creativity in character selection. Practically every essential roguelike feature is included, from dungeon boss battles to a plethora of loot...

By Jordan Lucero, 2 months ago

Omega Strike Review

This is a review of the Nintendo Switch version of Omega Strike. The game is also available on Windows, Xbox One, and PS4. If you enjoy Metroidvania-style platformers, you might have heard about a new game called Omega Strike. It’s a pixelated, retro-inspired title on the Switch, similar to Shovel Knight. In this game, you’re tasked...

By Nate Lakritz, 2 months ago

Gunkid 99 Preview

Heavily inspired by action-platformer Super Crate Box, Gunkid 99 throws you in a tightly-enclosed arena with a ton of enemies and many weapons at your disposal. You’ll tend to take a defensive stance against your opponents as projectiles swarm the screen. The main gameplay mechanic is a constantly shifting weapon rotation, where your task is...

By Nate Lakritz, 2 months ago

The Expendabros Review

The Expendabros is an 8-bit arcade game based on the Expendables movie series. This free-to-play promotional game is extremely easy to understand, but difficult to master. It involves controlling a character from the films and blowing up your way to the checkpoint at the end of each level. Environments are fully destructible and the side-scrolling...

By Rilogator, 3 months ago

Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior Review

Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior opens with a screen that looks very similar to old arcade cabinet “Winners don’t use drugs” screens, only in this case it says “Winners don’t use saves”. There are no save slots or mid-level checkpoints in Cybarian. Once you exit the level, the game has no memory of your progress....

By Ray D., 3 months ago

Shwip Preview

Shwip is a twin-stick shooter being developed by Jamhammer Games. It is currently in Steam Early Access, with release date TBA. Shwip plays like a homage to Geometry Wars, in that you pilot a fast-moving, fast-shooting spaceship in a bound box, taking out enemies of different shapes and styles. It is heavily neon and has...

By Rilogator, 4 months ago

Project Warlock Review

Project Warlock opens to an image of the protagonist fighting off a horde of monsters while upbeat metal plays. The tone is perfectly conveyed through this scene and it only compounds when you click “New Game” and are immediately dropped into a room with a weapon and a spider biting your heels. Project Warlock is...

By Gregory Allen III, 4 months ago

Assault Spy Review

Many of us gamers have a preference on how we play. Some of us like to take the quiet approach, being a ghost that the enemy never knows is there. Then some of us love to be loud and proud and want to have the biggest presence in the area. Combing both approaches into a...

By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Tribal Pass Review

Imagine you’re guiding a group of people from “Point A” to “Point B” with a ton of lethal obstacles in-between, not knowing what lies ahead, all while gradually running out of food. The Oregon Trail immediately comes to mind, a difficult traveling simulator many of us are familiar with. In Tribal Pass you’re put into...

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