INSOMNIA Gaming Festival: April 2022 – Noteworthy indie game roundup

This year I was fortunate enough to go to the Insomnia Gaming Festival, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham. Aside from the stage shows, vendors selling everything from cosplay props to TTRPG materials, and the rows and rows of retro games (that let me co-op play Typing of the Dead with my partner, a core memory now) there were also a handful of brave devs showing off their indie game to the...[Read More]

Elden Ring Would I enjoy Elden Ring?

Elden Ring is the latest RPG game to drop from developer FromSoftware, published by Bandai Namco. Elden Ring is massive, filled with content, and there’s too much to discuss for a review. Also odds are you’ve already heard a fair bit about the game and its systems. This won’t be a typical review per se; instead, we’ll be taking a deeper look at certain aspects of the game a...[Read More]

Elden Ring

9.5

Amazing

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s about time Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s about time PS4 Revisit – N.Sanely Good

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s about time is the long-awaited sequel to the classic trilogy, a platformer developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision. Crash Bandicoot has made a phenomenal return to form in his classic story and looks, bringing along all the best bits of the originals with heaps of new flavour. Let’s spin straight into the Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s about time Rev...[Read More]

9.5

Amazing

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s about time

7.3

Good

The Surge 2 The Surge 2 PC Review – Goodnight Nanites

The Surge 2 is an action RPG developed by Deck13 Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive, which brings along all the best bits from the first game and shines up some of the looser points, but not without it’s faults. Let’s purge the nanite catastrophe and plunge our way straight into The Surge 2 PC Review! Story You start off talking to a young girl, Athena Guttenberg, on p...[Read More]

7.3

Good

The Surge 2

In a bid to survive, explore the sprawling, devastated Jericho City. Fight ferocious threats in brutal, unforgiving combat, slashing and tearing the limbs off your opponents to steal their equipment.

7

Good

7
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Panzer Paladin PC Review – Cryptid Attack

Panzer Paladin is a retro 2D side scroller developed and published by Tribute games. The world is being over run with monsters, and only you and your monster beating paladin armour mech can save the world. But you’re going to need weapons, lots of weapons. Lets cut through some monster trash in our Panzer Paladin PC review. Story The story of panzer paladin is relatively simple, you’re...[Read More]

Cyber Hook Developer Interview

I had the pleasure of interviewing Theo, the lead developer of the fantastic indie game Cyber Hook this week, chatting about the inspiration of the game, the balance between fun and difficulty and the role that the community has had on the game among other little bits. Find the entire interview below where Theo gives us the wealth of knowledge he’s accumulated from making such a great game, ...[Read More]

8

Great

Cyber Hook Cyber Hook PC Review – Pure Platforming Dopamine

Cyber Hook is a retro wave aesthetic platformer developed by Blazing Stick and published by Grafitti Games. You’ve woken up in a retro eighties music lovers wet dream, and you’re given the cyber hook, a nifty little grappling hook to get from A to B. Next thing you know you’ve lost six hours of your life to three levels over and over again, and you have no intention of stopping. ...[Read More]

Is Visage Scary? – A dissection of what makes a horror game terrifying

I had the pleasure of playing through the excellent horror game Visage recently, developed and published by SadSquare studio, and wanted to try and express my thoughts for why it’s such a compelling horror title amongst a sea of titles that don’t hold up. Horror is a tricky genre to create, and an even harder one to master. So what does Visage do right that so many other titles mis fir...[Read More]

Visage PC Review – The past is never far behind

Visage is a first person horror developed and published by SadSquare Studio. You are trapped in a house you can’t seem to escape from, and need to work your way through the tragic stories of each of the houses former denizens. But be warned; they wont make it easy. Lets play the tape on our Visage PC Review. THIS REVIEW IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR PEOPLE WITH A NERVOUS DISPOSITION, VISAG...[Read More]

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