The Witness Video Review

The Witness feels like it’s living in the shadow of better puzzle games. While the graph-based challenges are about 20 hours of fun, and I could see me plowing my way through a book of them, there’s nothing to reward your dedication. It’s beautiful, but there’s no music, no story, no discernible themes; it’s a complete and utter wash outside of figuring out where to … Continue reading The Witness Video Review

There Came An Echo Review

 There Came An Echo never feels repetitive due to a lot of different scenarios and a flowing narrative, but it’s confusing storyline, and one-day length can turn a lot of people off. Using voice commands could be an excellent sub-genre of gaming, and this is the closest I’ve seen any studio getting to making it successful. While I laud the developers for tackling this style … Continue reading There Came An Echo Review

Sheltered Video Review

Sheltered takes all the best ideas from previous games, and combines them into a rich and nerve-racking experience that fans of the genre will love. Venturing out into an irradiated wasteland in search of life-saving tools and supplies is without a doubt more rewarding when you plot the course and call the shots. Maintaining the bunker and choosing who you invite in can be terrifying … Continue reading Sheltered Video Review

Trulon: The Shadow Engine Review

While it’s based on a novelized series, Trulon feels like a shell of a narrative experience.  The story in paper thin and the characters aren’t given any real development.  The combat system is inventive and embraces the charm of MTG and other tabletop games, but bogs down the experience with unnecessarily tedious and repetitive animations.  The game was designed for mobile gamers, and the developers … Continue reading Trulon: The Shadow Engine Review

Tactical Soccer: The New Season Review

 Tactical Soccer: The New Season is a fresh idea that comes to your computer spoiled.  Turn-based strategy on a football field; fast-paced sports with the strategy of chess seems like a match made in heaven.  As a casual fan, I was excited about really breaking down maneuvers and formulating my own style of attack.  Sadly, everything about the experience doesn’t work, including its selling point. … Continue reading Tactical Soccer: The New Season Review

Rogue State Review

Rogue State offers a nice balance of legitimate challenging and outlandishly bizarre.  As the leader of a small nation, you’ll have to make tough decisions; either run your nation as a democratically elected official or as a selfish dictator.  While I wish there had been a little more, there is a surprising amount of content to be enjoyed here.  Choices you wouldn’t consider important might … Continue reading Rogue State Review

Calvino Noir Review

Calvino Noir was a game I really couldn’t wait to play.  Having grown up watching Turner Classic Movies, this was one of my highlights for the month.  As the game progressed, I kept reassuring myself that it would pick up, and become a better experience.  Sadly, it never did.  The game’s challenge is unfair.  Its mystery is spoon fed.  Everything about this experience, besides the … Continue reading Calvino Noir Review

The Cat Machine Review

When I first saw the game, I felt like they may be using the cuteness factor of cats to sell a subpar puzzle game.  I was wrong.  The game offers some real challenge, demanding that you build an all-purpose solution to several different problems.  The Cat Machine requires crafty thinking and some patience in order to solve these complex conundrums.  Anyone looking for a great … Continue reading The Cat Machine Review

Icy Video Review

Icy is a monotonous slog through an uninspired and paper-thin game.  Not only is the game a chore to sit through, but it’s buggy on top of everything else.  There are some decent plot points and adequate revelations to this game, but it’s all marred by Icy’s complete lack of effort.  There isn’t one visual element in this game that has more than one frame, consisting … Continue reading Icy Video Review

Kerbal Space Program Review

  Before his deadly trip up Mount Everest, George Mallory was asked why he would want to take such a dangerous journey; he replied “Because it’s there.”  This stellar game may look like the next ‘I Am Bread’ cash in, but Kerbal Space Program is a huge leap in the right direction.  Building your own ship, planning your route, and fighting against the laws of … Continue reading Kerbal Space Program Review