Category Archives: Reviews

Americansplaining: Democracy 3

Taking only one hour in a game before writing about it is a special torture. I don’t have long to make decisions or poke around. I can’t indulge the analysis paralysis that usually gets me. I just have to go. … Continue reading

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Keep Right: One Way Heroics

You know that dream where you’re running, and everything behind you is disappearing into darkness and you just know that it’s crumbling away into nothing and somewhere out there is a platypus? No? Just me, then? Okay. Well, One Way … Continue reading

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Burn, Don’t Slash: Wildfire

I often have the secret, secret urge to use fire to punish my enemies and destroy the unworthy. Please don’t tell anyone. Happily, I’ve backed a game on Kickstarter that lets me indulge my urges without becoming inventory in one … Continue reading

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Flailing: Exanima

Exanima is the early release of the kickstarted open-world game Sui Generis, by Bare Mettle Entertainment, a prologue designed to show the current state of the game. What it displays is a 3D world rendered with interactive collision physics and … Continue reading

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Basic Mysteries of Life: Eldritch

Eldritch is a terrific little game. Drawing from the Lovecraft mythos, it gives you procedurally-generated levels full of increasingly-terrifying monsters to sneak, fight, and explore your way through. It doesn’t bother with story: You wake up in a mysterious, infinite … Continue reading

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Full-Contact Gardening: Lili: Child of Geos

Imagine you’re a university student finishing up your degree on magical plants. Not that much of a stretch, right? As part of your final thesis, possibly your dissertation, you travel to the far-off island of Geos and discover it to … Continue reading

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Mine’s Bigger: Massive Chalice

This article was supposed to be some kind of dick joke, but instead, I’m too amazed: Why didn’t anyone tell me that Massive Chalice is basically X-Com Fantasy Edition? I would’ve played it rather than let it sit in my … Continue reading

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@ Is for Adventurer: Brogue

What I love about Roguelikes are the endless exploration afforded by procedural dungeon generation, experimentation with tactics from all the magic items, and a learning curve to tease my intellect. Brogue delivers all those in spades, an excellent example of … Continue reading

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Endless Review: Endless Legend

My typical pattern with a 4X game, such as Civilization, Master of Orion 3, Galactic Civilizations, and so on is to play intensely for a couple days, realize how it devours my time and mind, and quit. The games are … Continue reading

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It’s Pronounced Shoe-Limb-Uh: Lords of Xulima

Lords of Xulima is a first offering from fledgling game studio Numantian Games. The company funded the game through Kickstarter on the promise of an old-school isometric CRPG, like classics Ultima, Might & Magic, and Wizardry, and claiming inspiration from … Continue reading

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