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You Will Hate Buffalo: Super Amazing Wagon Adventure Turbo

Someone took Oregon Trail nostalgia and asked, “How over the top absurd can I make this?” “Very,” this person said in reply, and was correct. Super Amazing Wagon Time Adventure Game Turbo is a retro-graphics side-scrolling shooter starring a covered … Continue reading

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Find a Stick, Build a Nest: Bird Song

Bird Song is a charming, simple game. You are a bird, a squat, pixellated bird, and your goal is to find sticks and use them to build nests, while jumping over pits and dodging spiky barriers. You pick up powerups … Continue reading

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Unbound: The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac is thematic as all hell and a solid game, and I don’t want to play it. If forced to squeeze it into a genre, I’d call it an unforgiving Rogue-like shooter, which I didn’t really know … Continue reading

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Euclid Who?: HyperRogue

You are lost in a non-Euclidean space, constructed of tessellating patterns of shapes that recede into the distance in a way that simply¬†doesn’t make any sense. There are treasures here, from ice diamonds to rubies to spice, scattered through a … Continue reading

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Game Review: bit Dungeon II

I’m not sure what to make of bit Dungeon II. It’s an action RPG that reminds me of the Secret of Mana more than anything else, with freedom to walk all over the world and use a variety of quick … Continue reading

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Game Review: Instant Dungeon!

Instant Dungeon! is a game with a simple concept and a clean, polished execution. It drops you into a procedurally-generated dungeon populated with items, monsters, and treasure, and your job is to navigate the dungeon, use the items to avoid … Continue reading

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Game Review: Lyne

Many games claim to be simple to learn and difficult to master. Lyne achieves that elusive goal of elegance in design and applies it to the game entire. The game’s art and music are simple: clean shapes, colors, and lines; … Continue reading

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Game Review: The Wizard’s Lair

The Wizard’s Lair is an unambitious Rogue-like with simple graphics and few controls. It reminds me of the Castle of the Winds. You move in two dimensions, pick up items (armor, weapons, and useable items), and fight monsters through the … Continue reading

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Game Review: Watch_Dogs

A triple-A game like Watch_Dogs has gotten lots of attention. You can read more about it at Rock, Paper, Shotgun, for example. There’s not much I can add to the great many voices that have already spoken about it. I … Continue reading

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Game Review: Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy is a quality hack ‘n’ slash game starring not one knight, but scores of them, attempting to unveil the secrets of a mysterious, rearranging castle. Each is a descendant of the previous character, and now you know the … Continue reading

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