Lament Review

Lament Review

Radical Upgrades Generally, when a game promises to be “NES Hard”, it’s not a good sign. The action-platformers of the NES era were  hard not so much because of good design or genuine challenge, but more due to cheap kills and frustrating platforming, mostly...
Don Bradman Cricket ’17 Review

Don Bradman Cricket ’17 Review

Hey Batter, Batter I have been wanting to review this game since we started Steam Shovelers. Being thoroughly American, Cricket is something that I was only exposed to in a throw-away line in the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Going into this game, I...
Daydream Blue Steam Pile Review

Daydream Blue Steam Pile Review

More Like Nightmare Beige Daydream Blue is a Virtual Reality game for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and mobile VR platforms like Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard. It looks to be a kind of VR Animal Crossing, just a relaxed experience where you can go fishing, and just...
The Crow’s Eye Review

The Crow’s Eye Review

Myst Meets Amnesia: The Dark Descent At risk of sounding like a crotchety old lady, horror games just aren’t what they used to be. Too often, games like Five Nights at Freddy’s (and its many clones) rely on cheap jumpscares to thrill players. I had been...
Crisis In the Kremlin Review

Crisis In the Kremlin Review

Counter-Revolutionary A spectre is haunting Steam – the spectre of communism. Well, not so much a spectre. Just the one game. No old powers have an entered an alliance to exorcise it, and no game has reproached either its more advanced or its reactionary...