Perception Review

Perception Review

Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Being a blind woman in a haunted house should be terrifying. That darkness won’t go away just because you shine a flashlight on something. You are hopelessly mired in murk, only able to tell what is around you by the hot breath on the back...
Flinthook Review

Flinthook Review

Couldn’t Get Hooked If you still haven’t gotten around to watching Flinthook’s intro, I highly recommend you do so now. It’s a beautiful piece of sprite art, a cinematic that will remind the older among you of some of the best 90s cartoons, and which perfectly sets...
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...
Styx: Shards of Darkness

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Goblins and Elves and Dwarves, oh my! I will be entirely frank with you all. I absolutely loved the first Styx game. It was dark, well put together, and generally had an uncouth air that poked fun at most tropes of high fantasy games all the while having a serious...
Double Dragon IV Review

Double Dragon IV Review

A Good Beat ‘Em Up That Could Have Been Great Excited didn’t even begin to describe me when I found out that some of the original creators were getting to work making a new, NES-style Double Dragon to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary. When I...
Evangeline Review

Evangeline Review

A Lilly Short “The walking simulator” – the most dreaded of pejoratives in the sphere of indie games. It’s often used to disparage low-key narrative experiences like Dear Esther and Gone Home, and to delegitimize anything that doesn’t prescribe to pre-established...