Snake Pass Review

Snake Pass Review

Snaky Slithering Makes For A Scintillating Experience Snake Pass makes movement the star of its platforming experience. By having players act like a snake, they’ll slither and twist up various surfaces and bamboo ladders, clambering around stages using the...
Rivals of Aether Review

Rivals of Aether Review

All is F-Air in Love and Smash Super Smash Bros. has an fascinating relationship with its community. When Melee came out, it introduced a host of techniques, some intentional but many not, that gave the game a huge amount of depth, and eventually players found those...
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...
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...
Beat Cop Review

Beat Cop Review

Brooklyn Vice Cop shows in the 80s were pretty nasty, weren’t they? Not necessarily because of the content, mind you – although some of the subject matter could be a bit gnarly. No, they were nasty because of their sardonic, cynical take on humanity. To the writers of...