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Review: Geneshift

by Mazen Abdallahon May 26, 2017
Top-down shooting is always a fun way to spend an afternoon, and so I was happy to see Geneshift, a single- and multi-player top-down twin-stick shooter from new indie developers, Nik Nak Studios. Geneshift spices up the action by putting you in the shoes of a cybernetic mutant combat monster with quite a bit of […]
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Review: TumbleSeed

by Mazen Abdallahon May 25, 2017
I struggle to define TumbleSeed. I guess I could call it a platformer, but it’s more about balancing than jumping. The basic idea is pretty straightforward; you balance a ball (seed) on top of a screen-wide platform(Vine). What you might be confused about is how it actually works, which I was before playing it. Basically, […]
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Review: Expeditions: Vikings

by Mazen Abdallahon May 15, 2017
Most people have a lot of misconceptions about history and historical facts, and it seems like they’re likeliest to mix up the details on the ancient Vikings. Tons of films and games have tackled the subject, but a lot of them go for a more Hollywood version of the story. That’s why I was excited […]

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Review: Renowned Explorers: More to Explore!

by Mazen Abdallahon May 11, 2017
To begin with, Renowned Explorers is actually the base game and ‘More to Explore’ is their new expansion pack. We’ve never done a Renowned Explorers review, and the expansion pack lacks context without the game, so here goes. After playing a few hours of Renowned Explorers, I realized something. This isn’t a videogame at all. […]
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Review: Syberia 3

by Mazen Abdallahon May 2, 2017
One of the genres we’ve seen decline over the years is the famous point-and-click adventure. While there have been puzzle games that extracted its trial-and-error gameplay like The Room and Professor Layton, and modern takes on the genre like the Telltale series games, point-and-click adventures have definitely declined. Thus, it’s great news for fans of […]
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Review: Mr. Shifty

by Mazen Abdallahon April 28, 2017
Okay so let’s get one thing out of the way. Mr. Shifty is similar to Hotline Miami. It’s not ‘Hotline Miami meets x’ or a new take on the formula, it’s a top-down action game that shares various similarities with everyone’s favorite neon-soaked murder-and-drugs simulator. However, Mr. Shifty very much does its own thing in […]

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Review: Hollow Knight

by Mazen Abdallahon April 27, 2017
The metroidvania is a time-honored tradition in both mainstream and indie gaming, and there are already quite a few really good ones out there. From the get-go, Hollow Knight seems like it ticks most of the usual boxes. Strange, desolate world? Check. Tiny creature exploring it? Check. Elaborate, hand-drawn graphics? You betcha. So, Hollow Knight […]
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Review: Holobunnies: Pause Café

by Mazen Abdallahon April 21, 2017
Holobunnies: Pause Café is kind of a strange concept. It’s more or less a preview of a full game coming out in early 2018, and it’s basically a collection of 3 minigames. I guess Holobunnies: Pause Café has been in development for so long that the studio wants to give fans something to tide them […]
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Review: Switch – Or Die Trying

by Mazen Abdallahon April 19, 2017
While we’ll never go back to the NES days where literally every game was a platformer, we’re in a period in gaming where platformers are pretty widespread, thanks to the indie studios. As such, new platformers need to figure out ways to stand out from the crowd. Some do it with level design, some do […]

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Review: Rain World

by Mazen Abdallahon March 27, 2017
As far as settings go, the post-apocalyptic world is a really popular one for games. Besides the aesthetic of decay and the chance to avoid having to use so many colors in their design, I imagine game developers like post-apocalyptic settings because they give them a chance to pit the player against a cruel, dangerous […]