Posts Tagged ‘Indie’
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Review: Air Guitar Warrior: Gamepad Edition

by Nazih Fareson July 20, 2017
As a musician, there’s nothing more fun than pretending (or actually playing) a bunch of guitar riffs and crisp solos. A tribute to the “phenomenon” of pretending to be a guitar shredder, Air Guitar Warrior is one fun title, which was already available as a Kinect game to start, and now released again for those […]
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Review: Nex Machina

by Mazen Abdallahon July 6, 2017
Lots of game developers gain a reputation for being good at one particular thing. The folks at Telltale have gained renown for their storytelling abilities, Tripwire is the go-to for shooting, etc. But when it comes to energetic, colorful, top-down shooters, Housemarque is probably the top dog. Housemarque’s ability to consistently deliver amazing top-down shooters […]
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Review: Kholat

by Nazih Fareson July 3, 2017
Want to immerse yourself in a glacial and mysterious survival game in the heart of the Urals? Well you better be ready for Kholat, a simple, beautiful, immersive, but frustrating adventure and repetitive game. Based on the 1959 Dyatlov Pass incident, it tells the story of 9 hikers that were found dead in the Kholat […]

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Review: Perception

by Mazen Abdallahon June 30, 2017
Games like Amnesia and Outlast changed the definition of horror so much that now virtually every horror title is set in first-person and paced with a slower, more psychological burn. Consequently, new titles have to do more to stand out. In the case of Perception, the main concept is that your protagonist is a blind […]
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Review: Drifting Lands

by Mazen Abdallahon June 22, 2017
Drifting Lands bills itself as a mix between a classical shmup and action RPG. It definitely piqued my interest, as I was curious to see how they worked it out. After a surprisingly well-animated tutorial, the game’s intro tutorial tossed a lot of information my way and I dove right in. For the most part, […]
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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: Outlast 2

by Nazih Fareson May 7, 2017
Developed by Canadian studios Red Barrels, the first Outlast was an instant hit with gamers, bringing back good ol’ horror and suspense vibe that most others were failing at, without the need of fancy graphics or even technical power, just pure play on your emotions and fears. Three years later, after a decent expansion called Whistleblower, […]