Posts Tagged ‘Exploration’

Review: The Banner Saga 3

by Nazih Fareson August 15, 2018
After the ending of The Banner Saga 2, I was left on a cliffhanger that got me insanely worried. You see, I’m not like most fans of Stoic Studios, as I didn’t play the game truly until it start coming out on the Nintendo Switch, mostly thanks to the portability of the device. And so […]

Review: Pode

by Mazen Abdallahon July 12, 2018
Often, simplicity attracts me to videogames. In the case of Pode, the game’s simplicity comes from its central theme. This theme, which motivates the characters and leads them to simply move forward, enjoying each moment, is friendship. And that’s kind of how it happens in real life. The game wants to be an experience based […]

Review: The Banner Saga 2

by Nazih Fareson June 12, 2018
After a really successful Kickstarter campaign, the first part of The Banner Saga trilogy was released four years ago by former developers from Bioware studio now rallied under the banner of Stoic Studio. A subtle mix of influences from The Oregon Trail for the caravan and management side to XCOM for the turn-based part, the […]


Review: Shape of the World

by Nazih Fareson June 8, 2018
An independent game made by just one person for 4 years might seem worrisome but when you learn who he is, you’ll understand. Stu Maxell is a Senior VFX Artist at The Coalition, and while working on the Gears of War license, he also focused on his own little pet project known as Shape of […]

Review: The Banner Saga

by Nazih Fareson May 23, 2018
Following a largely successful crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, the first installment of The Banner Saga finally makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch, after numerous releases on PC, followed by Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later on. While I already briefly played the game on PC, this port on the Nintendo console was a […]

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

by Nazih Fareson February 3, 2018
Composed of developers from People Can Fly (creators of the crazy FPS BulletStorm),The Astronauts’ first game is very different from what they are known for. A calm adventure, without the slightest trace of fighting and at the limit of being a contemplative experience, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is one great experience now available on […]


Review: Theseus

by Mazen Abdallahon August 19, 2017
VR is still at that stage where we’re exploring its possibilities, and the big question is whether VR can branch out into something with its own substance. That’s easier said than done, considering developers have to think of a whole new way for players to interact with their games rather than simply retool existing concepts. […]

Review: Fortnite

by Nazih Fareson August 7, 2017
Announced back late 2011, it took Epic Games and the People Can Fly team over five years to finally release Fortnite, which is probably their most ambitious project to date. Yet, before we start this review, you should all note that although the game is out now on most platforms, it is technically a paid […]

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. […]


Review: Valley

by Nazih Fareson September 1, 2016
Landed quietly on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in August 2016, Valley is the latest work from Blue Isle Studios (best known for Slender: The Arrival), a first person game offering a mix of exploration, action and adventure. Did this independent studio manage to create another masterpiece? You wake up somewhere what seem to be deep within the […]