Posts Tagged ‘Platformer’
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Review: Timespinner

by Mazen Abdallahon October 18, 2018
Ah, time travel. The easiest way to make a simple story much more complicated than it needs to be. All wibbly wobbly and timey and wimey, to quote Doctor Who. Of course, time travel isn’t just great for storytelling; time travel is a classic game mechanic, and lots of games have had fun by messing […]
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Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

by Nazih Fareson October 1, 2018
When it comes to Ubisoft, I have a sort of admiration for a key franchise of theirs: Assassin’s Creed. After seeing the game evolve from a simple adventure game to dabbling around with multiple new game mechanics and settings, last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origin marked one hell of a change for the series. Ditching the […]
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Review: Flipping Death

by Nazih Fareson August 16, 2018
Earlier this year, Luciano Rahal got the chance to review Zoink’s Stick It To The Man! as it was finally launched on its final porting platform: the Nintendo Switch. The Swedish studio is finally back with a brand-new IP, visually similar to their previous work, Flipping Death is a puzzle-platformer with some really fun gameplay […]

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Review: Aggelos

by Mazen Abdallahon August 8, 2018
Ah, the retro platformer. Once a mainstay of the indie world, it has now become much less common. Indie gaming has spread its wings and new tools like Unity enable smaller studios to make bigger and more elaborate (albeit fundamentally simple) games. Now, I’ve always regarded retro platformers with a measure of suspicion. I mean, […]
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Review: INK

by Mazen Abdallahon August 1, 2018
As I mention frequently on here, platformers need a gimmick or a sort of universal selling point. The platforming core remains fairly consistent, but there needs to be a – no pun intended – game changer. In the case of INK, the game changer is the color mechanic. Essentially, you don’t really ‘see’ the level, […]
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Review: The Mooseman

by Nazih Fareson July 20, 2018
Sometimes You is a publisher I’m quite fond of since I was introduced to it back in 2017, as their vision for what a game relies more on the experience than the gameplay per say. The Mooseman is their latest published game for consoles (after a previous indie release on mobile devices and PC), a […]

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Review: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

by Nazih Fareson June 30, 2018
Editor’s Note: After the game’s original release, this review has been updated following the release of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on Nintendo Switch (and Xbox One and PC), as well as numerous free updates to all customers which reflects on the overall score, and final verdict. A year ago, the PlayStation 4 brought back its most […]
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Review: Runner3

by Mazen Abdallahon May 29, 2018
The Bit.Trip series is one of the oldest and most noteworthy series in gaming, and it’s spawned a handful of unique, simple, and colorful games that mix bright colors and pixels with finger-crushing hardness. One of the titles, Bit.Trip Runner, spun off into its own series and now we have Runner3. Runner didn’t just spin […]
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Review: Little Nightmares Complete Edition

by Nazih Fareson May 23, 2018
Editor’s Note: After the game’s original release, this review has been updated following the release of the Nintendo Switch edition, the first two chapters of its three-part DLC known as Secrets of the Maw as well as numerous free updates to all customers which reflects on the overall score, and final verdict. Now available on the Nintendo […]

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Review: A Robot Named Fight!

by Nazih Fareson April 28, 2018
When it comes to the indie scene, most games shouldn’t be judged by its cover… Or whatever you want to call its equivalent. Some have strange art, others rely on the quirkiness of its 16-bit chiptune to actually tell a dark and sad story, others pick very vague titles. In the latter case, I believe that […]