Posts Tagged ‘Puzzle’

Review: Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets

by Mazen Abdallahon July 24, 2019
I’m a huge fan of puzzle games, but I’ve definitely noticed something about them. Puzzle games are usually very cutesy and have a pleasant theme usually. They’re relaxing and serene, as opposed to most action games, which are violent and unpleasant. The thing is, it doesn’t say anywhere that a puzzle game can’t take the […]

Review: Molecats

by Mazen Abdallahon September 14, 2018
Usually, puzzle games are very static affairs. You shuffle around pieces and try and get to the solution by figuring out how it all fits together. Otherwise, you have games like puzzle platformers, where you move around and try and interact with the pieces. Other times there’s a fun mix; a game where the parts […]

Review: Shenmue 1 & 2 HD

by Nazih Fareson September 2, 2018
With Shenmue III coming along and finally announced for release for August 2019, Sega had the great idea to release a compilation of the first two episodes in high definition, to help you either relive your Dreamcast memories or discover the franchise created by Yu Suzuki. More of a re-release than a remaster, the first Shenmue […]


Review: The Spectrum Retreat

by Mazen Abdallahon August 20, 2018
When Portal dropped way back when even Valve had no idea it would be such a big hit. Most of the time if you’re in first-person in a game you’re wielding a gun, but Portal introduced us to the idea that you could be in first-person and do stuff that didn’t involve violence, like solve […]

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, […]

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 […]


Review: Mugsters

by Nazih Fareson July 18, 2018
When I mention Team 17, you probably would think of games like The Escapists or the Worms franchise, but this British based developer has become quite a big studio and publishing house nowadays. After a series of games from their own studio, the amazing Yoku’s Island Express (which we reviewed a while ago) as well as […]

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: Lumines Remastered

by Nazih Fareson June 26, 2018
Throughout gaming history, each portable console has always a simple game with an addictive concept, based on the stacking bricks somehow. The Game Boys had Tetris, the Game Gear had Columns and the PlayStation Portable had Lumines in 2005. The latter’s success was such a hit, that it was quickly ported on different platforms, and […]


Review: The Fall Part 2: Unbound

by Nazih Fareson May 23, 2018
Around four years after the original game, The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a direct sequel that will delight the players who have put their hands on the excellent title from Over the Moon. This second part resumes the adventure where its predecessor had left us, and after my recent review of the original The […]