Posts Tagged ‘Rogue-like’

Review: Diablo III: Eternal Collection

by Mazen Abdallahon October 31, 2018
Diablo is an absolute classic and one of the biggest names in gaming, and I think one of the reasons it’s so well-regarded is the fact that it’s always been a trailblazer in gaming. The first two games were landmark titles in the dungeon crawler genre, and they laid down many of the foundations in […]

Review: Paranautical Activity

by Nazih Fareson July 6, 2018
Already available for now four years on Steam, then later on ported to console in 2015, the Rogue-like shooter Paranautical Activity is finally out on the newest kid on the block: the Nintendo Switch. While the port to other consoles in the past has helped support this transition, we should expect a decent game… Or […]

Review: Into the Breach

by Mazen Abdallahon March 22, 2018
I’m not generally up for turn-based games, and I’m not much for strategy, but when I saw Subset Games’ new title Into the Breach, I decided to step out of my comfort zone. For those of you that don’t know Subset games, they’re the smart fellas who put together the incredible FTL (Faster than Light). […]


Review: Flinthook

by Nazih Fareson March 10, 2018
A genre undeniably popular among independent developers, Rogue-like are either a hit or miss. In the case of Tribute Games, after a recent port of Mercenary Kings on Nintendo Switch, the Montreal developer and publisher decided to bring Flinthook to the new console, which gave me the opportunity to finally review it. A simple and […]

Review: Darkest Dungeon

by Nazih Fareson January 31, 2018
Over the past 5 years (if not even 10), the indie scene has been returning to more classical games as much in their gameplay than in their style in terms of influence. And so Red Hook Studios has developed a very interesting title taking up the very basis of RPGs, which has been available for […]

Review: Crawl

by Nazih Fareson December 13, 2017
With its mixture of procedural generation, pixel-art and a long time getting cooked on PC via early access, Crawl has the appeal of yet another indie game that will probably be forgotten easily in the pool of other similar looking releases. Thankfully, after finally grabbing a copy on Nintendo Switch, the debut title of Australian […]


Review: Phantom Trigger

by Nazih Fareson August 23, 2017
After Mr. Shifty, a decent and dynamic game (sadly poorly optimized for the Nintendo Switch), tinyBuild are back with a new game for the Nintendo hybrid console (as well as on PC) developed by Russian based Bread Team: Phantom Trigger. A hardcore hack and slash game with RPG and roguelike elements for the small price […]

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, […]