Fans of Limbo, Inside, and Little Nightmares will want to check this one out.
Open boxes, put stuff away, and uncover a deeply personal story in Unpacking. Available now on Game Pass!
https://youtu.be/7FUw-g65OUg One of my favorite games from 2016 is Variable State's small town mystery Virginia. Without speaking a single word, Virginia oozed character and intrigue while leaving plenty up to the player to decipher. It's so, so good. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped to play the British developer's newest adventure Last Stop, especially … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Last Stop’ – A Narrative-Heavy Sci-fi Adventure From the Developers of ‘Virginia’
https://youtu.be/MrLp01aY5UQ I've been steadily making my way through some of the shorter indie games on Xbox Game Pass, with the latest being a charming little puzzle adventure called Carto. Here, the titular heroine is separated from her grandmother after their airship encounters trouble during a lightning storm. Both happen to be cartographers, which obviously plays … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Carto’ – A Map-Making Puzzle Game About Making Friends and Finding Family
Let's talk about Art of Rally, currently on Xbox Game Pass!
Although 2D platformers aren't exactly known for their emotional storytelling, there have been some notable additions over the years like Celeste and Inside that offered more than simply running and jumping. The short, sweet, and emotional Evan's Remains definitely falls into that category as well. You play as Dysis, a girl hired by a company … Continue reading [REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains
The folks at Hold Back To Block recently released their full-length documentary on the history of Killer Instinct, from its inception to its rocky start on the Xbox One, all the way to its third (and seemingly final) season and incredibly passionate community. As a fighting game fan and as someone who thinks Killer Instinct … Continue reading This New Killer Instinct Documentary is Essential Viewing For Fighting Game Fans
The twin-stick control scheme is usually relegated to chaotic shmups, but the folks at COWCAT Games have merged the tried-and-true mechanics into a pixelated RPG in Demon's Tier+. They were kind enough to grant me access to the Xbox version, which I played for a few hours today and wanted to share my thoughts here … Continue reading [REVIEW] Twin-stick Shooting in an RPG Roguelite? Demon’s Tier+ Kinda Rules.
I absolutely LOVED Until Dawn -- it was the reason I bought a PS4 in the first place -- so I was stoked to see the folks at Supermassive working on a multi-platform series of smaller, similar horror titles, beginning with last year's Man of Medan. I did not like it, though. Man of Medan … Continue reading [TRAILER] The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Gives Me A… Little… Hope. God Damnit.
During all of this self-isolation stuff, I've been using my free time to chip away at my atrocious backlog, and one of those games just happened to be the Indonesian-developed indie Coffee Talk. And I loved it. The game takes place in a fantasy-sprinkled Seattle in the year 2020, with humans living among the likes … Continue reading ‘Coffee Talk’ is a Fantasy Barista Sim With Loads of Character