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  • Review GONNER2 - Another Way To Die In An Increasingly Crowded Genre

    I live, I die, I die some more

    It’s been three years since GoNNER dropped on Switch, a game we thought pretty highly of. Bringing us a challenging 2D platformer with rogue-like mechanics, it told the story of Ikk, our altruistic blob-like hero that set out to help a land-bound whale called Sally. Placing us in a series of procedurally generated...

February2020

  • Review Mosaic - Biting Social Commentary Masquerading As A Video Game

    Just another piece of the puzzle

    Mosaic, from Krillbite Studio, isn’t an exciting game. It’s not going to keep you on the edge of your seat, and it won’t get your blood pumping. In fact, Mosaic isn’t even a game at all in a lot of ways; it's more of a grayscale pastiche of physical life in the digital age – but not one that ever follows...

April2019

December2018

August2018

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    Review Bad North

    Heathen chemistry

    If the recent releases of Jotun: Valhalla Edition and The Banner Saga Trilogy have taught us anything, it’s this: the Vikings make for the most bloodthirsty of heroes. But what if the tables were turned, and it was you defending against the reaving Norsemen? The sound of a ghostly war horn roaring in the distance. Longships...

February2018

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    Review Dandara

    The strangest dream

    One of the defining attributes of any 'Metroidvania' platformer is freedom, but Dandara is built around a rather striking limitation. Our titular heroine can neither run nor jump. Dandara is a mystically empowered figure who's been awoken from her slumber to rescue an oppressed dream-like world from wicked supernatural beings...

September2017

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    Review Kingdom: New Lands

    The price is knight

    Something of a cult hit when it appeared on Steam, and more recently on XLBA, NOIO and Liquorice games' (published by Raw Fury) Kingdom: New Lands makes its way to Nintendo Switch. A 2D sidescrolling micromanagement simulator in a pixellated medieval landscape, it tests attention, patience and strategy in equal measure. A...