Wallet Crusaders – Kingdom: New Lands

Sometimes a gamer needs a break from the fast-paced action games that have been very popular in the past and still continue to be to this day. Usually after a long adventure game or a heavy RPG with a steep learning curve, I need something more casual to chill out while watching anime or martial arts … Continue reading Wallet Crusaders – Kingdom: New Lands

Wallet Crusader: Beholder

Do you like being nosey? Do you enjoy eavesdropping on unsuspecting neighbors? Perhaps snitching to the authorities gives you a rush? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, Beholder might just be the game you've been waiting for. In Beholder, you fill the shoes of a state-appointed landlord in an unforgiving totalitarian state. Will … Continue reading Wallet Crusader: Beholder

Wallet Crusader: Starbound

Welcome back, gamers! Today I'll be discussing Starbound; an affordable indie gem that I've been following throughout it's development. After launching a Kickstarter-style pre-order on the Humble Store and Steam back in 2013, Chuckle Fish Games was able to raise over 2 million dollars. After a few years, Starbound was released from its early-access beta. At the moment, Starbound … Continue reading Wallet Crusader: Starbound

Early Access Review: Rimworld (Alpha 16)

Having launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, Rimworld set some very high expectations for itself. I'm often quite weary of Kickstarter and Early Access Steam games, and avoid playing them until many of the kinks have been smoothed out. This time around I decided to give it a try due to the fact that it reminded me … Continue reading Early Access Review: Rimworld (Alpha 16)

Indie Game Spotlight – Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

After finishing the lengthy Planescape: Torment earlier this week, I felt that I could use a change of pace. I decided to look for a turn-based strategy game and stumbled across an indie title called Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. The art style was attractive and the game was inexpensive, so I decided to give it a shot. Halcyon 6 truly … Continue reading Indie Game Spotlight – Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

Retro Throwback – Planescape: Torment

With Torment: Tides of Numenera currently in Early Access on Steam, I've been extremely anxious to dig back into the realm of Planescape. Since the last few Early Access games I purchased were somewhat underwhelming, I decided to reinstall the original cult-classic Planescape: Torment and get reacquainted with the planes. Originally released for PC in '99, Planescape: … Continue reading Retro Throwback – Planescape: Torment

Indie Game Spotlight: Stardew Valley

I admit it. At first glance, Stardew Valley didn't really look like my "cup of tea". After it was first released back in February, I noticed the beautiful pixel art and was a little intrigued but farming didn't seem quite exciting enough to invest in. On October 3rd, ConcernedApe released patch 1.1 on which introduced some new maps … Continue reading Indie Game Spotlight: Stardew Valley

Tyranny | Review

Obsidian Entertainment strikes again with their new roleplaying masterpiece, Tyranny! Having just finished the game moments ago, I'm struggling to write this review because I'm already planning my next playthrough. If you've had the pleasure of playing Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian's previous release with Paradox Interactive), the gameplay and controls will be mostly recognizable from the start. The player fills … Continue reading Tyranny | Review

Retro Throwback – Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

I have a serious love/hate relationship with Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. I enjoyed so much about this game that "hate" seems like a strong word, but no other word quite describes the frustration and anger I felt while trying to complete this tragically unfinished masterpiece. Luckily there are a few unofficial fan-made patches and mods … Continue reading Retro Throwback – Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Indie Game Spotlight: Aragami

As a huge stealth adventure game fanatic, I've been waiting for a new experience. The Hitman games are excellent, but I generally prefer games that take place before the invention of the modern firearm. I'm not saying headshots can't be extremely satisfying, but nothing is quite as exhilarating as stalking an unwary foe before silently … Continue reading Indie Game Spotlight: Aragami