Somewhere in the not-too-distant future, dinosaurs have returned and it’s not the harmless thrill-ride that the Jurassic Park films would suggest.
Author: Daniel Weissenberger
The Nautilus’ Garden In The Sun
HIGH Perfecting my all-bamboo watercraft.
LOW Dying because I was too weak from hunger to hunt for food.
WTF Seriously, how is there not a hunger meter separate from Stamina?
Love Is The Sharpest Knife
HIGH The main character’s best friend is named Rotten Dollheart.
LOW The grim reaper is more annoying than threatening.
WTF To reiterate, there is a character named Rotten Dollheart.
Treasure Of The Deadliest Depths
HIGH Finally figuring out the final boss’ pattern and weakness.
LOW Those zombie sorcerers are way too fast.
WTF So… no hints at all about the secrets?
The first and most important thing to note about Star Renegades is that it’s gorgeous — the world is rendered in some of the most detailed and animated pixel art I’ve ever encountered. This isn’t a case of people using pixel art for budgetary reasons, these are artists embracing the chunky rawness of the pixel art aesthetic to build their world.
It’s impossible to be certain exactly what Heironymous Bosch (the painter, not the cop) was trying to convey with his famous depictions of hell. He left no writings explaining his method, and the 15th century wasn’t a popular time for biographers to document the lives of artists.
Death Is On The March
HIGH Getting a massive power-up card just as I engage with the boss.
LOW Enemy abilities that can lock my entire hand.
WTF The Toybox Arsenal!
The original Rogue Legacy was a masterpiece of super-tight movement, great combat and incredibly balanced enemy design. Every moment was a pleasure to play, and for me that was quite a few moments since I played the game from beginning to end five times.
Fight The Unknowable Evil
HIGH The third attack spell is basically a cheat code.
LOW Losing to the first boss because he kept locking me in place.
WTF I beat the game and still have no idea what was going on.
The latest in a trend of iconoclastic simulation games, Accident adds a boldly meta twist to the genre by putting players in the role of an accident investigator replaying VR recreations of vehicular mishaps.