Author: Jim Bevan

Phoning Home Review

Simple Synthetic Survival

HIGH The atmospheric alien world.

LOW Searching for resources becomes tedious quickly.

WTF I was not expecting to find… that in the desert.


Soul Axiom Review

Puzzles and Strife in the Afterlife

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HIGH The background music is atmospheric

LOW The pseudo-stealth section in the Warzone level

WTF Why isn’t there a manual save feature?


Armikrog Review

A Waste of Talent and Clay

Armikrog

HIGH: Beautiful claymation.

LOW: Hearing annoying cries as I do that one damned puzzle yet again.

WTF: Mike Nelson and Rob Paulsen were hired to voice the characters—and they aren't given anything funny to say.

Technobabylon Review

Entranced

Technobabylon

HIGH: Strong world-building and character development.

LOW: Some interactive objects are indistinguishable from the background.

WTF: A restaurant that serves cloned human meat.

Elegy For A Dead World Review

Every day I write the book… IN SPACE

Elegy for a Dead World

HIGH: Alien worlds have a strong atmosphere.

LOW: Writing stories feels like a waste of time due to lack of feedback.

WTF: Why can't I change direction in mid-air when using my jetpack?

Titan Souls Review

Attack on My Last Nerve

Titan Souls

HIGH: Finally taking down a Titan on my 71st attempt.

LOW: The previous 70 deaths.

WTF: Oh joy, another vague "artistic" ending that tries to be intelligent but says nothing profound.

The Deer God Review

Lost in the Wilderness

The Deer God

HIGH: Provides (sometimes unintentionally) challenging gameplay

LOW: Progress is frequently impeded by bugs.

WTF: Those monkeys had better not be flinging what I think they are.

The Old City: Leviathan Review

Pretentious, Prosaic, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

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HIGH Some genuinely tense, unnerving moments in the first chapter.

LOW Everything after the first chapter

WTF An entire novella's worth of backstory is included as optional collectibles.