At any point in a young adult’s life, ‘escape’ probably crosses their mind after a rough day at the office (or a rough one in the kitchen, as work tends to elude recent college grads). The pull for adventure is strong, especially when a glance at your Facebook wall features some long-lost acquaintance posting pictures of their recent trip to Amsterdam or wherever they were sent for their graduation gift — lucky bastards.
There’s very little dialogue in The Light Keeps Us Safe. At the start of the game, the only speaking role is a woman whispering into the player’s communications device, and she’s only around for a few minutes before she leaves. However, she utters one of the most evocative opening lines I’ve heard recently.
“You are lucky, in a way. You got to hide down there for so long. But now you have to deal with it all alone.”
I’ve been watching Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for a few months now and always had a passing interest in it, but had yet to get my hands on it. This post-human apocalyptic turn-based strategy game has anthropomorphic characters and an interesting setting, but it wasn’t until actually playing that I realized my initial thoughts about it were slightly wrong.
First-person games these days seem to have one of two presentations — they either feature a gun and gallons of blood, or a person walking peacefully though scenes while picking up objects. It’s easy to see that Elderborn gets its inspiration from the former, but in a twist, it takes the gun out of the equation. Instead, players will pick up a series of melee weapons to fight evil, striking, parrying, and kicking their way through an ancient Egyptian-inspired dungeon while searching for gold along the way.
It’s time for fans of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy to rejoice – two new DLC characters are available to download right now!
NOW, GODDAMMIT, NOW!
If you’ve been reading Gamecritics or following me on Twitter for a while, then you probably know that the Portland Retro Gaming Expo is one of my favorite events of the year, and it’s coming up again this October 19-21.
Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.
The subject of this installment: Distrust, developed and published by E-Home Entertainment Co., Ltd