Tag: Indie Games

Ovivo Review

Too Little

HIGH The first time a level pulls back and reveals its full form.

LOW Oh hey, you reversed the controls. How clever, how droll.

WTF I’m being chased by an eel?


This Is Not A Review: Plague Road

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: Plague Road, developed and published by Arcade Distillery.


Rime Review

Island Of The Lost

HIGH Figuring out one of the first puzzles after confusing the hell out of myself.

LOW Getting distracted by collectibles and losing the fox in the second world.

WTF Trying to decide what the ending is really saying.


Super Rude Bear Resurrection Review

Super Meat Bear

High: The deep breath before (and the sigh of relief after) a seemingly impossible bit of platforming.

Low: Repeatedly losing hours of saved progress for no discernible reason.

WTF: The player can choose the color of Rude Bear’s blood—Rude Pink, Energy Orange, Lizard Conspiracy Blue, and more.


Flinthook Review

Almost Hooked

HIGH The intro is amazing, and so is the grappling hook.

LOW Entering surprise deathtrap rooms and ending a run early.

WTF Seriously, no option to remap the controls?


This Is Not A Review: Bot Colony

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: Bot Colony, developed and published by North Side and tested on PC.