Tag: Indie Games

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.


Dark Train Review

Runaway Train, Never Coming Back

HIGH A visually arresting art style.

LOW No sense of what to do next at any given time.

WTF From the opening moment onward, this is what players will be asking.


Loot Rascals Review

Cthulhu Cardsharp

HIGH Masterfully elegant, and a brilliant card mechanic.

LOW No saving mid-game and no progression unlocks.

WTF The meat-monster from another dimension has a fantastic voice.


Soda Drinker Pro Review

Gamers Will Need A Drink, Alright…

HIGH  Graphics that evoke warm memories of screensavers.

LOW   This “game” does nothing to advance the cause for independent Xbox game development.

WTF  Why didn’t the devs have more confidence in Vivian Clark?