Tag: indie

Tangledeep Review

Rolling In

HIGH Interesting classes, great customizability, rock-solid design.

LOW Catching pets is a drag, some difficulty spikes.

WTF I would have sworn it was ‘Veggiemancer’.


Astroneer Review

Neerly There

HIGH Establishing the first fully-featured base feels awesome.

LOW The experience is fairly buggy.

WTF All this space age tech, and no simple method to descend into caverns.


This Is Not A Review: Pikuniku

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: Pikuniku, developed by Sectordub and published by Devolver Digital.


Desert Child Review

Gotta Knock A Little Harder

HIGH Spectacular soundtrack, evocative visuals, interesting variations on its core theme

LOW Numerous technical issues, alarmingly thin story, multiplayer feels bolted on

WTF Using the names of real-life rappers as your “wanted” level of police attention? Really?


Solar Flux Review

Houston, We Have A Problem

HIGH Stringing together a complex puzzle using simple geometry.

LOW No controller support in handheld mode.

WTF Why can’t I use the controller in handheld mode!?