Tag: indie

Minute Of Islands Review

Your Own. Personal. Limbo.

HIGH Unique visuals, both dreamy and nightmarish.

LOW Unmemorable level layouts.

WTF Why is it a guessing game to figure out which terrain I can walk on ?!


Retro Machina Review

Retro Not Just In Name


HIGH Enjoyable combat with an interesting art style.

LOW A very limited set of skills and not enough enemy types.

WTF Wait… it’s not a metroidvania ?!


Cozy Grove Review

Returning Color To A Haunted Island


HIGH The art style is wonderful.

LOW Time-gating content holds the experience back.

WTF Postmaster Bear received a package of bloody bear claws…


Metal Unit Review

Saving The World For All The Right Reasons?


HIGH Great action, intense boss fights, and amazing assist modes for inexperienced players.

LOW An unsatisfying ending. It’s not a memorable experience.

WTF What’s with all the cheesecake?


Fez Review

The Small Red Hat Is Back


HIGH That unique feeling from flipping the 2D plane for the first time.

LOW Being stuck on the same puzzle since 2012.

WTF The knowledge there won’t ever be a Fez 2.


Out Of Line Interview

After sinking my teeth into the preview for Out of Line, Nerd Monkey’s newest 2D puzzle-platformer, I was captivated by the art style, intrigued by the story, and challenged by the gameplay. Since then, I was fortunate enough to virtually sit down with Lead Art Designer Francisco Santos to get the inside scoop on the game’s development process.