Tag: indie

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.



Ashwalkers Review

Strolling Through The Grey


HIGH Great balance of management and narrative.

LOW Characters don’t interact with each other as much.

WTF The random morale drops made me sad. 


Orbital Bullet Preview

Orbital Bullet is a 2D platformer/roguelite title from SmokeStab studios. As the name might suggest, something that makes it noteworthy is the cylinder-like design of the levels. Players are equipped with different types of ranged weapons and they must clear each level to proceed and reach the boss.


Overboard! Review

Murder Is Hard Work

HIGH Finding out what was making noise in (redacted)’s cabin.

LOW It’s easy to screw up a run with a single bad click.

WTF That is one of the most unusual hint systems ever!


Conqueror 940 AD Review

Play, Wait, Conquer


HIGH It delivers the thoughtful pace needed for this genre.

LOW No interaction with the environment. Gameplay takes place in a dashboard.

WTF The item description text is so small, it can barely be seen.