Tag: puzzle platformer

Hoa Review

All Chill, No Thrill

HIGH Beautiful hand painted graphics.

LOW Relaxing gameplay… perhaps too relaxing.

WTF Not recommended for those with Entomophobia 


Out Of Line Review

Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder


HIGH The art style is beautiful and supports strong ambience and mystery.

LOW Puzzles don’t evolve much and grow stale after a bit.

WTF Those claws scare the crap out of me.


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 Preview

2D puzzle-platformers can quickly grow stale for me. Unless there’s an innovative mechanic or engaging story, most games in the genre lose my attention. However, Nerd Monkey’s Out of Line aims to liven up the formula with an interesting spear and boomerang mechanic and gorgeous art design. It looks to be a standout platformer, even to someone like me. 


This Is Not A Review – Drawn to Life: Two Realms

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: Drawn to Life: Two Realms available on Nintendo Switch, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, developed by Digital Continue and published by 505 Games. 


Deadlight Director’s Cut Review

Always Hungry, Always Just Behind You

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HIGH The satisfaction of seeing a zombie’s head go flying after I finally found the axe.
LOW Getting crushed ten times in a row because of awkward controls and a too-tight countdown.
WTF The entirety of the ratman’s world