Tag: Self Published

Neverending Nightmares Review

Welcome To My Nightmare.

Neverending Nightmares

HIGH: Creates a surreal, frightening atmosphere through minimalist design.

LOW: Later chapters tend to drag on and throw off the pacing.

WTF: Did that monstrous infant call me "Papa"?

The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Review

Weird Tales Inspire a Wonderful Game

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

HIGH: Maintains a nearly constant atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.

LOW: Lengthy backtracking after completing a previously missed puzzle.

WTF: The summoning of the sea-thing Gnaiih.

Costume Quest 2 Review

All Treats, No Tricks

Costume Quest Review Screenshot

HIGH Has the same charm and wit of the first Costume Quest

LOW Controls for the PC version were not well-optimized

WTF The clown's face in battle.

Lovely Planet Review

Do it again

Lovely Planet

HIGH Bouncing along a chain of pads and nailing an enemy.

LOW Hearing a target ball launch and having no idea where it is.

WTF Occasionally the game plays a sound of people saying "Yay!" This never occurs after anything that should be celebrated.

Frozen Synapse Prime Review

Stay Frosty

Frozen Synapse Prime

HIGH Watching a perfectly-done replay is a thing of tactical beauty.

LOW Getting shot by a machine gunner from across the map and through two windows.

WTF My shapeform is waiting for the enemy and the AI still gets the drop on him?!?

Orbital Gear Review

Has No Pull

Orbital Gear

HIGH The gun that fires health-draining orbs.

LOW The complete lack of breadth.

WTF Not being able to find opponents means that I have an excuse to not play this.

Mind: Path to Thalamus Review

Keep the Picture, Lose the Thousand Words

Path to Thalamus

HIGH The title sequence on the cliffside beach.

LOW The "final battle" against a ranting psychological entity.

WTF What exactly is the colossus doing when both its feet are lifted?

Wayward Manor Review

A Broken Home

Wayward Manor

HIGH: Neil Gaiman's few moments of dry, sardonic narration.

LOW: Watching yet another trap tool wasted because of a delayed response.

WTF: What unholy mutation produced a race of bug-eyed, cephalothoracic humans?

Velocity 2X Review

Do It Quickly

Velocity

HIGH The second Glaive battle.

LOW Occasional putzing around when switching between two control schemes.

WTF Oh, her name is "Kai Tana"? Haaaaaaa.