Hotline Miami 2: The Original Traumatized Me. This One Is Worse, In the Best Possible Way

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March 19, 2015

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a twitch shooter created by Dennaton games and published by Devolver Digital. It is a skill based game in which you will look for the positions of your enemies, die, learn from your mistakes, and repeat the process until you have mastered the level. The game then grades you on how well you did, usually quite poorly unless you are very good at these…

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Overgrowth: Bunny Fighting Simulator

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March 17, 2015

Overgrowth is a very meaty hand-to-hand combat title from Wolfire games. In Overgrowth, you play as an anthropomorphic (looks like a human) animal, often a rabbit, and have to parkour, stealth, and fight your way through a variety of levels. I have had a serious love hate relationship with this game; what is there is amazing, but there are a few flaws, which I will cover first. Overgrowth got onto…

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Dig or Die: 2D Exploration with Physics

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March 13, 2015

Hello ladies and gents! Today, I would like to talk about Dig or Die, a title by indie game developer Gaddie Games. This is a very, very early title that has a great deal of potential. Dig or Die is a 2D exploration/resource collection/base building game with destructible environments. There are currently four enemy types; big fish, flying wasps that shoot light at you, dog/rhinoceros crossbreed looking creatures, and spiky…

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This War Of Mine: Making the Most of a Bad Situation

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March 6, 2015

This title from 11 bit studios is drastically different from any other game I have seen, and the experience has been profoundly moving. A game loosely based on the atrocities of war during the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian revolution, this game has you see war from the perspective of civilians trying to survive in the middle of a conflict zone.     The mechanics of the game are…

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Darkest Dungeon: Making Doom and Gloom Fun

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March 2, 2015

 Darkest Dungeon is a sidescrolling roguelike by Red Hook Studios. In Darkest Dungeon, you control a band of four heroes (two for the tutorial level) who must venture forth and defeat the evils surrounding your manor. The narrator of the game (who deserves a raise for his voice acting and raising the feeling of dread in the game) is the dead lord of the manor, who speaks to all of…

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BROFORCE:BROTOSTERONE FOR THE MASSES

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February 27, 2015

BROFORCE IS AN- *ahem* Broforce is an intense twitch platformer shooter with destructible environments. A title made by Free Lives games, Broforce is a love letter to 80s and 90s over-the-top action flicks. In Broforce, you start with a small selection of characters which expands to include many of the iconic legends of 80s and 90s action flicks. A small subset of characters (26 total as of this review) You…

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Salt: Rum Not Included

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February 19, 2015

Hey fellow videogamers! Today, I am reviewing Salt. Salt is an indie game from Lavaboots LLC, an Alabama, USA based company. In Salt, you wake up stranded on an island with nothing but a note from a stranger who kicked you a few times and wandered off and a chest with enough material to make a small raft. From here, you gather materials and fight pirates while trying to piece…

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Four Game Writers Always Making a Difference in the Medium

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February 13, 2015

Hi, I’m a new writer on this site and I’ll start off this article’s topic by telling you a bit about myself. I love storytelling in games. Heck, I’m trying to write some. The industry has been booming with tale after tale, telling something with innovative mechanics a la Shadows of Mordor, or just being straight up meaningful like The Last of Us or The Swapper. If you want the…

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