It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has read more than a few of my reviews to know that I like games in the general metroidvania sub-category. That having been said, they are also still a genre I tend to be critical of; just like any other sort of game, it’s possible to
When I saw that Devolver was publishing another nostalgic 8-bit inspired game, I must admit it caught my attention. I’ve generally been a huge fan of the games they support such as last year’s Cult of the Lamb, and I’m always a sucker for games with a strong aesthetic choice. So, of course I had
Today we tackle the ups and downs (more ups than downs, we swear!) of the latest Ultimate World First Race with our guests Sam and Lythi!
Rhythm games are kind of my passion. If I’m not busy pouring time into a JRPG (or wasting away my days in Final Fantasy XIV), you can usually find me jamming away in some sort of musical experience. Project Diva, DJMax, Taiko no Tatsujin…hell, even music adjacent games like Tetris Effect get a ton of
Are ya ready, kids? Met with mixed reception though it was, the 2020 remake of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom served as a much welcome return for fans of the cult classic platformer. It seems it was quite the lucrative one as well, given that we’re now staring down the barrel for the release
I am in love with the fact that indie developers have begun to unabashedly explore stories that were not at all common 20 years ago. There is something so refreshing about seeing an obscure narrative come to life and I hope with all my heart this trend continues.
There are two kinds of video games: Some emphasize the “game” part and are all about a thrilling challenge, novel mechanics, or otherwise giving you an experience that’s simply fun. Others are perhaps better described as interactive narratives, primarily about the story but presented in such a way that your own choices are pivotal to
As a game reviewer, I often have a number of coverage offers in my inbox. I don’t specifically look at or choose them with any expectation that they are going to be good (or bad), but I do notice when a particular game is trying to stand out with a particular feature or concept to
There’s something to be said about the hook of a solid narrative, especially with the Telltale-led resurgence of the adventure game genre far in the distance. Aside from the impending release of The Wolf Among Us 2, some in the collective gaming community might hold the notion that adventure games in general have gone back
The critically acclaimed MMO continues its patch cycle for Endwalker with Patch 6.3: Gods Revel, Lands Tremble. We get a continuation of the alliance raid that pits us against the Twelve as well as the next chapter in the MSQ that tells the tale of Golbez and the Four Fiends. This review was conducted by
SPOILERS AHEAD! The whole gang's back together again to talk about the story from Patch 6.3! … And the rest of the stuff, too. We remembered the rest of the stuff, PROMISE!
My favorite types of games to write about are the ones that you can tell have been made with love. I know that sounds a little obvious, but not every game gives off that specific aura. Because of that, the ones that do tend to shine all the more. Tchia, a new open-world adventure title
The year was 1976. The first VHS cassettes and their accompanying VCRs were newly available for purchase, everyone was dancing the night away to their favorite disco tracks, and programmer William Crowther had finished developing Adventure (later Colossal Cave Adventure): one of the earliest text adventure games ever made. Crowther, an amateur cave explorer, based
It's Patch 6.3 first impressions time with Aldianaux, Fusion, and Xenedra- NO SPOILERS! Mostly.
Let me start with an anecdote: Kandria, on both its official website and right as the first thing on its Steam page, proudly boasts that the game has zero ability gating and you can go anywhere you want right from the start of the game. The same blurb expresses glee that finally, you will be
Spoiler warning: This guide contains information from the FFXIV Endwalker Patch 6.3 Main Scenario!!! Lapis Manalis is a Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker dungeon. It’s available at level 90 as part of the quest King of the Mountain. It can be completed via the duty finder and is part of the Patch 6.3 Expert Duty Roulette.
Spoiler warning: This guide contains information from the FFXIV Endwalker Patch 6.3 Myths of the Realm Storyline!!! Euphrosyne is the second 24-man raid in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. It’s available at level 90 as part of the quest Return to the Phantom Realm. It can be completed via the duty finder.
I’d really like to be able to say that when we got the full review build for this particular title, my experience of playing through the demo for Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider had already slipped through my memory and faded into half-remembered ephemera. Because that’s exactly what this game feels like it’s emulating right down to
The patch is upon us! Saffista and tori_talks join Fusion and Rook for a hyped up good time as they go over the patch 6.3 prelim notes and discuss their hopes for what's to come!
As the sun rises on the final day of 2022 (at least, at the time we’re writing this), it’s now the time to keep a Gamer Escape tradition alive. You know it, and you love it. It’s what you’ve been waiting for, the only end of the year list on the internet that matters: Gamer