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Review: Demon Skin

Discovering a new game can be such a gamble sometimes. Sure, you have tags and store page descriptions, but every publisher is putting their best foot forward and emphasizing their strengths while downplaying their weaknesses, stretching the truth just a little bit. Or on occasion, stretching it a lot. Today we’re looking at Demon Skin,
1 year ago
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Review: Everhood

When I first saw the trailer for Everhood, I was greeted with one simple sentence. “Would you sacrifice your humanity to gain immortality?” Well, I just had to see where they were going with that. If there’s one thing I love about the indie scene, it’s the emphasis on the bizarre and the novel, even
8 Feb 2021
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Review: Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition

Nioh is one of those series I’ve been a big fan of that rarely seems to get the love it deserves. It takes a familiar action RPG formula and layers complexity after complexity onto it. It’s full of depth, interesting monsters, ties to historical figures in Japanese history… so of course I was excited when a
1 Feb 2021
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Review: Habroxia 2

I always love to see a genre I’ve not experienced in years make a comeback. With a bit of polish and love, an old experience can be just as fun as it was back in the day, and when I saw the trailer for Habroxia 2 I was instantly transported back to my childhood playing games like Graedius and Earth Defense Force.
21 Jan 2021
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Review: Tadpole Treble Encore

I always adore when a game takes the music out of the background and makes it the front and center star. Its driven my love for rhythm games and this little musical side scroller is certainly no exception. Created by Matthew Taranto, known for their long-running webcomic Brawl in the Family, Tadpole Treble was originally
31 Dec 2020
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Gamer Escape’s Top 5 Reviewed Games of 2020

It has arrived: the end of the year. A year that felt simultaneously gone in a flash yet unbearably long. It sure has been an…interesting…start to a new decade. In gaming, though, the year has been crazy. A brand new console generation has begun, and people are still struggling to be a part of it,
20 Dec 2020
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Review: Orwell’s Animal Farm

After nearly 100 years, George Orwell’s books still resonate strongly with readers. One of these is Animal Farm, an allegory for Russian revolution and subsequent Stalinist era. It should come as no surprise that this is a fairly political work, with themes that resonate even today about the dangers of authoritarian rule. Of course, this
10 Dec 2020
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Review: Chronos: Before the Ashes

Chronos was an oddball title when first released: A third-person action game released on a VR console. It’s now been released in a more accessible format for everyone who may have missed it the first time around. Released December 1st, 2020 for PC via Steam by Gunfire Games, Chronos: Before the Ashes is a remake
28 Oct 2020
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Review: Fallen Angel

Fast-paced action, pixel art, and religious undertones – there’s nothing about this concept I don’t love. Today we’re returning with a full-fledged review for Fallen Angel, which we covered in a preview last month, now that it’s been fully released.
7 Oct 2020
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Review: Cave Digger

To what extent do the controls make the game? Just because a game can be ported over to another system, does it mean it should? This is what I pondered while trying out Cave Digger, originally released for VR systems by Mekiwi and out now for standard PC play on Steam. Digging Yourself Deeper Gameplay
21 Sep 2020
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Preview: Fallen Angel

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Matrioshka Games’ Fallen Angel, a top-down adventure game that, for better or worse, is a mix of nostalgic elements from yesteryear combined with newer design philosophies. Right from the word go, it’s clear they’re going for a nostalgic aesthetic. The graphics are detailed pixel-art and, while
21 Aug 2020
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Preview: Big Farm Story

Big Farm Story is something I would… hesitate to call a game. Despite being released to the public as a playable early access game, it’s devoid of content and feels more like a prototype than anything. I’ve done previews of games that were still in Early Access before, and I’m no stranger to the idea
11 Aug 2020
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Review: Skully

There’s something to be said for expectations in a game. When I was approached to review Skully, I had been expecting something along the lines of your usual kid-friendly colorful platformer. Explore a variety of themed worlds, use abilities in different ways to traverse the levels, beat some baddies and do some light platforming. A
28 Jul 2020
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Review: Radical Rabbit Stew

The Switch has become a haven lately for quirky indy titles, and it’s easy to see why. It’s perfect for games that are easy to pick up and put down, don’t require a lot of power, and are just the sort of thing you’d want to play for a few minutes while out and about.
13 Jun 2020
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Review: Song of Horror

Horror really is one of the most popular genres in the indie scene, and it’s easy to see why. Fear is such a visceral reaction that sticks with a player years after they’ve stopped playing. It allows for telling tales a bit more complicated than the usual fight against evil. It relies on the unseen
30 May 2020
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Review: Touhou Mechanical Scrollery

Touhou is perhaps my favorite series I’ve never played. It’s hard to have even a passing familiarity with the top-down shooter genre without hearing of the beatiful and deadly curtains of bullets the series is known for and the brutal difficulty it can reach. Part of the reason is the creator’s encouragement of fangames, resulting
15 May 2020
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Review: Tales from Off-Peak City Vol. 1

I love the indie scene, positively adore it. It’s an endless stream of ideas too off the wall for mainstream publication. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t, but more often than not they leave something with you.
22 Apr 2020
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Review: The Shattering

If there’s one genre the indie scene loves to cover, it’s psychological horror. The unsettling journey into a deranged psyche allows disquieting and surreal imagery that touches on something deep within us, and as they’re by nature weird and experimental it’s something the AAA industry rarely covers. Today we’re covering The Shattering, brought to us
14 Apr 2020
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FFXIV Shadowbringers Guide: Memoria Misera (Extreme)

Memoria Misera (Extreme) is the trial added alongside the Resistance Weapons relic questline released in patch 5.25 of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. It’s available at level 80 by finishing the quest Fire in the Forge and talking to the Wandering Dramaturge standing nearby in Gangos. It can be completed via the duty finder with a
4 Apr 2020
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Review: Saints Row IV: Re-Elected [Switch]

I think the mood of Saints Row IV can be summed up by a moment early on where I, an aggressively British President of the USA, was demolishing a block party of aliens by kicking them in the nuts so hard they flew over the horizon while Stan Bush’s “The Touch” blared over the radio.