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Preview: 30XX

Roguelikes and their ilk of varying degrees have always occupied a weird place in my life. On one hand, the skill required to keep at the “progress as far as possible and potentially ruining an entire run on a simple mistake” thing can turn a lot of more casual players off from the genre. On
2 Feb 2021

Preview: Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4

Uh-wha??? Al’s covering a sports game? Did he lose a bet? I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Maybe…. Anyway! While I’m definitely not a stereotypical sports guy, I do have a thing for racing games. Although I tend to prefer the more arcade-style variety, I have a great appreciation for the subtle skill that goes into real-life
26 Jan 2021

Preview: Everspace 2

I love space. Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen are two of my favorite games to play when I get the itch, but sometimes those games can be just too much though. Occasionally I need my space fix without having to use my brain too much.  Everspace 2 looks like it just might fill that gap
18 Dec 2020

Tired of Gods? So Are the Warriors in Gods Will Fall

The 21st century has revolutionized the way we play video games. Titles like Mass Effect and The Witcher III have shown us what is possible when you give players a role in the development of their stories, and what it means to have those choices come with consequences. But what if unlike Mass Effect, you
2 Dec 2020

Preview: Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Despite being newer to the series, I feel confident in saying that the Atelier games are a good representation of what modern JRPGs have become. As a person who grew up playing the classic entries of this genre, though, I’m not yet sure how I feel about the changes of modern entries. However, it was
23 Nov 2020

Preview: Override 2: Super Mech League

You know what’s kind of weird? Virtual On hasn’t gotten any kind of re-release on Steam or anything of the sort. There have been re-releases of the games on newer platforms in Japan, but apparently the franchise has slipped into the “no export for you” territory, which is kind of a shame. You’d think I
21 Nov 2020

Preview: Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

Hello to all the puzzle fans out there! Today, we had the chance to take a look at the upcoming Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Personally, I put many an hour into the original, so I’m quite excited to share this sneak peek of the Nintendo Switch version with you. For those who haven’t played the
28 Oct 2020

Preview: Zelter

Here I am again! Coming to talk to you about another survival crafter. This time we have something a little different. Zelter from G1 Playground is by far the cutest zombie apocalypse I have ever participated in. It is Stardew Valley gone to Hell and, if I am being honest, is something I have wanted
19 Oct 2020

Hands-on: Planet Coaster Console Edition

“Inspire and be inspired as you create, manage, and share the world’s greatest coaster parks with friends and content creators around the world.” As a player who was indeed inspired by games such as RollerCoaster Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon, I’ve been keeping a curious eye on the revival of the franchise by Frontier Developments. When
22 Sep 2020

Playism Game Show Hands-on: Mighty Goose

At yesterday evening’s Playism Game Show, developer Blastmode showed off a new trailer for one of their upcoming games. We had the opportunity to go hands-on with a demo. This game, this indie goose game, has a title, and it leans into it.
22 Sep 2020

Playism Game Show Hands-on: Bright Memory

I had heard of Bright Memory a year or so ago. A sleek first-person shooter sporting AAA-quality graphics and made by just one person. “No way,” I thought. There has to be a catch. Did the single developer, FYQD-Studio, pull it off? Not yet, but I think they might.
21 Sep 2020

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
19 Sep 2020

Preview: Remothered: Broken Porcelain

As someone who really does love horror as a genre, horror games are a tricky beast to get right. Even more than other media, video games seem to almost hate the idea of horror down to their fundamental structure.
2 Sep 2020

Preview: Dirt 5 – Playground Mode

Despite the name, Dirt 5 is not actually the fifth installment in an epic JRPG series about the soil beneath our feet. I know, I was a bit disappointed too, but that was tempered by the fact I totally just made that up. No, it’s a game in which you race about with other cars
21 Aug 2020

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
14 Aug 2020

Preview: Eastern Exorcist

You know what’s kind of a shame about Demon’s Souls? For all the influence that it has had on the game industry in a positive way, a lot of that influence seems to have learned entirely the wrong lessons from its existence. Instead of learning that there’s a place for games that take a difficult
5 Aug 2020

Preview: Windbound

An interesting aspect of games that emphasize survival as a core gameplay mechanic is that… well, most of them usually aren’t really about survival in a sense so much as colonizing. Sure, in games like Minecraft or Terraria or the like – or multiplayer survival boxes like Conan Exiles or Fallout 76 – you start
27 Jul 2020

Preview: Blightbound

Today on the docket we have for you a sneak peek at an interesting dungeon-crawler-type game by the name of Blightbound, published by Devolver Digital and developed by Ronimo Games. This tough-as-nails game is multiplayer-only (three players, local or online), so I had to enlist some help from two fellow members of the Gamer Escape
26 Jul 2020

Preview: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Battle royale games feel like a dime a dozen these days, but there have been one or two that I’ve come across that I actually dig. Tetris 99 is the first thing that pops into my mind here, naturally. Admittedly, I’m happy that there’s more variety here. But I’m sure that some people in the
12 Jul 2020

Hands-On: Darius Cozmic Collection Console

It was hard to deny how pervasive horizontal shoot-’em-ups were in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These tough-as-nails quarter munchers were in many an arcade at that time. Because of that high difficulty, it took a high skill set to even be able to make any progression in these games. Didn’t matter if it