4 days ago
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Review: Children of the Sun

Every once in a blue moon, an upcoming game release will immediately grab my attention. Be it a snappy title, a striking visual style, or an intriguing gameplay mechanic, any combination of them are more than enough to drive me to take a closer look at a game. On even rarer occasions, a new release
2 weeks ago
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Review: Pepper Grinder

When we first saw Pepper Grinder trailers in our work chat, I immediately responded with a tongue-in-cheek nod to a classic movie joke: “This summer, Dig Dug is back, and this time it’s personal!” Which is easily the first mood you can get out of the promotional trailers. This is a game in which you
3 weeks ago
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Review: Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: There’s a card name by the name of Mao. Traditionally, you are introduced to the game with a table of people who already know the rules, or at least most of them, and the game starts with one person stating, “The only rule of Mao I can tell
3 weeks ago
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Review: South Park: Snow Day!

Ah, South Park. Throughout the span of the late nineties and early aughts, it was a show that was hard to avoid, what with quotes and catchphrases from the show abounding on the campuses of middle- and high-schools. It was a series that was never very far from sight in its heyday, and this is
3 weeks ago
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Review: Alone in the Dark [2024]

Alone in the Dark is a series that needs no introduction to fans of horror games. Debuting in 1992 it began many of the survival horror tropes still in use today, a true pioneer of its time. Sadly the series has fallen a bit into obscurity since then as subsequent sequels and reboots have failed
1 month ago
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Review: Goblin Stone

Every so often, we get a new crop of stories going with the basic conceit of taking familiar fantasy tropes and flipping the context on them. You know exactly the sort, the ones that clearly were paying attention and noted that if you read it in the abstract, stories about killing mass number of orcs
1 month ago
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Review: Bore Blasters

These days, there’s no shortage of roguelikes and roguelites to sink your teeth into. Because of that, it’s not much of an ask to find a game in this genre you’ll find that you vibe with the most. Some people prefer long runs in the vein of Rogue Legacy and its ilk. Others might find
1 month ago
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Review: Astro Duel II

Games specifically designed around the local cooperative and competitive experience can be few and far between nowadays. Once upon a time you could waltz into a Blockbuster and find any number of games exclusively created for going head to head with your friends and family, but as time has marched on, they’ve fallen somewhat out
2 months ago
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Review: TimeMelters

Time is an amazing and mysterious thing. Since probably before recorded history, we have perceived time in different ways, and in every creative medium from dreams to books to movies and also games, we have imagined being able to manipulate it to our advantage. Today, a game developer has taken the idea of doing exactly
2 months ago
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Review: Foamstars

Following its initial announcement in 2023, I was positively jonesing to get my hands on Foamstars. Here was a game that was not only tackling its own interpretation of an established big player in the competitive multiplayer scene, but also doing so with flashy character designs and an aesthetic all its own. Fast-forward nine months
2 months ago
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Review: Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

So here we are, back to dealing with the Planet all over again. Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is a game that has a complicated history to deal with and a complicated set of fan desires to assuage. It’s not a stretch to say that the first game in the remake series was well-received, but it’s
2 months ago
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Review: Sympathy Kiss

One thing I like about video games today is their range. And by that I mean you can find titles that fully cater to adult players, and the themes found within these games can open you to new perspectives. A great example of this the game we are looking at today: Idea Factory’s new otome
2 months ago
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Preview: Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open

If I’m being honest, as a reviewer, it’s often difficult for a game to wow me. It’s not that there aren’t good games out there, but it sometimes feels rare to come across unique titles in this industry. Luckily, I think I found something that fits the bill in Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open.
2 months ago
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Review: Granblue Fantasy: Relink

I mentioned in the intro to my previous review for Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising that when you see the title “Granblue Fantasy” attached to something, you are seeing a game based upon what is a long-running mobile title that has stretched the concept of a browser game based on JRPG combat about as far as
2 months ago
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Preview: Brews & Bastards

So, who’s up for a little co-op arcade action? You? Alright, just be sure to bring a drink to wash it down with! Coming at us from Mune Studio, we had the chance to have a quick look at Brews & Bastards, a slightly tipsy twin-stick take on the classic co-op arcade beat/shoot-em-up formula popularized
3 months ago
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Review: Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic

Some of the games I review on this site are like nesting dolls, and each time you think you have a handle on what the game is, you find yourself diving down another layer deeper. Other games are exactly what they appear to be. I mentioned this during a recent review, but I think this
3 months ago
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Review: Reigns: Three Kingdoms

On some level, Reigns is a concept that you are either on board with or not. It’s a pretty simple game in concept, at least; you are presented with an ongoing slew of decisions, and for each one you either swipe left or swipe right. There’s more to it than that, but it’s at once
3 months ago
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Gamer Escape’s Top 5 Reviewed Games of 2023

New Year’s Eve, 2023. You’re preparing to ring in what is sure to be another great year to come. You have bottles of your sparkling beverage of choice lined up and ready to go. Perhaps you have a stream of the Times Square ball drop up on your monitor or television. Maybe you’re still trying
4 months ago
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Review: House Flipper 2

Gaming can be a real adventure in and of itself. So many genres, themes, and styles to choose from, with different people having different needs they fill by gaming. And as a game reviewer, while I don’t like every genre or game style (and that’s fine), I’m doing this job for the benefit of others.
4 months ago
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Review: HunterX: code name T

As the gamut of Metroidvania games continues to expand at an exponential rate, so too does the need for them to somehow delineate themselves from their contemporaries. Be it through unique game mechanics, a slick visual style, or quality of content, a certain je ne sais quoi is required to really engage the player in