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The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands – Review and Gameplay Videos

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands By: Xigma Games As someone who liked the idea of Raw Fury's Kingdom: New Lands more than actually playing it, I was still very much looking forward to Xigma Games' The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands. My biggest issue with Kingdom was having to start over from scratch every time I messed up. It's hard to even know you're not doing well until you get to a point where you're low on resources and can't fight off the enemies. I loved the artwork and atmosphere, but just couldn't Read more [...]

Rogue Hearts: Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Rogue Hearts By: NINETAIL Co., Ltd These days, I tend to avoid games that have micro transactions for in-game currency or items, especially consumables. So I almost didn't buy NINETAILS' turn-based RPG, Rogue Hearts when I saw that you can buy gems with real cash. But I really liked the screenshots and description of the game, so I finally caved, figuring $0.99 isn't much to gamble on it. It turns out, I really like the game, but unsurprisingly find the gem situation to be a downer. First off, Read more [...]

‘Alto’s Odyssey’ Review: It’s Wall-to-Wall Excitement in this Off-the-Wall Adventure

Alto's Odyssey By: Snowman Back when Snowman's endless snowboarder, Alto's Adventure released in 2015, I lamented that such gorgeous artwork was being used on a runner, and not something more like an adventure game. It's not that I don't appreciate runners, but they're not my first choice in games. Despite that, I gave Alto a chance and had a great time with it, though I never completed all the levels. It got a bit too hard for me and I eventually stopped playing. But I was still excited to try Read more [...]

‘Dissembler’ Review: Flip It, Flip It Good!

Dissembler By: Ian MacLarty At first glance, Dissembler might not look like much. It's certainly not as shiny as most match-three games on the App Store. It's made up entirely of simple, minimalistic squares and would probably be easy to overlook. It's also the first puzzler from Ian MacLarty, who's known for fast-paced arcade games like Boson X and Jelly Juggle. So when I got an email about it, I was a bit skeptical, but still willing to give it a try. I didn't expect to be pulled into it and Read more [...]

‘The Office Quest’ Review: How to Ruin a Game

The Office Quest By: Deemedya INC I wasn’t planning to write a full review for Deemedya's The Office Quest, but I’ve been raging so much about it on Twitter that I figured I should compile my thoughts into a review for those who don’t follow me on there. It's been quite a rollercoaster ride, as the game has the makings of what could be a true classic, but deceptive pricing and some rage-inducing mini games hold it back from greatness. The Office Quest starts off promising. They give Read more [...]