Review: A Normal Lost Phone

Review: A Normal Lost Phone

Review: A Normal Lost Phone An experience of conflicted execution. ; When I first played a demo for A Normal Lost Phone back at EGX 2016, I blew through the demo far faster than anyone else the developer had watched play it. The fact I was able to do so is both a...
Sometimes, I Just Can’t Enjoy Video Games

Sometimes, I Just Can’t Enjoy Video Games

This is awkward to write when ‘video game critic’ is your full-time job. Sometimes, I just can’t enjoy video games. Video games are a wide, varied, limitless medium for interactive entertainment, being a part of wondrous worlds or benign puzzles,...
What if Snack Foods Were Video Games?

What if Snack Foods Were Video Games?

Picture yourself attending a party one evening. The host has laid out a table of junk food snacks, some paper plates, and various plastic containers of treats and nibbles other guests have brought along with them. Now, picture that this table is actually covered in...
Preview: Seasons After Fall

Preview: Seasons After Fall

Seasons After Fall is an adorable side-scroller featuring a cute as hell little fox as its playable hero. I am ALL OVER THIS! In Seasons After Fall, you don’t actually play the tiny cute fluffball of a fox pictured above, you actually play as a spirit inhabiting...
Preview: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

Preview: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

For a small French indie studio, Enigami seem to have managed to nail the style and production quality of a low-end Japanese AAA JRPG with Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. From the character designs and cutscene directing, to the voice acting and combat flow, Shiness...
Preview: Styx: Shards of Darkness

Preview: Styx: Shards of Darkness

Have you ever played a stealth action game and stopped to think “hey, I wish a forth wall-breaking goblin would call me a whiny loser virgin because a jump glitched out and I fell to my death”? If you’ve had that very specific fantasy, Styx: Shards...
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