For The King is a turn-based, tabletop, roguelike developed by IronOak games. It is available on Steam and Humble Bundle for $19.99, PlayStation 4 for
Eden Rising is an action, crafting and tower defense game developed by Nvizzio Creations and Meridian 4. It is available on Steam for $24.99 but
Mushroom Crusher Extreme is a retro style, challenging action game developed by Mushroom Party and Team Jolly Roger. It is available on Steam and Humble
Moss Destruction is a neatly stylized twin stick shooter that was in steam early access for awhile. I gave it an early access look months ago before it was finished, at the time, it was selling for $4.99. The game was easy to recommend for that price. It has since had its full release and with it, the price has increased. So, is it still worth the money?
I’ve been playing Deep Rock Galactic off and on since its early access debut. I make an effort to hop in and play for a while after every major update and it has received several. The most recent one, titled The Horrors Of Hoxxes, expands the enemy variety and I decided it’s time for an early access look at this multiplayer co-op gem.
Volcanoids is an interesting concept, at a glance, it looks like a survival game, yet you won’t find any hunger or thirst bars here. If you die, you reload a save. Instead, it’s very much a progressive crafting game with a wonderful steampunk flavor, something I’d like to see more of in games.
I’ve never played a game like Aeon Of Sand. I’m am aware of the existence of the genre but never personally tried one. It’s best described as a choose your own adventure storybook, except you get to do some dungeon crawling as well. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into Aeon Of Sand, and I struggled at first, not with the game, but with my inexperience at playing this type of game. Once I found my sea…uh….sand legs. I could appreciate the appeal, however.
Earth Defense Force is a long-running series about shooting giant bugs and aliens with tons of fun weapons and vehicles while being doused in cheesy B-movie dialogue. Iron Rain retains the identity of its roots while introducing a few changes, some welcome, others not so much.
Bow to Blood is what you would get if the TV show survivor and a spaceship game had a baby. Then that baby grew up to captain a pirate ship, who then volunteered as tribute in the hunger games. Strange? Perhaps. Fun? Hell yes.
This review is a little bit different than my normal sort of review. State of Decay 2 released nearly a year ago, I never gave it a proper review at the time but it made the list of my top disappointments of 2018. The reason for that is I pretty much adore the concept and gameplay. It nails the feel of living your own zombie apocalypse better than any other game. But the lack of challenge was broken, badly. Keep in mind the game is a survival game that boasts permadeath as a core feature.
Traditional base-building real-time strategy games have been somewhat of a rarity the last several years. Warparty takes us back to the glory days of the genre but also plays it very safe. However, the game features dinosaurs, and I am probably the biggest sucker for those.
As I noted in my review in progress, I was very impressed with The Divisions 2’s gameplay, and not so much by its story. My biggest concern was whether or not the game would remain interesting due to the limited creativity of its setting. After reaching and playing some of the end game, I’m happy to report that it does.
To say that The Division 2 is a big game would be an understatement. It is a long game packed full of content and Ubisoft went out of their way before release to showcase the end game. It’s an important aspect that many looter shooters have done poorly. With that in mind, I feel like rushing through the game as fast as possible simply to be the first in line with a review would be disrespectful to the game, to Ubisoft and most importantly, it is disrespectful to you, the consumer.
As you can see, my review is a tad bit late. I’m okay with that though, in today’s gaming climate sometimes reviews can become obsolete as fast as they are posted. This is even more true for a live service game like Anthem. In fact, it is likely some of the things I’ll talk about today may well be changed in two weeks.
Attack Of The Earthlings is a turn-based tactical game akin to X-Com. The twist, however, is you are playing the aliens battling against the invading humans. There is a major emphasis on stealth and ambush, allowing the game to clearly set itself apart from others in the same genre.
Streets of Red is a retro side scrolling beat em up that instantly made me feel like a kid again when I started playing it. However, don’t dismiss it as some kind of clone, it is pop culture reference central. Imagine Ready Player One, but a beat em up game instead of an MMO.