Hey folks, I don’t have any reviews or fancy game lists ready today, but I want to provide a small update anyway. The Pandemic is affecting everyone and everything. I’m fortunate enough to not be deeply impacted yet, but it’s still early. The nature of the situation has slowed me down however, simply due to priorities. My content, reviews, lists, and articles are still coming. Just a bit slower than normal.
I reviewed the base game, Ark Survival Evolved sometime ago. I’m bringing this up because it is very important for the context of this review. I’m not happy with my original Ark review and score. It happens, I’m not perfect and hindsight is 2020. Ark is one of my favorite games, I have numerous hours in it and I constantly go back to it. Yet I scored it low.
2020 has been a big year for big delays but there are still plenty of games worth playing being released. I’ve compiled a list of 15 games that are releasing or have already released this month. I’ve tried to stick to games that have a solid specific release date rather than an ambiguious March 2020 date. If I missed something you’re interested in! Please let me know in the comments!
Out Of Space is about powering up randomly generated space stations infested by filthy alien critters. The goal is to power every room with a battery while combating an alien menace that constantly impedes your progress. Yet you and your team must also manage to live together, often in cramped quarters until the work is done.
Sky Cannoneer is a fortress artillery game inspired by a classic game called Rampart. Every match is played out in several short phases, each lasting only around twenty seconds.
Unrailed falls into the same category as chaotic co-op games such as Overcooked, but the concept is incredibly unique. You must guide an increasingly faster train from station to station without letting it derail or crash. You accomplish this by cutting trees and mining rocks, both to clear a path and to use those resources to craft train tracks to forge the train’s route.
The Core Rule book is monstrous with over 600 pages of RPG goodness. Don’t panic however, it looks far most intimidating than it is. The core rule book includes character creation, gameplay rules, a setting primer, and a game mastery guide. Its almost several products rolled into one, thus the size.
Mortal Glory is a turn-based game about gladiatorial combat. The graphics are simplistic but graceful with its old school charm. You recruit, upgrade, and outfit a group of gladiators to battle within the fiendish arena.
Graywalkers: Purgatory is an early access turn-based RPG available on Steam. Joseph Pugh conducted this review. If you enjoy my content, consider buying me a
There used to be several flash games called falling sand. They weren’t true games, they were closer to toys but they were still a ton of fun. They were physics-based and usually simulated various powders, liquids and gases and their effects on each other. Wood would burn, water would put out fires but the heat would turn it to steam for exampl
The first quarter of any year is generally pretty slow as far as big-name titles go. Not all is lost however, the slow period can be a great time to release potential gems on the indie or smaller front. I believe I’ve dug up 10 such games releasing over the next three months. Hopefully, by the end of the list, you have found at least one game to be excited about.
Horizon Zero Dawn has an interesting concept. Fill the world with giant robotic animals and tell the player to take them down with bows, arrows, and slingshots. Somehow the idea works out great instead of being a complete disaster. In fact, the combat against mechanical monstrosities is easily one of the games highest points.
While Overcooked 2 can be played solo, the core experience is that of chaotic cooperation between partners and friends. You will laugh and yell at each other in equal measure as the team attempts to cook and send out a variety of dishes while combating oddball hazards and individual incompetence.
It’s that time of year again where every single person, alien and dog creates an end of the year style list, contributing to an ever-growing pile of lists that slowly but surely dilute the increasing pool of game of the year awards. Progressively draining away the significance of the term until it will eventually become a meaningless concept to join the cemetery of dead things that will somehow be blamed on young people despite the fact that the age of the average gamer is 35!
This isn’t a review of Foxhole, but I want to talk about it anyway. I discovered it through a friend a few days ago and picked it up on a whim because it’s currently on sale for 10.99$ On Steam. I’ve got so much more to experience in Foxhole, but I can say it was already money well spent.
Days Gone is a slow burn, slower than most. I almost quit during the first several hours. Not because the game was boring, but it just didn’t grab me. However, the longer you play Days Gone the more it grows from both a gameplay and story standpoint. In the end, I’m very glad I stuck around.