Reviews

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Hope floats.
The first chapter of episodic iOS stealth adventure Republique (released back in December) was a Potemkin village of a game: luxurious graphics and flawless controls fronting for tepid, toothless gameplay and an un-subtle script.

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Review: 1849

08 May 2014 0
  • iOS

You'd think it would pay to just go straight for the gold mine, but a source of iron ore might come in mighty handy if you find yourself in need of a pickaxe.
When I think of the Calfornia gold rush, my mind immediately summons hardy,...

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Review: Wayward Souls

02 May 2014 0
  • iOS

Oh, you lovable orcs. Have you ever not had *that* accent?
The trick to Wayward Souls is that it offsets the poor, poor player's inevitable failure with modest pinches of refined badassery.

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Review: Yomi

18 Apr 2014 0
  • iOS

In my head, K.O. always occurs in the voice of the announcer from Tekken, which is badly synced to Bruce Lee's lips.
Yomi is a mobile game which simulates a card game which simulates a (non-existent) fighting game from designer Dave Sirlin's Fantasy Strike universe.

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The most surprising thing about RCT 4 is that Atari kept their name on it.
Maybe you wouldn't detect it from the frequency with which we hand out negative reviews, but you would struggle to find a games writer more sympathetic to PR people than me.

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How exactly does the "healing grenade" work? A gaming mystery.
When we talk about currency, we're really talking about time. People spend time doing things. If you spend time engaged in “work,” you're allowed to exchange a few semi-abstract timeness units in for slips of paper,...

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Pictured: Every tower defense game, ever
As I was trudging my way through the Prime World Defenders campaign, I was reminded of something from the board game world: JASE. JASE is an acronym that means Just Another Soulless Euro and is used to describe board games...

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Shut up Euclid, I'm trying to solve a puzzle here.
It’s another beautiful morning in Monument Valley. The environment is scenic, the music thoughtful, and the architecture impossible. Perfect day to go exploring. Oh, but mind the ghosts.

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We can bounce back from this, guys.
There's a lot of space inside this spaceship. I'm no scientist, but the spaceship seems to work better when the space is on the outside.

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Review: Clarc

02 Apr 2014 0
  • Android
  • iOS

My only defense is an "L" box pointing the wrong way.
Life is complicated. Especially if you're a robot, and not even technically alive. (Or strictly technically alive, maybe.) You see, there's this one room.

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