Game Review: Thomas Was Alone

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I'm about a billion years late to this review. But that's OK, sometimes it is nice to wait until all the bugs have been squashed and all the walkthroughs written up. TWA is a lovely little puzzler. Move blocks around until they fit in the right holes. It is the sort of game which could…

Game Review: Catlateral Damage

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Cat swatting objects off a shelf.

I'm playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. It's a lovely morning in the home, and you are a horrible cat. Your aim is to cause mayhem and destruction by knocking over as many things as possible. This is a joyful little game…

Game Review: Islands Non-Places

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Weird chairs on top of a tangle of roots.

I'm playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. This is... awful? It is visually interesting without actually being fun. It is intriguing for five minutes before becoming hollow. It is surreal and delightfully weird. But it isn't a game. You have to hunt…

Game Review: One Night Stand

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Hand drawn artwork.

I'm (slowly) playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. Remember all those one-night-stands you had when you were younger? No - me neither. I was a paragon of virtue... But, if you did engage in such shameless behaviour, did you ever wonder how…

Game Review: Factorio

by @edent | , , | 3 comments | Read ~137 times.

A screen saying I've won.

I am rubbish at video games. I don't have the twitch-reaction speed for shooters, I can never remember what all the buttons do, and I frequently get lost in open-world games. Basically, I'm the opposite of my wife, who will rattle through Dragon-Ages, Mass Effects, Spiders-Men and the like. Factorio is sort-of-like Sim City. Or…

Game Review: Arcade Spirits

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Your choices are "inchorent screaming", "coherent screaming", or "await death".

I'm playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. I've never played a dating simulator before. I'd heard of them, and their weird parodies like Hatoful Boyfriend, but this is my first time playing one. And, I'm delighted to say, Arcade Spirits is delightful.…

Game Review: Minit (and how to get it working on Ubuntu Linux)

by @edent | , , | 1 comment | Read ~117 times.

Simple black and white graphics.

I'm playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. I like puzzle games, and Minit has a unique twist. You only have 60 seconds to complete each action. But, before we get onto the review, here's how to get it running on Linux. Linux…

Game Review: EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER

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A cartoon person stands in front of ASCII art shelves in a supermrket.

I'm playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. The thing about EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER is that it is EXTREME. And it is so EXTREME that it feels a little like a tweenager shouting about how bad-ass they are. The story aesthetic is gorgeous.…

Game Review: A Mortician's Tale

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A cartoon dead body.

I'm playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. How many people have you killed in a video game? Thousands? At least. But how many funerals have you performed in game? Hardly any. It's hard to describe A Mortician's Tale as a game. It…

Game Review: Night in the Woods

by @edent | , , | 2 comments | Read ~155 times.

A cat in a store.

I'm playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. Night in the Woods is a cute looking indie game, with one fatal flaw. ​Nothing happens in it. I gave the game an hour or so, and all I did was walk left and right…