Category: PC Games

  • Review: Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish (PC)

    Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish Developer: Pomera Studios Publisher: Fruitbat Factory Genre: Visual Novel Release Date: 03/30/2016 I tend to be a voracious consumer of visual novels. My Steam wish list is flowing to the brim with them (and flowing to the brim period, but that’s neither here or there). I’m also a […]

  • Review: Mind Zero (PC)

    Mind Zero Genre: JRPG/Dungeon Crawler Developer: Acquire, ZeroDiv Publisher: Aksys Release Date: 03/08/16 The past year or so has been harsh on Japanese game publishers trying their hand at bringing games to the PC marketplace. While a few, like Sega and Idea Factory, have done so admirably (Valkyria Chronicles and the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, respectively), […]

  • Review: Dungelot: Shattered Lands (PC)

    A game that adds a “What’s in the box?” mechanic to the roguelike genre. It works better than you’d think.

  • Review: Nekopara Vol. 2 (PC)

    Nekopara Vol. 2 Genre: Visual Novel Developer: Neko Works Publisher: Sekai Project Release Date: 02/19/16 It’s hard to know what to make of Nekopara as a series. I played the first game, partly as livestream fodder to torment amuse my regulars, and partly because it looked kind of cute in its own way, and I […]

  • Review: XCOM 2 (PC)

    XCOM 2 Genre: Turn Based Strategy Developer: Firaxis Games Publisher: 2K Games Release Date: 02/05/15 After Firaxis revived the long-dormant XCOM franchise by way of the stunning return to form that was XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the big question in the minds of fans eventually became “So, what’s next?” While the original X-COM: UFO Defense was […]

  • Review: The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PC)

    The Deadly Tower of Monsters Publisher: Atlas Developer: ACE Team Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date: 01/19/2015 I remember being a li’l guy, lying on the floor bright and early Saturday mornings, turning on the TV, and getting lost in fantastical words of sci-fi adventure. Whether it was the classics, the newer wave or any point in […]

  • Review: Strawberry Vinegar (PC)

    Strawberry Vinegar Genre: Visual Novel Developer: Ebi-Hime Publisher: Sekai Project Release Date: 01/05/16 So, let’s get this out of the way up front: Strawberry Vinegar is a hard game to process, and even now I’m not entirely sure I get it. In theory, it’s a visual novel based around a fish-out-of-water outsider friendship plot, and […]

  • Review: The Order of the Thorne – The King’s Challenge (PC)

    A fair game, but one that feels like the prologue to something potentially better.

  • Review: Punch Club (PC)

    Punch Club Publisher: tinyBuild Developer: Lazy Bear Games Genre: retro/RPG/strategy Release Date: 01/08/2015 Punch Club could easily be renamed “1980’s Fight Movie Underdog Simulator 2016,” as it really embraces its ideas and drowns you in a deluge of ‘80s and ‘90s references. At its heart, Punch Club wants you to be the very best fighter […]

  • Review: Energy Cycle (PC)

    A fun, cheap puzzler for those who’ve always wanted more.

  • Review: No One But You (PC)

    No One But You Genre: Visual Novel Developer: Unwonted Studios Publisher: Unwonted Studios, Sekai Project Release Date: 01/19/16 While publisher Sekai Project is probably most notable for the big name Japanese visual novels they’ve helped bring to the US recently, like The Fruit of Grisaia and Clannad, they’ve also been doing a great service to […]

  • Preview: Rabi-Ribi (PC)

    Rabi-Ribi Publisher: Sekai Project Developer: CreSpirit Genre: Exploration Platformer Website: Erina is a small little bunny who has been turned into a human, though she kept her long ears and her fluffy little tail. Ribbon is a scantily clad forest fairy with magic powers. Together they form our eponymous duo in Rabi-Ribi. Currently a […]

  • Review: Pony Island (PC)

    Pony Island Genre: Platformer/Puzzle/Alternate Reality Developer: Daniel Mullins Games Publisher: Daniel Mullins Games Release Date: 01/04/16 One of the most exciting things, potentially, about the expansion of indie gaming is that most indie devs are taking the sorts of risks mainstream devs used to take in the eighties and nineties, albeit in a different way, […]

  • Review: Sublevel Zero (PC)

    Sublevel Zero Genre: Action, Indie Developer: Sigtrap Games Publisher: Mastertronic Release Date: 10/08/2015 Please enjoy our video review for Sublevel Zero!

  • Steam Link – Unboxing and Review

    The Steam Link has finally been released, after many delays, along with the Steam Machine to usher in a new era of PC gaming. The Steam Link was actually released a couple months ago in limited quantity to those that pre-ordered it. I didn’t purchase mine until it was available to the general public on […]

  • Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (PC)

    Miracles do happen.

  • Review: The Rivers of Alice – Extended Version (PC)

    A brief, but beautiful point-and-click.

  • Review: Broforce (PC)

    Broforce Genre: Action Developer: Free Lives Publisher: Devolver Digital Release Date: 10/15/2015 There was a time that I thought Broforce was going to be stuck in Early Access forever. Ever since its early release last year, I have constantly kept checking in, hoping the game would eventually be stable enough to be considered complete. My […]

  • Review: Knights of Pen and Paper 2 (PC)

    It’s better in some areas, but doesn’t have quite the same charm as the first game.

  • Review: Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (PC)

    Stop the Skaven at the end of the Warhammer world.