15/01/2021

๐Ÿ™ The Innsmouth Case | Nintendo Switch | Britt's Brief Bulletin | 7/10 - Melting | ๐Ÿ™ @robot_pumpkin #IndieGames #GameDev

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Britt’s Brief Bulletin

The Innsmouth Case – 7/10

Nintendo Switch

A visual novel based on the world of HP Lovecraft presented with tongue firmly in cheek, The Innsmouth Case is a relatively fresh take on the miserable ones’ cosmic horror. That said, if the tone of humour doesn’t tickle your funny bone – as in my case – it can turn a quirky and breezily-written tale into a bit of a slog.

14/01/2021

๐Ÿงข ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿค›Fatal Fury First Contact | Review | Nintendo Switch | "Pocket Sized Fighter That Packs A Massive Haymaker!" ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿงข @SNKPofficial #FatalFury #NeoGeoPocket

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Just before Christmas, it was announced that Fatal Fury First Contact from SNK was available to download on the Nintendo Switch.

I’d never come across this Fatal Fury game before and that would add up as this game only ever came out on the Neo Geo Pocket Colour in 1999.


When I heard about this I was excited to play a fighting game that I hadn't managed to get to from over 21 years ago.

13/01/2021

๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฐ Sam & Max Save The World | Review | Nintendo Switch | Review By Dr Congo Fighting | "The World’s Best-Loved Anthropomorphic Dog and Rabbit Crime-Fighting Duo" ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฐ @skunkape #IndieGames #GameDev

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1993. The Midlands - a landlocked region of the UK, the historic home to heavy industry, heavy metal, and heavy accents resembling a large and very vocal cat in the throes of regret, having attempted to eat a toffee.

Zoom in to the window of a bungalow in a village on the edge of a green belt. Further, the camera in the room now as a thirteen-year-old Dr Fighting settles in front of his friend's PC.

A 486, DX2 66MHz, no less. The monitor lights his face, hair plentiful on the scalp, sparse on the chin. Time later decided that this was completely the wrong way around, and changed things accordingly.

The floppy disc is inserted. The mouse steadied. A command or two at the DOS prompt and Sam and Max Hit The Road boots up, brilliant colours filling the screen. The odyssey begins...I am in love with this game.

11/01/2021

๐ŸŽƒ Pumpkin Jack | Review | Nintendo Switch | "A treat for Halloween, Christmas and beyond" ๐ŸŽƒ @thepumpkinjack #GameDev #IndieGames

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Pumpkin Jack is a game that’s been on my radar for a while, a 3D platformer in the vein of MediEvil – with whom it also shares a graphical style – I sadly missed the opportunity to play it around Halloween but was delighted to find, upon receiving it for review in the run-up to Christmas, that a Santa costume has been implemented for Jack to sport throughout his quest, making things festive as well as fiendish!

๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’™ Gaming Your Blues Away? How It Can Help ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’™

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Image source - pixabay - cco license

There is no denying that some people agree that gaming can be a form of escapism. Many people enjoy playing games, clearing their minds from stress and worries of the day and just concentrating on something else for a while.

Right now with everything that is going on in the world, gaming can be a great way to help you combat feelings of anxiety, depression and stress.

But how can it help?

Here are some of the ways gaming could help you enjoy some escapism for a while.

10/01/2021

๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒณ Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest | Review | Nintendo Switch | "A Punchy Visual Novel With Bite" ๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒณ @differenttales #GameDev #IndieGames

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My history with visual novels is somewhat patchy and mostly linked to stories of high school anime girls bickering in glacial stories that roll on for dozens of hours.

To be honest, my interest in them was renewed only last year with Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York which, whilst flawed, told an interesting tale in a breezy manner that was rich in lore without being bogged down by it.

09/01/2021

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ•น️ Sore Thumb Retro Games Subscription Box | @SoreThumbRetro | "Which box would you sign up for? Me?…I’m thinking Master System" ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ•น️ #RetroGaming #LootBox

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Having followed them for a while on Twitter via my @kingdomofcarts account, I was really intrigued when I caught a sniff of their monthly subscription idea and, after receiving samples through the post recently, it’s definitely a service that would benefit a lot of people, especially those starting off a collection or perhaps fancy dipping into gaming of a more retro nature.

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