Showing posts with label 6/10. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 6/10. Show all posts

03/04/2021

⚔️ Golden Force | Review | Nintendo Switch | 6/10 | "Golden Force is Very Much of the Wonder Boy ilk" ⚔️ @NoGravity_Games #IndieGames #GameDev

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In redrafting this review I've noticed I keep calling the game Golden Axe. 

It is not Golden Axe, which is one of my favourite beat 'em ups, with a cracking soundtrack and extremely unfair later levels (ah, the 80s). 

It is reminiscent of another classic series though, and that is Wonder Boy.

11/03/2021

๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฐ Castle Kong | Nintendo Switch | Review | 6/10 | "For Die Hard Donkey Kong fans Who Want to Really Challenge Their High Score Prowess / Patience" ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฐ @DrowningMonkeys #IndieGames #GameDev

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Castle Kong is a homage to the legendary Donkey Kong and comes from the Drowning Monkeys devs.

The initial big draw for this game was the high score comp that was run alongside its release which was a great way to get people hyped for the game coming out.

In the cold light of day though now the competition has concluded what is the game actually like to play. Well if you like Donkey Kong then you’ll like this.

13/02/2021

⚔️๐Ÿฒ Morbid: Seven Acolytes | Review | Nintendo Switch | "A Lovecraftian Hack n' Slasher ARPG That is Really Punishing" ⚔️๐Ÿฒ @MorbidTheGame #IndieGames #GameDev

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A Lovecraftian hack n' slasher ARPG that is really punishing at first? 

That, reader, is the sound of my boxes being ticked.

Morbid: Seven Acolytes packs a ton of lore and gore into a very nice-looking package. The pixel-art graphics are really lovely and detailed, letting you see the frankly disgusting range of enemies and characters that populate the world of Mornia.

07/01/2021

๐Ÿท๐Ÿด Animal Farm | Review | PC | "Your worst-case scenario is mass death" ๐Ÿท๐Ÿด @AnimalFarmGame @PixelHunted #IndieGames #GameDev

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At first glance, George Orwell’s classic 1945 allegorical novel Animal Farm doesn’t seem like a great candidate for a video game. 

The tale of rebellious animals seizing control of their farm, banishing humans and attempting to carve out a new society is an excellent satire but contains few action sequences, no hordes of monsters to blast your way through and, as far as I can remember from studying it in school, not a single high-octane car chase.

That’s where developer Nerial comes in. 

29/12/2020

๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ Britts Brief Bulletin | Nintendo Switch | Review | Ramp Car Jumping | 6/10 | "Does what it says on the tin" ๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ @BoomBitGames #GameDev #IndieGames

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I must admit that the title alone of this one gave me doubts about its level of quality. It sounds like how a caveman would describe a game at its most fundamental level. 

A mobile port (which supports touch-screen controls); I must admit that I actually enjoyed the game far more than I thought I would… up to a point.

27/12/2020

๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ›ธ Space Invaders Forever | Ten Minute Taster | Nintendo Switch | "Time To Blast Those Invaders Forever" ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ›ธ #SpaceInvaders

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Space Invaders Forever is out on the Nintendo Switch and I have been taking a look at it for Games Freezer. 

When I first saw this I thought here we go, another attempt to cash in on one of legendary video games franchises from the history of this wonderful medium. 

After playing this collection of 3 games I'm both surprised and a little disappointed with what is on offer here on the Nintendo Switch version of Space Invaders Forever.

16/12/2020

⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm | Review | Nintendo Switch | "A solid title that just misses the mark, for me" ⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ @cornfox #IndieGames #GameDev

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Game Title: Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm

Platform Reviewed: Switch

Rating: 6.5/10

I’m always dubious about mobile ports to the Switch, having been burned by some pretty lazy examples in the past. With Oceanhorn 2, however, I was so taken by the trailer that I had to have a crack at it, as I fancied an open-world adventure that I could play on the move (well…in bed). 

Whilst the game is pretty, runs well and appears to tick all the boxes, it, unfortunately, felt a touch bland and as such, I couldn’t get fully hips deep in the experience.

15/12/2020

๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ›ธ Space Invaders Forever | Nintendo Switch | Review | "Time To Blast Those Invaders FOREVER!" ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ›ธ #SpaceInvaders

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Space Invaders Forever is out on the Nintendo Switch and I have been taking a look at it for Games Freezer. 

When I first saw this I thought here we go, another attempt to cash in on one of legendary video games franchises from the history of this wonderful medium. 

After playing this collection of 3 games I'm both surprised and a little disappointed with what is on offer here on the Nintendo Switch version of Space Invaders Forever.

01/12/2020

๐ŸงŸ‍♂️ Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles | Review | Nintendo Switch | "claustrophobic, early survival horror tropes return" ๐ŸงŸ‍♂️ @deaddropstudios #GameDev #IndieGames

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Game Title: Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles

Developer: Dead Drop Studios LLC

Platform Reviewed: Switch 

Rating: 6/10

Having recently played the preceding titles in Dead Drop Studios LLC’s Outbreak series, I was keen to see how the third entry would play out. As it turns out, this is more akin to the first in the series – Outbreak: The New Nightmare – in that the fixed camera angles and more claustrophobic, early survival horror tropes return. 

This is a good thing, though, as the studio has improved on a lot of irritations from that early game, although some issues do remain.

27/11/2020

๐Ÿ• Lunch-a-Palooza Review By Lee, A & J | "Although there's no shortage of colourful party games at the moment, I'm always up for another one." ๐Ÿ• @AlternSoftware #GameDev #IndieGames

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Although there's no shortage of colourful party games at the moment, I'm always up for another one. 

In the far distant past when we were still allowed within a mile of our friends, a group of us would often get together and swear at each other while playing Heave Ho, Jackbox, and Wario Ware. 

So I approached Lunch-a-Palooza expecting another one for the rotation.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Who Wants To Be A Millionaire | Review Switch | "Time To Phone A Friend!" ๐Ÿ’ฐ @Microids_off #IndieGames #GameDev

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire - 6/10

I love quiz games. From the arcade gold of Quiz and Dragons through Codemasters’ Pub Trivia to the numerous Trivial Pursuit games, they all feel timeless and fun, especially with friends and family. 

The last version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire that I played (for a good while) was the PS1 version hosted by Chris Tarrant. This game, however, has too much unnecessary extra baggage and combined with clear limitations, it, unfortunately, feels like a somewhat missed opportunity.

06/11/2020

๐Ÿ’ฅ Necromunda: Underhive Wars | Review | PS4 | "The World is A Dark Place" ๐Ÿ’ฅ @NecromundaUW #IndieGames #GameDev

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The world is a dark place.  As winter creeps in (the clocks have just gone back meaning it’s pitch black by 2pm), I am drawn to darker games. No Animal Crossing escapism for me. No, it’s dungeon crawling and shadowy places all the way. And you get plenty of that in Rogue Factor’s Necromunda: Underhive Wars. 

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