14/09/2020

๐Ÿ“œ A Fold Apart | PS4 | Review | "An Emotionally Charged Origami Puzzle Platformer" ๐Ÿ“œ @LRGthunder @AFoldApart #IndieGames #GameDev

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A Fold Apart - £14.99 PS4 https://store.playstation.com A Fold Apart is a puzzle game that explores the challenges of a long-distance relationship that takes place in a world of folding paper. When career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect attempt to make their long-distance relationship work at any cost. In A Fold Apart you get to experience both sides of the story as the couple navigates the complexities of communication and the emotional ups and downs that the feeling of physical separation brings. The key game mechanics see you flipping, folding, and unfolding the paper puzzles to attempt to help the couple overcome the emotional barriers of their relationship. It’s therefore up to you to try and ensure that love endures.

13/09/2020

⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ The Vale: Shadow of the Crown | PC | Ten Minute Taster | " A Game That Requires You To listen" ⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ @FallingSquirrel #IndieGames #GameDev

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CLOSE YOUR EYES. BECOME A WARRIOR:

The Vale is a story-driven, action-adventure that utilizes the full potential of 3D audio and haptic controller feedback to deliver visceral gameplay that shatters the barrier between player and character.  

As an audio-based game, The Vale sets out to breathe new life into medieval combat and provide a truly novel experience for visually impaired and sighted gamers alike.

12/09/2020

๐Ÿงƒ Britt’s Brief Bulletin | Drink More Glurp / Haunted Halloween '86 ๐Ÿงƒ #GameDev #IndieGames #Nindies

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Drink More Glurp
Rating: MELTING
Billed as ‘a wacky physics, sports(ish), hot seat, party game set on a distant world where aliens have copied Earth's summer games and got everything slightly wrong. 

Having binge-watched broadcasts of Earth TV the aliens are convinced that advertising is the most important part of any sporting event.’ 

Drink More Glurp uses purposefully loose controls –the flailing of limbs, mostly - to create humorous events in which you must either traverse the landscape, collect items or use one of the sponsored items (such as the brilliant turbo glove) to boost your way around ad complete the many events. 
With its bubbly music and simple, colourful visual style (reminiscent of Pikuniku), Drink More Glurp excels more at its random thrashing when played with others. 

The single-player experience does offer an online leader board and whilst it is surprisingly fun to see yourself inch your way (hopefully) closer to the top with each event, much like Heave-Ho, this really needs multiple players to get the most out of it. 

The fact that it is so easy to pick up and play means that it’s open to gamers of all ages and is definitely worth a purchase if you like physics-based comedy multiplayer mayhem with some folks who drink liquids with a percentage marked on the bottle that they glug from.

Haunted: Halloween ‘86

Rating: MELTING
There are two types of modern retro-styled games. The first type -  such as Crosscode – which utilises the base characteristics of the console it intends to evoke (in the case of Crosscode, the SNES) whilst clearly doing things far beyond the abilities of the system it apes. 

The second example is HAUNTED: Halloween ’86 which is built within the limitations of the original console, in this case, the NES. Available to purchase as an actual NES cartridge, the musical and visual stylings of the game are ones that are very much from that era of 80’s gaming. 

The 8-bit nostalgia evoked here is almost palpable and the dynamic of flicking between the male and female characters to extend your health bar is a nice touch that eases off on the difficulty naturally present in this type of 2D platformer from the era.

This is a smooth ride and, aside from the occasional difficulty spike and confusion in background/foreground during some platforming segments, HALLOWEEN ’86 plays very well, especially in portable mode. 

You’ll be surprised how quickly you naturally move from the thumbsticks to D-pad when those rad bleeps start pumping out of your Switch and chunky pixels fill your vision.

11/09/2020

๐Ÿ€ NBA2K21 | Review | PC | "Slam Dunk The Funk" ๐Ÿ€ #NBA #NBAPlayoffs @NBA2K #NBA2K21 shooting #NBA2K21 vc #NBA2K21 build

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NBA 2K21 is a basketball sim that was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports.

It’s the 22nd instalment in the NBA 2K franchise and was released on September 4, 2020, for PC , Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and will later be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

10/09/2020

๐ŸŽฎ Venom XBOX ELITE SERIES 2 Controller Customisation Kit ๐ŸŽฎ @VenomGamingUK #XBOXELITE

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Venom Gaming has revealed its new collection of Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 customisation kits. 


Available in two different colours – a snazzy gold and a lovely purple – the Customisation Kit for Xbox One Elite Series 2 Controllers will allow you to replace your controller’s removable parts with the same parts in different colours.



The Customisation Kit for Xbox Elite Series 2 Controllers will come with 13 “high-quality interchangeable pieces” that will include two D-pads, two sets of back paddles and three pairs of different thumbsticks. It’ll also come in a storage case to keep everything all nice and cosy.

Come join Rich as he unboxes this bag of tricks!


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09/09/2020

๐Ÿฌ Beyond Blue | PS4 | Review | "A Blue Planet Inspired Video Game" ๐Ÿฌ #IndieGames #GameDev

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Beyond Blue - PS Store £15.99

Beyond Blue takes you into the near future, where you will explore the mysteries of the ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. 

Mirai is part of a newly-formed 3 person research team that uses new technologies to interact with the ocean and the myriad of creatures that inhabit this mysterious underwater world.

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08/09/2020

๐Ÿงฉ Eternal Hope | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "A Cool LIMBO Inspired PC Puzzle Platformer" ๐Ÿงฉ @DoublehitGames #GameDev #IndieGames

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Eternal Hope, a puzzle platformer game that follows the story of Ti’bi – a boy who must embark on a journey of love and hope to find his beloved’s soul.


04/09/2020

๐ŸŒญ Teenage Blob | PC | Review | "If Sayonara Wild Hearts is The Popular Older Sister, Teenage Blob is Her Scrappy Little Brother" ๐ŸŒญ @PixelHunted #IndieGames #GameDev

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How do you get people to pay attention to music?

Everyone having access to the majority of all recorded music ever has turned it into background noise. 

Before the internet you might have trawled record fairs for that one bootleg album of rare cuts, going home and listening intently to the jewel you’d finally unearthed.

Now? Everything is a few clicks away. All of which makes one relatively new trend in video games very welcome: the ‘interactive album’.

The most famous example is the amazing Sayonara Wild Hearts, in which you zip through a neon-drenched virtual world to Daniel Olsรฉn and Jonathan Engkickass’ kickass synth-pop.

The act of playing means you don’t get distracted and the rhythm of the gameplay tangibly connects you to the music. And so to Team Lazerbeam’s Teenage Blob.

03/09/2020

๐Ÿฐ Maid Of Sker | Review | “Calon Lan Has Never Been So Ominous” ๐Ÿฐ @WalesInter #IndieGames #GameDev

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Maid Of Sker is a first-person stealth-horror title set in the late 1800s featuring some of the best audio work I’ve come across in the genre, Maid of Sker is a solid and spooky title based on a folkloric, Welsh tale.

02/09/2020

๐Ÿ”Ž Jenny LecLue Detectivu | Switch | Review | "A Delightful Murder Mystery!" ๐Ÿ•ต️ @Mografi @JennyLeClue @Mografi_Joe

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Jenny LeClue Detectivu - Switch - eShop £15 
https://joe-russ-saiu.squarespace.com

Jenny LeClue Detectivu was successfully funded on Kickstarter in August 2015, with nearly 4000 backers the campaign raised over $105,000 and was initially released on PC.

You play as Jenny LeClue, an aspiring young detective and obsessive pursuer of the truth. 

The story is told through the eyes of the writer of the Jenny LeClue books as he is tasked with spicing things up in his long-running and beloved series of books.

The problem is that nothing exciting ever happens in the world of Jenny LeClue and she longs (along with the readers) for a really exciting and juicy adventure to get their teeth into.
During the writing of this exciting 39th book, Jenny gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder! 

01/09/2020

⚔️ Eastern Exorcist | PC | Gameplay | Ten Minute Taster | "A 2D Swordplay Master" | #EasternExorcist ⚔️ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Eastern Exorcist is a stunning 2D side-scrolling action RPG set in a fantasy eastern world with the vicious spirits and monsters. 

Play as a skilled exorcist against chaotic evil to fight your way through the brutal world, and experience different stories of joy and sorrow.
GAME LINK:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1120810/Eastern_Exorcist/

31/08/2020

⚔️ ๐Ÿง™‍♂️ Wheel Of Fate | PC | Ten Minute Taster | " A Good Vibes Early Access RPG" ⚔️ ๐Ÿง™‍♂️ #IndieGames #GameDev

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Wheel Of Fate - Ten-Minute Taster

Fate changes everything.

Fate is the force keeping order in the universe. An Affliction is destroying order by severing Fate’s connection to reality. 


As the Avatar of Fate, you are compelled to spin the Wheel of Fate to change the world. 


You'll be battling through new paths opened with each spin, and discovering what Fate has in store for you. 


How will you spin your destiny?

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28/08/2020

⛳️๐ŸŒ️ Game Title: PGA Tour 2K21 | Review | Xbox One | "The Best Golf Simulation That I’ve Ever Played" ⛳️๐ŸŒ️ #PGATOUR2K21 @2K

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I have played a LOT of golf games in my life. 

From early loves such as PGA Tour Golf 2 on the Sega Mega Drive through to the arcade classic NEO Turfmasters and the myriad Tiger Woods-era EA titles, I’ve had some really good times with the genre (Not forgetting a gem that I discovered only a couple of years ago called Links 2004 on the Xbox, definitely one to try if you missed it, amazing arcade-style game. Also, Golf Story is a golden ray of light). 

27/08/2020

๐Ÿšค Kandagawa Jet Girls | Review | PS4 | “Jet Set Boobies” @marvelous_games ๐Ÿšค #IndieGames #GameDev

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I’ve played and reviewed several games released by Marvelous Inc. over the years and I have to admit that they aren’t shy of variety in terms of gameplay...although I wish I could say the same about the characters.

26/08/2020

⚔️ Mortal Shell | PS4 | Review | "A Tough Shell To Crack" ⚔️ @MortalShellGame #GameDev #IndieGames

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Mortal Shell came along for review at a very apt time. Only the weekend prior was I involved in a lengthy conversation about ‘Souls-Esque’ titles, where punishment and difficulty are built-in to the games themselves and pushed as a focal point.

Whilst I never clicked with the Dark Souls games, personally, my friend was telling me of a moment whereby, after two weeks of trying to defeat the final boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, he finally succeeded and, in his words, ‘fell to the floor on his back and clawed at the air with his limbs, whilst giggling...like a happy puppy’.

This level of dedication and perseverance isn’t really ingrained in me but I did appreciate and respect someone having that approach and ‘I can do this’ attitude to gaming.

25/08/2020

๐Ÿ›ฃ️๐Ÿš— Road to Guangdong | PS4 | Review | “A Familial Chinese Tale” ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ›ฃ️ @RoadToGuangdong #GameDev #IndieGames

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A light visual novel, broken up by some item management and arcade driving sections, Road to Guangdong is a gentle jaunt through various types of gameplay that has some relaxing moments but does struggle to keep you interested up until the final moments.

24/08/2020

⚔️ Griefhelm | PC | Review By @PixelHunted "I shudder to think of the hundreds of millions of individual times I’ve whacked stuff with a sword in a video game" ⚔️ @griefhelm #GameDev #IndieGames

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I shudder to think of the hundreds of millions of individual times I’ve whacked stuff with a sword in a video game. But despite it being one of the most common interactions only a few games go out of their way to get it right.
Efforts range from the balletic rhythmic parry-and-counter of Sekiro, the physical thrill of slicin’ up blocks in Beat Saber and the rock-paper-scissors fighting game stylings of For Honor

Enter Griefhelm, the new title by solo developer Johnny Dale Lonack, a guy who has clearly done his homework on virtual swordplay.

16/08/2020

๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿš“ Tiny Racer | Review | Nintendo Switch | "Toy Racing At Its Worst?" ๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿš“ #IndieGames #GameDev

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Game Title: Tiny Racer
Platform Reviewed: Nintendo Switch
Rating: Melted
The toy-racing genre is one that I am always drawn to.

From the early multiplayer days of Micro Machines and even Hi-Octane - an overlooked Amiga PD classic (for me, anyway) – to what is probably the last truly great example of the genre, Mashed on Xbox and PS2 (not forgetting its spiritual successor, Wrecked. Again, an overlooked and very fun title).

It is a genre that, when everything clicks, can result in dozens of hours of fun but when the elements don’t gel, as is, unfortunately, the case here, fundamental issues can bring the game to its knees and strip out any enjoyment from the racing.

13/08/2020

⚔️ Ancestors Legacy | PS4 | Review | "Total War + Company Of Heroes" ⚔️ @DestCreat_Team #GameDev #IndieGames

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In Ancestors Legacy you will take command of your army as you storm through medieval Europe in a range of campaigns in this history-inspired real-time strategy game influenced by historical events of the Middle Ages.
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