Dust: An Elysian Tail – RPG Review

I’m not sure what era would serve as the ‘Golden Age’ of indie video games, but there is a strong argument to be made for the late 2000s and early 2010s. That was the time when all of the major consoles started offering digital distribution platforms and selling cheaper games made by smaller development teams. … Continue reading Dust: An Elysian Tail – RPG Review

West of Loathing – RPG Review

There is a lot that can make an indie game stand out. It can be tackling an underrepresented genre that is scarcely seen in more mainstream games. It can be having a unique art style that makes the look and feel of the game stand out among others. West of Loathing does that and more. … Continue reading West of Loathing – RPG Review

Airoheart – RPG Review

One of the more common trends for indie games is to take inspiration from a well-known classic. With all of the innovations that happen between the release of a classic game and the present, there are limitless ways to put a new spin on an old game. Airoheart aims to put a fresh new action … Continue reading Airoheart – RPG Review

Jack Move – RPG Review

There are a lot of norms that have become more and more common with RPGs. These help to establish structure and guidance for how a game is built. These norms are usually built from years and years of tradition, as well as plenty of trial and error. It isn't necessary to adhere to norms and … Continue reading Jack Move – RPG Review

Octopath Traveler – RPG Review

Plenty of RPGs are centered around an epic plot. It can revolve around defeating a grand villain, saving the world from disaster, or a combination of both. There can also be lesser stories interjected within the plot, but they tend to be side stories that are optional. Octopath Traveler takes the kind of stories that … Continue reading Octopath Traveler – RPG Review

CrossCode – RPG Review

Sometimes when you hear that a game is similar to another, you know what to expect. I could easily say that CrossCode is a Zelda-inspired action RPG and be correct. That would be an oversimplified assessment of what CrossCode has to offer. Not only does it push its level of challenge to the absolute peak … Continue reading CrossCode – RPG Review

Unsighted – RPG Review

RPGs get their names from many sources. A lot of them get their titles from the world they take place in. For some, they are named after one of the main characters. Others are named after something important to the story. Unsighted gets its title from a little bit of all of those, since the … Continue reading Unsighted – RPG Review

Pecaminosa: A Pixel Noir Game – RPG Review

Whenever you see a new project that pays homage to a classic genre, there’s an expectation that it will take inspiration from the classics while still being unique. Film noir was a style that piqued in popularity in the 40s and 50s and had many stories that centered around hardboiled detective crime dramas. It had … Continue reading Pecaminosa: A Pixel Noir Game – RPG Review