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

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

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

Dead Island – RPG Review

Some genres work well when blended together. RPGs and adventure work well by adding a sprawling world to explore. Adding Metroidvania as a subgenre can add exploration as a feature. One subgenre you don’t often see added to RPGs is horror. A genre like horror where you’re regularly subjected to a feeling of helplessness doesn’t … Continue reading Dead Island – 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

Chicory: A Colorful Tale – RPG Review

When you think of indie developers, you typically think of a single person or a small team of people working in the best office they can afford. The team that made Chicory: A colorful Tale is a bit different. The team was made up of just five people: Director Greg Lebanov, Composer Lena Raine, Sound … Continue reading Chicory: A Colorful Tale – 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