8-Bit Adventures 2 – RPG Review

The 8-bit era wasn’t really the most timeless era for RPGs. As good as those games were, they were limited by the hardware they ran on. It was more seen as the launching point for classic franchises and gameplay mechanics that we still see today. Indie games nowadays don’t have the same hindrances as the … Continue reading 8-Bit Adventures 2 – RPG Review

Rogue Legacy 2 – RPG Review

The early 2010s was unquestionably one of the best eras for indie games. The emergence of digital sales platforms across all of the major consoles allowed for the discovery of many new studios. It also provided a major spotlight for game genres that would’ve previously been relegated to handheld consoles or flash game websites. Rogue … Continue reading Rogue Legacy 2 – RPG Review

Shadows Over Loathing – RPG Review

There is plenty to be normally expected when a game studio plans to launch its game. There is usually a marketing strategy involving trailers, demos and other promotions to build up anticipation for a launch. This is all usually planned out carefully to maximize sales potential and profit. I use terms like ‘usually’ and ‘normally’ … Continue reading Shadows Over Loathing – RPG Review

Anuchard – Mini Review

There are a lot of games that excel at what they do. Whether it be their puzzle mechanics, characters, stories or combat, some just go above and beyond. Other times, there are those that are derivative and it is easy to see what inspires them. Anuchard falls into the latter category. It takes its inspiration … Continue reading Anuchard – Mini Review

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

Ikenfell – RPG Review

Diversity is sometimes a forgotten topic in the world of video games. For many years, developers struggled to simply to push the limits of the medium in terms of graphics and gameplay. That push is still going on today, but not throughout the entirety of the gaming industry. For the smaller studios, they tend to … Continue reading Ikenfell – RPG Review

First Impressions: Small Saga Demo

Growing up in the VHS-era 90s, there were a lot of popular stories about mice and rats. The most notable ones were The Secret of NIMH, American Tail and the Redwall series of novels. There were countless other examples, so much so that it became a trend.  These stories were popular enough to inspire many … Continue reading First Impressions: Small Saga Demo