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Indie Spotlight: Super Time Force Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.0 out of 10

One would think that a game like Super Time Force, with its quirky mechanics and interesting story would hold my attention but I honestly found every minute of playing the game incredibly boring. I can’t losing interest in the game to the point that this review is so late because I couldn’t play long enough to actually get a good enough grip on the game to actually review it. This is literally the first time I’ve had a game do that to me so I guess that’s something. Read More.

Forza Horizon 2 Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.5 out of 10

I’m going to stand by the assessment that Forza is the best damn racing series out there and Horizon 2 continues that fine tradition while also trying to expand on it. The developers have mixed the core simulation gameplay of Forza has been finely blended with the open world of Test Drive Unlimited and the more chaotic elements of Project Gotham Racing and Burnout, making for an incredibly satisfying game. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: The Last Door Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 8.0 out of 10

Despite a few weird puzzles and some bland writing, The Last Door does a good job of presenting a story straight out of Lovecraft's books, using its graphical style and some good sound design to its benefit, creating a point-and-click adventure game capable of making players jump. Read More.

Quest for Infamy Review (PC)

By Naomi Brown () - 6.5 out of 10

Quest for Infamy is a callback to some of the best and worst things about classic adventure games -- although it was fun to take the journey back to those nostalgic times with our irrepresible and incorragible antihero Roehm. His wisecracking antics were amusing enough to get me through most of the annoyances and missteps of the game, though it was a close call in some cases. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.5 out of 10

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut is for a very specific sort of person. It’s hard to truly recommend it to anyone who isn’t already a fan of space shooters since being an arcade style space shooter is its entire appeal. It’s almost like a throwback to games past which is great if you loved them before, not so much if you’ve never been interested in them. But if you are a fan then you should almost definitely play it since it has a lot to recommend. It’s just not likely to make many converts. Read More.

Metro Redux Review (PC)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.5 out of 10

If you’re going to pick up just one of these games by purchasing them digitally then you’ll want to pick up Metro 2033 Redux. While I still feel that the first game holds up fine, in regards to gameplay and graphics, the improvements made to the game in Redux just blow the original out the water. The higher difficulty, the increased tension that comes with it and the improved graphics really make the game so much better. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: Luftrausers Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 9.0 out of 10

Luftrausers is a game that takes a concept - flying through the skies to destroy things for a high score - and puts as much polish and variation on that one idea without breaking out of its bounds. A balance between attacking and recovering as well as a perspective and control scheme that allows you to pull off some pretty deft maneuvers makes the game fun to play at its core, while a system of plane customization and challenges will keep you coming back for just one more round. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: The Fall Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 6.5 out of 10

The Fall blends adventure and sidescrolling genres to present the tale of an AI-controlled combat suit following its programming to get help for its occupant. It has flaws in many areas of the game, notably the reasoning behind the puzzles (but not the puzzles themselves), but a coherent and constrained plot, mixed with some good personalities make it worth the afternoon it should take to beat. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 7.5 out of 10

The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a platform/puzzle/combat game that mixes the three together to create a charming title that's surprisingly fun to play through. Despite a lack of any serious depth in any of the individual areas, the overall experience presents a solid experience that's worth a shot if you think you can handle a lighter presentation and simpler gameplay style. Read More.

Pretentious Game Review (PC)

By Naomi Brown () - 2.0 out of 10

I was hoping that the title was a cute phrase meant to attract attention, but alas, it's nothing more than an advertisement as to the game's charms or lack of. I had hoped for a poetic, alternative experience to the tradtional game and got nothing more than wasted hours that I'd like to have back. Read More.

The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid The Ruins Review (Xbox One)

By Naomi Brown () - 7.0 out of 10

Nothing is ever easy for our favorite girl and things have just gotten harder. In Amid the Ruins, Clementine has to face up to some hard decisions and some harsh truths as we're forced to watch and wonder if they can pull it together again. And as we do, it's hard not to think about when she'll decide to leave it all behind. Read More.

Watch Dogs Next-Gen Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.0 out of 10

Here’s the biggest problem with Watch_Dgos: the hype. What would otherwise be a great first game in a new IP ends up being intensely underwhelming thanks to all of the hype. Because that’s what Watch_Dog’s is: a good game. But as a new IP it is incredibly flawed in a number of ways that can be easily fixed in a sequel and the hype grinds it into the ground. Read More.

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