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UnderMine – Review

Welcome to UnderMine. Come visit the wonderful Delvemore mine, where gold is a plenty and death is a certainty! If you are searching for your next classically inspired, rouge-like, dungeon diver then Thorium Entertainment has you covered. Undermine, originally release into early access 2019, has since, officially released on PC,

5

Ashes – Review

Now to start this off, this is my first PC review. I’m slowly learning the enjoyment that is associated with PC gaming despite leaving some of my team behind. Sorry but not sorry. ‘Ashes’ is a first-person narrative with melee combat game released back in 2018 and developed and published

7.5

Mutropolis – Review

It is the year 5000 and Earth has been lost to a cataclysmic event whilst humanity fled to the safety of other planets… how’s that for an introduction! Developers Pirita Studios (Beatriz Gascon & Juan Pablo Gonzalez), alongside publisher Application Systems Heidelberg, bring about this new point and click adventure/mystery

8

Skater XL – Review

Published and developed by Easy Day Studios PTY LTD, Skater XL is in a school of its own and is a solid simulator compared to Tony Hawk, or the Skate series. Upon starting, players will have a tutorial that teaches the basics of movement and how each thumbstick works to

4

Divinest Light – Review

Divinest light is an atmospheric, puzzle platformer developed and published by Gleb Mirolyubov. You guide a child of light across a monochromatic world in search of redemption. Having been thrown down to Earth by the divine light, you must travel across the land to uncover secrets and fulfill your purpose,

10

Olija – Review

OLIJA may sound like a strange name to some, but it’s the latest game from Publishers Devolver Digital and Developers Skeleton Crew Studio and Thomas Olsson. Out now on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, OLIJA kicks off 2021 in a good direction as this single-player platform action

8

Skul: The Hero Slayer – Review

Waking up as a tiny, adorable skeleton nicknamed ‘Little Bone’, I was instantly charmed by the cute designs of this lovable character and that’s only where my love for this rogue-like, chaotic story began. ‘Skul: The Hero Slayer’ by SouthPAW Games, describes just what you need to do; defeat the

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Roundguard – Review

Oh my, what is this? A whacky, rogue-like, dungeon-crawling pinball machine with RPG elements? I’m not going to lie, folks, I was pretty excited to give this a go as I love a good dungeon-crawling RPG, but the pinball element both threw and intrigued me. Brought to us by Wonderbelly

Loop Hero – Preview

The world is put into a perilous situation and we have one amnesiac soldier, as our saviour, having to fight against the Dark Liche who has destroyed time and life as we know it! Loop Hero is a dark, fantasy, strategy RPG game developed by Four Quarters and to me,

7

Iris.Fall – Review

Iris.Fall, developed by NExT Studios, is a puzzle adventure game and is available on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. Iris.Fall places the players in the role of a little girl called Iris as she follows her cat into an abandoned theatre. This is when this rabbit hole of a

Olija – Preview

From Publishers Devolver Digital, Developers Skeleton Crew Studio and Thomas Olsson comes a game that, as the saying goes, only comes once in a blue moon. Going into 2021 on a great note, this game proves that you don’t need over-the-top high-tier graphics to bring a compelling and interesting world

8

Haven – Review

Haven is a love story roleplaying adventure game made by The Game Bakers, makers of 2016 Furi, and is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, and both generations of Playstation and Xbox. It is also in the Gamepass for Xbox. Haven places the player in the roles of Yu and

7

GraviFire – Review

Gravifire brings a whole new meaning to logic puzzle games and turns your world upside down. Developer and publisher Potata Company brings you an enjoyable puzzle game that tests your mental capacity. With up to 50 levels to complete, each one progressively getting more and more challenging, they’ll force you

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GUNPIG: Firepower For Hire – Review

Published and developed by LaPointe Joints, ‘GUNPIG: Firepower For Hire’ is a Sci-Fi, top-down, twin-stick, arcade-style shooter now available on Nintendo Switch. Players will take control of Bax, an alien pest control specialist and possibly the shortest mercenary in the galaxy, as they blast their way to clear out Stalwart

7

Ponpu – Review

Once upon a time.. in a galaxy far away.. there was a duck.. who similar to Bomberman had a game named after him… and that duck’s name was Ponpu! When looking at this game, my first thought was a mix of ‘Binding of Isaac’ and ‘Tamagotchi’ looking characters. Ponpu was

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Nine Witches: Family Disruption – Review

Published by Blowfish Studios and Developed by Indiesruption, Nine Witches: Family Disruption is a puzzle-based adventure game available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Nine Witches: Family Disruption takes place in a Nazi oppressed village in Norway called Sundȁe, with players taking the roles of Alexi Krakovitz

7.5

BFF or Die – Review

“BFF or Die” is a multiplayer puzzle game where players are forced by necessity to work together…OR DIE! This fantastic throwback co-op is brought to us by the developers at 2Awesome Studio and, despite the brutality of the name, is as fun as it is family-friendly. Grab some friends, grab

King of Seas – Preview

King of Seas’ is a charming little look into an up and coming cross-platform game developed by 3D clouds. The game so far is simply a preview, but from what’s on display, it has remarkable presentation and polish. I’ve barely started and already I have high hopes for this game.

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Captain Sabertooth And The Magic Diamond – Review

I didn’t know what to expect from a game targeted probably towards children but Ravn Studio, I felt personally nailed the platformer that is “Captain Sabertooth & the Magic Diamond”. It’s vibrant, easy to understand, has great mechanics, is certainly child-friendly, and has funny interactions between characters for an intriguing

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The Falconeer – Review

One of the most powerful scenes in the Lord of the Rings is when the Great Eagles fly in and pick up Frodo and Samwise after casting the one ring into the fires of Mount Doom. Monstrous birds that elegantly swoop in, clutching the pair carefully in powerful talons before

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Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin – Review

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a side-scrolling adventure game with a third person farming simulation. Developed by Edelweiss and Published by Marvelous (XSEED), Sakuna is the story of a spoiled Goddess banished from the comforts of the heavenly realm to claim an island overrun by demons. With a ragtag

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Outbreak: Epidemic – Review

Outbreak: Epidemic is a game made by ‘Drop Dead Studios’ and belongs to the Outbreak franchise. This game is unique in that it is designed by a single developer, a fellow known as Evan Wolbach, this is very commendable, however, this review will still be treating the game the same

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe – Review

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is Nintendo’s latest creation to be ported from an older system into the newer gaming age. Having been released on the Wii U in 2013, Nintendo obviously believed that Pikmin 3 was enough fun that it could only benefit the newer hybrid gaming style of the Switch.

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Chicken Police – Review

Chickens and Noir, what possibly could be a stranger combination in an investigative title. ‘Chicken Police: Paint It Red’ developed by The Wild Gentlemen (well played I saw your names in the lore) and published by HandyGames, is just that, a murder mystery, ‘who done it’ game featuring none other

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