Category Archives: Indie Games That Don’t Suck

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

If 2019’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a file-the-serial-numbers-off remake of 1997’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, then this year’s Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is designed to resemble 1989’s Castlevania III and similar late NES games like … Continue reading

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Sentinels of the Multiverse

Sentinels of the Multiverse I played both the card game and the Android versions of this game. Though they have the exact same ruleset, they are different enough experiences for it to be worth noting. This review will cover both. … Continue reading

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Calculords Owns

Calculords Owns Seanbaby has been my favorite writer since I first saw his website in 1997. His x-treme writing style has been a gigantic influence on mine, and his video game reviews are always hysterical. I think his two articles … Continue reading

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Darkest Dungeon Beta Review

Darkest Dungeon Beta Review Yes, it’s another Roguelike-like. I don’t care if you’re sick of them, because I probably never will be. Darkest Dungeon is a dungeon crawler inspired by the legions of Roguelikes, and is nearly as brutal. It … Continue reading

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Risk of Rain

Risk of Rain Roguelike-likes have swiftly become my favorite video game genre, outclassing politically trendy walking simulators and self-flagellation platformers by a long shot. There is randomness, but in a good Roguelike or Roguelike-like (we’ve got to find a better … Continue reading

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth — GOTY 2014

  The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth — GOTY 2014 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is everything I could have hoped for. I wrote two articles in 2012 and 2013 about how much I loved the original and its expansion, so … Continue reading

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Shovel Knight: Actually as Good as People Say It Is

Shovel Knight: Actually as Good as People Say It Is Shovel Knight gets it. It doesn’t follow the cargo cult routine of indie games who use sprite-based graphics instead of good game design; it groks its favorite NES games but … Continue reading

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Orion’s Gold – Capable iPad Arcade Action

Guest article by Erik Harmon. ———- Orion’s Gold – Capable iPad Arcade Action Platform: IOS (iPad only) Price: $0.99 USD https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orions-gold/id810223575?ls=1&mt=8 In the interest of disclosure: this review was (minimally) compensated. I was supplied with a promo code so that … Continue reading

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A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City

A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City Valdis Story: Abyssal City is a 2013 Metroidvania by Endlessfluff Games. It’s better than most.

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Nidhogg — Frantic, Jittery Combat Across Norse Skylofts

Nidhogg — Frantic, Jittery Combat Across Norse Skylofts Nidhogg is… sort of a fighting game. It has two characters facing off against each other but everything else is unconventional. You fight with swords, but you have a single attack button … Continue reading

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