Back in 2004, the original Crimson Room appeared as a free Flash game online. It was one of the first widespread examples of the “escape” genre that seemingly dominated the Flash landscape for the latter part of the decade. Fast-forward 12 years, and the sequel has arrived. Crimson Room: Decade is a point-and-click adventure puzzler that takes place in a tiny red room on a ship (as the...[Read More]
A sequel that isn’t afraid to be different. Triangle Service’s EXZEAL is the followup to TRIZEAL Remix, but it’s much more than a simple rehash. Choose between multiple ships and specialize in each one’s weapon system. Will you focus on good old shooting, virtuously patient shot charging, or dangerous but powerful close-range attacks? In EXZEAL, it’s your choice.
I do love me a good shmup. I really don’t know what it is – the one versus all component, the fact that a lot of boss attacks come across like lethal fireworks – but I just get hooked when a good one comes along, like Super Galaxy Squadron EX or Dariusburst Chronicles, still one of my favorites in the genre.
A decade after the release of the original Crimson Room Flash game comes the sequel, Crimson Room Decade. Inspector Jean-Jacques Gordot finds himself investigating the Crimson Room. A door that won’t open, a flickering light bulb, scattered wine bottles… has he been here before?
A poorly-cut, homemade intravenous drug called Romero (nudge nudge, wink wink) is causing some additional side effects than those that are usually experienced. Glowing an ominous green, it causes users to become nauseated, coughing up blood until they become part of an unholy army of the undead. Such is the premise of Zombie Night Terror, from developer NoClip. A sometimes very slow-paced strategy...[Read More]
Long ago, in a game publication far, far away, I wrote a preview of a game called The Forest. I had vivid flashbacks to aspects of that particular experience while playing The Culling. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing; there are, however, a lot of similarities between the two, ignoring, of course, the battle royale survival vs. the defensive survival. As with the former, I am taking thi...[Read More]
In a remote island paradise, 16 contestants have 20 minutes to explore, scavenge items, craft weapons, build traps, hunt and kill each other. There has never been a battle royale game this focused, brutal, and adrenaline-filled! Only one will be crowned the winner, do you have the guts to survive?
To get this out of the way: I’ve never played a Megadimension game, before – I’d never heard of the series, if I’m being perfectly honest, but when I heard of the meta premise, I had to give it a try.
Exploring, looting, and killing everything that stands in your way – these are the main objectives in WASTED: A Post-Apocalyptic Pub Crawler. A newer offering by Adult Swim Games, and developed by Mr. Podunkian, WASTED draws immediate comparisons to the Fallout franchise. This is not an unfair comparison for either game, despite other outlets and LPers poking fun. The similarity seems to be ...[Read More]
This year’s PAX East was not only my first time being press at a convention, but my first time being at a big one in general. You can only imagine, me, bright eye and bushytailed, being overwhelmed by the amount of people, and scared out of my mind for my first appointment. Not only that, but add in the fact that I got turned around and got lost. When I finally found the Furi booth, I was welcomed...[Read More]
As someone how happens to own every BioShock game many of us have been waiting for the official announcement ever since it leaked via the ratings boards. Well it’s been nine years since Irrational Games and 2K pulled you to terrifying depths in the underwater city of Rapture with BioShock, five years since your return to Rapture in BioShock 2, and three years since you skyhooked across the floatin...[Read More]