Pikmin came onto the scene during a time when RTS (Real Time Strategy) games were at a high in their popularity. Practically everyone I knew was playing Age of Empires, WarCraft, or StarCraft. Pikmin seemed to break all the rules. It was cute and full of charm; it wasn’t war based. Though there was combat, it wasn’t centered around it. Featuring a cute alien just trying to fix his ship and his bes...[Read More]
Human Fall Flat is a little indie game that not many know about. Released not too long ago on console by No Brake Games, Human Fall Flat has players taking control of a white faceless human blob named Bob (no seriously, his name is just Bob) who must find his way to the end of each level utilizing the entire environment to make sure that happens. “Simplicity” is the term I’d like to best describe ...[Read More]
World of Goo has been around for quite some time, being a fairly unique PC game that could run on just about any computer system of the last ten years or so. In fact, it was one of the first full games I was able to run on my junk Windows XP machine way back when. Now, this classic puzzle game has made its way to the Nintendo Switch, but is there enough in this port to entice new players or is it ...[Read More]
Once again, we have the weekly additions to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. It feels like a weekly holiday, honestly. This week you racing and puzzle fans will be pleased. These titles join the 250-plus games in the backward compatibility log so far. The titles are:
Story driven platformer games are all over the place in the independently developed video game market. What seemed to start with Limbo back on the Xbox 360 and such has slowly evolved with various mechanics driving the game. Hue is one of those games, a puzzle filled platformer that plays with color, player perception, and logic patterns. Created by Fiddlesticks, Hue seeks to wow its audience with...[Read More]
Hue is a platformer puzzle game developed by Fiddlesticks in which players will alter the game's world by changing the colors of the background. Save a world devoid of color, one hue at a time.
I love anything that has a good mystery, but one of the most notorious mysteries is the story of Jack the Ripper. When I was informed that I would be able to play the Mystery Murders game for Jack the Ripper, recently released in Nintendo eShop for the 3DS, I became excited!
2011’s Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade had a strong opening last week with Bastion. Tomorrow, the second entry in this year’s Summer of Arcade goes live: From Dust, Ubisoft’s “spiritual heir” to Populous. Created by Eric Chahi, creator of early 90s classic Out of This World, From Dust is at its core a strategy/puzzle game, solved by using a first-person god-like perspectiv...[Read More]
If you were paying attention last week (and if you weren’t, what the hell?), you already know how excited I am for this week’s Steam release of Cloning Clyde. NinjaBee Games has released some rather interesting titles across multiple systems, so I anticipated the chance to play another of their games on my chosen platform. This simple yet complex side-scroller really caught my eye, a...[Read More]