To this day, I still remember picking up Bulletstorm. I’ll be honest and say the game did not interest me when I first heard about it. Quite frankly, I didn’t even really know much about it until it actually came out. Well one day at this local gaming store I live by, I picked it up for literally $5. After a week or so of playing this balls to the wall action campaign, why was I able to get this g...[Read More]
Greetings Backloggers! Thanks to some timely support from the team at Vysoko Anime Productions, I was able to resume and complete Invisible Apartment Zero this week! Huge props to them for diagnosing my game crash and giving me a workaround after seeing my post on the Steam community forums.
Some of the earliest first person shooters, and even games as a whole, I remember playing in my youth were Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. Ever since Bethesda has taken over the old iD Software licenses, they’ve been slowly bringing the classics into the modern era with Wolfenstein: The New Order and DOOM. Now, it’s Quake’s turn with Quake Champions, a mulitplayer experience that’s focusing...[Read More]
Greetings Backloggers! It’s always interesting to me to see the history of how something has come to be. Fallout 4 wouldn’t be the game it was without Fallout 1 & 2, for example, nor would The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild be what it is without a history of Zelda games stretching back over twenty years and across every Nintendo platform.
Lego games have always been a staple of gaming in my house. They are so popular that my wife got her mom playing them. She’s much more thorough than I am. She has no problem attempting to get that 100% in a Lego Game. Me? I just don’t have the time. That being said there are games that have come out that I don’t need to dedicate a bunch of time to if I don’t want to. Minecraft is a great example o...[Read More]
Greetings Backloggers! This week’s game, Aveyond: Lord of Twilight represents the beginning of an interesting take on the episodic game formula. While most common in the adventure game genre, developer Amaranth Games, LLC (now Aveyond Studios) took a unique approach to the Aveyond series and broke what would normally be a massive 30-50 hour RPG down into four 7-10 hour chunks.
When I last had a hands-on with Lightspeed Frontier, it was on the crowded show floor of PAX South, where I managed to (mostly) successfully navigate my way through the tutorial under the helpful tutelage of members of the dev team. However, with the game now launched in Steam Early Access, I’m free to spend a lot more time with this open universe/starship builder hybrid.
Greetings Backloggers! This week is going to be a little bit difficult to explain. You see, Stranded is something of a minimalist art game, and I can’t really find a good way to talk about it without spoilers. So, if this is game is in your backlog, you may want to just skip to the verdict rather than risk learning about the big reveal. For everyone else…
Readers may remember our hands-on coverage of Lightspeed Frontier from the PAX South show floor at the end of January. What we saw was a promising game of open world space exploration with a unique twist on shipbuilding, and the promise of a variety of single player missions.
The skeleton mob caved my hero’s skull in, ending my adventure on the third, of ten, level of the Necropolis. The time before that, I’d made it to the to the second floor. The time after, my heroine barely made it out the doors of the central starting area before being ambushed by a mob of six. This was Necropolis, Brutal Edition, Harebrained Scheme’s unique procedurally generated third-person dun...[Read More]
Square Enix has announced that NieR: Automata will be available for PC on March 17th, 2017. Early reviews have already been release for the action JRPG and so far has met with critical acclaim. More reviews will be out once the PS4 version releases this Tuesday, March 7th. Those who pre-purchase the Steam® Day One Edition will receive an exclusive “Valve Character Accessory,” as well as other Day ...[Read More]
Greetings Backloggers! This week’s entry is an odd one: a game that feels like it should be a mobile app, but which seems to have only ever gotten a PC release. Streets of Chaos appears to have arrived in my inventory via a long-forgotten bundle purchase, and there it has sat for nearly two years.