For those of you unfamiliar with the bleak survival slog that is the Pathologic series. This franchise rose to prominence in its first instalment back in 2005. It had its critics but overall, Ice Pick Lodge’s initial title did provide a uniquely brutal and challenging survival experience. With a narrative […]

The puzzle game genre is always a fun one for me to dive into.  The concept of getting to see what crazy contraption someone’s mind has developed and trying to solve their work is thrilling to me.  Something about it is more enjoyable on average compared to going through a […]

Stealth is one of many genres that tend to serve as an accomplice to another, more developed one. It can accompany shooters, horror, platformers, puzzlers, simulators, anything that can justify the need to hide. This means that pure stealth games are few and far between, and vary wildly in quality. […]

In the first iteration of this series, we covered survival horror. Games which pit you against whatever nightmarish creatures the developers concoct. Largely devoid of horror, this variety of survival pits you against the world itself. Testing both your practicality and your tenacity to see if you’re capable of sustaining […]

I should specify, I’m not advocating for Planescape: Torment levels of writing being crammed into Tetris. While simplistic mechanics like that have been used to prop up more complex titles, they’re hardly puzzle games. A game such as HuniePop, despite relying on puzzle mechanics as it’s core gameplay, is about […]

In my most recent article, I couldn’t help but wander off on a tangent about Halo: Reach’s brilliant narrative conclusion as soon as I got the chance. It places you in the shoes of a single spartan strike team attempting to defeat an entire planetary invasion. An impossible task, but […]