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‘Pony Island’ Review

2016 is off and running and of course I’m playing a game about ponies, the devil, and messaging systems. I really feel like this is going to be the year of the in-game instant messenger. It’s about time. This may be the only one, however, which has the IM chats be between you and demons.…

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‘Fallout 4’ Review

I don’t often revisit games from my younger years. I often avoid them for a reason. It is not unlikely that in all of the years that have gone by I have become influenced by a wider-eyed version of me who found the years of 2007-2010 the most interesting in all of gaming. One of…

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’80 Days’ Review

There has always been something magical about choose-your-own adventure books. My first exposure was with the “Give Yourself Goosebumps” series and I remember flipping back pages because I had died in the story. The whole choose-your-own adventure thing had gone by the wayside as media advanced. There was a small niche of video games that…

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‘Castle’ Review

Turns out building castles is insanely difficult. If you had a chance to check out our Indie Taste Test of ‘Castle’, you probably were thinking castle-building was a task for children. Mere mortals build castles. Why should I build castles? I’m half-god! Well you’re wrong on so many levels. Because castle-building can be next to…

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‘A Bird Story’ Review

With open arms and a cold-heart, I embraced ‘To the Moon‘, which was my first exposure to storyteller Kan Gao, of Freebird Games, and his mystical way of telling heartfelt tales through pixel art. ‘To the Moon’ was a swift and well-designed effort to humanize video game characters, without having them murdering everything in sight on…

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‘Artisan Going Home Again’ Review

As far as weirdest games that I could be playing at any moment in time, ‘Artisan Going Home Again’ ranks among the weirdest. ‘Artisan’ is not inherently weird, but me playing it is probably a peculiar sight. However, regardless of what me playing ‘Artisan’ looks like, there are some really solid elements that make for…