Category: Reviews

Reviews of the latest indie titles (and some non-indie)

5 Nights of Development (If That) – Naninights

This game is a product of the “me-too” generation, where no marketplace can be too overcrowded. It’s a quick cash-in farted out in a couple of days and then shat out on the Steam storefront. For the love of God, don’t buy it.

An Act of Mindslaughter – Murder

Moorhead’s depiction of Neo Tokyo is striking. It’s a world where human life and robots are at an intersection. For every human living life and consuming autonomously, there’s a machine reaching sentience and becoming aware of itself.

A Game of Meditative Mindfulness: Expand

Whether it’s the flawless weaving, and entrancing soundtrack from Duet, or the sophisticated, blacked out levels of Thomas Was Alone, it’s quite clear that the game’s developers have spent some time studying their contemporaries.

The Talos Principle is philosophically phantastic

From the creators of the Serious Sam series – Croatian game devs Croteam – The Talos Principle puts players in the nuts and bolts of a sentient AI, placed in a metaphysical world by Elohim (your self-proclaimed God) to solve puzzles and ascend to a higher plane.