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Dark Devotion Trailer

Edgy Action RPG,…

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Dark Devotion, an action RPG by Hibernian Workshop and published by the Arcade Crew. The game’s world has a gothic, pixel art style and is inspired by authors such as Edgar Allen Poe. Dark Devotion’s morbid tone has received praise at showings at PAX 2018 and from early previews.…
The elusive Deer Man stands by the burning corpse of J.J. Macfield in a field of flowers, while deers patrol the area.

The Indie GOTY…

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Welcome back to the Indie GOTY 2018 Roundup, a DIY shelter away from the hollow fists of the AAA game industry that forcibly reign down upon us. A list devised by this here site to spotlight passion projects from those who merely love video games and have realized their…
The main character of Minit prepares to speak to the very slowly-talking NPC underneath the lighthouse.

Indie GOTYs 2018…

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Well, with a heavy sigh of relief attached to it, 2018 is over.   Gaming-wise, when celebrities weren’t trying to be relate-able by mentioning Fortnite, the year was filled with all sorts of good games. In fact, one might go so far as to say it was better than 2017…

Throwback Review- Danganronpa…

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If you’re educated about the Danganronpa series (or Japanese visual novel games in general), it’s clear that the story wants to entertain the player every step of the way by throwing countless twists and turns. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is no exception. It doesn’t play by the rules, even…

The Indie Investigation…

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God, so many good games were released in 2018.   Alright, maybe not good. Unique at best. Alright, maybe not unique. Cynical at best… or just shit. Look, the point is that a lot of games were released as usual, and we haven’t had enough time or patience to…
Sick Critic Game of the Year

Sick Critic Game…

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2018 has done it again with a hugely varied and high-quality number of video game releases. The Sick Critic staff has spent the last few weeks casting votes on their favorite games in several categories, including game of the year. You’ll find the winners, why they won, and a…

Old School Musical…

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There’s often an arbitrarily low ceiling placed above rhythm games in terms of ambition. Narrative design is generally obsolete, and visual design often a mere vessel for the immediate satisfaction offered by rhythmic input. This is less an inherent problem and more what makes the prospect of a title…
Paladins Loot Chest

Loot Boxes Will…

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Microtransactions and loot boxes are almost universally despised by the gaming community these days. Even so, most companies that take charge of popular multiplayer titles use them as a means of making the majority of their money. The morality and ethics behind this are choppy, especially when players run…
GRIS Cover

Gorgeous Platformer GRIS…

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GRIS has been shown off several times in screenshots, short GIFs, and brief video clips over the past couple of months and it seems to be shaping up to be one of this year’s most visually stunning titles. Devolver Digital, the game’s publisher, has revealed that developer Nomada Studio‘s artsy…

Throwback Review —…

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… Bionic Commando?   Rarely has a franchise left audiences so persistently unconvinced. You probably reacted to this review as incredulously as players did when Capcom initially unearthed the property as a would-be seventh generation franchise. Counter to the prior success stories of Dead Rising and Lost Planet, Bionic…

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