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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review

Sekiro is From Software’s purest distillation of a game design philosophy that values skill-based combat and isn’t afraid to challenge the player at nearly every moment. Eschewing big weapons, flashy magic and “jolly co-operation,” Sekiro is squarely focused on timing and the sometimes imperceptible progression towards mastery.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review

Rain World Review

For its beautiful presentation and for all of the ponderous ruminations about life that it might invoke within the player, it’s a crying shame that Rain World just doesn't feel very fun to play. While there is nothing wrong with sluggishness and weight as intentional designs, the options given to the player feel totally at odds with the sheer relentlessness and urgency of the systems at work.

Rain World Review

60 Parsecs! Review

When it comes to the basic formula, 60 Parsecs! appears to have the parts that it needs to succeed. However, when compared to its brethren in the “average guy unfairly thrust into an impossible situation” genre, 60 Parsecs! comes up short in some critical ways.

60 Parsecs! Review

Salt and Sanctuary (Switch) Review

I can recognize that Salt and Sanctuary is a well-constructed game and that there’s a lot of depth and challenge here for those that crave such things from their entertainment. It just isn't for me and I don’t think it ever will be, as I'm not the target gamer here.

Salt and Sanctuary (Switch) Review

Death's Gambit Review

Given the popularity of From Software's Souls series, it's no surprise to see yet another 2D game come along and give the formula a shot, and that's exactly what we have with Death's Gambit from White Rabbit games. While it may wear its inspiration on its sleeve, does the game strike that sweet spot between frustrating and rewarding, or is this one gambit that's not going to pay off?

Death's Gambit Review

Kaet Must Die Review

This is it, this is the time I beat this level! That’s what I told myself. I had failed several times, leaped in fear several times, and drawn myself a map marking all the key things to gather and avoid. Things are finally going well and I’m on my way to finish the level. I make a dash through an area I thought I marked safe, and suddenly a zombie leaps forward, killing me, and making me flail my body more violently than the last time.

Kaet Must Die Review