Indie Games

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Overall, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG with some novel concepts attached to it. Still, the magic wears thin pretty fast as there is not much strategy and variation involved in the combat, while side quests are mostly glorified fetch jobs.

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Tied Together Review

Tied Together by Headup Games is the latest entry to Nintendo Switch’s ever-growing indie library. This unassuming title may not be a charmer among other, shinier games. However, it’s a solid cooperative puzzle-platformer with relatively interesting gameplay, provided that you have some friends to play together with, as the game is exclusively a couch co-op multiplayer.

Tied Together Review

Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds Review

Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds by Semisoft has been on my radar since I first saw it announced around 2016. Marketing itself as a love-letter to the Golden Age JRPGs, the game made a dynamic entry to the indie scene with its excellent hand-drawn graphics and charming character art

Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds Review

Fe Review

Playing through Fe, it's clear pretty early on what the developers were shooting for. With its pastel polygonal landscape, hippy-dippy story elements and anthropomorphic animal leading character, Fe is supposed to hit many of the same notes as Journey, Ori, or a half dozen other indie darlings that tug at the heartstrings while we overlook some of the more underdeveloped mechanics.

Fe Review

The Coma: Recut Review

In the end, The Coma: Recut delivers a solid (albeit short) 2D horror experience. However, the game as a whole suffers a bit from being a "one-hit wonder" in the gameplay. After being chased 7-8 times in a row, the 9th time just doesn't scare you anymore.

The Coma: Recut Review

Nidhogg 2 Review

While nothing in the game is inherently wrong, some additions feel like a bit of a departure from what is otherwise an excellent game. I like to see bigger and better things from a sequel, but sometimes all a simple game needs is stability and consistency in order to remain at the top. Nidhogg 2 loses some of its simplicity in translation, but it’s still quite an enjoyable time.

Nidhogg 2 Review

Nighthaw-X3000 Review

Nighthaw-X3000’s primary flaw is the lack of innovative or revolutionary design with its core gameplay, with levels that do little that stand out. It also could’ve been a little longer, having only eight levels that last a few minutes each. Having said that, the presentation is astounding, the music is awesome, the main hero is over-the-top in a very amusing way, and the bosses are incredibly fun to fight. Add in its low cost and co-op, it’s hard to not recommend. Retro-gaming and shmup fans alike should consider giving this a try.

Nighthaw-X3000 Review

Flywrench Review

But after a few too many deaths and dumb luck wins I felt put-off. There’s definitely a lot to like with Flywrench for fans of the insanely difficult, rapid-spawning games but for the more casual it will only offer a brief run through 170+ levels that will end in glorious victory, endless deaths, or sheer, dumb luck.

Flywrench Review