Author: The Schmaltzy Cynic

Sep
03

REVIEW: RAILED

When life has got you down along the tracks, take ten minutes with RAILED and you’ll feel like a contractor who gets the job done after everything when so horribly wrong in your favor.

Aug
31

REVIEW: Solo: Islands of the Heart – Xbox One

Sailing somewhere between a game and a therapy session, Solo: Islands of the Heart asks a lot of you to enjoy a niche experience.

Aug
15

PREVIEW: Tech Corp.

Somewhere between an entrepreneur’s wet dream and a programmer’s nightmare, Tech Corp. is a management sim that offers a lot of big ideas with some assembly required.

Jul
31

REVIEW: Something To Do With Love

Much like the name itself, this visual novel meanders around a vague idea while never really going anywhere or achieving anything.

Jul
23

REVIEW: Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way

If you ever wanted to experience a text-adventure with modern polish without feeling entirely lost, then this is far from a bodge job even though it is a sci-fi tale of Bodgers.

Jul
16

REVIEW: Spark the Electric Jester

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but with Spark it is not just the Pop Rocks mixed with soda distillation of the ’90s best platformers; it’s a classic in its own right.

Jul
05

REVIEW: DEADBOLT

Hitman Meets Hotline Miami in a noir underworld of crime, drugs and the undead where the only soul left is a contracted Reaper sent by the Flame to crash another party in style.

Jun
28

REVIEW: Stellaris: Ancient Relics Story Pack

Like exploring the remnants of an empire at the height of its decadency, Stellaris’ latest addition showcases the height of one of the best 4X games swept under the passage of time and progress.

May
28

REVIEW: Snakebird

A logic game where flipping the bird when you get upset is a legitimate strategy, which is how you’re going to feel sometimes.

May
22

REVIEW: Volume

A Story Told One Pixel At A Time