Author: Rob

Metroidvania's, soulslike or any game that calls for self-flagellation is what this dutch guy loves. How harder and relentless the game is, the more joy he gets out of it. But don't tell anyone he likes some easy games as well.

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This review was done on a Xbox Series s/x, Lords of exile is also available on Nintendo switch, Playstation 4 and Steam. One of my most favorite franchises by far is the Castlevania series. I grew up with entries like Symphony of the Night and Aria of Sorrow, which took the Castlevania concept to new heights. Together with the Metroid franchise, it developed a whole new genre commonly known as Metroidvania, which remains relevant for the franchise to this day. Its earlier installments, on the other hand, were much more platforming action-based. I have to confess that I didn’t play…

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In 2020, Belgian game studio Rogueside brought us the well-praised Hidden Through Time, a fun and relaxing hidden objects game that took players through various parts of humanity’s history. Together with my son (who was 3 years old back then), I spent some time finding all the objects. It was a good experience as I could introduce my son to gaming in a relaxing way. You’ll understand I was thrilled to pick up this second installment so I could enjoy some quality father and son time. Nonetheless, I was curious to see if it offered more compared to the first…

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Point-and-click adventures – you either love them or hate them. It’s a slow-paced genre centered around delivering a compelling story and mind-boggling puzzles. One thing is for sure: back in the ’80s and ’90s, the genre thrived thanks to developers like LucasArts and Sierra, bringing us hit after hit. I devoured many of these classics like fresh bread. Games such as King’s Quest, Monkey Island, and Discworld kept me wrecking my brain over their puzzles. Nowadays, the genre has been overshadowed by fast-paced shooters, action games, and sports games. Fortunately, there are still a handful of developers who still give…

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Retroware, the developers behind Angry Video Game Nerd 1&2 Deluxe, have recently unveiled their upcoming project titled “The Transylvania Adventure of Simon Quest.” A glance at the trailer makes it pretty obvious where this parody/hommage takes it’s inspiration from. “The Transylvania Adventure of Simon Quest” promises to deliver a classic 8-bit platforming experience reminiscent of the old NES days. Featuring an option to randomize items, a variety of weapons, and a Metroidvania-style world (no surprise there), it seems poised to transport players back to the nostalgic days of classic gaming. “The Transylvania Adventure of Simon Quest” is set for a…

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Have you ever heard of Countryballs, an online satirical comic and meme? These comics feature ball-like characters in various scenarios, generally poking fun at national stereotypes, international relations, and historical events. The origin of this internet phenomenon dates back to 2009 when a group of Polish frequent visitors to several Polish websites took over a free online drawing canvas on drawball.com. They painted the whole canvas into a Polish flag, and in the middle, they wrote the word “POLSKA.” The Countryballs, as we know them today, are a continuation of the format made popular by illustrator Falco and have a…

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It wasn’t until last year that I really got into roguelike games. It all started with Vampire Survivors, which hooked me for almost 100 hours. With its simplistic yet satisfying gameplay, it became one of the biggest hits among roguelike lovers, including myself. In my quest to find another roguelike gem, I stumbled upon the trailer for Ak-xolotl. At first glance, it featured fast-paced shooting with axolotl creatures (what were they thinking?), but the trailer made me giggle. I was genuinely intrigued by it. But can it live up to the fun I had with Vampire Survivors? Nobody steals our…

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7.5

When I was younger, I used to play a lot of 3D platformers. Games like Rayman 2, Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Donkey Kong 64 were played back to back several times. So you’ll understand I always had a soft spot for this genre. The first time I saw footage of Boti Byteland: Overclocked, I was intrigued. The 3D environment looks great, and reminds me of those early 3D platformers I used to love. Together with the classic gameplay, I was up for a great nostalgic throwback. But to be honest, although the game was fun to play, it left me…

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Blasphemous 2 one of the best metroidvania game from this year is getting a physical collector’s edition. The Gamekitchen, Team 17 and Selecta Play International have just announced it through twitter X as you can see below Not much more detail has been shared apart from a worldwide release and it will come to Playstation 4/5, Series s/x, Nintendo switch. When we know more you can read it here. for now go and check out our review for Blasphemous 2.

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If you’re, like us, eagerly anticipating the Alone in the Dark remake, we have some bad news for you. THQ Nordic announced through Twitter that the remake of the grandfather of all survival horror games has been delayed. It’s gonna be a busy October To be honest, I’m kind of happy they delayed the game. When we take a look at the release window, October is going to be one incredibly busy month. With huge releases like Lords of the Fallen, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Forza Motorsport, Spider-Man 2, and in my opinion, a sequel to the best Xbox 360 game…

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Revolution Software has just announced a sixth installment in the Broken Sword franchise, called Broken Sword: Parzival’s Stone. The new installment lets us play as George and Nico once again as they unravel a sinister conspiracy in a world of hidden treasure hunters, brutal medieval histories, and Quantum Physics. The Broken Sword series has undergone several different art directions. It began with hand-drawn 2D graphics for the first 2 games, transitioned to full-blown 3D graphics for parts 3 and 4, and returned to 2D with its 5th installment. This new installment reverts back to 3D, but with a twist. Series…

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