Author: Seb

Seb lives in the past, enjoying stuff from years ago or things that remind of the 'good old days'. He's fond of most retro gaming systems and for some reason has a thing with the Philips CD-i. He doesn't see very well, maybe that's why?

8.0

This review is for the Steam version, the game is also available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5 and Xbox One & Series X/S We’ve seen all kinds of revivals or inspirations from the past. Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore makes us think back to one of the strangest happenings in gaming; that time Nintendo gave Philips permission to use their characters in games for their ill-fated CD-i. It follows the design of the first two Zelda games this deal resulted in. Is this a game all true gamers strive for? Let’s find out! Perhaps too familiar To start, I was one of the…

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5.0

This review is for the Steam version, the game is also available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5 and Xbox One & Series X/S Sometimes a game crosses your desk that leaves you a little confused and wondering what happened in development. Dungeonoid 2 is such a game for me. It has some fun, fresh ideas, but the way these are brought to life left me scratching my head and at times shouting at the screen in frustration. The combination of brick busting gameplay with RPG and adventuring elements is a relatively unexplored niche genre. For shame really,…

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8.5

This review is for the Steam version, the game is also available on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One & Series X/S. Sometimes a game comes your way as a complete unknown, which manages to be a very pleasant surprise. For me, this was Anamoly Agent. The first game from the newly formed Turkish developer Phew Phew Games. Let’s explore their first project and the high octane and zany adventure it entails! One of those days… And zany is the word alright! You’ll be playing as Agent 70, who’s working for an organization called T-DAY in a cyberpunk world. It’s…

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7

Long time denizens of the internet will likely have interacted with one or more flash RPG’s from Artix Entertainment at some point. With the original passion project of AdventureQuest in 2002 it soon became one of the more successful, long standing indie developers. It has also become quite notorious for starting many projects, whilst actually finishing few. It was thus rather surprising that a proposed AdventureQuest 8-Bit game for the NES during an April Fools event in 2019 actually materialized into a physical game by 2022. Through publisher Nami Tentou the game now finds its way to both the Switch…

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7.5

As gamers we tend to focus on high octane and fast paced experiences. Adding 10% more explosions in a title, is a sure fire way to garner some extra attention from the public. But, sometimes a more laid back experience can also bring a breath of fresh air and just what the doctor ordered to wind down a little, for example just before bed. This is where Sweet Dreams Alex, released on Steam, comes in. German developer Clarity Games set out to create a charming and relaxing puzzle game with Sweet Dreams Alex. After having spent some time with the…

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5

To choose a tactical RPG as your first major project as a new team seems like a daunting task. These games depend on delicate systems to keep gameplay balanced and rely on a rich story to keep players engaged throughout the many, often long, battles ahead. Taking inspiration from earlier giants like Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre forms a solid foundation, but can Black March Studios use these examples to build something greater, or was this a tactical blunder? How tough do you want it? When starting a new game you’re first asked if you’d like to play on…

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Many who grew up watching the earlier days of Nickelodeon will no doubt have fond memories of Rugrats. A show that creatively turned mundane, every day experiences to life and into grand adventures, through the imagination of the babies who served as the main cast. Fans of the series and retro junkies alike can rejoice, as a new adventure awaits the Rugrats in 2024: Rugrats: Adventures in Gameland! A baby’s gotta do what a baby used to do In 2021 the series saw a reboot in 3D, which didn’t seem to fall too well with older fans of the series.…

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