Umihara Kawase Review

If there’s one thing that defines indie games for me, it’s their ability to refine and experiment with the fundamentals of a game. Where games from larger studios tend to operate on a larger scale, indie games ...

Review: Downwell

Downwell achieves that Zen-like quality that only the best roguelikes invoke, striking that perfect balance between life and death where every run feels tense and taut as the last, but leaves no hesitation when...

Review: Armello

Armello would fit great on your living room table complete with beautifully crafted figurines, cards that may as well be works of fine art and a game board so big that it leaves no room for pizza and beer. It’s...

Stasis Review

A refitted star ship, drifting in space. On it, a man awakens from cryogenic stasis. Stop me if you've heard this one before. While the premise of the narrative isn't exactly groundbreaking, Stasis does things ...

Simply Steam Vol. 23: Cult of Personality

Personality goes a long way when I play a game. A game needs an “it” factor, something special that separates it from other titles of the same ilk. Sometimes you don’t need an evolution in mechanics or a crazy ...

Simply Steam Vol. 22: Fans of the Genre

Genre is something we as players sometimes lean on too heavily to describe our experiences with games. Genres in games are sometimes impossible to describe and become linked to singular experiences which are it...