Right off the bat, Fugue In Void lets you know what sort of experience you’re about to get into with the words, “This is a story of my mind,” followed closely by “This is my mind.” And that little piece of Hot Topic bumper sticker rhetoric was enough to make me want to turn off my computer immediately.
Developed and published by Frontier Development in June of 2018, I had incredibly high hopes for Evolution. Frontier is the developer who brought us Planet Coaster, that picked up the amusement park sim ball right where Roller Coaster Tycoon dropped it. If anyone could properly translate the fun and danger of owning your own Jurassic Park, it would probably be these guys.
Sadly, while Jurassic World: Evolution has some fun ideas and gameplay to offer, a lot of missed opportunities, shallow design choices, and day one DLC that nobody needs keeps this from being as great as it could have been.
The latest game in my “holy crap the indie scene is spectacular” sweepstakes is Far: Lone Sails. Developed by Okomotive and published by Mixtvision in May of this year, Far is the tale of a kid and the steam-driven train-mobile that he loves.
Judgment does not look good. Not even for the many low-budget, “whore with a heart of gold” games out there that are actually unique and fun if you can see over your wrinkled nose enough to at least try them out. But as an engaging town builder and demon hunting strategy game, Judgment genuinely surprised me.
Today, I begin a new show for my channel ElConquistadork: Say hello to Fang Club: a show where I’ll analyze and review vampire movies of all eras. And what better place to start than with the classic 1931 Universal gothic horror, Dracula? Find out what Bela Lugosi, Carl Laemmle, Jr, and Anton Chigurh have in…
Developed by All Those Moments and published by Ultimate Games S.A. on February 23rd, 2018, Earthworms actually resembles the weird horror of adventure titles like Shadow Of The Comet more than anything else. There’s a classic sci-fi theme of robots, dimensional travel, and tentacles at play throughout the gameplay, and the storyline itself is so weird that it might be worth playing based on that alone.
Having never played the original, I can say that Dragon’s Crown Pro for PS4 is a terrific way of introducing those of us who never had the exquisite joy of taking part in its particular brand of smash ‘em up chaos.
Throughout my experience playing this puzzler, I found myself unbelievably frustrated and then charmed by its uniqueness, and then frustrated all over again.
On my way to Charlotte, I camped out with a man who walked with a crutch. We’d met on the road before, and he asked me to tell him a scary story to liven up the evening, so I told him about a strange, winged creature that I’d seen wandering the woods of New Jersey. He told me about his time in the war, and we parted ways. The next time I saw him was outside of Charleston, where he was literally tearing himself in two.
It’s been a hectic past month for me, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been out of the loop on that latest games. And because of that, I thought I’d take a second to talk a little bit about what is certain to be a comfort food game for me for some time to come. That…
You remember the first time you met someone who hadn’t seen the Godfather, or read Harry Potter? That look of grim fascination you have them as you peppered them with questions? Questions like, “How have you existed so long without experiencing this thing?” It’s not necessarily a criticism of the person’s character, but you…