About Author: Eric Mack

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  • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 is the final part of an episodic, JRPG action-adventure videogame series with an emphasis on humour. The writing is great, but is it strong enough to carry the gameplay?

    On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4

    On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 is the final part of an episodic, JRPG action-adventure videogame series with an emphasis on humour. The writing is great, but is it strong enough to carry the gameplay?

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  • Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a simple tower defence game with a gorgeous aesthetic and shiny graphics. However, as a sequel to an established classic, it doesn't add that much to the plate.

    Kingdom Rush: Frontiers

    Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a simple tower defence game with a gorgeous aesthetic and shiny graphics. However, as a sequel to an established classic, it doesn't add that much to the plate.

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  • Kentucky Route Zero is back. Act II is brief, but certainly not lacking in atmosphere, or those campfire-like ghost story moments that cemented the initial act as something different.

    Kentucky Route Zero: Act II

    Kentucky Route Zero is back. Act II is brief, but certainly not lacking in atmosphere, or those campfire-like ghost story moments that cemented the initial act as something different.

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  • On the surface, Reus is a God simulation with puzzle elements, but dig a little deeper and you'll find a challenging and sophisticated game with intriguingly dark elements despite it's shiny, colourful aesthetic.

    Reus

    On the surface, Reus is a God simulation with puzzle elements, but dig a little deeper and you'll find a challenging and sophisticated game with intriguingly dark elements despite it's shiny, colourful aesthetic.

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  • How would you spend the next six weeks, given that you knew a terrible catastrophe was set to occur? The Yawhg is a Choose Your Own Adventure game that randomises a unique story every time you play.

    The Yawhg

    How would you spend the next six weeks, given that you knew a terrible catastrophe was set to occur? The Yawhg is a Choose Your Own Adventure game that randomises a unique story every time you play.

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  • Lumber Island is a first person indie horror adventure game where players are washed up on a mysterious island with only a mobile phone (with no signal) and an axe-wielding maniac for company.

    Lumber Island

    Lumber Island is a first person indie horror adventure game where players are washed up on a mysterious island with only a mobile phone (with no signal) and an axe-wielding maniac for company.

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  • Game Dev Tycoon is a compelling business simulation game about making games, players start in a garage in the 80s and must chase the next big project to grow a proper games development operation.

    Game Dev Tycoon

    Game Dev Tycoon is a compelling business simulation game about making games, players start in a garage in the 80s and must chase the next big project to grow a proper games development operation.

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  • Cart Life presents traditional gameplay elements through it's mini-games and adventure style exploration, but puts all of that in a real world context, with all the crushing depression that life entails.

    Cart Life

    Cart Life presents traditional gameplay elements through it's mini-games and adventure style exploration, but puts all of that in a real world context, with all the crushing depression that life entails.

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  • Evoloand is a unique homage to classic RPG adventure games, where progress throughout the quest unlocks new technical features, such as colour, music and better graphics, as the game evolves from 8-bit to HD.

    Evoland

    Evoloand is a unique homage to classic RPG adventure games, where progress throughout the quest unlocks new technical features, such as colour, music and better graphics, as the game evolves from 8-bit to HD.

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  • Mark of the Ninja is a fluid and elegant 2D, side-scrolling stealth-action game about a man out for revenge. The gameplay offers exploration and choice, and rewards those who choose the way of the ninja.

    Mark of the Ninja

    Mark of the Ninja is a fluid and elegant 2D, side-scrolling stealth-action game about a man out for revenge. The gameplay offers exploration and choice, and rewards those who choose the way of the ninja.

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