Slime-San (Switch): COMPLETED!

To say this was a Super Meat Boy clone would do it a disservice. It’s certainly a game in the single-screen, hyper-difficult nimble platformer genre like Super Meat Boy, and a cursory glance would have you closely compare the two, but Slime-San … [Continue reading]

Thimbleweed Park (Switch): COMPLETED!

This is a point and click adventure how you superficially remember point and click adventures used to be. It looks like Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle, but in fact all the fiddly bits of those games have been quietly trimmed off. Moving from … [Continue reading]

Subsurface Circular (Switch): COMPLETED

I didn’t even know this game existed, let alone what it was about, until yesterday. Then someone recommended it on Twitter, mentioned it was by Mike Bithell, and I saw it was less than a fiver on the eShop. Of course I bought it. Subsurface … [Continue reading]

Axiom Verge (Switch): COMPLETED!

Even without reading too much about Axiom Verge, I knew I was going to like it. “It’s like Super Metroid” was enough. The only confusing thing was how it took me so long to actually buy it. Actually, I think I did buy it ages ago on … [Continue reading]

ugvm Podcast Episode 8

Welcome friends, to Episode 8 of the world's greatest sort of monthly-ish video game podcast with "ugvm" in the title. Well, OK. Top three. In this episode, deKay has a lost weekend, Tim is obsessed with the worst Bullfrog game ever, Luffer is the … [Continue reading]

Vostok Inc (Switch): COMPLETED!

You know Cookie Clicker or Cow Clicker or Clicker Heroes or that paperclip clicker? Pointless but somehow addictive, right? And you know that little known twin-stick shooter Geometry Wars? Great, yeah? What about those tamagotchi thingies? … [Continue reading]

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (PS4): COMPLETED!

I’m in two minds about this. On the one hand, it’s a perfectly good sneaky-stabby 2.5D platformer. On the other hand, it’s a terribly disappointing Assassin’s Creed game with a feeble story that weakly continues on from … [Continue reading]

North (Switch): COMPLETED!

I read a couple of reviews for North, and although they weren’t exactly high scoring, they all said the story was interesting if a little short. Someone referenced Blade Runner. Another mentioned Papers Please. For reasons that became obvious … [Continue reading]

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Bonus Episode: Farewell (PS4): COMPLETED!

Well this was a surprise! Sure, I knew it was coming, but to appear today with no warning… that I’d seen anyway. Farewell is set a few days before Max left for Seattle. Her and Chloe seem to be 13 or so, and much of the episode is about … [Continue reading]

SNK Gals’ Fighters (NGPC): COMPLETED!

No, I don’t know why I decided to play this either. I mean, I’d just set my Raspberry Pi back up with a fresh install of Retropie, and yeah, I’d added this as one of the games, but still. Why this and not something else, I … [Continue reading]