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A R Teschner

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Star RenegadesScore

Star Renegades

Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"The sounds and animation make combat impactful and rewarding even after hours of play."

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Shortest Trip to EarthScore

Shortest Trip to Earth

PC

"Despite how scenarios narrow your choices you can, if you don't mind being sub-optimal, tackle challenges in a variety of ways."

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Heaven's VaultScore

Heaven's Vault

PC / PS4

"It is a rare game with a healthy respect for the player's inquisitiveness, rewarding your curiosity with a unique world and a story that blooms like a rose."

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Gloomhaven - Early Access Impressions

Gloomhaven - Early Access Impressions

After conquering the hearts and minds of tabletop gamers, Gloomhaven is stepping into the digital realm.

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Octopath Traveler (PC)Score

Octopath Traveler (PC)

Nintendo Switch / PC

"All its little careful details, beautiful visuals, and charming character moments are great ingredients that together make this feel like digital comfort food."

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Void BastardsScore

Void Bastards

PC / Xbox One

"On the cusp of finishing the game you may look at the array of derelicts, supply drops, space whales, and pirate ships and find it hard to want to keep playing."

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OutwardScore

Outward

PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"When Outward fails you, or you fail it, it stings just a bit more, in part because the game is so different from a lot of what's out there."

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Depths of ExtinctionScore

Depths of Extinction

PC

"It's difficult to be more enthusiastic for a game that, in the large scale, is more monotonic than entertainment should be."

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Deep Sky DerelictsScore

Deep Sky Derelicts

PC

"There are large swathes of emptiness and obstacles that can try your patience, with thrilling moments and some interesting choices to soothe the nerves."

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Objects in Space

Objects in Space

Retro sci-fi with a side portion of open-world stealth. We've been getting to grips with the enigmatic trading sim from Flat Earth Games.

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Into The BreachScore

Into The Breach

PC

"There are so many ways to tackle each game, so many tactical options and choices, that it manages to remain a fun toy to play with."

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Tyranny: Bastard's WoundScore

Tyranny: Bastard's Wound

PC

"The game's real triumphs lie in the setting and situations themselves, some of which have little to no parallel in mainstream gaming."

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Children of ZodiarcsScore

Children of Zodiarcs

PC / PS4

"Given how much further it feels like the game wants to go, it aches a bit to imagine the bigger game it could have been."

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Pixel PrivateersScore

Pixel Privateers

PC

"If there had been more energy put into the late game beyond the main quest and the initial unique encounters, it would be much easier to recommend."

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DiluvionScore

Diluvion

Mac / PC

"If your need for fantastical undersea exploration overrides any aversion toward weird bugs and design headaches, then the waters of Diluvion will give you a memorable experience."

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ShogunScore

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Linux / Mac / PC / PS4 / Xbox One

"Shadow Tactics is an accomplished and stylish blend of action and stealth that's tough but fair."

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OrwellScore

Orwell

PC

"The game's flaws and frustrations can't eclipse its noble, and perhaps more importantly, well-illustrated themes about security, surveillance, context, and consequence."

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KimScore

Kim

"Kim is a rarity: it takes a work suspended in time and presents it to us with minimal interference, but because it's a game and not a novel, the translation is transformative."

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FarabelScore

Farabel

PC

"At some point one needs the space to test new ideas if the strategy is going to feel meaty, and Farabel does not give you enough."

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RimWorld - Early Access Impressions

RimWorld - Early Access Impressions

We've immersed ourselves in managing some rather peculiar characters in RimWorld, trying to keep them sane, clothed, and fed.

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The HiveScore

The Hive

PC

"At the time of writing, even with the promise of more gameplay in the future, it doesn't feel like enough."

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Blacksea OdysseyScore

Blacksea Odyssey

"Once you figure out how a monster behaves you may grow tired of them, especially those that are fiddly to take out."

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DuskersScore

Duskers

"The game is atmospheric, tense, and can at times be great fun."

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Salt and SanctuaryScore

Salt and Sanctuary

PC / PS Vita / PS4

"It's a singularly interesting experience that loses little for treading on some familiar ground."

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Forced ShowdownScore

Forced Showdown

PC

"The battles are often hectic, and you get a glowing sense of accomplishment surviving a hail of fireballs."

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