Tag: art

Path to Mnemosyne – Review

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Path to Mnemosyne is creepy two hour puzzler with a unique hand drawn aesthetic. The visuals are disturbing and claustrophobic which fits the tone of the story perfectly. Puzzles in the game are unique, never overstay their welcome and get trickier the further you get into the game. Read more

Assassin’s Creed Origins – My inner history nerd loved it

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After over 110 hours I was finally able to put the game down. Never before did I feel so immersed in a game world. Even with the last DLC going for a more fantasy theme, most of my playtime with Assassin’s Creed Origins really felt like I went 2000 years back in time. Back to an epoche and place where the most important ancient peoples melted: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and a pinch of Persian influences are all part of the experience. Read more

LineWay – Review

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This a minimalistic yet beautiful line puzzler that will keep you in a zen like state for 1-2 hours. It is reduced to the max but the looks are very pleasing to the eye. Mechanics are easy to learn but harder to master at the later puzzles. Read more

11-11 Memories Retold – Review

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11-11 Memories Retold revolves around two WW1 soldiers, one from Germany and one from Canada, that become friends although fighting on opposite sides in the meatgrinder of the western front in WW1. It is a story about the humans on both sides of the war and of how the war takes its toll on fighting and non-fighting alike. Everything is embedded in a unique impressionistic art style and a soundtrack done by a real orchestra. Read more

Lara Croft GO – Review

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Lara Croft GO for PC is a port of the mobile Lara Croft themed puzzler where you make your way through different areas of a tomb. Each area consists of multiple environment puzzles. You have to move things around, avoid obstacles and use traps to your advantage. The occasional killing of some beasts is also included. Read more

Gorogoa – Review

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Even after a second playthrough of Gorogoa it is still hard to describe what makes this puzzler so unique. The mechanics of Gorogoa’s puzzles actually justify the existence of video games. All puzzles are multi-layered and animation-infused. Everything in Gorogoa is hand-drawn and describes a tragic story with a perfect solemn soundtrack. This is the type of game I would show to people that have never experienced a video game. Read more

Donut County – Review

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The main mechanic in Ben Eposito’s Donut County is letting things and people fall into a movable black hole. The more things and people fall into that hole the bigger the hole gets. The reasons why you would do something like gets explained along your jouney. Story expostion is done in beautful animated scenes with text dialoges. Without too much spoiler: it is all because of the crazy racoons. Read more

The First Tree – Review

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The First Tree takes you on an emotional journey through a gorgeous looking landscape. You take control of a fox that can free roam through different maps where you find story pieces and other collectables. A beautiful piano soundtrack will underscore all important parts of the story. Read more

The Fidelio Incident – Review

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The Fidelio Incident is a 2 hour puzzle infused walking simulator. Graphics are gorgeous and realistic. Voice acting and sound are fantastic. The story revolves around a couple that got separated during a plane crash. There are also lots flashbacks describing how the two met in troubled times at the height of the Northern Ireland conflict. Read more

Far From Noise – Review

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Far From Noise is one of those short but charming Indie titles. It asks existential questions through a conversation between the main protagonist and a stag. The graphics are simple but match the brooding mood of the conversations perfectly. The icing on the cake is an excellent soundtrack that reminded me in some parts of Dear Esther. Read more

Thomas was alone – Review

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Thomas, Chris, John, Claire, Laura, James and Sarah have complex almost soap opera relationships with one another. A great narrator will make you love some and dislike others. What is special about this? Well those 7 characters are blocks, coloured blocks of different size and shape. Read more