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Lancelot’s Hangover review: Drunk and disorderly

Lancelots Hangover
Uneven writing and hit-and-miss jokes hurt Lancelot's Hangover, but if you're into classic puzzles and Pythonesque silliness, it's a quest worth taking. Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze is a weird game, although I'm not sure the word "weird" begins to cover it. I think I'll let the game's trailer explain it better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJb9AAq5xvA The game combines wacky hand-drawn art...

Lamentum brings back classic survival horror in a gothic horror settings

Lamentum
Lamentum continues the proud tradition of classic survival horror titles like Resident Evil and Clock Tower. It's a Gothic horror tale set in an old mansion full of monsters, secrets, and teeth; I keep finding teeth everywhere. The game is developed by indie studio Obscure Tales, and published by Another Indie - the same publisher of another pixel art horror...

GRIME is the next Souls-like you’re going to get sucked into

GRIME
GRIME is an upcoming Metroidvania action-RPG developed by Clover Bite and published by Akupara games. It was revealed during Gamescom 2020 with a gameplay trailer that shows a lot of its promising features. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUJ5NYOO7Pg&ab_channel=AkuparaGames A weird unknown material collapses in on itself and starts pulling in everything, like a black hole. Eventually, you come into existence in the dark and gritty...

The Signifier invites you to solve a murder by exploring the victim’s mind

The Signifier
The Signifier is a slow-paced murder investigation game where you explore the victim’s memories, subconscious, and dreams. It’s also a tech-noir mystery that asks some serious questions about how technology affects our minds and shapes our reality. Since weird investigation games are my jam, I went online to speak with David Fenner, the creative director of The Signifier, over at...

Star Renegades review: A new hope

Star Renegades
Star Renegades takes inspiration from some big names but ultimately stands stronger on its own thanks to its one-of-a-kind combat system. Star Renegades is a rogue-lite RPG where you build a team of rebels to fight off the evil Imperium. It presents a nemesis system, similar to Shadow of Mordor, combines it with a friendship system that you'd expect from...

Graven brings back the spirit of Hexen 2 to PC and consoles in 2021

Graven
Graven is THE answer to the lot of us who are still waiting for a Hexen 2 sequel. It is a dark fantasy action game inspired by the legendary first-person shooters and immersive sims of the '90s. Developed by Slipgate Ironworks and published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment, the retro shooter was announced recently at Realms Deep 2020 with...

Play in your personal nature documentary in AWAY: The Survival Series

AWAY: The Survival Series
AWAY: The Survival Series follows the life of a sugar glider. You play in your own personal nature documentary, with our own narrator, who describes our every move. The game is developed by Breaking Walls, an indie studio composed of Ubisoft veterans who worked on Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, and Far Cry. They recently released a gameplay walkthrough video, showcasing...

The Falconeer beta is now open for registration through Discord

The Falconeer beta
The anticipated fantasy flight simulator 2020, also known as The Falconeer, is getting a closed beta in October- a month before its release in November. If you're interested in playing The Falconeer before everyone else, here's how you can participate in the game's closed beta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66yNNhGhIO8&feature=youtu.be The Falconeer is a highly anticipated RPG flight simulator where you travel across the mythical land...

Chicken Police mixes noir and buddy-cop themes into one bizarre visual novel

Chicken Police
Chicken Police (not to be confused with the Freelance Police) is a noir visual novel about two chickens who are also police detectives. It might be strange in any other city, but Clawville isn’t “any other city.” It’s a place where crime, corruption, and, well, claws, are around every corner. Animal-human hybrids roam its streets, clubs, and yes - police...

Of Bird and Cage is part epic metal album, part adventure game

Of Bird and Cage
Of Bird and Cage is something a little different than what we're used to. According to developer Capricia Productions and publisher All in! Games, it's a "metal music-driven adventure game." Gamescom 2020 was the first time we saw any new footage from the game in a long time. The last time was 2014 when it was still called The Birdcage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irRDAva-cfY Of...

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