Taking pictures of dogs in goofy scenarios and cute costumes feels like a formula for success but Pupperazzi’s awkward controls and frustrating design choices hold it back despite how cute dogs are in raincoats. Camera Control The instant I started Pupperazzi something felt off. In fact, I spent the early minutes of the game trying […]
Nobody Saves the World is a fantastical take on the action RPG genre that turns a traditional grind into a series of challenges where the ultimate reward is finding a new favorite way to play. On the surface, it’s another dungeon crawler riddled with baddies but its real strength lies in turning run-of-the-mill combat into […]
Your best self exists in the space between your current self and the person you want to be. The Artful Escape is a psychedelic adventure game with rhythm elements, exploring this very idea. It’s visually stunning, surprising, and downright delightful. But, with a few exceptions, The Artful Escape is more fun to look at than […]
Life is a series of changes, but what matters most is that you have a community to help you through it all. Button City is an adventure game exploring this very idea. It’s a story that celebrates community and friendship infused with some arcade action, sim elements, and a series of cute, low-poly pastel dioramas […]
In life, you can often solve a lot of problems by looking at them from a new angle. In Toodee and Topdee this isn’t just encouraged, it’s required by design. Trading constraints and toolsets by alternating between a 2D side-scroller and a top-down perspective, Toodee and Topdee is a novel puzzle-platformer that isn’t afraid to […]
Where the Heart Leads has decent writing, some fun sim integrations, and a few interesting plotlines but these qualities are eclipsed by how slow paced and unfulfilling the majority of the adventure is.