Card Hog by SnoutUp is a card-based dungeon crawler where you pick your little pig protagonist and then try to stay alive for as long as possible. Along the way, you get to slay all manner of foes and pick up different weapons with which to do the slaying. You’ll also want to keep an eye on your health and grab the healing potions needed to keep the porky protagonist alive. All in all, it plays like a typical role-playing game but presented in the most accessible way possible
Klocki is a short and relaxing puzzle title that should appeal to all fans of the genre. Thanks to the lack of timers, ratings, leaderboards, and points it’s a very calming experience too. Although it starts very easy the game continually introduces new puzzle elements and then combines everything for a bigger challenge. Nevertheless, most players should be able to complete every level in under two hours, but seeing as the game is so cheap this is still great value for money.
Gameplay: Somewhat easy, but very enjoyable and relaxing.
Graphics: The minimal visuals fit the calming nature of the game.
Sound: Just as calming and soothing as the visual style
As much as we appreciate all the space we are saving thanks to digital-only releases we still have a soft spot for collectible physical editions. Thankfully, this is a sentiment that is shared by Strictly Limited Games, a publisher that specializes in releasing a curated selection of digital download-only games in exclusive collectible physical editions. It seems that they have been quite busy lately as no less than three iconic titles are going up for pre-order soon
OutDrive combines the Synthwave aesthetic with some nice music for an endless runner where you have to maintain your speed to keep a girl alive. Unfortunately, it is let down by the controls and a lack of variety. Nevertheless, the game is cheap and you can also import your own tracks, so as long as you can put up with the controls there is still fun to be had.
Gameplay: The controls are a little lacking and the game doesn’t have a lot of variety.
Graphics: OutDrive perfectly captures the Synthwave aesthetic.
Sound: The soundtrack is very fitting and players can also use custom songs
Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition is a casual puzzle adventure based on the popular Aardman Animations license. While it lacks the claymation style visuals of the source material the game still looks good and, more importantly, it is a lot of fun to play. There’s nothing here that is too taxing, so even younger players can enjoy the adventures of the three mischievous sheep. We would have liked to play the multiplayer aspects of the game online, but unfortunately, these are limited to local players only.
Gameplay: Not very difficult, but quite creative and fun to play.
Graphics: Looks like a children’s storybook that has come to life.
Sound: Good, but not great
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Splatter – Zombiecalypse Now is a film-noir style top-down shooter starring a trench-coat and fedora-wearing protagonist on a quest to kill lots of zombies. The game doesn’t skimp on the blood and gore but can become slightly repetitive. However, there’s plenty of guns, enemies, and destructible environments to make sure that there’s never a dull moment. If you are a fan of the genre, then this game should keep you interested to the end.
Gameplay: Hordes of monsters to kill and plenty of different environments.
Graphics: Lots of blood and gore.
Sound: The voice acting is a bit ropey, but everything else sounds good
Fans of ROZEN, who previously released the brilliant (not to mention Billboard-charting) Sins of Hyrule and The Keyblade War are in for a treat with the newly released Crest of Flames. This time the G.A.N.G. Award-winning arranger and composer has set his sights on Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the latest installment of Nintendo’s acclaimed franchise. Even better, his longtime collaborator, REVEN, is back with vocal contributions while the Sofia Session Orchestra delivers an ensemble performance
Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room is a slow-paced puzzle experience featuring a character with amnesia waking up aboard a spaceship. Players must help them solve the logic puzzles that stand between them and the truth of what happened. While not a very long game the puzzles are enjoyable and very satisfying to solve.
Gameplay: The puzzles can be challenging, but are never illogical.
Graphics: Not a lot of visual options, but the graphics look decent.
Sound: Voice acting is a little stiff, but the soundtrack is good
Sakura Swim Club is another fan service packed visual novel by Winged Cloud. The protagonist is an unmotivated high school student named Kaede who joins the swim club where he is drawn into the lives of Hiromi and Mieko. The two girls are the only remaining members of the club and while trying to whip Kaede into shape they begin to develop feelings for him too. There’s nothing new or surprising here, but Winged Cloud fans will enjoy the game, especially with the adult patch which adds a few sex scenes.
Gameplay: The game gives the illusion of choice, but the experience is actually very linear.
Graphics: The art is the highlight of the game.
Sound: Decent sound effects, but the music is very forgettable