Cat Goes Fishing

Cat Goes Fishing

Cat Goes Fishing is a simple fishing game featuring a bunch of fish with different behaviors. As players catch and sell fish they earn enough cash and experience to upgrade their gear and go after even bigger species. The game can be very grindy at times and catching some of the fish on “Realism” mode might make you want to pull your hair out, but overall it’s a decent game. It’s not the best looking or sounding fishing game on the market, but it is easy to pick up and play. Beware, though, as it is also easy to get hooked and spent hours trying to catch some of the more elusive fish.

Gameplay: Simple, but quite addictive.

Graphics: Nothing to write home about, but the 2D sprites are not without charm.

Sound: Decent enough, but eventually the music does become repetitive

Gris

Gris

Gris is a beautiful platform adventure with wonderful level designs and interesting puzzles. It is a very serene experience, though, as there is no threat of death or fear of danger. Some players will enjoy this casual experience as they explore the world and engage in light puzzle solving, but others might find it a little too easy and boring.

Gameplay: Very easy, but exploring the environments is enjoyable.

Graphics: Beautiful art style and animations.

Sound: Incredible soundtrack and great sound effects

Rot Gut

Rot Gut

Rot Gut is a very short platformer featuring a gun-totting agent taking down bad guys during the American Prohibition. There’s virtually nothing in the way of a storyline and each of the six levels on offer can be completed in a matter of minutes. The art style is unique, though, and the soundtrack pretty decent, but even with the cheap price-tag, there’s not a lot of value for money to be found here.

Gameplay: Lots of jumping and shooting, but it’s over before you know it.

Graphics: The noir pixel art aesthetic is not too bad actually.

Sound: The chiptune jazz soundtrack is the highlight of the game

Teaser Trailer Released For Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Teaser Trailer Released For Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Devespresso, the developers behind The Coma and The Coma 2, recently released a brand new teaser trailer for their upcoming game titled Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood. The game, which is set to arrive on Steam in February of next year, is a story-driven fantasy puzzle game described as Groundhog Day meets Brothers Grimm Meets Oz

MECHBLAZE

MECHBLAZE

MECHBLAZE is a no-nonsense run and gun mech shooter with some great bosses to take down. The game does have a bit of a learning curve due to the controls, but multiple difficulty settings ensure that it is accessible to players of all skill levels. Fans of ASTRO PORT and the Astro Saga universe that they have created will have the most fun with this game, but we also recommend it to anyone who loves a good shooter.

Gameplay: Plenty of guns and more than enough enemies to shoot at.

Graphics: The enemy designs and animations look great.

Sound: Decent, but outstanding

Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice

Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice

Larry is back after his adventures in Wet Dreams Don’t Dry and this time he has to fend for himself on the wild and untamed islands of Kalau’a. His primary goal is to track down the girl he fell madly in love with during the previous game, but as always with Larry, things are never straightforward. From cryptocurrency pirates and lesbian cannibals to secret caves and mysterious artifacts, this is one of Larry’s biggest adventures yet. Some of the humor is a little forced and the game has a few obscure puzzles, but overall it’s a challenging and enjoyable point and click adventure.

Gameplay: Plenty of puzzles to sink your teeth into.

Graphics: Larry gets to visit a lot of diverse locations in this adventure.

Sound: Decent voice acting and the music isn’t bad either

Guns, Gore & Cannoli

Guns, Gore & Cannoli

Take on the mob, the military, and the undead in this Mafia themed 2D shooter. Playing as a mob enforcer named Vinnie this game unleashes players on a city that has been overrun by the living dead. A large arsenal of games makes for a fun shooter, but the controls are a little stiff and the adventure is sadly short-lived. The inclusion of four-player co-op is a welcome one but unfortunately limited to local only. Nevertheless, the game does have its moments and provides plenty of mayhem while it lasts.

Gameplay: Shooting zombies in the head is always fun.

Graphics: The art style is detailed and unique.

Sound: The music and one-liners make it sound like a Mafia b-movie

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Ori and the Blind Forest catches the eye right away with its hand-painted visual style, but beneath all the visual gloss beats the fiendish heart of a platformer. It is a joy the explore the vibrant game world, but the occasional spike in difficulty can also cause some frustration. The Definitive Edition of the game comes with plenty of enhancements and improvements that make an already great game even better. If you are a fan of the genre and up for the challenge then you won’t be disappointed with Ori and the Blind Forest.

Gameplay: Nothing drastically new or different, but still fun.

Graphics: The art style is downright beautiful.

Sound: The orchestral soundtrack is very fitting

Primal Light

Primal Light

Primal Light is a linear 2D platformer with some great pixel art and very punishing gameplay. It is very much an old school title, so you can expect limited lives, checkpoints, and having to redo the entire level with each continue. Most platformers have eased up on these things, which means Primal Light can be enjoyably challenging or frustratingly difficult, depending on your skill level. It’s not a game we would recommend to casual players, but if it is a challenge you want you’ll definitely find it here.

Gameplay: Can be brutal at times, but nothing that can’t be overcome with some patience and perseverance.

Graphics: Captures the 16-bit aesthetic perfectly.

Sound: Moody and eerie

Fury Unleashed

Fury Unleashed

Fury Unleashed doesn’t do anything radically different for a platform shooter, but the rogue-lite elements and combo heavy gameplay makes it a blast to play. It’s also very addictive and offers a lot more replay value than typical 2D platform shooters. We would have liked to see more variety when it came to the environments, but the impressive amount of bosses and enemies make up for this. All in all, this is a great game that shouldn’t be missed if you are a fan of the genre.

Gameplay: Fast-paced and very addictive.

Graphics: The comic book art style looks great.

Sound: The music and soundtrack are awesome