Everspace Review (Xbox One)

Born from a fusion of space-shooter and roguelike games, Everspace presents exciting gameplay that combines some of the best aspects of the two genres. Features that define roguelike games such as death resetting progress and procedurally generated environments pair incredibly well with the exploration and combat within the game. On top of that, a well-balancedContinue reading “Everspace Review (Xbox One)”

Nongünz is a Bloody Gothic Roguelike Releasing May 19

Nongünz is a new procedurally-generated roguelike from developer Brain Wash Gang. Set in a gothic horror world, Nongünz uses a gritty, pixelated art style to depict bloody violence. It places an emphasis on long-lasting combos, which will lead to great rewards for the player. A variety of challenges, score, and gameplay modifiers will help playersContinue reading “Nongünz is a Bloody Gothic Roguelike Releasing May 19”

We Happy Few Still Has a Long Way to Go

We Happy Few has been on the map for over a year now, though it did not start to receive its massive amount of hype until its E3 2016 trailer. There we saw a man existing in a Brave New World-esque “utopia” where high society live their lives under the constant influence of a drugContinue reading “We Happy Few Still Has a Long Way to Go”

We Happy Few is Charming, Demented, and Terrifying

Compulsion Games’s We Happy Few is a bone-chilling and bizarre experience with a zany concept. Set in an alternate-history retrofuturistic 1960’s England, the first-person survival roguelike is filled with atmosphere and personality. Right off the bat, the aesthetic feels like it is influenced by BioShock, which is also set during an alternate historical period. Compulsion alsoContinue reading “We Happy Few is Charming, Demented, and Terrifying”

Review: Enter the Gungeon (PC)

The rogue-like genre is undergoing a bit of a resurgence at the moment, with new titles popping up with surprising regularity. Dodge Roll’s Enter the Gungeon is one such title, sticking very close to its rogue-like roots. Where Enter the Gungeon sets itself apart though is in its unabashed creativity and clever use of theming.Continue reading “Review: Enter the Gungeon (PC)”

Necropolis Picked up by Bandai-Namco, Delayed Until Summer

Good news: Bandai-Namco will be distributing Harebrained Schemes’ Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve simultaneous release that now includes Playstation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to PC. Bad news: The original, PC only release has now been pushed back till summer. Bandai-Namco picked the title up after seeing it at PAX East, and it’s easy toContinue reading “Necropolis Picked up by Bandai-Namco, Delayed Until Summer”

Impressions: NeuroVoider

NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter/roguelike game currently in development at Flying Oak Games. Although currently short on plot, it charges the player and up to three friends with customizing and upgrading a unique robot and destroying waves upon waves of enemy robots. NeuroVoider is still well within the alpha period, and as such is missingContinue reading “Impressions: NeuroVoider”

Skyshine’s Bedlam Review

In the vein of popular rogue-like games like FTL, Skyshine’s Bedlam is a brutally difficult journey through a heavily stylized post-apocalyptic wasteland. It was made available via Steam on September 16 after receiving widespread acclaim amongst the indie titles promoted at E3 earlier this year. It also takes design cues from the turn-based genre, sharingContinue reading “Skyshine’s Bedlam Review”