Bastion: Surviving in a World Shattered By the Calamity

Bastion follows the story of Kid, who is working to restore the Bastion after the Calamity, an event that destroyed much of the world.  This is one of an abundant number of critically-acclaimed games that I finally got around to playing years after its release.  When playing these sorts of games, there’s always the danger…

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince – Demo Review

A few months ago, I reviewed the demo for Trine 2, a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer where you play as three unique characters, Amadeus the wizard, Pontius the knight, and Zoya the thief.  Recently, I had the pleasure of playing the demo for the much more recent Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince.

When the Past Was Around: Demo Review

While I’m not normally the type to play casual games, I’ve been finding them to be increasingly relaxing as of late.  In particular, I’ve been trying out demos for various point-and-click puzzle games, one of which is called When the Past Was Around.  The game has a simple, but pleasant art style and tells the…

Can You Survive the Death Road to Canada?

Death Road to Canada is an Oregon Trail-inspired, roguelike game where your group must survive the long road from Florida to Canada during the zombie apocalypse.  Along the way, you encounter new people to recruit to your team, gather supplies, and make tough decisions that can have serious consequences.  And once a team member dies,…

Hoa: A Beautiful and Relaxing Platformer

Hoa (pronounced “hwa”) is Vietnamese for “flower” and also the name of a lovely indie game and said game’s titular character, a tiny fairy-like creature the size of a bug.  This relaxing game features stunning hand-painted artwork, a beautiful soundtrack, and a peaceful atmosphere where the focus is solely on platforming and minor puzzling.  This…

Silly Scoundrels: Dr. Loboto

The Duck’s final silly scoundrel is none other than the unlicensed dentist and amateur brain surgeon from Psychonauts, Dr. Caligosto Loboto, who also just so happens to be featured in the above banner image.  This unhinged fellow may have been a former patient of Thorney Towers Home for the Disturbed, a long-since abandoned insane asylum…

Songbird Symphony: Demo Review

My newest demo review covers an adorable little game called Songbird Symphony, in which an orphan chick named Birb sets out to find where he came from. This game is a platformer with musical elements, and what it lacks in difficulty, it makes up for in charm!

Eventide: Slavic Fable: Demo Review

In the recent past, I played the demo for a casual puzzle game called Grim Legends 2.  It would appear that Artifex Mundi is responsible for a lot of similar games, as I also had the opportunity to try out the demo for Eventide: Slavic Fable, another fantasy-themed puzzle game with gorgeous artwork.  Though this…

Embers of Mirrim: Demo Review

Embers of Mirrim is a side-scrolling platformer where you play as two creatures that were joined as one. What distinguishes this game from other platformers is the ability to split into two embers, which can be controlled separately with the analog sticks. Though this is a unique concept in theory, the execution is where this…

Trine 2: Demo Review

One of the games I grew up with was The Lost Vikings for the SNES, where you would control three unique characters in order to solve puzzles and reach the exit alive.  Recently, I downloaded a demo of a game called Trine 2: The Complete Story that feels somewhat similar.  You control three characters, Amadeus…