‘n Verlore Verstand: Demo Review

The title of this bizarre indie game is actually an Afrikaans term translating to “a lost mind”.  And I have to admit that this demo certainly left me feeling rather lost.  And I can’t tell whether or not that’s a negative or simply to be expected, as this game has us exploring a strange and…

Mega Man 11: Demo Review

The very first, and only, Mega Man game I’ve played thus far is Mega Man X, as requested by one of our Youtube commenters.  While I often intended on giving the series another try, the sheer number of titles made me a bit overwhelmed.  Recently, however, I decided to try a demo for the newest…

Minecraft: Demo Review

It might seem hard to believe, but…I’ve never played Minecraft before.  I know, Minecraft has got to be one of the most popular games of all time, but…nope.  Never played it.  Seeing as I had recently tried out the demo for a similar game called Terraria, however, I decided it was time I gave Minecraft…

Cary’s 2021 Game of the Year (and Bonus Review!)

Looking back on my 2021 in gaming, two words come to mind: few and scattered. That’s to say I played plenty but didn’t complete many games, let alone any released in 2021. The only exception to this would be Mass Effect Legendary Edition. While its DLC was new to me, however, the excellent core experience…

Portal Knights: Demo Review

My first impression upon starting the Portal Knights demo was that it felt a lot like Minecraft with RPG elements.  The game is described as a sandbox RPG, and the world is split up into a bunch of randomly-generated islands, though the demo only had us exploring one island after I spent a good deal…

FNAF: Security Breach: Not Quite Deserving of Superstar Status

It would be pretty difficult for any gamer to be unaware of the premise behind the hugely popular Five Nights at Freddy’s series at this point.  The early games largely involved sitting in place in your office while you check your cameras and try to keep out the roaming animatronics in a pizza restaurant reminiscent…

Awesome Pea: Demo Review

Awesome Pea is a retro-styled platformer where you control a supposedly greedy pea who enjoys collecting money. The game clearly wants to be reminiscent of old-school games, with green-tinged graphics and an unforgiving nature, sending you back to the start of each level whenever you mess up. The demo consists of the first three stages…

Terraria: Demo Review

To be honest, I tend to get rather overwhelmed by games that give me too much freedom.  A game that can be played almost endlessly is more akin to a nightmare to me than the exciting prospect that it really should be.  Sure, I do like freedom in my games, freedom to complete a challenge…

Pillar (MichaelArts): Demo Review

While most of the demos I had played recently have been pretty good, there is one in particular that I was grateful I hadn’t paid any actual money for.  This would be a demo I played for a game called Pillar.  Haven’t heard of it?  Well, no wonder, because if you try to look it…

Deltarune Chapter 2 is Even Better

After roughly a 3-year wait, the second chapter of Deltarune has finally been released (and for free, no less!).  Considering the long time period between both chapters, I have to admit that I don’t remember Chapter 1 super well, but I can’t shake the feeling that Chapter 2 is even better.  The game might not…