Anyone looking for a cool twist on the standard tower defense genre should give Space Run Galaxy a whirl. The game combines deeper strategy with almost twitch-level tactics for a fresh take on a classic mechanic. Just beware the space squids as they can get nasty this time of year.
Heaven’s Hope is a point and click adventure with an interesting concept. Players take on the role of a friendly but foolish angel named Talorel who has fallen from heaven and can’t get back up. Going home is not that easy though when you’re missing your wings and halo, and stuck in a town where anything out of the ordinary is condemned as evil witchcraft.
Comparisons will be made between Drake Ramsey and Indiana Jones, and for good reason. Ramsey’s Gold is one of the best adventure tales Michael’s come across, and it’s even more exciting as an audiobook.
Breached is one of the most beautiful sci-fi games you will likely find this year, with a great concept and even cool things like real science puzzles that you wont find almost anywhere else. It’s also, unfortunately, one of those games that is likely to drive you crazy as you play. Come read our love/hate review of this really cool adventure game.
This week Billy is taking on the role of The Cave Explorer in a 2D platforming game that gives players very limited control of its protagonist.
The Muv – Luv visual novel is easily one of the most fascinating and fun games of this type that we have yet come across. Depending on your choices, your journey can be short and terrible or long and fulfilling in this quirky blend of anime and sci-fi, with a touch of romance tossed in for good measure.
Broken Bots is an 8-bit neon shooter similar in speed and style to Hotline Miami. While it certainly has its shortcomings, its entry-level price and totally over-the-top chaotic gameplay make it an exciting, if somewhat mindless, diversion.
Phantaruk is the first attempt at a horror game from indie developer Polyslash. While it provides an interesting setting and backstory, this freshman outing is likely too flawed to gain widespread success in the increasingly crowded horror genre.
Those of you who loved Ultima Online and the works of Richard Garriot will want to check out The Sword of Midras, a novel that ties into the upcoming Shroud of Avatar game, likely giving us an early taste of it.
Those who work all day on their computers and then spend their free time gaming might notice a bit of strain by bedtime. The Penclic Mini Keyboard and mouse are designed to counter that problem, offering an ergonomic alternative that works for work or play. We take this Swedish hardware for a game-binging spin this week.