Fresh off his review of Sonic Frontiers, Save State columnist Vincent Mahoney goes racing off again with an indie game series called Spark the Electric Jester, which is inspired by all things Sonic the Hedgehog. Let’s see how well this new game flies around its electrified tracks.
The beloved Pokémon series has undergone many reiterations, although they are mostly filled with incremental changes. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet really does try something new with the introduction of the robust open world Paldea region and three separate story paths.
It’s time for the Steam Awards. This year, Save State columnist Vincent Mahoney is putting forward an indie game called Astlibra Revision which he hopes everyone will consider with a nomination because it’s certainly a labor of love for the developers and fun to play as well.
The iconic Sonic the Hedgehog blazes onto the scene once more in the brand new Sonic Frontiers adventure. With a gigantic cast of characters, beautifully rendered new levels and speedy challenges, this could be the game that helps Sonic race back to the top of the heap.
The original Shovel Knight game helped to boost the entire indie game movement. Now, developer Nitrome and publisher Yacht Club Games are back with Shovel Knight Dig, hoping to tunnel towards success with platformer players one more time.
In this week’s Save State, columnist Vincent Mahoney, who’s a self-professed big fan of the blue blur, prepares for the new Sonic game by first jumping into some classic Sonic titles before grabbing at Sonic Frontier’s golden rings.
This week our Save State columnist Vincent Mahoney decides to tackle one of the most bizarre titles that he has looked at in a long time. Get those vegetables ready to rumble this week as he goes farming with Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion.
A terrible dental crisis has had our Save State columnist, Vincent Mahoney, having a hell of a week, so he decided to lean into that theme and play Hades to take his mind off things. What he finds there is a beautiful platformer that not only plays well on his PC, but also works perfectly on the Steam Deck for those who may or may not be temporarily bedridden.
This week our Save State columnist, Vincent Mahoney, takes a break from all the retro gaming he has done over the past few weeks to play a much more modern game, the visually stunning and unique Soul Hackers 2.
Hard West II is a turn-based strategy game where your band of western heroes and outlaws are almost always outnumbered by bad guys, undead, demons, and everything else. And yet, Hard West II rewards those who forgo cover for run and gun battling.