1000 Amps Review

1000 Amps Developer: Brandon Brizzi (The Odd Man Out) Platforms: PC (reviewed)/Mac (requires flash) Release Date: February 22nd, 2012 Price: $4.99 (BUY NOW or PLAY THE DEMO) Overview 1000 Amps is a great little puzzle platformer, with a unique art style and simple gameplay elements adding up to an experience like no other. Created by Brandon Brizzi (The Odd Man Out), this flash game is a great lit...

Vessel Review

Vessel Publisher: indiePub Developer: Strange Loop Games Platforms: PC (coming soon to consoles) Release Date: March 1st, 2012 Price: $13.49 (BUY NOW – 10% off during launch week!) Overview Vessel is a puzzle platformer, featuring the heavy use of various forms of liquid, as well as the AI of creatures made up of these liquids. The first game by Strange Loop Games, Vessel features 4 experien...

Three Dead Zed Review

Three Dead Zed Developer/Publisher: Gentlemen Squid Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux Release Date: Jan 25, 2012 Available Here Overview There’s a real sense of pride and love in indie games that permeates the entire product. Since it’s not usually about money, developers have to be working on something they enjoy to keep team morale high, and that often results in a unique concept, or interesti...

Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass Review

Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass Publisher: Wadjet Eye Games Developer: Icebox Studios Platforms: PC Release Date: February 29, 2012 Price: $19.99 (Limited Edition CD) OR $9.99 (Download) – Available Here *The limited edition will only be available through March 7, 2012* Overview Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass is a point-and-click wrestling themed adventure created as a sequel to the origina...

Star Wars: The Old Republic Review

StarWars: The Old Republic Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Bioware Platform: PC Release Date: 1/3/2012 Price: $79.90 (Digital Standard), 89.90 (Digital Deluxe) – Buy Here Overview Star Wars: The Old Republic is the latest MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe. It is also the second MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe. We shouldn’t let this game only take first and second place th...

Scarygirl Review

Scarygirl Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Tik Games Platform: Xbox Live Arcade (Reviewed), Playstation Network Release Date: 1/24/2012 Price: 800 MS Points, $9.99 PSN Scarygirl is a simple-looking sidescrolling platformer that seems to be very derivative of other titles with similar artworks. The game seems to have a very interesting way of playing that is both unique and reminiscent of earlier ...

The Darkness II Review

The Darkness II Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Digital Extremes Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), Playstation 3, PC Release Date: February 10, 2012 Price: $59.13 – Available Here Overview 2007 saw the release of The Darkness, a shooter with a unique twist of demonic powers. But what set The Darkness apart from other shooters was its focus on narrative. Five years later, a long awaited sequel h...

Shank 2 Review

Shank 2 Publisher: EA Games Developer: Klei Entertainment Platform: Xbox Live Arcade (Reviewed), Playstation Network, Steam Release Date: February 7, 2012 Price: 800 MS Points, $9.99 Steam, $9.99 PSN Overview Shank 2 is a side-scrolling beat-em-up game from developers Klei Entertainment. It is an incredibly fun game that has an art-style that reminded me of classic cartoons, like Samurai Jack. The...

School 26 Review

School 26 Publisher: Oberon Media Developer: Silicon Sisters Platform: PC (reviewed), iOS, Android Release Date: December 16, 2011 Price: $19.95 (available here) Story: Kate is a normal teenager who is unfortunately yet inevitably saddled with less than normal parents. A pair of ‘nomadic spiritual healers’, they have dragged their daughter through no less than 25 different high schools in a quest ...

Vacation Quest: Australia Review

Vacation Quest: Australia Publisher: PopCap Games Developer: SpinTop Games Platforms: PC Release Date: January 18, 2012 Price: $19.99 (US) – Available Here Overview Knowing very well Vacation Quest: Australia was a hidden object adventure, I was not prepared to appreciate its simplistic nature. I have often expected moving environments and 3D visuals to capture my attention, but the stillnes...

The Princess Case – A Royal Scoop Review

The Princess Case – A Royal Scoop Publisher: Anuman Interactive Developer: Microids Platforms: PC (Reviewed), iOS, Mac OSX Release Date: Out Now Price: 9.99 GBP (~15 AUD) – Buy Here Overview The Princess Case – A Royal Scoop is a very simple point and click puzzle game, which unfortunately lacks in both challenge and scope. What makes this game feel worse than it should, is the l...

Dustforce Review

Dustforce Publisher: Hitbox Team Developer: Hitbox Team Platform: PC (Steam) Release Date: January 17, 2012 Price: TBA Overview Dustforce is a 2D, side-scrolling platformer which sees you bouncing off walls and flying through levels, cleaning up as much rubbish as you can as you go. Story The story in this game is virtually nonexistent. You’re kinda helping people clean up their little corner of t...

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