Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Ori and the Blind Forest

Developer: Moon Studios GmbH
Publisher: Xbox Games Studios
Released on Mar 11, 2015

Ori and the Blind Forest is a game set in an ethereal fantasy world of spirits brought to life by beautiful paintings and flawless animation. No seriously, it’s high production values cannot be understated. It narrates the story of an orphaned spirit guardian destined to save the forest of Nibel from decaying into a barren wasteland. The spirit tree was attacked by a misguided creature of darkness and it’s up to Ori to restore the light.

Genre: Action-Adventure Platforming

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The Floor is Jelly Review

The Floor is Jelly

Developer: Ian Synder
Publisher: Same Dude
Released on May 30, 2014

Imagine a world where everything is made of jello, a delectable dessert that never stops jiggling. It sounds like a pipe dream, but not in this game! The Floor is Jelly features hours of amusement in a series of environments purely crafted from jello: the walls are thick and bouncy, the water appears solid but flowing, and the platforms exhibit a fluid motion which defies Newtonian physics.

Genre: Indie 2-D Platformer

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Dynasty Warriors 8 Review

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games
Publisher: Same Guys
Released on May 13, 2014

Dynasty Warriors is an ongoing series of hack and slash games derived from historical text dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. The story is based on Records of the Three Kingdoms, with many volumes describing the war efforts of the lords, military generals, and nobles of that era. Dynasty Warriors 8 returns, expanding upon story mode by adding new characters and hypothetical scenarios to the game.

Genre: Action/Hack & Slash

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Half-Life 2 Review

Half-Life 2

Developer: Valve
Publisher: Built the Steam Platform
Released on Nov 16, 2004

Half-Life 2 is a sequel to the acclaimed Half-Life, the first FPS to employ plot-driven scripted events. It won the “Game of the Year” award in 2012, being developed next to Valve’s Source engine, spawning an endless supply of playable, fan-made mods and levels. Once again, Gordon Freeman, our brilliant Nuclear Physicist, is assigned to fight against the Combine forces by the mysterious G-Man.

Genre: A FPS with Tons of Action

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A Throwback to Undertale

Undertale

Developer: Toby Fox
Publisher: The Annoying Dog
Released on Sept 15, 2015

Undertale is the one fangame RPG I’ve been longing to talk about at length. The only thing stopping me was the extreme hype thrown around by the fanbase. Though I have to admit, “Undertale has a unique battle system resembling top-down bullet-hells, except nobody has to die in this one.” The monsters will certainly keep you entertained with their dry sense of humor.

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