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29 Nov 2021

Review: Date Night Bowling

I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting genre mashups. It’s a great way to add new flavor to a stale scene, to challenge genre norms. So naturally I was interested in Date Night Bowling. I do enjoy bowling IRL and while it rarely comes across well in video games, the change in theme
3 Nov 2021

Preview: Shadow Tactics – Aiko’s Choice

I always have an interest in rare genres, things new or resurrected. It’s for this reason that I leapt at the chance to preview Shadow Tactics: Aiko’s Choice, despite not being familiar with the original Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. A strategy stealth game, it combines isometric control of a squad of characters with
18 Oct 2021

Preview: Salt and Sacrifice

In the wake of the massive success that was Dark Souls, a whole crop of imitators popped up with gothic tones, corpse run mechanics, and expectations that you will die a lot. Few were quite as successful and memorable as Salt and Sanctuary by Ska Studios. With a shift to 2D platforming and a style
29 Sep 2021

Review: In Sound Mind

Nightmare House is certainly a name that brings back memories. I played that way back in 2010 and, 11 years later, it still stands out as a memorable first-person shooter that managed to genuinely frighten me. So of course when I saw the folks behind it made In Sound Mind, alongside having music from The
19 Sep 2021

Review: Aragami 2

A short while ago we previewed Aragami 2, the sequel to the 2016 indie stealth action game Aragami, seeing what had changed from the original and what we were looking forward to. However, that preview left a few burning questions, so we just had to take the opportunity to look at the final release. Aragami
6 Sep 2021

Preview: Aragami 2

Sometimes it’s worth looking back at what you’re proud of and analyzing what made it work. What were the things you did or didn’t do that lead to its success? Where did you fall short, and what didn’t work? I had the chance to sit down with a preview Aragami 2, the sequel to 2016’s
30 Jul 2021

Review: Fuga: Melodies of Steel

Never before have I felt both so excited and so afraid to review a title before. The latest in the Little Tail Bronx series of loosely connected games, I’ve been a fan of the series for some time now. However, I also knew the story would absolutely break my heart. It’s a tale of vengeance,
26 Jul 2021

Review: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

It’s been nearly five years since we’ve seen an entry in the Ace Attorney series arrive in the west, but at long last the wait is over. Coming to Switch, PS4, and PC on July 27, 2021, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a remaster of a pair of 2017 3DS Ace Attorney titles that
30 Jun 2021

Preview: Death’s Door

You get to run around as an adorable crow slaying monsters ten times your size with a glowing red sword, do I REALLY need to say anymore? But if that sentence failed to convince you, allow me to regale you with the my full experience for Death’s Door, releasing July 20, 2021 for Xbox systems
10 Jun 2021

Review: Winds of Change

Growing up as a furry in the late 90s and early 2000s, it seemed unthinkable that it’d ever be some degree of mainstream. Sure, animators on various cartoons were undoubtedly throwing us a bone here and there, but the thought of something unapologetically made by furries, for furries, escaping our niche corner of the internet
26 May 2021

Review: Layers of Fear 2

A while back I’d played through a little indie horror title centering around a depraved artist called Layers of Fear, and enjoyed it. Years passed, and then what do I see but a sequel arriving on the Switch! Of course, this is but a port of a PC version which launched two years ago, leading
14 May 2021

Preview: Nadir

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Kickstarter demo of Nadir, made by Polish developer Shockwork Games. Promising to be a mix of Slay the Spire’s gameplay with Darkest Dungeon’s aesthetic, it sounded nice on paper. Assembling a group of avatars tied to one of the classical sins, our skeletal warriors face
27 Apr 2021

Preview: Boomerang X

Is it possible to fall in love with a difficulty curve? One of my favorite things about games is how different they can feel from start to finish, how things that seemed hard become trivial and what was once impossible is within your grasp. I had a chance to sit down with Boomerang X, a
13 Apr 2021

Review: Demon Skin

Discovering a new game can be such a gamble sometimes. Sure, you have tags and store page descriptions, but every publisher is putting their best foot forward and emphasizing their strengths while downplaying their weaknesses, stretching the truth just a little bit. Or on occasion, stretching it a lot. Today we’re looking at Demon Skin,
11 Mar 2021

Review: Everhood

When I first saw the trailer for Everhood, I was greeted with one simple sentence. “Would you sacrifice your humanity to gain immortality?” Well, I just had to see where they were going with that. If there’s one thing I love about the indie scene, it’s the emphasis on the bizarre and the novel, even
8 Feb 2021

Review: Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition

Nioh is one of those series I’ve been a big fan of that rarely seems to get the love it deserves. It takes a familiar action RPG formula and layers complexity after complexity onto it. It’s full of depth, interesting monsters, ties to historical figures in Japanese history… so of course I was excited when a
1 Feb 2021

Review: Habroxia 2

I always love to see a genre I’ve not experienced in years make a comeback. With a bit of polish and love, an old experience can be just as fun as it was back in the day, and when I saw the trailer for Habroxia 2 I was instantly transported back to my childhood playing games like Graedius and Earth Defense Force.
21 Jan 2021

Review: Tadpole Treble Encore

I always adore when a game takes the music out of the background and makes it the front and center star. Its driven my love for rhythm games and this little musical side scroller is certainly no exception. Created by Matthew Taranto, known for their long-running webcomic Brawl in the Family, Tadpole Treble was originally
31 Dec 2020

Gamer Escape’s Top 5 Reviewed Games of 2020

It has arrived: the end of the year. A year that felt simultaneously gone in a flash yet unbearably long. It sure has been an…interesting…start to a new decade. In gaming, though, the year has been crazy. A brand new console generation has begun, and people are still struggling to be a part of it,
20 Dec 2020

Review: Orwell’s Animal Farm

After nearly 100 years, George Orwell’s books still resonate strongly with readers. One of these is Animal Farm, an allegory for Russian revolution and subsequent Stalinist era. It should come as no surprise that this is a fairly political work, with themes that resonate even today about the dangers of authoritarian rule. Of course, this