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    Indie Game of the Week 164: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

    Strap yourselves in, folks, because this one's gonna be a bummer. Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom is one of those not-uncommon cases of an overly ambitious Indie game project that went to Kickstarter f...

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    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in: Whatever Bloats Your Notes

    With my second blog on Xenoblade Chronicles 2, I figured I'd shine a light on the game's expansive number of side-quests, activities, development tools, bonus objectives, and other non-combat features...

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    Indie Game of the Week 163: The Hex

    It's been a while since I last visited Daniel Mullins Games with Pony Island (IGotW #10) and after playing his most recent game, 2018's The Hex, I have to wonder how draughty that dude's house is with...

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    Timesink, Inc.

    There have been certain games from which I've had to ween myself off because it was affecting my productivity, as limited as it already was, but given the current circumstances I find I have a little ...

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    Indie Game of the Week 162: A Short Hike

    I think we all need to slow down, cool off, and chill with a pleasant stroll somewhere remote, and that's what A Short Hike both promises and delivers. As melon-headed bird-person Claire, A Short Hike...

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    Indie Game of the Week 161: Downfall

    I realize there's been something of a lugubrious global mood of late, and I've gone on record before in saying that since games tend to be effective emotional metronomes I generally stay away from any...

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    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in: Systems Shock

    There's a common apprehension against what are colloquially referred to as anime fighters for their surfeit of mechanical complexity, leading to a longer than usual learning curve, that will often hav...

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    Indie Game of the Week 160: Chronicles of Teddy

    It might surprise you all to learn that I played another explormer this week. In my defense, however, it's the sequel to a game that was decidedly not exploration or platforming focused. Chronicles of...

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    Mento's Month: February '20

    It's always exciting to have a leap year February, even if it is still the shortest and usually least interesting month, and the game industry has been busier backing out of commitments more than conf...

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    Indie Game of the Week 159: Heat Signature

    "Fuck it, that works."These four little words, so frequently uttered while playing Tom Francis's excellent sci-fi action-roguelike Heat Signature, really get to the core of the whole experience. The b...

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    Video Games! That's Where I'm a Viking!

    Norse mythology has always been a rich - and, more importantly, public domain - vein for a quick and easy fantasy universe to play around in, whether you're writing your own Viking epic based on actua...