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Nex Machina (PS4) Review – Neon Dream

The minds behind Resogun and Smash T.V. have made a beautiful twin-stick shooter dream child and named it Nex Machnica. It combines the best of each of those games and distills them into one of the best bullet hell arcade experiences I’ve played. From the haunting 8-bit style splash screen featuring the main antagonist greeting…

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Rime (PC) Review – A Boy and His Fox

Rime opens with a boy washed ashore on a mysterious island. Guided by a companion fox, players travel through an emotionally provoking tale set in four beautifully illustrated environments. The artistic style that Tequila Works employs is more akin to living water color than a video game, and the environments take advantage of this art…

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Astro Duel Deluxe (Switch) Review – Pew-Pew Party

The top down 2D space party shooter Astro Duel that landed on pc and mobile a little over a year ago has been given the “Deluxe” treatment this week with a release on the Nintendo Switch. With it comes the inclusion of all the features in the original plus an all-new exclusive Chaos Mode that…

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Tips for Surviving TumbleSeed Mountain

  If you’ve read my review for the latest Nintendo Switch indy: TumbleSeed, you’ll know it’s tough. Like really tough. if you want to make it to the peak of TumbleSeed mountain it’s going to take loads of patience and expierence. Success won’t happen overnight but below you’ll find the most valuable lessions in success…

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TumbleSeed Review (Nintendo Switch) – On a Roll

Tumbleseed boasts a jaunty aesthetic paired with gameplay that is as hard as it is rewarding. Its challenge is largely due to the control’s steep learning curve and in no small part to the player’s task: save the Tumbleseed and his homeland. To do this, the Tumbleseed must scale the collapsing mountain that was once…

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Has Been Heroes Review (Nintendo Switch) – Old Heroes, New Tricks

Has-Been Heroes is a strategy roguelike in which players navigate tactically demanding dungeons while mastering tough-as-nails combat. Players choose between one of many rogues, mages, and soldiers to escort two princesses through a range of maze-like levels. To survive, the player must maximize every decision, carefully considering which path(s)to follow and what gear to spend…

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Firewatch review (PC) : Natural Beauty

  Firewatch is a first person ‘walking simulator’ created by Campo Santo.  It’s set in the wilds of Wyoming, and stylized by a set of beautiful cel-shaded visuals. Players assume of the role of Henry, who’s taken a job in the paper to isolate himself in the park and watch for wildfires. Helping him navigate…

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The Flame in the Flood (PC) review – Treading Water

The Flame in the Flood puts players in control of a young girl named scout, and her faithful K9 companion: Aesop as they float downriver on a ramshackle barge.  They are tasked with navigating a fearsome deluge that has swept through the post-societal United States to find what (if any) communities remain. Along the way, the…

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In-De Spotlight: Gambrinous

We at WASDuk love Indie games, so every month we shine a spotlight on a different Indie dev; looking at how they work, what they’re up to and above all what amazing projects we can look forward to. As we have quite a lot of interest, this month we’ll be bringing you an Indie dev…

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In-De Spotlight: Sam Barlow

We at WASDuk love a good Indie game, and our collective love of the Silent Hill series is well documented. So when Sam Barlow, who worked on Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories turned his talents to Indie games, we were more than a little bit excited. Since we interviewed Sam, his debut…