All publications of the author: t0gaboy, number of posts: 4

Psycho Starship Rampage – Unique Space Action

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A few years ago I went searching for a game like Tyrian, my favorite space shooter from the late 90s. I didn’t find anything. There were tons of space shooters, sure, but Tyrian had a great customization system, and over a decade later I couldn’t find a game that compared, much less improved on it. Turns out Psycho Starship Rampage is the game I was looking for. Read more…

FEIST – Hedgehog in the Fog

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Feist is a stylish, physics-based platformer. Because of the way it looks, moodily lit with silhouette graphics, Feist initially seems reminiscent of LIMBO. But this is misleading. At heart, Feist is a totally different sort of game. Its core is not meditative puzzle solving but a near-frantic brawl. This is not without charm, but with the significant difficulty of the fight mechanics. Read more…

Mini Metro – Manage Your Own Subway

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MiniMetro is an elegant subway management game from developer Dinosaur Polo Club. Game play, a matter of laying out subway routes in a growing metropolis, takes only minutes to grasp. Yet the emergent complexity of your task leads to hours of enjoyable and quite challenging play. The genre of MiniMetro is hard to say. I’ve heard it called both a sim and a puzzle game. Read more…

Puzzle Games Bundle – Six Great Games For Your Brain

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Recently I’ve been playing a bunch of things probably best describedas minimal puzzle games. You know the type: games that focus on one sort of readily-grasped abstract puzzle, usually without story or characters, often dressing up a very simple interface with minimal but attractive graphics and sound. But not all minimal puzzle games are created equal. Read more…