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How Much Do I OUYA?
Review
So Many Me

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 13th, 2014

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If you were one of the folks who jumped on the OUYA train, this particular post will be of interest to you. Extend Studio has released a clever little platformer for the cubed wonder called So Many Me. The cute art style and the cartoon-like dialogue hide a challenging and addictive puzzling mechanic that is sure to please even the most discerning players of this genre.

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Fashionably Late Reviews
Tropico 5

By Rituro - August 9th, 2014


Click here to play the video review of Tropico 5.

Sunshine, lush tropical forests, a gleaming presidential palace, acres of slummy shacks and tenements interspersed with banana and tobacco plantations…is there anything quite like life as a Caribbean dictator? Probably not, which is a very good thing. Also a very good thing? Haemimont’s third kick at the Tropico can, Tropico 5. Check out my video review to see what I liked and didn’t like in the latest edition.


First Impressions
Hand of Fate
Early Access

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 7th, 2014

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Being invited to play games that are still in development is truly am honour, as it not only allows a sneak peek at what is to come, but also allows you to help the developer tweak certain things by providing valuable feedback. When Defiant Development invited us to try out their new game, Hand of Fate, on Steam Early Access, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, after spending some time with it, I was a bit disappointed; not because the game was a bad experience – but because it’s not finished yet and I really want to keep playing!

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First Impressions
DG2: Defense Grid 2

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 1st, 2014

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I love me some tower defense. When my friend Chris introduced me to the genre, I was immediately hooked! One of my all-time favourite tower defense games was (and still is) Defense Grid: The Awakening by Hidden Path Entertainment. The game-play and the production value were both incredible. Well, based on my impressions of Hidden Path’s latest game in the works, DG2: Defense Grid 2 (Beta), I think they might have another winner on their hands for the PC.

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Reviews
The Fall

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 26th, 2014

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At first glance, you might think that developer Over The Moon’s The Fall looks very similar to Playdead’s Limbo – but you would be wrong. Outside of the passing visual resemblance, the game is definitely different. This side-scrolling action-adventure-puzzle game for the PC (the first in a trilogy) succeeds in striking a balance between challenging game-play, interesting puzzles, and a compelling plot, and if you love great story-telling, this game is just what the doctor ordered.

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Interest
Capricious
Impressions and Interview

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 23rd, 2014

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Recently, I was sent what I can only describe as a very cool experience on my PC. It wasn’t quite a game, but it wasn’t quite a story, either. This interactive narrative horror, created by Eden Morrison, is a great vehicle to deliver a genuinely scary experience that I hope becomes a trend.

After the jump, you can read my impressions of Capricious. Also, in an effort to understand the story behind the story, I posed some questions to Eden Morrison.

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Reviews
The Last Tinker: City of Colors

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 18th, 2014

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If I was to describe Mimimi Productions’s The Last Tinker: City of Colors in as few words as possible, those words would probably be “texture”, “colour”, “storybook”, and (to be fair) “tepid” to some. This family-friendly platformer-on-rails (sort of) has the potential to be entertaining; by baiting the line with some interesting concepts, it hooks you at first – but it may not necessarily present enough to reel you in. In fact, some parts of the game can get in the way of others, allowing one’s attention to escape (at least, if you’re an adult). However, there is hope: if you are young, or even young-at-heart, this might be a fun diversion for you (and I fall into this category).

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