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  • bumblebug wrote a review of BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition.
    User Rating 7
    Finally an auto-scroller for traditional gamers.

    When I think of auto-scrollers games like FlappyBird and Super Mario Run come to mind. Until Badland I've never really felt like any of this kind of game really had much staying power. Badland has eno...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Gone Home.
    User Rating 9
    A wonderfully immersive mystery.

    Gone Home is a wonderfully innovative, narrative-driven, experience. Dear Ester showed the world that you could make a first-person game that was almost purely story-driven. Gone Home raised the bar ...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of ABZU.
    User Rating 8
    Swim around in a beautifully vibrant world.

    As videogames continue to evolve the more these artistic games really start stick out. Of course, if the goal was just to make something look pretty feature films or television may be a better media....

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  • bumblebug wrote a review of Lumo.
    User Rating 7
    A mysterious adventure game with plenty of surprises.

    Lumo is a mysterious little adventure game. Each level is divided into tiny little rooms so you never quite know what you're walking into next. Additionally, you'll learn several new tricks, or gimmic...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Stories: The Path of Destinies.
    User Rating 6
    A colorful, clever, action game where choice is an illusion.

    From Telltale to Bioware there have been plenty of choice driven games but none quite like Stories: The Path of Destinies. This narrated, top-down, action game will seem familiar to any one who has ev...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Metrico+.
    User Rating 8
    This minimalistic puzzle game will mess with your mind.

    Metrico is a minimalistic puzzle game where every action has a reaction. This unique blend of platforming and puzzles is quite the brain teaser. There is a lot of trail and error. Once you get the th...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Destiny 2.
    User Rating 8
    Bungie crafts a simpler, more enjoyable, story line.

    Destiny 2 had the opposite problem of the first game. Where the original Destiny's story was too complex Destiny 2's campaign is actually quite fun. I been told however were the first game had near i...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Bloodborne.
    User Rating 7
    A twist on the Dark Souls formula.

    How many times will we fall for the trap From Software sets for. Just like the Souls games Bloodborne is another though-as-nails action adventure game. Reach that next lantern or defeat the an intimid...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of F.E.A.R..
    User Rating 8
    A well crafted shooter flavored in horror.

    F.E.A.R. in many ways feels like a child of Half-Life. Half-Life showed the world how immersive and exciting a linear first-person shooter could be even without cut-scenes. There aren't many cut-scen...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two: The Telltale Series.
    User Rating 6
    More of the same, for better or for worse.

    Minecraft is a perfect blank canvas for anyone who wants to spin a narrative. In season two of Story mode we find that all the characters from the first game have all gone their separate ways, at lea...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Portal 2.
    User Rating 9
    Expands on the original Portal in every aspect.

    If the first Portal was a preview of what could be done with a 3D puzzle game then Portal 2 is the is main course. Portal 2 expands upon both the gameplay and writing of the first game to offer a eve...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Strider.
    User Rating 7
    Frantic Metroidvania with Epic Boss Fights

    Strider is a great reminded as to why Metroidvania style games will never go out of style. The fact is it is extremely rewarding not only to continuously unlock new abilities but to be able to utiliz...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Portal.
    User Rating 9
    A finely-tuned puzzle game with a sense of humor.

    Portal is known for setting the standard for modern 3D puzzle games. The gameplay revolves around the ability to shoot out portals which can be traversed in both directions. It is a simple concept ye...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Trials Fusion.
    User Rating 7
    New theme, much the same game.

    The Trails games don't stray far from their core formula, thankfully after three games Trails still remains entertaining. Set in the future the world of Trails Fusion offers a much more technological...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Night in the Woods.
    User Rating 8
    A beautifully stylized coming-of-age-story.

    In may ways Night in the Woods embodies everything going right with the emerging indie-game scene. The clean cut art is very stylized and consistent throughout. Instead of humans the game uses animal...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Lara Croft GO.
    User Rating 10
    A well polished, cleverly designed, treat for puzzle fans.

    The Tomb Raider series has always featured puzzles in one form or another. It then seems perfectly natural to star Lara Croft in her own puzzle game. It turns out that this is a choice universe to ho...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Sine Mora EX.
    User Rating 6
    Solid shoot'em with an overly complicated plot.

    Although Sine Mora feels like a classic shoot'em up there is definitely a modern touch. The gameplay may just use two dimensions but the 3D visuals really add to the immersion. A key feature you would...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Knack.
    User Rating 7
    This quality beat'em-up is a great way to unwind.

    Everyone loves to smash things, at least that is what Japan Studios assumed when making Knack. This is a classic beat-em up that was designed to showcase the fidelity and physics possible with the Pl...

  • bumblebug wrote a review of Dark Souls III.
    User Rating 10
    Superb exploration and a finely balanced difficulty curve makes DS3 a series highlight.

    What amazes me most about the Souls' games is how they are equally complex yet simple at the same time. Your goal is to simply fight from one bond fire to the next until you reach a boss fight. Yet t...