Jonathon Lopez

Jonathon Lopez

This J. Lo is not an Academy Award or Grammy Award winning actress/singer/model, but he's still hopeful. In the meantime, video games fill that void. His favorites are populated by MMORPGs, dating back to Ultima Online, FPS, and real-time strategy games. Beyond that, he likes to write, paint, tickle the ivories, and tickle other things as well.

Stripped of combat mechanics, the fear, tension, and uneasiness found in CAYNE are triggered solely by the unsettling nature of its atmosphere. Hadley stands in a room with a blood-soaked MRI scanner, while you read a personal journal that’s been left behind. Each successive entry is filled with more madness and malice than the last. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up. You’re curious as to what’s around the next corner, but don’t know if you want to see. This is the experience that is playing CAYNE, an homage to isometric games of the 90’s, one that successfully injects the elements of psychological horror into point-and-click gameplay. Play this. It's Free to Play and worth every penny you won't spend.

Kuraburo Kai is a very fun game, and I appreciate what the game does to a genre that, let’s face it, is in dire need of a makeover. Sadly, the game needs many fixes before it be one I recommend, but its problems aside, I'll admit it: I love it.

Never has domestic terrorism been as adorable as it is in Anarcute, a new riot simulator by Anarteam, disguised in the cute clothing of, well, many animals. It's a relatively short game, but there’s no fluff (except on the bunnies), and I think you’ll find that a playthrough is quite satisfying.

While Sakura Dungeon may be a simple dungeon crawler, it did that part well, and that’s the most important part. I think it lacks some RPG elements I would have liked to see, but overall the game is still fun, and one I could sincerely recommend on merits not owing to the game’s art.

Coffee Pot Terrarium is an interesting and unique puzzler. In my opinion, it’s worth it for the price, and I look forward to seeing what else Brothers Flint can produce.