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A Knight's Quest Review

A ridiculous romp through a universe that doesn’t take itself too seriously, A Knight’s Quest offers an enjoyable and forgettable ride that’s only slightly marred by bugs, uninteresting combat, and a storyline that makes you laugh every once in a while.

Blasphemous Review

Blasphemous is a truly unforgettable experience that stands out in the Metroidvania genre.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review

A wonderful remastered version of the original Spyro games that keeps true to the original gameplay. The graphics are amazing, and despite some loading glitches, it provides many hours of fun. 

My Friend Pedro Review

A dream come true for action fans of all types, My Friend Pedro adds a fresh coat of paint to its classic flash game predecessor by incorporating new mechanics and improved visual flair.

Trover Saves the Universe Review

Although gameplay for non-VR players feels like an afterthought, Trover Saves the Universe is an off-the-cuff experience with hilarious writing that ends far too soon.

Mega Man 11 Review

A fantastic way to break an eight-year hiatus, Mega Man 11 is the return that fans of the Blue Bomber have been waiting for.

Guacamelee! 2 Review

As a hilarious romp through the Mexiverse and the long-awaited follow-up to the original and beloved Guacamelee!, Guacamelee! 2, the metroidvania indie, delivers in every regard it should.

Dead Cells Review

Dead Cells is a daring roguevania platformer that takes several gambles with its innovative gameplay and ultimately double-jumps away with the jackpot.

Sonic Mania - Encore DLC Review

Though not without flaws, if you want to experience the original magic of Sonic without having to dig out an old Sega Genesis console (yet also be treated to a dash of newness) this is definitely a title to pick up.

Dream Alone Review

Frustrating gameplay paired with needlessly dark and messy levels (that strain the eyes more than the psyche) holds this 2D “horror” platformer back from accomplishing what it sets out to do. It’s difficult to find much Dream Alone attempts that can’t be found better executed elsewhere.

Light Fall Review

The wonderfully artistic Light Fall offers an unusual twist on the classic platforming genre by giving you the ability to create your own platforms – an interesting mechanic that frustrates as often as it inspires.

Forgotton Anne Review

Be whisked away to the Forgotten Lands in Forgotton Anne, the cinematic side-scrolling platformer that wholly enchants with its outstanding art and captivating storytelling.

The Watchmaker Review

A tale of the almighty power of time, The Watchmaker is reminiscent of Portal in its humor and scientific focus. Playing will prompt reflection and evoke emotion, but deficiencies include narrative, level design, and puzzles.

Three For The Watchmaker: OPN Dev Talk with Micropsia Games

The creative process of The Watchmaker has been continuous improvement in these four years of development, starting by working on expressing our own fascination for the time that goes by in life. The fact of aging and the realization that life was made to live and enjoy — not to collect material things — is really important to us, which is something that is inserted in the history of our game. The art of the game is one of the most relevant aspects of the game, along with the story, and we believe that the steampunk style was the right one for a watchmaker — full of gears and steam.

The Adventure Pals Review

The Adventure Pals is a cartoonish romp with chaotic platforming gameplay that’s as addictive as it is silly. Easy controls and eye-popping art contribute to a candy-sweet experience — one that ultimately leaves you wanting something a little more substantial.

Crazy Dreamz: Best Of announced

Dreamz Studio announced the upcoming launch of the first crowd-developed game, Crazy Dreamz: Best Of. The game collates and transforms the 100 best user-crafted levels made in Crazy Dreamz: MagiCats Edition into a new game experience. Community creators will receive 50% of the game's revenue.

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Review

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded is just as much fun as it was when it released back in 2014. The additions, while not completely game-changing, inject a nice sense of variety into the original. New weapons, characters, and the ability to buy materials encourages players to experiment. Unfortunately, this side-scroller still suffers from repetitiveness when playing for long periods of time, thanks to a lack of mission variety. This is alleviated by the options allowed, making this title a joy to play the whole time.

Pankapu Review

Too Kind Studios set out with very specific goals and they hit every wicket. Pankapu is an action-platformer successfully fused with roleplay elements. Sidescrolling collides with thoughtful storytelling, while carefully curated levels coalesce with nonlinear exploration; Pankapu the Dreamkeeper is an artful balance between retro favorites and contemporary design.

A Robot Named Fight! Review

A Robot Named Fight truly makes a name for itself with everything it does. While not an overly plot-driven title, the story behind it all is a fascinating and fun take on a classic, which is then delivered in such a beautifully retro vessel that it is hard to believe you are playing it on a PC in your own room and not a coin-operated console at your local penny arcade. A Robot Named Fight is fast fun, a perfect way to spend five minutes or an hour and a half, and a perfect staple for anyone’s gaming library.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Review

After nearly three decades since the original release comes Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, a worthy remake. Developer Lizardcube created an engaging universe, partly thanks to beautifully hand-drawn graphics and a fleshed out storyline. If you’re a fan of the timeless classics, this one is a worthy addition to your library: Wonder Boy stays true to its predecessor but successfully takes the title into the modern era of indie gaming.

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