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Taryn Ziegler

Taryn Ziegler

Taryn is a digital content strategist with an avid appetite for literature and gaming. She graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a degree in Culture, Literature, and the Arts, and since then has been engaged in copywriting for businesses from AutoNation to DirtFish Rally School. While she'll happily play most games set in front of her, Taryn heartily prefers a good ol' turn-based strategy RPG, such as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Divinity: Original Sin.

Inked Review

Parse your way through a world of ink as Nameless Hero in Inked, an unusually artistic puzzler with remarkable style.

Guilt Battle Arena Review

Conserve your single bullet for the shot that counts in Guilt Battle Arena, a small indie title that boasts frenzied couch co-op arena gameplay.

The Swords of Ditto Review

Slash enemies, puzzle through dungeons, and become the hero of legend in The Swords of Ditto, the innovative indie action RPG clothed in Zelda garb.

Maelstrom Early Access Review

Maelstrom navigates seas of endless potential with its ship-based battle royale system. Gorgeous seafaring visuals and deeply satisfying gameplay make this title gloriously promising in its infancy. Maelstrom’s path to success, however, has the potential to be just as perilous as its namesake — either swallowing the title into its vortex or hurling it into stardom.

OPN Preview: Jengo

Jengo, the point-and-click adventure currently being developed by Robot Wizard, is a rather fantastical beast. Its elaborate and irreverent art style immediately causes it to stand out in the crowded indie segment, as does its serious lack of seriousness. Co-developers Louis DuPisani and Graeme Selvan make it abundantly clear from the get-go, both in the demo and on their Fig campaign page, that Jengo is not your average point-and-click title. Not by a long shot. A very long shot.

Umiro Review

Puzzle your way through tiny, meticulously beautiful landscapes in Umiro, the minute indie title that proves that great things do sometimes come in small packages.

Masters of Anima Review

Puzzle your way through smoothly-textured environments and command an army of Guardians in Masters of Anima, a noteworthy genre-fusing indie.

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.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Review

Grow your kingdom and unite the world in peace in Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, an ambitious JRPG title that offers a visually astounding treat alongside (mostly) on-point gameplay.

Minit Review

Equal parts charming and cheeky, Minit plays on a 60-second time mechanic that keeps you hotly anticipating every moment. Nostalgic black-and-white art and straightforward puzzles contribute to Minit’s unique simplicity — a simplicity which, ultimately, is both its strength and its final drawback.

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