Bill Stiteler


33 games reviewed
66.2 average score
70 median score
60.6% of games recommended
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Jan 12, 2024

One Night Burlesque isn't one of those indies where the fantastic gameplay spawns a cult of followers who keep it alive in tournaments. There's very little actual "game" here. But if you're a fan of visually innovative storytelling and want a movie-length experience, I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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4 / 10.0 - Wartales
Nov 16, 2023

Any potential Wartales displays as an outlaw fantasy RPG is negated by frequent crashes. There's fun to be had with party management and a robust turn-based combat system, but until the stability issues are addressed, the game's not worth the frequent backtracking previous save points.

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Sep 26, 2023

If you're a hardcore fan of Deadliest Catch, you might-might-eke some enjoyment from the video game version's lazy simulation of the tasks. However, you'd have a much better time just watching the show with a controller in your hand, and pretending. You might get a more responsive experience, too.

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Aug 22, 2023

Ship Graveyard Simulator is exactly what it says on the tin. Using different tools to break down ship parts and sell them for profit may not sound like the best use of your gaming time, but it can be a relaxing alternative to the typically high pressure, high stress fare.

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Jul 28, 2023

For those familiar with this long-time simulation/strategy series, Nobunaga's Ambition: Awakening may feel like a warm welcome home. But as a newcomer, I found the game a confusing mess, and the Switch version frustrated my every attempt to enjoy playing it.

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7 / 10.0 - Smile For Me
Jul 4, 2023

If you're looking for something that's creepy without being violent are gory, the puzzle game Smile for Me is for you. It effectively uses its low-fi graphics and video to create a point-and-click adventure that unnerves you without resorting to jump scares and violence.

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May 9, 2023

Process of Elimination is a fun visual novel in which you must solve a murder mystery on an island of super-detectives. Actual gameplay is light, but the bonkers story, mini-games, and detective puzzles make this a mystery worth solving.

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Apr 21, 2023

The action in Kung Fury: Street Rage – Ultimate Edition is as basic as can be for an '80s-inspired arcade brawler, but it captures the tone of the source material (not to mention many of the characters) in a manner that'll please fans of the original short film.

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Apr 13, 2023

Heirs of the Kings plays everything a little too safely. It moves from one retro JRPG trope to the next, but doesn't provide the player with much incentive to do so beyond checking the boxes along the way.

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Mar 15, 2023

Nadir: A Grimdark Deck Builder feels unfinished in parts, but fans of card-based battle games will be intrigued by the ingenious combat mechanism that forces you to balance your attacks against the threat of the enemy's retaliation.

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9 / 10.0 - Moncage
Oct 18, 2022

Moncage is a puzzle game that should be treated like a collection of short stories rather than a novel. Enjoy it over several sessions, pausing when it's difficult to think about the different parts, rather than consume it as one experience. It's quite literally to be puzzled over.

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Oct 10, 2022

The Dark Prophecy is a fun little point-and-click adventure. All the puzzles make enough sense, and you can finish the whole thing in under an hour. It teases further parts of the story, and this certainly feels like the first chapter of what will hopefully be a longer tale.

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9 / 10.0 - Arcade Paradise
Sep 26, 2022

Arcade Paradise-a mashup business sim / retro arcade throwback-is one of those indie gems you look forward to telling other people about. If you're a fan of the '80s laser and chrome aesthetic, put on your puffy jacket and download it today.

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6 / 10.0 - Before We Leave
Sep 8, 2022

Before We Leave promises to be "gentle" and "relaxing" city-building game, and it is until you reach its game-breaking bugs. I guess you can't expect the post-apocalypse to be all fun all the time.

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8 / 10.0 - Gamedec
Aug 12, 2022

GameDec is a point-and-click cyberpunk adventure set in a dystopian world, You make a living by discreetly investigating crimes, mysteries, and transgressions in the vast sea of alternate realities to which most humans retreat. It provides a fun mechanic for dialogue junkies who find joy in solving the big puzzle.

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8 / 10.0 - Autonauts
Jul 20, 2022

I found Autonauts to be tedious at first, then really fun, then exhausting. It's a fun challenge, but in the end, I just wanted to build a robot to tell all the others what to do so I could sit down and read a book.

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7 / 10.0 - DEADCRAFT
Jun 24, 2022

Deadcraft has a goofy tone that's reminiscent of the Borderlands series; hyperviolent with a light comedic touch. It's one of those games that finds the fun in treading the line between complete immorality and also trying to do the right thing.

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May 30, 2022

Like the potions you'll mix, The Serpent Rogue is an odd concoction-a mixture of casual open-world play and twitch combat. I definitely prefer the former, but like the joy I felt when finding a successful formula, figuring out a way to crush an enemy after several defeats feels like an accomplishment. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go find some blueberries.

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8 / 10.0 - orbit.industries
May 3, 2022

If you're looking for an endless outer space toy box to play in (and there are options to play without a scenario goal or with unlimited funds), then orbit.industries is a fun diversion. Learn, and fail, and start again on your way to the stars. Just don't forget about the interest rates.

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9 / 10.0 - Mokoko
Apr 25, 2022

The visuals of Mokoko X are only slightly lurid, and the cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs flavor text doesn't distract from a solid Qix clone with ingenious level design and challenging bosses.

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