Alyssa Rochelle Payne


26 games reviewed
72.9 average score
80 median score
69.2% of games recommended
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Feb 21, 2024

Boxes: Lost Fragments is a beautiful, wondrous puzzler. Setting aside the thin narrative and short runtime, the creativity and attention to detail are remarkable.

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This bite-sized romp through the stars is thoughtful, visually beautiful, and incredibly inclusive, but you might find its simple gameplay loop a bit too easy to be engaging.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Outpath
Jan 2, 2024

Outpath is an enjoyable way to spend a chill morning, with its compelling gameplay loop and Minecraft-like world. If you're looking for a casual, satisfying title, this one's for you.

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Nov 2, 2023

A brilliant puzzler that will leave you pondering more than its challenges.

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10 / 10.0 - Slay the Princess
Oct 31, 2023

Compelling and strange, Slay the Princess is a unique, expertly-written visual novel.

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Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express offers an excellent mystery, but not much in the way of good gameplay. Often dull and tedious, it's hard to recommend.

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Oct 13, 2023

The Lamplighters League's approach to mixing real-time and turn-based tactical gameplay is enjoyable, and its charming misfits make banter a delight. If it can fix its technical issues, it has a chance to be a hit.

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Oct 13, 2023

Limerick: Cadence Mansion offers solid, scary gameplay for fans of the action-horror genre and puzzlers. Full of rhythm and rhyme, you're in for a spooky time.

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Oct 7, 2023

Deathbulge: Battle of the Bands is a superb turn-based RPG with an excellent music-themed battle system, a charming cast of characters, and non-stop jokes. Pick this one up if you need a silly escape into a boppin' world.

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4.5 / 10.0 - No Son of Mine
Sep 6, 2023

The best thing about No Son Of Mine is that it's functional and it tries to implement some good ideas. But it's ultimately more frustrating than it is frightening.

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6 / 10.0 - Crime O'Clock
Aug 15, 2023

Crime O'Clock offers a detailed, charming world with innovative hidden object gameplay, but excessive dialogue and repetitive mini-games will interrupt your point-and-click adventure too many times to count.

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Aug 9, 2023

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is one-of-a-kind in the best way, excelling on all fronts - narrative and musical. It's a must-play for lovers of theatre, Greek mythology, and story-rich experiences.

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4 / 10.0 - Frank and Drake
Jul 19, 2023

Frank and Drake is a beautiful-looking game that could have been great, but it's ultimately let down by obtuse puzzles and, most importantly, its incoherent story.

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8 / 10.0 - Nova Lands
Jul 11, 2023

Equal parts relaxing and chaotic, Nova Lands is an easy-to-love automation game with a gameplay loop that will have you hooked for hours on end.

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Jul 2, 2023

Daydream: Forgotten Sorrow is an underwhelming puzzle platformer. The eye-catching, whimsical environments simply aren't enough to salvage the poor storytelling and frustrating controls.

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9 / 10.0 - We Are Eva
Jun 27, 2023

We Are Eva is a great 2D precision platformer with vibrant colour-based gameplay, lighthearted overtones, and a charming penchant for breaking the fourth wall.

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Jun 5, 2023

Amnesia: The Bunker is excellent, offering the dread and terror you'd expect along with engaging new mechanics. Some technical issues occasionally break the immersion, but Frictional's approach to frightening and challenging you still offers its best thrills.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Tin Hearts
May 29, 2023

Tin Hearts is a perfect little puzzler to dive into if you like clever puzzles, touching narratives, and charming Victorian settings. However, the controls aren't always great, which may frustrate you more often than you'd like.

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly builds upon the original, bringing players new and easy-to-love characters, a ton of good vibes, and tidbits of lore for anyone interested. It's a sweet return to the nighttime café that fans are sure to enjoy.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Anglerfish
Apr 19, 2023

Anglerfish is a great mix of dark humour, unsettling atmosphere, and death-based gameplay. It's worth the two to three hours it takes to finish your first playthrough, but the predictable ending and questionable in-game marketing, make this title fall short of being a seamless experience.

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