Entertainment Buddha's Reviews
Comprised of only two people, Still Games reached for the stars to replicate a Legend of Zelda-inspired experience and simultaneously establish a unique identity. Ambition alone, however, was not enough to achieve this game's potential for greatness.
Normally I hold some pretty good praise for indie games, because for the most part, they tend to think outside the box, but this... oi vey. Getting a little tired of the onslaught of meh indie games that get pooped out week after week. Indie doesn't mean it has to be lazy, it means you've got all the freedom in the world to make a kickass game. Also, spellchecking the text in your game or getting a good translator would help. A lot.
A fun little puzzle romp for two people. Shift Happens suffers a little from not having a stronger offering for single player. Once you and a friend have completed it there's not a lot here to come back to. Still fun, and for the price it's not a bad distraction.
Episode 8 is a weak ending(?) to the series, but it's nice to quickly revisit most of the transpired events.
Rive wants to be special and challenging, but for all of its white-knuckled action, there’s little more than bombast. In the modern gaming lexicon, we tend to lump games into one of two categories: either they’re “awesome” or “awful.” Rive is neither. Instead, much like the majority of aging games it serves as a send up to, it’s completely and utterly average.
Slain: Back From Hell was a good attempt to bring back some classic gaming magic, but unfortunately just couldn't quite grasp everything that made those games great. Might be worth a look at 5 bucks or under, or if you really have a hard-on for Castlevania-esque games.