Game Reviews, Gaming, Indie Games

Ultimagus Review

Ultimagus has the look, feel and sound of an old arcade game. The sort you’d play as a kid in the early 80s for a quarter. I’m sure that, back then, this would have hit the sweet spot between difficulty and challenge. Being a 2D hack and slash with shooter elements it evokes the shooter arcade games of the time. Like Galaga or Galaxian with a landscape format and medieval/fantasy theme. Some might compare it to a tower defense. To be perfectly honest the ‘set it and forget it’ traps and spells are less tower defense and more just a tactical play mechanic. Like land mines or C4 in Metal Gear games.

Although a thematically retro title I expected more of a game built in 2017. I enjoy difficult and complicated games. I’ve sunken countless hours into Dwarf Fortress...

Game Reviews, Indie Games

Review: A Demon’s Game – Episode 1

A Demon’s Game is a first-person horror game where you are Daniel. A man in hell given a mission by a Demon (presumably satan) known as “Lucy” to track down and kill some escaped demons in a sort of “game”.

The game starts off with a noticeable lack of motion blur, or head bobbing which seems to be a staple in a lot of cheap horror games. The atmosphere isn’t super scary to start out with and sends you on some mundane tasks before fighting the first demon. The game makes good use of sound to cause fear while not containing jump scares. In the sewer, you die after coming in contact with water and as such must start the level over. This is frustrating when you are near the end of a level and find no checkpoints occurred...