#LoveIndies – Stardew Valley

Developer: Concerned ApePlatform: PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, IOS, AndroidGenre: Simulation / Roleplaying / Farming Simulator Back on the Gamecube I picked up my first and only Harvest Moon title. A Wonderful Life. I fell in love with the stress free world of farming with the lovely sound track and addictive exploration of the town…

#LoveIndies – Below

Developer: Capybara GamesPlatform: PC, Xbox OneGenre: Rouge-like, Adventure, Survival, RPG Sometimes games are announced so early on, that the hype for them can either die off before it releases or it just won’t live up to the expectations. Below was announced back in 2013 at E3 and then it mostly remained silent apart from a…

#LoveIndies – Risk of Rain 2

Developer: Hopoo GamesPlatform: PCGenre: Rouge-like, Co-op I never played the first Risk of Rain, generally I’m not a fan of the bullet hell style, and whilst you might argue that it isn’t bullet hell, it certainly looked like it from what I saw. Then along came Risk of Rain 2, quietly releasing to little marketing…

#LoveIndies – Far: Lone Sails

Developer: OkomotivePlatform: PC, PS4, Xbox OneGenre: Adventure, Astmospheric When I first got to play Far: Lone Sails I was instantly drawn in to the world, the visuals and the sound track, it left me with an amazing first impression which to do so at a busy conference where people are constantly walking by or looking…

Draugen Review

In Norwegian Folklore the appearance of Draugen – the re-animated corpse of a drowned mariner, heralds death. Draugen haunts the black seas in a shattered boat, the beast has a mans body and wears a sou’wester. But instead of a head there is tangled seaweed and the revenant’s chilling cry freezes mortal blood to ice.…

Community roundup #3

It’s time to share some more love from the gaming world in another roundup of community content! Video Game Culture: Crash Course https://backlogcrusader.blog/2019/05/22/the-changing-landscape-of-video-game-culture/ Backlog Crusader explores the shift of video game culture in the mainstream media. “When am I not competitive? When I don’t think I can win” https://getfrank.co.uk/2019/05/23/when-am-i-not-competitive-when-i-dont-think-i-can-win/ E-Sports host and Twitch Streamer Frankie…

World of Warcraft Classic: The hype is real

On the 27th August 2019, with an active WoW subscription you’ll be able to login to World of Warcraft, Classic. Many people have been excited about the soon to be released Classic World of Warcraft, and getting their hands back on that true vanilla experience. But until recently a lot of people have still been…

Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows, the bad guys are back

Another year and yet another expansion, the next Hearthstone expansion is upon us already. Rise of shadows brings more cards, more characters, and more mechanics. The latest expansion sees some of the game’s most notorious villains getting up to no good, and no, I’m not talking about Blizzard… Are you still keeping up? Can a…

Anno 1800 Review

Just like Brunel when he built the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain, I too will leave my mark on this (virtual) world as I try to become a master of production during the industrial revolution. Developer: Publisher: UbisoftPrice: £49.99Players: 1 local – Online multiplayerGenre: Strategy, City Building, Management This product was provided…

Guard Duty – PC Review

The hangover of all hangovers We all enjoy a tipple or two to celebrate our birthdays, but imagine having to work a night shift completely sloshed, you’d probably make a mistake or two? Wouldn’t ever result in a princess going missing though? Or would it? Guard Duty Platforms: SteamRelease Date: 02/05/2019Players: 1Age Rating: –Genres: Point &…