Lee Chesnalavage

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    Hands-On: Super Magbot (Switch)

    HANDS-ON: SUPER MAGBOT (SWITCH)     Super Magbot sounds like a game that was backward-engineered from a Game Jam competition. In this environmental platformer Super Magbot must journey across various planets without jumping. That might seem strange for a platformer, where one of the traditional core mechanics is jumping...
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    Glyph Review (Switch)

    GLYPH REVIEW (SWITCH)   In this rolling puzzle platformer a robotic dung beetle called Anobi wakes Glyph up from a deep sleep to help aid it in finding the lost Temple City of Aaru. Buried under the sand by a corrupt machine, Glyph must restore the Temple of Aaru...
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    Essays on Empathy Review (PC)

    ESSAYS ON EMPATHY REVIEW (PC)   Essays on Empathy is a compilation of 10 short games by Deconstructeam, a Spanish development team whose games have an emphasis on telling great stories through narration instead of bombastic action. If you’re not familiar with Deconstructeam you might have heard of The...
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    Deiland: Pocket Planet Review (Switch)

    DEILAND: POCKET PLANET REVIEW (SWITCH)   A crystal crash-lands on the minor planet Deiland, and out of that crystal comes Arco – a 10 year old boy who must defend the island’s fauna and flora from monsters. To survive on this tiny planet Arco must harvest crops, grow trees,...
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    DARQ Review (PlayStation 4)

    DARQ REVIEW (PLAYSTATION 4)   In this horror environmental puzzler you play as a young boy called Lloyd who astral projects into a nightmare realm every time he goes to sleep. These nightmares play by a different set of rules: in this place he can walk on walls, channel...
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    Narita Boy Review (PlayStation 4)

    NARITA BOY REVIEW (PLAYSTATION 4) Narita Boy takes place in 1980s Old York (an alternate history to New York, most likely). One night while coding, a programmer is incapacitated by a rogue AI that attacks him through his computer monitor. At the same time, a benevolent AI reaches out...
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    Cyanide & Crappiness: A Free Pass to Hell

    The Cyanide & Happiness comic always brings a smile to my face. With its twisted sense of humour the comic addresses controversial topics which most people will find insulting whereas others will appreciate its fearlessness and immaturity. Being a casual fan of the webcomic I was excited to play...
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    Arrog Review (PlayStation 4)

    ARROG REVIEW (PLAYSTATION 4)   Developer: LEAP Game Studios Publisher: Nakana.io Reviewed by: Lee Chesnalavage Arrog is a monochrome 2D puzzle game that’s like an artist’s sketchbook brought to life. With hand-drawn visuals, Arrog is a short series of experimental levels that tasks you with solving simple puzzles. As...
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    Olija Review (PlayStation 4)

    OLIJA REVIEW (PLAYSTATION 4)   Developer: Skeleton Crew Studio Publisher: Devolver Digital Reviewed by: Lee Chesnalavage   Shipwrecked by a colossal whale, Lord Faraday finds himself stranded in the archipelago of Terraphage. After finding a magical compass revealing the location of the Harpoon of Legend, Faraday is chased out...