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Dreamscaper – Face your nightmares in a roguelite like no other

Dreamscaper thumbnailThe Indie game scene may not be starved of roguelite adventures or action RPG’s so is there a reason to get excited about another one at this point? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Dreamscaper has all the tools required to crown it as the best roguelite in the current Indie scene. While that is of course as subjective comment as you can get, hopefully it is enough of a statement to get as many people as possible to check this game out for themselves whether they are into the genre or not. Very few games in the world are considered “perfect” and there are no doubt some details about Dreamscaper that may rub people the wrong way but behind these small imperfections lies a game that sits pretty in a genre rising in popularity. Read more

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Raccoo Venture – A nod back to the golden age of 3D platformers

Racoo thumbnailI have many fond childhood gaming memories which I doubt will ever be forgotten or replaced as time goes by. I have many years ahead of me to make new memories with my gaming experiences but none will ever surpass the moment my brother and I opened our joint Christmas present which turned out to be a brand new NES complete with Super Mario Bros. Or the time my Dad got us Street Fighter 2 on the SNES which we had to wait what seemed like an eternity until my primary school’s Summer Fete was over so we could go home and play it. Let’s not forget the time my brother and I begged and begged our Dad to trade in the SNES for an N64 which he finally agreed to, then booting up Super Mario 64 for the first ever time was a feeling unlike any I had ever felt before. Ah yes the N64, an absolute relic of a machine that pushed graphical boundaries further than our imaginations could handle at the time. A lot of games on the N64 may not have stood the test of time graphically compared to todays standard but still play like a dream. It gives me great pleasure to be able to say that Raccoo Venture takes me back to a time that I adored as a kid which I am indeed thankful for. Read more

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Unbound: Worlds Apart is a beautifully crafted puzzle platformer coming to PC and Switch next year!

Unbound mainA lot of research goes into what games to cover at Gaming Daze but sometimes it’s an easy task if you happen to stumble across a game that stands out with an in depth artistic approach. One glimpse at Unbound: Worlds Apart was enough of a hook to lure me into reading up about the game and make me want to crack open the demo and find out how well it plays. Being a sucker for a good puzzle game as well as being a total sucker for a decent platformer, I hoped Unbound wasn’t going to be another game that had the looks but not a lot else. The demo albeit a fairly short experience, but it’s enough of an experience for me to be able to tell that there is more than what meets the eye with Unbound and we could have another Indie gem in the making. Let’s have a closer inspection on what the game has to offer as well as my take on the demo. Read more

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Has the early access of A.N.N.E been worth the 6 year wait?

anne titleThe games that are able to pull off multiple genres successfully are usually games that become favoured by cult fanbases. To name a few: Act Raiser, Dark Cloud 2 (Known as Dark Chronicle here in the UK) and Star Fox Adventures! Very rare is it that we will get an Indie title that embraces the challenge of boasting multiple genres within a game due to the constraints, manpower and small amount of funds that smaller independent developers have to work with. A.N.N.E is a game that is not only attempting to push gameplay boundaries but is also very pleasing on the eye and if the early access demo is anything to go by, the full game is set to appease backers of this project very much indeed. It is a shame that fans and backers alike have had to wait 6 long years to get their hands on this early access build since the completion of A.N.N.E’s successful kickstarter campaign back in 2013, here’s hoping we won’t have to wait another 6 years to see the full game released. Read more