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Monster Sanctuary – An Addictive Masterpiece in the Making?

monster sanc titleGrowing up as a kid playing video games on my favourite console of all time: the SNES, there were games that I played that I will remember for as long as I am alive which is why the SNES is my favourite console of all time. There are the obvious choices that normally get all the plaudits like Super Mario World and Zelda: A Link to the Past etc and among them are the types of games that I would get sucked into and spend hours upon hours on end playing throughout all sorts of ungodly hours of the day and night. These include Super Metroid and the Final Fantasy’s to name a couple. They are the sort of games you intend on playing for a bit and before you know it, 4 hours have literally flown by! As soon as I started playing the Monster Sanctuary demo, I knew I was going to be in for a similar experience. So get comfortable and allow me to try to explain as best as I can why Monster Sanctuary is a time sink that people would be proud to plunge dozens of hours into. Read more

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Flynn: Son of Crimson – 2D Action Platforming Done Right

flynn titleToo many games and not enough time to play them all. That statement is becoming very commonly used amongst gamers and gaming publications alike in this day and age and although I hate to admit it, they’re right. There are so many games that get overlooked for one reason or another through no fault of anyone which is why people like me take great pleasure in raising awareness for smaller games that I feel deserve peoples attention. The big name games out there like Call of Duty, Fifa and Smash Bros all leave craters on the earth when they launch which is fair enough. But let us not forget there will always be alternatives released on a monthly basis that will offer different kinds of satisfaction for your gaming needs. Take Flynn: Son of Crimson for example, this is a 2D action platformer with a lot of satisfaction on offer. I have played through the demo several times and can safely say that it has a lot going for it. Read more

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Gigabuster – A Mega Man X inspired action platformer with bags of potential

gigabuster titleGigabuster is not the only game to have ever drawn inspiration from the evergreen Mega Man X games and why should it be? The Mega Man X series on the SNES and PS1 was a genre defining series that will likely live on in the hearts of many gamers for the rest of their lives. So it’s no wonder why so many Indie developers choose to create games that are heavily inspired by this classic series. When you think of the Mega Man X games, you think of 16 bit graphics, fast-paced action gameplay, enemies exploding, upgrading weapons and an epic sound track. Gigabuster is shaping up to have all of these things but what sets it apart from being just a Mega Man X clone? What has me interested me about this game from what I have researched is the back story that the game offers, put that together with the fast-paced and over the top action gameplay in cool 16 bit visuals and you have a winner! It has certainly got my attention. Read more