Available On: iOS, Mac, Windows (Steam), Android
Original Release: March 24, 2011 for iPad (now also available on iPhone)
D and D by: Superbrothers, Cabybara Games
In one sentence: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a rule breaker, through and through. And it’s a must play because of it.
Ico is a game that could not have existed in the ’90’s, yet much of its gameplay and puzzle solving reminds me of games from that era such as Myst and the Legend of Zelda series. Indeed, it most strongly seemed like a 3rd-person installment of Myst. It is an interesting combination, an experiment that paved a way for more peculiar games and arguably began the whole idea of alternative/hipster video games if Myst didn’t already own that distinction.
From Dust packs a fittingly holistic philosophy into its theme of man versus nature, despite the tribesmen who are sometimes dumber than lemmings. (WARNING: As always, expect spoilers to be exposed at length)
In case you’re wondering what to expect, here’s a rundown of all the reviews I have planned through the end of the year and a snippit of what I’m expecting.
Quick tangent. After about a month since the inception of “The Gaming Hipster” this blog’s reached 275 views. I’m extatic that this site is getting this much traffic in such a short amount of time, and it really encourages me to publish more posts exploring the gaming medium. Read the rest of this entry
Limbo has been out over a year now so there’s little reason to review it for its entertainment value. Besides, there are plenty of websites that’ll give you a score or grade for you to evaluate if that’s what you’re looking for. Instead, I’m going to try and explore what Limbo seems to say from a creative standpoint. You’ll never see a number or letter judging a game here so if that’s all you’re interested in you best try elsewhere. This is the exploration of gaming as an art form, so if that interests you read on. However, in order to be able to fully explore Limbo, I need to be able to discuss portions of it uncensored. So consider this your spoiler warning.
There are so many promising games coming up that I can’t wait to play, but at the top of this list is Catherine. Out July 26th, I already have my copy reserved to be at my door that day.
If someone tries to sue Atlus over this game because they didn’t know there were “sexual themes,” I will simply direct their attention to the cover art they somehow overlooked. This is certainly not a game for your 6 year old, but it’s also definitely not a lewd Leisure Suit Larry knock-off.