IMPRESSIONS

  • The Wicked And The Weird: Darkwood Impressions

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 17 readers

    I’ve been looking forward to Darkwood for a long time. It’s a top-down survival horror game with crafting elements, but early videos contained a hint of surrealism that helped the game to stand out from the crowd. Now that it has launched in Early Access, I’ve spent an hou...

  • Hands And Face On: Alien Isolation On Oculus Rift

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 12 readers

    Imagine the Xenomorph from Alien is in the room with you right now. Where exactly? You don’t know. But you do know it’s in there. You lean a little forward, peeping over that stack of empty pizza boxes. Meat feast. You have been meaning to tidy those away. You peer into th...

  • Hands-On With Bedlam, The FPS About FPSes

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 10 readers - I’m rocket-jumping over Helm’s Deep. I’m pinning Nazis to 1940s French churches with catapult bolts. I’m shooting Strogg-homages in metal corridors with a chunky, low-res shotgun, and frankly that much Quake IIiness is enjo...
  • Impressions: Crypt of the Necrodancer

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 12 readers - Crypt of the Necrodancer blends roguelikes with rhythm action, neatly makes that wild concept work, and is out on Early Access today. I’ve been dipping my twitching toes in and out of it for the last couple of weeks. I’v...
  • Impressions: Space Run

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 7 readers - Space! It isn’t just about commanding gleaming armadas and piloting sleek starships. No, sir. There’s plenty of time for all that, young cadet, but in a place so vast (space really is quite large) there’s a lot of demand fo...

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  • Impressions: Crypt of the Necrodancer

    … Crypt of the Necrodancer blends roguelikes with rhythm action, neatly makes that wild concept work, and is out on Early Access today. I’ve been dipping my twitching toes in and out of it for the last couple of weeks. I’ve long been aware of my own challenging relationship with rhythm – although I did take a certain pride in people moving…

    12 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Crypt of the NecroDancer -
  • Impressions: Destiny Beta (PS3, PS4, X360, XONE)

    … Destiny has been a mildly amusing blip on my game radar. It was basically “Halo with hoods” until the reveal of Halo 5 introduced Master Chief in a hood and completely changed the playing field. A guest post by Aaron Though it’s been known for a while, with a leak causing a reveal back in late 2012, the game really saw a major focus when…

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  • The Wicked And The Weird: Darkwood Impressions

    … I’ve been looking forward to Darkwood for a long time. It’s a top-down survival horror game with crafting elements, but early videos contained a hint of surrealism that helped the game to stand out from the crowd. Now that it has launched in Early Access, I’ve spent an hour exploring the early stages. It’s a slow-paced Teleglitch, a survival…

    17 readers - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Darkwood -


  • Hands-On With Bedlam, The FPS About FPSes

    … I’m rocket-jumping over Helm’s Deep. I’m pinning Nazis to 1940s French churches with catapult bolts. I’m shooting Strogg-homages in metal corridors with a chunky, low-res shotgun, and frankly that much Quake IIiness is enjoyable enough in and of itself that it doesn’t need any era-mixing funny business anyway. I’m finding glitches…

    10 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Bedlam -
  • Keeping a Princess Alive is Harder Than it Looks

    … You know, I thought that getting a young princess through her final year before her coronation wouldn’t be too tough—even with all the court intrigue, invading armies, and economic issues. I was wrong. She died… a lot. Read more…

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  • Impressions: The Triumphs And Struggles Of Xenonauts

    … Xenonauts is a spiritual successor to UFO: Enemy Unknown, which means that it’s also a spiritual successor to many of the most tense and glorious hours of my teenage years. Following a successful Kickstarter and a period in Early Access, the game has been available for almost a month now. With its loyal approach to the original design…

    6 readers - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - The Struggle -
  • Interview With Two Competitive Smash Bros Players About Smash Bros for Wii U

    …Below is a portion of a Nintendo Life interview with Armada and Mew2King.... NL: Have you noticed any technical changes from past Smash Bros. games that will make a difference in terms of competitive play? And as competitive players, is there anything you’d like to see done differently in the series? Armada: One thing I did notice when I…

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  • Impressions – Habitat: A Thousand Generations In Orbit

    … Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit is a strategy/simulation/survival game about constructing an improbable spacecraft out of debris floating in a post-disaster Earth’s orbit. It’s out on Early Access now. The first time you move is incredible. You’ve slowly built this absurd, rickety contraption of rockets, buses, burger restaurants…

    5 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Hands And Face On: Alien Isolation On Oculus Rift

    … Imagine the Xenomorph from Alien is in the room with you right now. Where exactly? You don’t know. But you do know it’s in there. You lean a little forward, peeping over that stack of empty pizza boxes. Meat feast. You have been meaning to tidy those away. You peer into the gloom. You hear something above you. Something scuttling. Something…

    12 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Alien: Isolation -


  • Hyrule Warriors - NintenDaan's impressions

    …Let me be frank: Hyrule Warriors is the real deal. As a fan of both franchises, I was not so sure about what to expect at first. The Dynasty Warriors games had crossovers before, but never with such a high profile as The Legend of Zelda. "Would they be able to do it justice?", I openly wondered. The thing is that I should not have worried as much…

    1 readers - GoNintendo - Hyrule Warriors -

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