Hello there, my dear Patron! Nice to see you here in our latest Newsletter looking back at all that happened on the site since then, starting May 10th until May 16th of 2021.
So if you haven’t had time to read in the past weeks, here’s all that was published, all wrapped in a nice package. So get yourself a cup of coffee (or tea of course), kick back and enjoy!
R-Type Final 2 Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It a Lot
Action Arcade (US $39.99 | UK £35.99 | EU € 39,99)
James: If you are a fan of your space shooters R-Type Final 2 is well worth picking up. But be warned its unforgiving and wave-like difficulty curves will not work for everyone. If you’re on the fence about it, there is a free demo on the e-store I highly recommend trying it first. Once I got over the initial steep learning curve I grew quite fond of this nifty space shooter.
R-Type Final 2 reminds us that things may have been difficult back in the day for gaming. But that formula still works and will hold up for its fans today. See you next time for R-Type Final 3 maybe?
Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition Review (Switch) – We Like It a Lot
Action Adventure (US $14.99 | UK £11.69 | EU € 14,99)
James: Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition still remains a unique platforming experience. If you’re looking for a retro-inspired platformer then this will keep you busy for some time. One where you play as a pacifist Octopus – this is well worth checking out.
A charming octopus that just may inspire you to overcome your struggles and live your own great adventure.
Ladders by POWGI Review – We Like It
Puzzle (US $7.99 | UK £6.99 | EU €7,99)
Ash: All in all, it is one of those games that you can download, and have around for those brief moments when you want a puzzling distraction for a brief moment of time. With 150 different puzzles to choose from, there’s a lot of wordplays to keep your mind occupied.
So if linguistic games like ladders are your kind of jam, then pick this one up! If you’re more into math puzzles, then this game is probably not the one for you. But hey, who says we can’t expand our horizons and try something new too, right?
Go! Birdie Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It
Action Arcade (US $4.99 | UK £4.49 | EU € 4,99)
Paula: Go! Birdie is a simple, easy-going game. It would be suitable to dip in and out for short quick play sessions. There wouldn’t be much replay value in the game but for the few pounds it costs, I wouldn’t expect there to be.
With its easy controls and simple gameplay, as I’ve previously mentioned, it would be a great game for young children to play.
CyberHive Review (Nintendo Switch)– We’re not Sure
Adventure Strategy (US $9.99 | UK £7.39 | EU € 8,19)
Paula: I’d like to tell you that CyberHive is a wonderful strategy game. But I can’t say that it is, neither can I say it’s a really terrible game.
What I can say is I would steer clear of CyberHive until the game receives an update as in my opinion, you won’t be getting a playable game. Yes, the game does play but only up until the point where it freezes. And like me, you will spend your playtime replaying chapter one over and over again. So I’m left with no choice but to score CyberHive as,
Editorials and News
A New Leaf: Memories Kickstarter Campaign
Always on the lookout for a nice Kickstarter campaign. A New Leaf: Memories, looks to be an interesting farming and life simulation game.
Polygoat Indie Dev Interview
Patron only, Tier 2 and 3
Belgian studio Polygoat brought us the lovely and accessible platformer Stitchy in Tooki Trouble. Time for a chat with them!
Harvest Days: Kickstarter Campaign Coming Soon
Another nice and upcoming Kickstarter campaign: Harvest Days Campaign starts in July. Time to check out the pre-alpha build on Steam.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle Guide to Synthesis
Synthesis is a staple of any Atelier game, different in every game. Time for a Guide that explains how it all works in Atelier Lydie & Suelle.