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Inklings Review: Lemm-inks

Inklings is a physics puzzler released this week by Applepine Games, and is the studio's debut game. It combines elements of physics puzzle games, Portal-style portals, and Lemmings inspired gameplay, with a few Incredible Machine twists to boot. It's bold and artistic, but is it good? Find out in my Inklings review!

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Burly Men at Sea Review: Burly Whirly Adventure

Burly Men at Sea is a charming, story-focused adventure game from the husband and wife team that calls themselves Brain&Brain. Inspired by Scandinavian folklore, Burly Men at Sea follows three bearded fishermen who find a magical map that leads them to great adventure.

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Four Sided Fantasy Review: Fantastic Four

Four Sided Fantasy is a puzzle platformer developed by Ludo Land, following a successful Kickstarter campaign back in May 2014. Two years and four months later, the game has been released on PC and PS4 with the help of our friends at Serenity Forge. The sent me a key last week to check out, and I'm happy to report this game is awesome! Find out why in our Four Sided Fantasy review.

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Brigador Review: Tech Mechs

Brigador is an isometric 2D mech-combat action game, and the debut game from indie studio Stellar Jockeys. In Brigador, you stomp, bulldoze, and/or hover your way through a variety of different futuristic cities while battling enemy mechs and causing mass destruction. I snagged a key from the developers and beat the campaign, so I'm ready to present my Brigador review!

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Kerbal Space Program (XB1) Review – Not Because They Are Easy

Kerbal Space Program (often abbreviated KSP) is a rocketry and space simulation game that has been available in some form or another for the last 5 years. On PCs, Kerbal Space Program has been out of Early Access since April 2015. Now a console version of KSP is available for both PS4 and Xbox One. I got a review code for the Xbox One version, and after spending some quality time with a few Kerbals, I'm ready to weigh in. Stand by for launch - here comes my Kerbal Space Program Xbox One review.

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SteamWorld Heist Review: Grand Theft Bot-o

SteamWorld Heist is the most recent game in the SteamWorld series from Image & Form games, a Swedish indie studio. I played (and thoroughly enjoyed) SteamWorld Dig, so I figured it was worth checking out Heist to see if Image & Form could do as good a job with Heist as they did with Dig. Heist feels more like a combination of XCOM, Worms, and Firefly. That's setting the bar high - does Heist clear it? Now that I've spent a couple dozen hours with Heist, I'm ready to pass judgement. Coming up next on Without the Sarcasm is my SteamWorld Heist review!

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Tick Tock Bang Bang Review: Pause and Effect

Tick Tock Bang Bang is the latest release from Dejobaan Games, an old school, OG indie dev located in Boston. In it, you're a stuntwoman tasked with filming a movie based on the "2032 Boston Robot Uprising" - but let's be honest here. That's just an excuse to shoot stuff! And shoot stuff we shall, in a slow-mo time-moves-when-you-do FPS. Do you have what it takes to be a bad enough dude(tte) and destroy all those darned robots? Read on for my Tick Tock Bang Bang review!

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Stories: The Path of Destinies Review: Stop me if You’ve Heard This One…

Stories: The Path of Destinies is an action RPG with a heavily branching storyline, released last month by Spearhead Games. The notorious sky pirate Reynardo finds himself in possession of an enchanted book that allows him to see what disaster war is about to bring his world. Armed with the ability to see the effects of his choices before he makes them, Reynardo sets off to find a way to save the world.

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Kingdom Review: My Horse for a Kingdom!

Kingdom is a minimalist RTS from Noio & Licorice, and published by Raw Fury. In this 1D, simplified take on a traditionally complicated and involved genre, you are a would-be king (or queen) tasked with growing and protecting a tiny kingdom. We checked this game out at SxSW, and then immediately found it on sale on Steam! I've logged a dozen or so hours already, and managed to destroy a good many kingdoms already. Should you mount up and check this one out? Find out in my Kingdom review!

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