Dyscourse Review and more

GameInfo: Dyscourse is an interactive choose-your-own adventure where you journey through a stylized world of choice and consequence. You play as Rita, an unfortunate art school grad turned barista, who is now stuck on a desert island with a crew of oddball travelers after a plane crash. That last choice you just made? It may end up being integral to your group’s survival, or it may lead you down a path to murder and cannibalism!

Review: You’ll definitely like this game if you like choose your own adventure games, or just adventure games in general. Going through the story once hasn’t taken me more than 2 hours, but don’t let that make you think this game is small- it’s packed with tons of different paths to take in the storyline, with each path revealing a different part of the story. I found myself replaying to piece together the whole picture, favoring some characters over others to get new information out of them. If you find yourself having trouble committing to a long video game, or forgetting where you are in the game, Dyscourse might be a good match for you, as it was for me.

Additionally, the style of the game is beautiful and very quirky, and the colors are a nice balance of saturated and subdued. Very easy to look at for long periods of time if you find yourself playing for hours on end. Music adds a lot to the mood of each scene, and the writing is smart and charming. Pay close attention to what you read! And choose wisely. 😉

Overall: Buy this game. Throw your money at it. Play it forever.
ALSO: There’s a cute cat with fluffy ears in the game. Do it for the cat.

Score: 81/100


Title: Dyscourse
Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie, Simulation
Developer: Owlchemy Labs
Publisher: Owlchemy Labs
Release Date: 25 Mar, 2015

Burnstar Review and more

GameInfo: Burnstar is an action puzzle game in which your goal is to burn everything. Use explosives to solve your problems alone or with a friend in cooperative play.

Review: I normally don’t like puzzle games, but I sat down with Burnstar and really got into it.

It does have a slight Bomber man thing going, but aside from placing bombs and being more or less gridlike it’s very different than the classic game.

Your goal is to spread fire throughout a level as thoroughly as possible while using the least amount of the explosives that each level gives for your disposal. But fire spreads in a very distinct way. Big objects spread fire further and light smaller objects on fire. Smaller boxes have a harder time lighting bigger boxes but there are exceptions that you have to learn and be aware of. This isn’t the exact best explanation but that’s part of the “puzzle” so I’ll let you figure the rest out.
But while you walk around the level you’re trying to assess the best way to spread fires throughout because the number of tools you have to start fires are limited. As you get further into the game you’re going to have to do the above without dying from various level hazards, and that’s when I really think it pulled me in. Light all this stuff on fire in the most controllled and fast way possible, but also don’t die. (There’s a really quick level restart button so failure feels like failure, but you’re back in it before you’ve really gotten down on yourself.)

Other stuff….There are four characters to choose from and each one has a unique ability, but honestly I just end up playing Burnstar because well…he’s really fast and I like to go fast even if it means I die a lot.

Oh, there’s actually a surprising amount of content here. The whole game has the like…I just bought an old N64 game feel where there’s actually a ton of content shipped with the game..I guess what I’m trying to say is it feels complete. I’ve put quite a few hours in and I haven’t even beat it yet. You have to work your way through all these worlds Mario style and I can’t really remember how many more I have to go.



Title: Burnstar
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, Strategy
Developer: Nerve Software LLC
Publisher: Nerve Software LLC
Release Date: 18 Mar, 2015

Ride (Racing Game) PC Mini Review and more

GameInfo: The game features over one hundred bike models across 4 different categories: Superbikes, Supersports, Naked Bikes and Historic Bikes.

Review: Poorly optimised. I can run anything on max settings, this on max seems to stutter. Several races have been forfeit due to the game stuttering and coming back already having wrecked. Really hope they fix these issues soon. Price was reasonable. But i’d give em a couple months to tweak it a bit.

Verdict: 60/100


Title: RIDE
Genre: Racing, Simulation, Sports
Developer: Milestone S.r.l.
Publisher: Milestone S.r.l.
Release Date: 27 Mar, 2015

Total War Warhammer – GameInformation

It’s official – the developers of this epic fantasy strategy game have given us permission to call it ‘Total Warhammer’ if we like. The pun balance of the universe is restored. Newly revealed details make it clear that the sheer power of monstrous units, like giants and steam tanks, will force players to seriously shake up their tactics – these will be able to kill hundreds of enemy soldiers alone. The series is also getting an RPG-flavoured shot in the arm, with hero characters from the setting, like Grimgor Ironhide, having deeper and more customisable skill trees than ever seen in a Total War game before.

Gigantic – PC and XboxOne

MOTIGA IS looking to embrace the MOBA push on consoles with Gigantic, its five-on-five, third-person battle arenagame.As with all MOBAs, you’ll be selecting a unique hero with an array of powers and play styles, battling towards the goal of toppling your enemy’s guardian. Beautiful Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker-style cel-shaded art and Windows10 to XboxOne crossplay sets it apart from the pack.