Hamming it Up

Andrew in Steamland: Hamming it Up     Years ago, Max recommended a certain game to me, which I slotted into the “sometime this century” section of my backlog. It’s a horror-themed RPG Maker game that leads with a warning about the “scenes of violence and grotesque imagery” it...

You Like Castlevania...

Andrew in Steamland: You Like Castlevania, Don’t You?     Recently, I had the uncomfortable realization that all the games to catch my attention this year are, in some way, remakes, re-releases, or reimaginings of games I’ve already played: Sonic Mania Plus, Genso...

Momodora the Explore...

Andrew in Steamland: Momodora the Explorer By Andrew Erickson   Indie metroidvanias are about as plentiful as stench at a Smash Bros tournament, so what exactly is so special about Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight that I had to write an article about it? It isn’t like...

Gaming in the Trump ...

Andrew in Steamland: Gaming in the Trump Years   Honorable Mentions     A lot of games and one new console were released in 2017, so let me get this out of the way right now: if your favorite game isn’t on this list, it isn’t necessarily because I hated it. I might...

Hiveswap

Hiveswap By Max-Vader and Andrew Erickson     Let me tell you about Homestuck. Actually no, let’s not do that. For better or for worse, Homestuck is something you don’t so much get explained to you as it is something you just experience. I mean, how would you even begin to unravel a...

Bubsy: The Woolies S...

Andrew in Steamland: What Went Wrong This was going to be a Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back review, but… it is, technically, it’s just that there were some hiccups along the way. Hiccups such as the game refusing to work under any circumstances. I know it must be a harsh shock to...

Haydee

Andrew in Steamland: 26 Minutes of Shame with a Robot Boob Game     I was really looking forward to Haydee‘s release in September, for which I was invited to a sit-down with the founder of Haydee Interactive. To my chagrin, I quickly learned two things about the game: it...

Spark

Andrew in Steamland: This Was Going to be a Sonic Mania Review     …but, unlike presidential assassinations and bestiality, Sega doesn’t approve of PC gaming, so that wasn’t possible. Instead, here’s the next best thing. While it isn’t a Sonic game,...

Bubsy 1 & 2

Andrew in Steamland: Bubsy 1 & 2   It had to happen eventually, right? How could I not cover one of the most infamously awful game series of all time? Still, I was initially hesitant to review Bubsy, and not only because the games are bordering on unplayable. If something is the...

STALKER (Part 3)

Andrew in Steamland: Wish Upon a Star (STALKER Part 3)     The story so far: one night, our protagonist is dragged from the back of a wrecked truck. He wakes up in a bunker with no memory of his past, his only possession a PDA containing a man’s photo and the phrase...