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...

Original Game, Do No...

Andrew in Steamland: Original Game, Do Not Steal   Mega Man is dead, doomed to exist only as a procession of half-hearted ports capitalizing on the segment of gamers who don’t know what emulators are. That doesn’t mean demand has gone away, though; there are plenty of people...

Revolution Nein

Andrew in Steamland: Revolution Nein By Andrew Erickson As overused as the word “hipster” is, I have a hard time envisioning Revolution 60‘s target audience as anything but a coven of bald, bearded, Portland-dwelling journalist-activists. Our hypothetical player strokes his...