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Sci-fi mystery 'The Station' has released, it’s a short but memorable experience
20 February 2018 at 9:27 pm UTC Likes: 3

liamdaweIf I enjoy a game, it's worth whatever I paid for it.

Exactly, I can be perfectly happy with a $30/1 hour game and also utterly regret a $15/20 hour one.

Surviving Mars now has another trailer and pre-orders open up with three different editions
13 February 2018 at 7:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

stretch611when a game has pre-planned expansions it usually is incomplete, if development on a certain feature will not be complete by a deadline, they just skip adding the feature until the next expansion. And this can happen easily.

I'll wait for the game is done before I consider buying.

You'll be waiting a long, long time then. Paradox games are known to be updated for many years after release. CK2, for example, is 6 years old and is still getting major updates regularly.

Finally, it's not like they are holding back existing content just so they can charge you more later. Somebody comes up with an idea, stuff nobody even thought of, and it becomes a major update years down the line. Again, for example, Stellaris is getting it's 2.0 update in just a few days which is basically a whole new game. They could easily release it as "Stellaris 2" and charge full price for it, but personally I much prefer this continuously updated development approach that keeps a game alive for a decade or more.

The Fall Part 2: Unbound to release with Linux support on Feb 13, new trailer has arrived
8 February 2018 at 6:44 pm UTC

Wow, this is great news. After years of silence, I was 100% convinced the game was dead and we would never get the rest of the story.

The Talos Principle going Fusion, Croteam dropping OpenGL & Serious Sam 4 still coming
5 January 2018 at 5:29 pm UTC

GustyGhostRoad to Gehenna was okay but felt like it was just standing in the shadow of the Talos Principle. But then again what should I expect from just DLC addon?

Assuming you are only speaking about the story (and not gameplay), it's the other way around for me. While I was very impressed with the main narrative (philosophy done well is extremely rare in games), the DLC was on a whole other level.

The Talos Principle going Fusion, Croteam dropping OpenGL & Serious Sam 4 still coming
5 January 2018 at 11:44 am UTC Likes: 2

While more Serious Sam is always a good thing, what I'm really waiting for is Talos Principle 2. It was my personal GOTY 2014.

First-person sci-fi game 'TARTARUS' is now available on Linux
22 December 2017 at 1:50 pm UTC Likes: 4

Tried it, bounced off pretty hard. I can understand games not holding your hand, but this game goes way too far with it. The puzzles take place in terminals where you type in commands. There is a help command which only gives you a list of other commands; it doesn't tell you what they are, what they do or why you might want to use them. As such, the only real way to progress is to try every single command/file combination possible and see what happens. Boring and frustrating.

Oh, one more thing. If you do decide to give it a shot, you'll need a pen and paper as the inventory is inaccessible while you are using a terminal and you'll be expected to enter passwords, numbers etc. from memory :/

Figment, a beautiful and musical action-adventure game is now available on Linux
26 October 2017 at 8:31 pm UTC

Wow, I'm sold based on that trailer alone. Looks and sounds excellent. Thanks for the heads up Liam.

The First Tree, a short and powerful exploration game is now available on Linux
17 October 2017 at 8:37 pm UTC

QuoteFor fans of Journey, Firewatch, and Shelter.

Sold, sold and sold! Thanks for the review Liam.

So, I played... Pyre
28 July 2017 at 6:57 am UTC Likes: 1

I liked Bastion. I loved Transistor. But Pyre managed to exceed both, by a pretty decent margin for me. I loved the story, the characters, the music, the immaculate detail of the lore. This was a day 1 buy for me and I couldn't be happier.

Even on the technical side, everything worked perfectly; no crashes at all, excellent multi monitor support (I have a 3 monitor setup and I like playing on the middle one) and most importantly, no problems with mouse capture (sooo many games get this wrong).

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