‘Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery’ Review – A Bittersweet Ghibli-esque Story

Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery By: Akupara Games / Silver Lining Studio I don't absolutely need my games to have a gorgeous art style, but it certainly helps to catch my attention and interest if one does. That was the case with Silver Lining Studio's new release, Behind the Frame, which claims to be inspired by Studio Ghibli films and actually follows through on that promise. It's a short game that…

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‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ iOS Review: A Masterpiece in Your Pocket

What Remains of Edith Finch By: Annapurna Interactive / Giant Sparrow It was hard not to hear about Giant Sparrow's What Remains of Edith Finch back when it released in 2017, as anyone within the games sphere was talking about it. Still, I didn't want to play on my computer, so I kept my head down and managed to avoid any spoilers. When it came to the Nintendo Switch in 2019, I…

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‘My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge’ Review – Go Bananas!

My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge By: Devolver / DeadToast Back when the original My Friend Pedro released in 2019, I was excited to play but also worried I wouldn't be very good at it. I played some on my Nintendo Switch and enjoyed it, but struggled quite a bit due to my lack of practice with a controller and the fact that the game utilizes just about every button on there…

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‘Baba Is You’ Translates Beautifully to Mobile, Out Now

Baba Is You By: Hempuli Back in 2019 when Baba Is You first released on PC, I wanted to play so badly that I did so despite my general aversion to playing games on a computer. Shortly after that I bought a Switch, in part so I could have a more portable option for playing Baba. I made it pretty far between the two platforms and worked on a walkthrough, but eventually…

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‘Railroad Ink Challenge’ Review: On the Right Track

Railroad Ink Challenge By: Horrible Guild I don't play a ton of board games these days, but I do appreciate when one adapts well to digital form, especially mobile. Horrible Guild's Dragon Castle is one example, and it was designed so well that I knew to be on the lookout for any future games from the developer. Railroad Ink Challenge is their latest and it's adapted perfectly to mobile devices, working in…

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‘Overboard!’ Review: Malcolm in the Middle of the Ocean

Overboard! By: inkle inkle's Overboard! doesn't waste any time getting straight to the action. It starts with you, Veronica Villensey, pushing your husband, Malcolm, overboard while traveling by cruise ship to 1935 New York. It sounds like he deserved it, but that might not be how the other passengers see it if they find the evidence. So you need to spend your remaining time on the boat figuring out how to get…

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‘The Longest Road on Earth’ Review: Life Simulator

The Longest Road on Earth By: Raw Fury / Brainwash Gang / TLR Games The recent lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games brought up the age-old question of what makes a game a game. Does there need to be a challenge? A score? I'm a firm believer that anything can be a game, but that doesn't mean that I love every walking simulator or never get bored by games with little interactivity.…

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‘The Chronos Principle’ Review: Repeat After Me

The Chronos Principle By: Logisk Studio It's hard for a puzzle game to stand out these days, especially on mobile where there's so many new ones releasing every week. I'm personally drawn to those that make me work my brain but not so much my reflexes, and ones that have little filler. If I'm going to spend my time solving puzzles, I want them to be quality puzzles. Even with those criteria,…

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