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The Body Changer Review: Still Growing

The Body Changer Review: Still Growing

The Body Changer is a new puzzle/shooter hybrid game from The Short And The Tall that just launched after a run on Steam Early Access. I’m not typically one for puzzle games, but I had some free time over the weekend and seeing as how it was the first game in my queue to check out, I decided to give The Body Changer a go. I played it for a couple hours, so my impressions below are from roughly the […]

Cradle Review: The Breaking Bough

Cradle Review: The Breaking Bough

Cradle is a first-person adventure game from Flying Cafe for Semianimals. Yes, that is their name. In Cradle players awaken in a state of amnesia, in a yurt somewhere in Mongolia. It’s the near-future, I believe the game said it was nearing 2080, and your yurt is filled with antique equipment…and a cyborg lady. The entire game takes place in the yurt, the few acres surrounding the yurt, and in a nearby abandoned theme park. The game is short enough […]

Submerged Review: Under Water, Above the Rest

Submerged Review: Under Water, Above the Rest

Submerged from Uppercut Games caught me completely off guard. I don’t know what exactly I was expecting when I first loaded into the game, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to beat the game in one sitting. Running at just around 4 hours, I completed Submerged last night, in one shot. I can’t think of another game that I’ve done that with, apart from the very short Dear Esther. I just could not put Submerged down. Submerged gave me everything I […]

Coffin Dodgers Review: Race For Your Life

Coffin Dodgers Review: Race For Your Life

Having worked in a grocery store throughout my high school and early college days, I am well aware of the danger that is an old person behind the wheel of an electric scooter. Nothing is safe once they toss their cane in the wire basket, shuffle their old legs onto the platform, and put the pedal to the metal. The dangerous mixture of failing vision, poor reflexes, and failing coordination, make these drivers some of the most wreckless around. While […]

Fort Meow Review: Purrfectly Secure

Fort Meow Review: Purrfectly Secure

As a kid, building forts was arguably the best thing to do on a rainy day. Grab some pillows, a blanket, anchor the blanket to the couch and drape it down to the pillows, and boom: makeshift living room tent. I always built the fort because it gave me a cool place to do homework, or to read a book, or play Pokemon Blue on my Game Boy Color. In Fort Meow, I was tasked with building a fort of […]

Tap Heroes Review: Tapped Out

Tap Heroes Review: Tapped Out

So I played Cookie Clicker back when that was a popular thing, I’ve been playing Tap Titans on my iPad as something to do when I need to kill some time, and just now I’ve sunk about a solid 45 minutes into Tap Heroes…just because. For those of you who don’t recognize any of those titles, all three of those games belong to this new wave of RPG-esque games where players must tap/click on an item many, many, many times […]

The Silent Age Review: Deja Vu

The Silent Age Review: Deja Vu

The Silent Age from developer House on Fire has me a bit conflicted for this review. The game’s completed story and gameplay experience was great, and I will remember it fondly. Unfortunately though, the dialog and disconnected puzzles all felt lacking, or weaker than they could be. Let me elaborate: The Silent Age begins with a series of images that tell the story of protagonist Joe’s life until the events of the game begin. He lived a solitary life, moving between unremarkable […]

Kholat Review: Lost

Kholat Review: Lost

If you’re a long-time reader of Epic Brew, you’ll have picked up by now that I really enjoy first-person, narrative-driven adventure games. From The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to A Story About My Uncle, I really enjoy exploring worlds that developers have constructed to be played through the eyes of a particular character. Kholat is one such game. Sending me deep into Russia’s Ural Mountains, Kholat had me investigating the mysterious disappearance of a group of hikers. Paranormal activities are […]

Hatred Review: Point Blank

Hatred Review: Point Blank

[Hatred is an AO-rated video game. So don’t look if you’re a kid or offended by lots of violence] At the beginning of the month, Hatred released onto Steam. The game’s release marked the first time an “Adults Only” (AO) rated video game has been available for sale on the platform. Most games that you consider violent are rated M for Mature; Battlefield, Call of Duty, even Grand Theft Auto are all M-rated video games. To achieve the infamous AO […]

Thoughtbits: Takeaways From My First 5 Hours Of The Witcher 3

Thoughtbits: Takeaways From My First 5 Hours Of The Witcher 3

So, in-between poking at mobile games and playing Smite in my free time, I’ve been playing The Witcher 3. While the game launched a few weeks ago, I’ve only found myself just over 5-hours into the game. I just killed the griffin. Yeah, I know, I’m still not very far yet. But I have my reasons! You see, I have the bad habit of wanting to explore everything. In games as rich and dense as The Witcher 3 is, I […]