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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 […]

Action Henk Review: A Runaway Hit

Action Henk Review: A Runaway Hit

When I was a kid, and watching Toy Story for the first time, one of my takeaways from that movie was how fun it would be to be a toy. Not just because I wouldn’t have to eat vegetables or go to school, but because if I was a toy, than all the other toys are life-sized in comparison to me. For example, the scene where Buzz Lightyear leaps onto a Hot Wheels car and zooms around the race track, […]

Flame Over Review: Gameplay That Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Flame Over Review: Gameplay That Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Before I begin my review of Flame Over, I should make my opinion on roguelikes clear: I often enjoy the genre, but only a small fraction of roguelikes have been able to truly hold my attention for longer than a week. Usually I find roguelikes too random and harsh, especially when the player loses control of the situation to a bad randomization. There are, however, games like Spelunky that are truly masterpieces of game mechanics; every single aspect of that […]

60 Seconds! Review: Fallout Fun

60 Seconds! Review: Fallout Fun

Growing up in Florida during the 90s, I was raised around the constant threat of hurricanes. All throughout the summer months we lived wary of the words “tropical depression” popping up on the news. With hurricanes, we’d have days, sometimes even weeks, to anticipate the storm’s arrival and adhere to the proper preparation and evacuation plans. Even with so much time to plan for a possible worst-case scenario, the experience was always pretty stressful. But back in the 1950s and […]

Super Star Path Review: Star Struck

Super Star Path Review: Star Struck

As someone who writes daily for a mobile games website, I sometimes have nightmares that I’m being consumed alive in a quicksand-like trap full of match-three-blocks. The more I clear out, the further I fall into the endless pit. More and more colored cubes keep piling up…matching them is soon useless, the sun vanishes behind colored cubes and I wake up with a racing heart, cursing unoriginal game publishers for continuing to pump out games with the same mechanics. Clearly […]

Year Walk Review

Year Walk Review

[Contributed] Time travel is a tricky subject, and it can be pretty hard to present a plausible exploration of how it might be achieved, and how it could affect the rest of the world. There have been many games that tried to present their own twist to the tired old time travel trope, from all the way back in 1980 with Time Traveler on the Apple II to, of course, the ever-popular Bioshock: Infinite. Time travel is an incredibly complex […]