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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 […]

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 […]