Lumo Appears on Nintendo Switch in November

Lumo Appears on Nintendo Switch in November

7 Nov, 2017

If you can wait until the fourth week of November, isometric puzzler Lumo is coming to your Nintendo Switch. Lumo is an isometric adventure puzzle game with more than 150 rooms to challenge. Previously, publisher Rising Star Games informed Geek Syndicate that Lumo would be available globally in October. As gamers know, sometimes a release date has to be pushed back, so we can sympathize! The new date for Lumo’s UK  release is the 24th of November.     You may think that Lumo is as you have seen, a game taking place in a fantasy world. I have watched some gameplay, and the context for your adventure is very different than I expected. I will leave specific details out, but the game involves more than just a fantasy setting. There is no dialogue or speech; it’s just you, the puzzles, and the music.   This slideshow requires JavaScript. Lumo will be coming to the Nintendo eShop, and it will also have a physical release. For those who’ve gone without a Switch until now,  Lumo is available on all current consoles, and PC. For PC gamers, you can get it on the Steam, GOG, or Humble Bundle stores. If you want to know more about the game, you can go to the official website. Lumo retails for £24.99.   Source: HandheldPlayers, Rising Star Games GS Blogger:...

GAME REVIEW: Indygo

GAME REVIEW: Indygo

26 Oct, 2017

We take a look at Indygo, a PC game that depicts an artist’s struggle with depression, and the room it all takes place in.

GAME REVIEW: Samurai Riot [PC- Steam]

GAME REVIEW: Samurai Riot [PC- Steam]

26 Oct, 2017

We take a look at Samurai Riot a new steam game based on the classic arcade brawlers of the 80s.

GAME REVIEW: Necrosphere (PC)

GAME REVIEW: Necrosphere (PC)

12 Oct, 2017

Some gamers are just sadists. Maybe those folk would enjoy Necrosphere, a very challenging side-scrolling platformer. There is a “story” to Necrosphere: You are- or were- a cop who has died. You are now trying to find your way out of the afterlife, out of the Necrosphere and into a portal, back to the Normalsphere. The big twist of Necrosphere is that you only use two buttons: left and right. There is no jump button. This is where the challenge of Necrosphere comes in. Without the ability to jump, easily advancing is more difficult. To “jump” there are bubbles found around the area, and the only control you have is the timing of your bounce and fall. If my brain had a mouth, I think it would’ve vomited a dozen times from the nerves Necrosphere has caused. As you can see in the trailer, the way home is filled with fire and spikes. There is no health. If you die, you are taken back to the latest checkpoint. Luckily, the cats at Cat Nigiri are very generous with checkpoints, so you don’t have to travel 2 minutes to your furthest point, only to die again. Necrosphere is still too mean, even though they give you checkpoints so close to each other, and even though you can save at any point in the game. In the game, they say that this is not Hell, but Necrosphere feels that way sometimes. The world is mapped out into a crafty, interconnected maze, so you will often backtrack after you’ve unlocked areas, and you will find yourself being led back to certain points. This is the Metroidvania system of level design, which is popular with a lot of PC game developers. Why do we continue to get so many of these games with interconnected levels? Probably because it works in those games, and people cannot get enough. Using Metroidvania design works here was well. As much as I have been frustrated, the puzzle solver in me wants to know how I unlock parts of the world. This slideshow requires JavaScript.   I have played the game for only two hours, so I don’t know when I will get...

GAME REVIEW: Inmates (PC)

GAME REVIEW: Inmates (PC)

5 Oct, 2017

We explore Davit Andreasyan’s Inmates, a PC horror adventure game in which nothing is quite as it seems.

GAMING NEWS: XCom 2: War of the Chosen is Out Now for Windows PC

GAMING NEWS: XCom 2: War of the Chosen is Out Now for Windows PC

9 Sep, 2017

XCom 2: War of the Chosen is now available for Windows, a game in which things have gone very wrong for Earth.

GAME REVIEW: Early Impressions of Fortnite’s Early Access

GAME REVIEW: Early Impressions of Fortnite’s Early Access

30 Aug, 2017

Epic Games’ Fortnite is a survival / defence game that has been a long time in the making. Out now in Early Access for PC, XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4, here’s our early impressions of the game.

GAME REVIEW: Empyrion – Galactic Survival (Early Access)

GAME REVIEW: Empyrion – Galactic Survival (Early Access)

24 Aug, 2017

We take a look at Empyrion – Galactic Survival, a PC space-survival game that will probably resonate with anyone who enjoyed The Martian.

Samurai Riot Comes to Steam in September

Samurai Riot Comes to Steam in September

10 Aug, 2017

Online multiplayer is overwhelmingly popular these days but sometimes you just want to team up with friends or loved ones, couch co op style. Maybe Samurai Riot will be your next adventure?

GAME REVIEW: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Early Access)

GAME REVIEW: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Early Access)

7 Aug, 2017

If battling your way to victory in a Battle Royale style survival game appeals to you, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is almost certainly the game for you.