And another month passes, the last one of the year! This month was a bit hectic – we had a firm foot on posts both reviews and ramblings and we think we’re getting the hang of it!
So let’s see what December 2021 brought us!
Another great round of games for this month. Opening with The Signal State an “Engineer Lab” simulation coming from indie studio Reckoner Industries and publisher The Iterative Collective. This logic-based synthesizer-inspired puzzle/simulation game is not like anything else I’ve played during my gaming career!
A few days later we had reviewed Nuclear Blaze a fiery action 2D-platform firefighting game from the creator of Dead Cells Sébastien Benard where you get to survive through devastating backdrafts, exploding walls, and a mysterious facility all while you try to keep the blaze under control. Discussing about this with the developer he revealed that he’s working on an update named “Hold my beer” that should be released during January – I can’t wait to play it. Additionally, we were very happy to learn that he’s also involved in developing “Have a Nice Death”, a game showcased in TGA2021. We’re already excited about this!
Orbital Bullet was next, a fast-paced 360-degree rogue-lite action platformer with a twist! Developed by smokestab and published by assemble entertainment based in Germany, this game is great all “around” (pun intended) and we’re recommending this to any fan of the genre.
Following this, we’ve reviewed a newly released bullet-hell with RPG elements game from developer idoz & phops, published by Humble Games named Archvale. Despite some mishaps on its launch, developers managed to update and fix most of the problems that plagued the release, making this game enjoyable and trouble-free. Well if you don’t see a million bullets flying your way as a “trouble”.
Lastly, we’ve reviewed Greak: Memories of Azur, a beautiful hand-drawn single-player side-scrolling 2D-platform adventure with puzzle elements from Navegante Entertainment an independent video game studio based in Mexico, and published by Team17. We had a lot of fun playing this one with my kids, as we decided to pass the controller around when alternating between the characters during this journey! Again as noted in the review, this game needs a couch Co-op mode! Perhaps in a later update Navegante?
This month, we worked on our Youtube channel where we uploaded gameplay videos of the games we had reviewed so the viewer takes a better look at the animation, the sounds, the music, and the overall feeling/atmosphere of the game and maybe help decide on what game they’re going to investing into.
Event’s side, we’ve covered The Game Awards 2021 and talked about the winner and the game’s showcased there that we’re looking forward to:
- Have a Nice Death
- Planet of Lana
- Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course DLC
- Dune: Spice Wars
Other games played this month
We’ve continued with seasonal content in Forza Horizon 5 (FOMO much?) and Rocket League, but we haven’t touched CoD: Vanguard or the released Halo Infinite. We got bored to grind more guns and levels on the former, and in the latter, we wanted to have a bit more free time to sink into, which this month was not really aplenty.
Gaming goals for January…
Hopefully, this month will be less hectic (and covid-free), and we’ll get to spend more time playing video games. We’ve already acquired some AAA and indie titles during the Steam Sale and we look forward to letting you know about the reviews we’re lining up for you lot this month including Beacon, Gunborg: Dark Matters, Deflector, and more!
Well, that is all in this month’s overview and my plans for the next, and hopefully, I will see you around!