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Staxel Review

Minecraft and Stardew Valley have had a baby, and its name is Staxel. This cute little indie game takes the best from both worlds and lumps it together. The result is a beautiful, vibrant cuboid world.Staxel, developed by Plukit and published by Humble Bundle, is at its core a farming simulator. But that’s not to say it isn’t unique. Staxel is very ambitious, taking on elements from Minecraft (mostly the blocky graphics) as well as deriving parts from Stardew Valley. Yet it seems a lot freer than the latter, and has slightly more purpose than the former.When you first start out, it’s Spring the 1st. It’s a warm-looking day… but

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RIOT: Civil Unrest Review

Imagine it’s a cool December afternoon in Italy. You and several hundred others gather together with signs in hand and a plan to push into a police-guarded construction camp by nonviolent means in protest of, what you believe, to be a frivolous and unnecessary high-speed transit line. As your legion approaches the gates they are met with riot-gear-clad police bent on pushing you all back. Do you urge your comrades to push through nonviolently, or do you consider the possibility that you may need to fight your way in, whatever it takes to get your voice heard?  Welcome to our Riot:

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Trials of the Gauntlet Review

Trials of the Gauntlet is a game that originated as a midterm project for a group of students at Full Sail University. Unfortunately, while the effort was there, the end result is just a clunky mess.Let's go over the bad/annoying parts first - Frustrating controls. The whole gimmick behind Trials of the Gauntlet is the grapple mechanic and what it adds to the game's platforming. Unfortunately this mechanic is just frustrating to use. It made the platforming a pain to get through and was just uncooperative most of the time.- Boring sound design. This is a very quiet game, with rather

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Beta + Changes to Come [UPDATE 3]

So Opium Pulses has a new look for 2018, unless you've been giving us the cold shoulder lately, we're sure you will have noticed our new lick of paint!Technically the site is still a work in progress and we very much consider what is presented so far to be in BETA state. This means not everything is finished and what is, might not work as expected, but we're working day and night to implement all the changes required to bring the quality to a level our customers and members expect.First, we'll go over a few of the big things we know

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Wulverblade Review

Few genres were as prevalent in the 80s and 90s as the side-scrolling beat 'em ups. From Streets of Rage to The Simpsons, if you were playing games a few decades ago, you surely put some pocket change into these arcade cabinets, or played others on early home consoles. For the most part, the industry has moved away from the genre, with one coming out every now and then. It's early in the year, but however it'll be tough for any of them to be more impressive than Wulverblade.Wulverblade is a historical fiction game combining ancient British history with folktales told through the generations. As the

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Tactera and Skylight Review

Tactera- It is a bird’s eye style domination game which puts you into a battle to defeat your enemy by raiding their base. The game starts by teaching you the basics of moving troops, there are three main troop types; Tanks, Artillery and Jets (air raid). The game then tells you that there is no friendly fire but still allows you to miss click onto our troops wasting the valid artillery. Once you select the militant you want to move, it gives you a directional line to say where they should go. This ,however, can be tedious as the artillery for

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Wartile Review

I’m not usually one for tactics games because I consider myself a simple (read: dense) man, and so the term ‘tactical’ doesn’t really pique my interest that often. But Wartile also has the word ‘war’ in the title’, so I guess I had to check it out. For the record, Wartile bills itself as a tactical game based around cool-downs, in which you guide a bunch of Vikings.So let's get started immediately, when you start the game you start with some text, dive right into the tutorial, and then you get the hang of it fairly quickly. However, the game is

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All Walls Must Fall Review

All Walls Must Fall is a techno-tactics game that allows you to hop into the boots of secret agents who can travel through time. Throw in some seriously good music, excellent visuals, and unique mechanics, and you've got quite the strategy gem coming out of Steam Early Access on PC.The story commences in Berlin, November 2089, where the Cold War never concluded. For more than a decade both parties have used time travel for espionage, but now they're scrambling to send agents back in time to find out who's planning to launch a nuclear strike and cause worldwide chaos. This is

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Marble Run Review

Marble run is a simple game... really simple... too simple. More of a free game then an 8 euro one. So this review is gonna be simple aswell.So, I was unaware of this, but marble run is a popular hobby where you make a track and just let the little marble go through it. By the way I just described the whole game in one sentence, what do I type next?Well, you can create and save the tracks you made, or load in other peoples tracks. What's bad about it? Everything is too simplistic, and it doesn't feel or look like

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Bombastic Cars Review

Bombastic cars is a failed attempt at the "Twisted Metal" Genre, to save you some time, it's bad. Really bad. If you wanna see why, keep reading.So, let's list some major problems this game has. The game UI is not linked with steam and relies on using your email addresses to invite friends, which means you have to make an account on some unknown website so you can play the game. Once me and my friends did that I saw that only 5 of us were actually playing the game, so the playerbase is non-existant. Then we were driving... and the

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