The Swords of Ditto: Confused Execution Kills a Great Concept

The Swords of Ditto has been out for about two weeks now. When the title made its PS4 and PC release on April 24th,...

Neon Tail is Our Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, Mirrors...

Neon Tail is basically Jet Set Radio meets Space Channel 5 meets Mirror's Edge. If that doesn't get your heart racing then you and...
39 Days to Mars Review

39 Days to Mars Reviewed: Beautiful Steampunk Tomfoolery

Imagine how the future looked as a child. Do you remember? Do you remember the moment when you could do anything at all? When...

Coffee Crisis: Why This Pittsburgh Alien-Brew Wants a Shot of PC,...

Mega Cat Studios has considered itself part of the ol’ Kickstarter Retro Renaissance after all, wherein anything past discrediting the cloud and evangelizing cassettes...

Bombslinger Review: A New Take on the Bomberman Formula

Take a concoction that's two parts Bomberman, one part Wild West, and lace it with some thick rougelike elements. The result? Bombslinger, a game...

Moments & Memories in Before I Forget

Before I Forget is a narrative game exploring the life of Sunita, who has dementia. By moving through her house, players will unlock memories that...

Soaring High in Windlands 2

Windlands 2 is easily the strangest feeling I’ve ever had in VR. A virtual reality platformer, the game asks the player to swing from branch...

Smoke and Sacrifice Preview: Motherhood and Mud

Smoke and Sacrifice first hooked me in with its protagonist: a mother. Strangely rare in games, given how many fathers there are, this game’s...

The Breathtaking Beauty of Raji: An Ancient Epic

Raji: An Ancient Epic might have been the most gorgeous game at EGX Rezzed. Influenced by Hindu and Balinese legends, the titular Raji must go...

The Dark Hilarity of Morkredd

Morkredd is interesting because its monochrome aesthetic and the menacing dark that players must avoid contrasts cleanly with how much I laughed playing it. You’d...
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Lost Ember : Most Adorable

Lost Ember has some of the most adorable animals in games I’ve ever seen – especially the wombats. And to make it better, you get...
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Knights and Bikes Preview: Rough and Tumble Fun

Knights and Bikes is nostalgic for the 80s – but not in the sense that it’s riddled with cheap pop culture references. Instead, it...

5 Years and 5,000 Stories

This here post marks the 5,000th story published on Cliqist. To the casual reader that's not necessarily a big deal, but to me it's...

Decoding Dialect in Inkle Studios’ Heaven’s Vault

I usually try to avoid comparing games to other games, but when Inkle Studios’ Art and Code Director Joseph Humfrey called Heaven’s Vault “Guitar...
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The Genuine, Unapologetic Joy of Ooblets

I’m not going to lie, Ooblets was by far and away my most anticipated game of EGX Rezzed – and it did not disappoint. The...

Unravel the Forest’s Mysteries in Lake Ridden

Lake Ridden is an upcoming narrative game centred on 13 year old Marie, who is searching for her missing sister in the Maine wilderness. Their...