A simple story about a simple man, that just wants his everyday routine not to be ruined. A story, that many of us could tell.
Once you’ll start to play Dave, you will soon find out that there is a quite some background for this well made tribute to a Pac-man like games. I was simply amazed with the amount of all the dialogues, options, hidden jokes and obvious puns, all accompanied with great chiptune music. The music itself makes a huge work here as well, as many times I have just realized that I am humming the tones along with my head nodding to the rhythm.
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Dave-Man is a charming retro-style game that taught me to despise anyone named Cathy! (for real, there is something very satisfying about getting caught out by her for the 15th time and exclaiming ‘GOSHDARNIT CATHY’ while smacking your desk).The gameplay is heckin fun, reminds me of my terrible attempts at Pac-Man when I was a wee lad but with cool extra stuff like online shopping and cats!!!The music is delightful, love the chiptune sound and it is there to comfort you when you inevitably get caught because you tried the hardest difficulty room.The end of a run is a really nice touch too, I won’t spoil it but it made me genuinely laugh.Overall I’d super recommend, and honestly it’s a steal for the price. It’s cheaper than a coffee from Costbucks for Christ’s sake and it comes with janitorial friendship!!
Timothy Leary’s Mind Mirror
I absolutely recommend anyone with even a slight interest in psychotherapy to try this game out, not because it’ll blow your mind or because Leary was some kind of genius, but because it’s a solid example of what I believe to be a therapy-oriented game.
Somewhere between interactive fiction and gestalt therapy (not mention the weird words and “archetypes”), this program is for all I have read basically a reproduction of Leary’s PhD thesis. It might well have been a facebook quiz if it was written two decades later! It’s not particularly avant-garde or exceptionally brilliant as far as I’m concerned, but it’s neat to play through.
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2020 Speedy Review Cleanup
Do I highly recommend this game? No.
But Landflix Odyssey is interesting solely for its parody aspects about the shows. Each show has its own mechanics so that it doesn’t feel like you’re doing the same thing throughout the game.
Worth a try on sale if you’re interested in the show aspects. If you don’t care about the shows, probably look elsewhere.
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This is a very fun, very traditional platformer where you get to explore your favorite TV Worlds! :) :) )
Saturday Morning RPG
I love Saturday Morning RPG. It’s so bad.
Remember the eighties?
Remember sitting in front of your TV on Saturday morning, soaking up the cartoon goodness?
How it was all ridiculously over-the-top and crazy, but somehow, at the end of every half an hour episode, everything worked out?
Well, if you remember those days fondly, you’ll find a lot to love in Saturday Morning RPG.
The trouble is, you’ll also find less fun things there, too.
Memory can be a fickle thing.
So, What Is Saturday Morning RPG?
I find it a shame and astonishing that a game as good as Saturday Morning RPG has not done better commercially. The game has some crazy achievements, such as fighitng 1,000 and even up to 5,000 battles, based on an initial idea of 20 episodes. Since it didn’t do well, they had to limit their ambitions to six episodes, hopefully with a fine tuning of the achievements in the future.
But why is all this necessary? The game has everyone a gamer would be looking for. A series of episodes with a simple story, with tons of nostalgic references for one thing. I mean the main character is a guy named Marty, who rides a hoverboard, and gets his powers from a mysterious man known as The Wizard. The retro graphics are a joy to behold, the music is killer, and the gameplay is a very solid Paper Mario/Super Mario RPG type of thing, with button presses for better defense and better attacks.
Retro City Rampage™ DX
I think the concept of this game is great. The idea is that it’s an open world crime game like GTA, but it’s set in video game land filled with parodies of almost any video game character you can imagine. It’s a brilliant idea, and fortunately the game mostly lives up to this great concept even if it falls short in some areas.
The game plays as you’d expect out of an open world crime game. However, the game tries to have a much better variety of mission styles. It doesn’t try to be only standard A to B shooting. The game tries to mix it up by including missions that are arcade-like or based on old NES games. Thanks to this the variety is incredible and every other mission mixes up the gameplay in some way, so you’ll rarely get bored. The quality of the missions do vary however. A good amount of the missions are fun and challenging, but others tend to be a little shallow and funnled, not leaving a lot of room for experimentation. On the whole though, the biggest problem with the missions in this game is that they’re all a bit short.
Retro City Rampage.
What can I say? I love this game. I can’t even write from an objective standpoint here to make an honest and fair review with this one. I’ve spent over 20 hours with this game here on steam, gotten every achievement- and even then- I didn’t quit. I took the time to Gold Medal all the optional missions too. I seriously can’t get enough. I tried for hours to put my name up on the leaderboards. I’m in the top 20 for lots of the missions and I’m quite proud of that. But enough about me.
Victim Cache the RPG - An 80s JRPG Parody
Fortunately, I finished this game with a good ending.
! (this is last boss is a wtf with his dmg)
Really good game to relax, with good text, humor and soundtrack. Nothing extra.
I don’t know why this game passed by Steam players…
Another addition to the huge pile of RPG Maker trash.
Crashed within the first 30 seconds of gameplay because of trying to access the skill menu, assumed it was because I had no skills - But alas it did crash again when trying later after obtaining one. Gave up after second crash putting me back a while as the game doesn’t feel too captivating. Might give it another try at some point to get farther and update the review.
Dialogue gives a “cringy teen made this game in Newgrounds era” feeling. The Drunken Paladin does this kind of humor way better, and it’s free - Might be able to pick up a thing or two for improvements from there.
Orlando the Fireman
This game is not really fun. Is it supposed to be a parody? The game is almost identical to super mario bros. All u are doing is going up and saving people with the occasional person with water sometime being available. The main screen is only a play button. There is no tutorial or explanation for the game. There is no “Esc” button. There is no place where I can find about scores? How well did I do; can I beat my personnel score??? This game should not have been released for even these simple options.
I wouldn’t play this on my phone
A Twisted Tale
About the game
Discover a humouristic point and click adventure inspired by all the masterpieces which made us stick to our computers back in the day (and therefore we played outside way too infrequently). Full of loony characters, unexpected twists and challenging riddles.
Accompany Vio on her unintentional journey through various realms. Explore broken cities, pirate ships in the deepest jungle and other unreal places. Stand by her side when she makes the acquaintance of the (depressive) Death and engage with lots of explicit and ambiguous references, hommages and imitations of the big classics past (and not quite past) times.
We are a bit vintage - therefore we draw our background art the old-fashioned way with paper, pencil and ink. Colorizing is done digitally - this way we leave less colorful smudges on our desks.
Hand-drawn traditionally and digitally created graphics in 4K/Ultra HD
Classic frame by frame animation
Female main character
An undead deuteragonist (depressive Death)
Lots of explicit and ambiguous references, hommages and imitations of the big classics
Even more comical, thrilling and unique characters
Weird humor and retro-vibes
Varying worlds and twisted settings
Extensive story and classical complex riddles
Decisions affecting the game
Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon
grant bought me this game for my 3rd birthday and i just recently learned to type so thank grant for the game goodnight
better then the actual far cry 3
Ant Force is a platformer/PvP brawler game made by the Russian group Trinity Project by filling out some game templates for GameMaker Studio, a game construction kit. No real serious development effort is involved in filling out game construction kit templates, and it results in very poor quality games, something Trinity Project have a solid reputation for.
It’s no surprise this was dumped into cheap, nasty DailyIndieGame bundles.
While a half-hearted attempt at making a playable video game was done here, as this is differentiated a little from most copy+paste template games, the quality is still deplorably low.