Battle Star

Battle Star

I played almost 40h and want to keep going. As a f2p I like that you can get all the characters without spending any money. The graphics are good, sounddesign is catching and the turnbased combat is right up my ally. The only thing I might add is the option to change gear during missionselection. Other than that I would also like to see a male character who talks more (srly girls are not in shortage but where are the men?). That aside, the combat is exciting and story interesting (at least for me). I do love me a good grind (I did spend more of less 70% of my playtime grinding ressources) but that might not be the case for everyone. You can take it ez though. I recommend you try it out for yourself. Can’t wait for more exciting updates. ;)

Real player with 141.8 hrs in game

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Summary: This is a pretty awesome game if you like SRPGs!

Story: It exists. It’s not great, it’s not terrible, just whatever. Pretty generic anime-esque stuff, a group of female fighters trying to take down the evil bad guys.

Artstyle/UI: Very good! The characters are clean and distinct, the attacks are flashy without being over-the-top. UI is tight and shiny, and easy to navigate. It’s anime style in the artwork, but chibi “big head” characters in the actual gameplay. It’s not distracting though, it’s very cute. Some character artwork is sexualized with huge cleavage, but compared to a lot of games of this stripe, it’s not over-the-top. Many characters are just badass/cool without being scantily clad.

Real player with 101.3 hrs in game

Battle Star on Steam

Project Apax

Project Apax

Join Laia and Evan, two young graduated Apprentices from the Kingdom of Agni, in their adventure to face the powerful Kingdom of Gea. The echoes of a dark past return to threaten all we know, unless the prophecy of the Anointed comes true.

Paying tribute to the great classics

Inspired by great classics like Final Fantasy IX or Golden Sun, Project Apax is a nostalgic old school RPG with a deep narrative and interactive battle system. With an appealing anime style and neat VFX, it immerses the player in an animated movie. All music has been composed by YouFulca.

Battle mode

  • Realtime turn-based combat

  • Interactive and dynamic combat actions

  • AI-powered enemies that will require strategy

Exploration mode

  • 3 continents and 10 cities, with over 80 hours of content

  • Interactive environment

  • Rewarding puzzles

  • Explorable dungeons

  • Two encounter modes: random encounters and visible enemies

The world of Project Apax

_Iberis was a world at peace. Gone are the times of the Great Conflict, which was about to end the world as it is known. Nations that ruled their vast lands evolved and their inhabitants lived peacefully in prosperous cities. The threat once known as The Collapse, which would disrupt the equilibrium of the known world and lead it to its destruction, was nothing more than a tale to scare children at night.

Or so we believed.

Conflicting cults began to emerge trying to manipulate society and governments to awaken an ancient menace. The five great pilars, major seals from a dark power, began to rumble, heralding the arrival of a new era. Iberis is at the beginning of a new stage which can mark a cruel and tragic destiny for the world, unless the prophecy comes true and the Anointed appear to face this threat.

None of us knew what this trip was going to bring us, nor the consequences that our failure could bring.

Let me tell you how, in a few minutes, world was plunged into Chaos.

Evan, Agni’s Fire Apprentice_

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Project Apax on Steam

Blood Bowl 3

Blood Bowl 3

Put on your cleats, buckle on your helmet, adjust your shoulder pads and breast plate… and (discreetly) tuck a sharp dagger into your belt.

War disappeared in the Old World when the inhabitants decided to resolve their differences by playing the god Nuffle’s sacred sport: Blood Bowl. And yet it is no less bloody than the battlefields it has replaced. Murder, mutilation, cheating, corruption, sorcery and even divine intervention come one after another on the pitch, to the delight of everyone watching!

  • Merciless, not brainless – Take charge of a team from amongst the 12 available races, each with unique characteristics, and stop your opponents from advancing by carefully positioning your players. Dodge or mercilessly eliminate whoever gets in your way and reach the end zone to score the decisive touchdown! Naturally, the best strategists should have an edge, but… who knows? A rampaging troll might eat a teammate and change the course of a match.

  • You’re the boss – Create your team, recruit your players, customize their appearance, emblems and armour, recruit cheerleaders and a coach, then take part in the most ferocious competitions in the Old World. But beware: injuries are commonplace, and it’s more than likely that some of your players will be carried off the field in a body bag, bringing a definitive end to a once-promising career…

What’s new in Blood Bowl 3

  • Based on the official rules of the latest edition of the board game, with new skills and overhauled passing mechanics

  • 12 races to choose from including, for the first time in a Blood Bowl video game, the Black Orcs, the Imperial Nobility, the Old World Alliance and the Chaos Renegades

  • Fields with special game rules to vary the types of match

  • New customization options for your coaches, cheerleaders, teams and every piece of armour worn by your players

  • A solo campaign open to all races

  • An improved competitive mode with new league management features and an official ladder

  • A flexible timer so you are free to organize practice sessions between experienced and rookie players

The brand-new solo campaign

An agent has noticed your skills as a coach and decided to finance you and your team, so you can participate in a new Blood Bowl event: the Clash of Sponsors. Will you be able to demolish your opponents and win over the spectators?

  • Play with the race of your choice

  • Take on teams sponsored by the most influential parties in the Old World

  • See how you stack up against star players who are now the faces of major brands, including the legendary Griff Oberwald

  • You will be able to use the team you built during the campaign in any other game mode.

Competitive modes with endless possibilities

In addition to the campaign and friendly matches against other players or the AI, Blood Bowl 3 has a brand-new competitive mode which lets you compete against players of all levels, from around the world:

  • Competitive seasons with an official ladder

  • Players can join a league, with new management options and the possibility of creating and configuring your own tournaments the way you want (stadiums, pitches, timing, races, etc.)

  • Regular challenges with temporary game modes

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Blood Bowl 3 on Steam

Lost Eidolons

Lost Eidolons


Fight your way through challenging story-driven combat scenarios on a classic turn-based grid. Face off against archers, spellcasters, mounted units, monsters, and more. Choose the right weapon for each enemy, and wield elemental magic to turn the terrain to your advantage.


Create the perfect fighting force, with over 20 CHARACTERS and 10 CLASSES to choose from (with more to come). Recruit your allies and build Rapport in camp, with MEALS, TRAINING, AND CONVERSATION. Then take your troops to the battlefield and show off what you’ve learned.


Enter the land of BENERIO, a war-torn nation by the sea. Join small-town mercenary EDEN and vengeful noble BALASTAR as they fight to bring down the Empire and take back their homeland.

But do the means of revolution justify the ends?

And when the smoke clears… what comes after?


Take on the corrupt LUDIVICTAN EMPIRE and shape the next chapter in the land of ARTEMESIA, a feudal landscape of hulking castles, mudstained towns, and forgotten gods waiting to be unleashed.


Be transported to a world of myth and war, with a moving string soundtrack by CLARK ABOUD, composer for hit indie titles like Slay the Spire, Factory Town, and Kind Words (winner of the 2020 BAFTA Games Award).

Lost Eidolons on Steam



This is a game whose enjoyment comes with several caveats: Do you like gundam (or other giant robot shows)? Do you enjoy oldschool turn based strategy? Can you overlook some rough bits of rough presentation for an otherwise pretty enough experience?

This is a very niche game for fans of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. I say that, but it’s geared more towards those who have watched the more modern shows (and shows that the west have more experience with). No Universal Century (barring one special machine); this focuses on Gundam’s Wing, SEED, 00, and Iron Blooded Orphans. Your enjoyment of this game is tired very closely to how much you enjoyed those series.

Real player with 491.0 hrs in game

Super Deformed Gundam

SD Gundam G Generation is a series of strategy-RPG games that focus on the Gundam. Developed by TOM CREATE and Released by Bandai. It’s long time series since late 90s and still continue to this day. However SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is special than other because it’s the first in this series that is officially localized outside of Japan and got released worldwide in major platform.

The game is actually very popular much like Super Robot Wars counterpart in Japan, as it’s only game that allow wide customization and ability to use many Gundam in the way beyond imagine. Countless of animations and copious eye candy fanservices, each mobile suit can have unique animations for themselves for each moveset, animation for dodging, animation for making entrance and exit and much more. The story that catches on the glimpse of beauty presented in the series are what make the them great despite the subjective Super Deformed fashion and somewhat straightforward gameplay.

Real player with 444.3 hrs in game


Weatherworn: The Adventure of Pap & Pup

Weatherworn: The Adventure of Pap & Pup

It’s a quick game with a lot of heart, an interesting story, and a unique art style!

Real player with 9.9 hrs in game

This is such a fun game with great art! I love the characters and the story.

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

Weatherworn: The Adventure of Pap & Pup on Steam

Chess Knights: Viking Lands

Chess Knights: Viking Lands

It’s been a while since I played chess and when I tried this game I could remember that beginner feeling.

I Recommend this game for those who like chess and also likes a good mind challenge.

I liked some scenario items left behind … buckets, wooden decks and wagons that block areas in board, these kind of things got rid of predicables movements and make things more challenging. I also liked the way some parts got half-covered by snow, this increase the challenge and make me think twice on choosing where to move … specially against Bishops. A little suggestion to improve a sense of progress could be some kind of icon or text that tells the current chapter and stage.

Real player with 6.0 hrs in game

Move chess knights across varying boards to pick up pieces from one square and return them to home squares while avoiding being taken by AI driven enemy pieces.

There are a lot of issues here, the difficulty wildly varies, though ultimately never gets particularly clever and many of the puzzles become just a matter of moving one of your safe pieces back and forth until the board state lets you win.

Some levels try to limit that which is where you feel a sudden difficulty spike which just ends up being more frustrating than challenging.

Real player with 5.8 hrs in game

Chess Knights: Viking Lands on Steam

Tears of Avia

Tears of Avia

Update: I originally wrote this review on launch day, I have now completed one full playthrough and adjusted some comments to reflect this.

A great genre aware indie game. If you love JRPG’s then this will embody every trope, cliche and worn-to-the-ground charisma you’ve come to love in the best ways possible.

With a selection of protagonists straight out of a pregen dungeons and dragons adventure, colourful and classic personalities along with bright and iconic designs (RIP Reina’s spine) there’s someone you’re bound to love. I myself was torn between the obviously-the-protagonist Kai and the all too matching a description Iris. And the rest of the cast, so far, hasn’t been a let down either for me. From the hard working superior you bump into to the obviously-not-merlin (which I have nicknamed Fauxlin) provides plenty of laughs. Although you don’t spend much time with some of the later characters, revisiting previous locations will sometimes provide interesting inter-character dialogue that you can watch while in the tavern, and replaying some levels with mixed up parties will let you see interesting dialogue combinations. With the added bonus who you recruit and how you treat your party members changing their outcome in the epilogue also, some of which can be quite sad.

Real player with 38.0 hrs in game

This review has been updated to reflect my thoughts after completing the game on normal.

1. Nice character and enemy designs

2. Nice animations (you can skip them and enemy movement)

3. Good music and the main menu theme song is catchy

4. Varied skill trees kind of encourage skill experimentation

5. Loot from battles is worthwhile - a nice gameplay loop of finding better gear

6. Combat is streamlined (healed after battle and can quickly retreat to town)

7. When you equip a new weapon its shown in battle and also the main character in town exploration

Real player with 17.8 hrs in game

Tears of Avia on Steam

Mark Out! The Wrestling Card Game

Mark Out! The Wrestling Card Game

I love this game and i see the potential

Especially combining card is really fun and i want to be able to combine two combined cards with eachother and just go crazy with it. I like all the references to other companies the naming of moves are great like the one horn demon. And praise no microtransactions

But and this is something that needs to be sorted you can basically take about 2 moves have a 2 energy lead, reverse literally everything and then just win from either the opponent not having any cards left or they keep hurting them selves and then you use one of your cards to put them out of their misery.

Real player with 60.0 hrs in game

If you’ve played RAW Deal, With Authority or Synamic D this is a game you want to check out.

It’s still in Early Access, but the foundations are already here for something awesome . A wrestling collectable card game, much like the games mentioned above where you build your best desk of cards to challenge the AI or PVP for EXP to level up and VC (No micro-transactions).

VC earnt from winning matches is then spent on opening packs of cards to acquire new moves to add to your collection.

There is also a create a wrestler option where you can watch your CAW perform the cards moves during gameplay and a create a card and combine option, where you can cook up any move you wish.

Real player with 38.8 hrs in game

Mark Out! The Wrestling Card Game on Steam

The Jovian System

The Jovian System

In the late 21st century, mankind has turned to the solar system to meet its ever-growing needs. The frontier colonies orbiting Jupiter are in disarray after a major disaster on one of the Galilean moons. With the powers that be unable to respond in time, the Jovian System is left to its own devices.

You take command of a space ship still under construction and use it to navigate the system. Exploit the power vacuum to seize control, take it upon yourself to help people in need and build a sustainable habitat, or turn the space station into a transfer ship and set course for earth.

The Jovian System is a followup to Titan Outpost set in the same universe. It features similar gameplay elements with one major addition: Tactical Turn-Based combat in zero or low gravity environments.

Key Features

  • A hard science fiction setting inspired by Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Stanislaw Lem.

  • A sandbox structure in which your choices determine the fate of the Jovian colonies.

  • A rich character-creation system, in which you define your character’s attributes and develop his or her skills and gear over the course of the game.

  • A ship-building system, in which you must manage your crew, resources, and facilities to survive the vacuum of space and deal with your rivals.

  • Multiple approaches to the game’s challenges: dialogue; crafting; exploration; trade; and combat are all viable ways to win.

  • A rich and reactive story full of mysteries, twists, and memorable characters.​

The Jovian System on Steam