Excerpt: When it comes to indie games, there's one word that always makes me cringe, and that word is interesting . Interesting is usually used as a substitute for fun or excitement, justification for ploughing through a sophistic art house game with a ham-fisted message, or an excuse for gameplay that'd...
Conclusion: What kind of game did you expect after reading the title? Did you expect a game in which you playing through by yourself as a lone survivor in some kind of world that has been devastated? That’s probably a good guess.
Summary: Sometimes as a games reviewer, you don’t really care how many people read your work. After you get your thoughts down on (virtual) paper you can relax, contented in the knowledge that you have put your opinion out into the world and if anyone finds it, they will learn a little bit about the game and...
Conclusion: Every aspect of Lone Survivor is an efficient and well-crafted attempt to ratchet up the tension and isolation. It is honestly enough to make me wonder if perhaps 2D is where Survival Horror really belongs.
Excerpt: The state of survival horror games is pretty bad right now. When you have games that are supposed to be scary failing to deliver and relying solely on jump scares, you know the genre's in trouble.
Excerpt: I stumbled across this game late at night on Steam, mostly out of not having any time at all to play some of my larger retail games, its been a busy few weeks and I wanted something I could enjoy in a couple of hours or when ever I’m taking a break from work.
Conclusion: Overview At the end of the day, Superflat Games have triumphed in creating an original title that both plays and looks as you expect. The way the story progresses is interesting, and there’s enough gravity to player choices that it’s worth a second play-through.
Summary: When you think of "intense" games, you might recall some shooter's bullet-laden climactic scene, or a particularly impressive combo in a fighting game. But intensity doesn't just exist in moments of over-the-top violence or during awe-inspiring displays of skill.
Pros: Pervasively creepy tone, Fantastic sound design and music, Multiple endings and branching pathways, Oppressive 2D visuals draw you in, Involving storyline and deep characterization