Tag: Indie

Opening Turn: Transistor

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In this day and age, it is very, very hard to go into a game completely blind. Even if a person doesn’t read reviews or anything, just the act of looking up a game online for purchase will expose you to some kind of rating or opinion on the game. Personally, I’m mostly okay with that. I do my research, and, I mean, I write these articles to let other people know whether I think a game is worth their time, as well.

It really surprised me, then, that there was a game that I hadn’t heard any buzz about before it was released. Even more so because it was from the fairly high-profile team that had created Bastion, which was itself something of a sleeper hit a couple of years ago. As it was also one of the first fairly high-profile indie games to hit the latest generation of consoles, I figured I would check it out and see what it was all about.

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Opening Turn: FTL – Faster Than Light

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I had every intention of starting Dishonored this week. I really did. And, to be fair, I did start it, except that an unfortunate quirk in my living room arrangement kept me from getting that far in it (windows + TV + game with dark color palette = NO).  So in the meantime I decided to try out a few games that I had acquired during the Steam Winter Sale, and the one that really stuck with me was this one, FTL. I’d heard about it before, but I will admit I was really going into the game blind. I didn’t know what to expect, really, and I will admit I was quite surprised by what it ended up being.

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