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Alyse Stanley 6 posts 0 comments
Alyse Stanley is a freelance writer and editor who's always down for a great narrative, whether that's a walking simulator, dating sim, or playing Fallout: New Vegas for the umpteenth time. She started calling her dog her "son" ironically at first, but it has since become unironic.
While The Haunted Island may not win any game-of-the-year awards, its commitment to silliness makes for a delightful playthrough.
Damsel review — As frustrating as it is fun
Damsel's commitment to a gorgeously grungy aesthetic smooths over some of the rougher bumps in its game design.
When the Shutter Stops hits off Kickstarter with a flash
This visual novel's prose reads like a classic noir film, only this time, the classic private-eye archetype is a twelve-year-old.
Rifter struggles to find meaning in its difficulty
A review of Rifter, the indie platformer that prioritizes speed and precision, but stumbles in blending the two successfully.
Lake Ridden Review: Halfway Between Nightmare and Dream
Midnight Hub’s recently released puzzle game Lake Ridden does about as many things wrong as it does right. Still, despite its technical shortcomings, its story remains compelling enough to keep players hooked until the end of its ghostly…
The Adventure Pals — Platforming with a Punch
The Adventure Pals takes a page from the zany platformers of the 90s, blending tight mechanics with offbeat humor. But does it bite off too much by throwing brawler-style fighting into the mix?