It's always been a surprise to me that last year's Songbringer didn't catch on more, especially given John's gushing review. Hot on the heels of the likes of Hyper Light Drifter, it presented a similar brand of deliciously pixelly hack n' slashery, but paired to a remarkably robust rogue-ish template. Perhaps today's free piece of DLC - The Trial Of Ren - will bring a…
4 months ago
8 months ago
The calendar's doors have been opened and the games inside have been eaten. But fear not, latecomer - we've reconstructed the list in this single post for easy re-consumption. Click on to discover the best games of 2017.
11 months ago
Pretty action-RPG Songbringer [official site] has tightened up the action a little in its first patch. John's Songbringer review praised the game but I have seen a few folks grumbling about hitboxes and the feel of fights - fairly important for an action game. So huzzah, some hitboxes have been tightened, some moves have been sped up, and some inconsistencies have been ironed out. A…
12 months ago
I find Songbringer [official site] absolutely fascinating. It's like the fragmented remains of a game, carefully discovered and pieced together as you play. A stunningly beautiful conflation of pixel graphics and intricately complex lighting effects, creating a fractured and intense look, presenting a combination of action RPG and rogue-ish exploration of a wonderfully detailed yet procedurally generated world. What you're doing, why you're doing it,…
2 years ago
Oh! Songbringer [official site] - a procedurally-generated RPG which was first announced/spoken of back in the mists of 2015 - is now almost finished and is due for release in this, the Year of the Mammoth. I wanted to flag it up primarily because I don't tend to like pixel art and this has some lovely-looking pixel art/pixel art adjacent places!