Posts Tagged ‘EGX 2016’

Foramina Shows Stunning Nightmare Pen And Ink World

More of a straight news post than a pondery look at a thing, EGX also introduced me to Foramina [official site] which seems to be a point and click game that’s a monochrome, creepy point and click sort of like Botanicula meets The Nightmare Before Christmas via gothic horror story illustrations.

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Far From Noise Is A Clifftop Chat-Em-Up

Continuing to drip-feed thoughts about games I played at EGX, let’s talk about Far From Noise [official site]. It’s a gorgeous, ruminative game I found in the Leftfield Collection. It’s also one of those games that I thought I might not write about because of how I felt at the end of the demo, but I keep coming back to it so clearly it has stuck with me.

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Yooka-Laylee: Banjo-Kazooie Nostalgia Comes A-Calling

While at EGX I had a few minutes of hands-on time with Yooka-Laylee [official site], Playtonic’s love letter to older 3D platformers like Banjo-Kazooie. It even shares team members with those older games. It was a strange experience, if I’m honest. Bright and daft and instantly evoking those hundreds of hours of play as a child in Rare’s worlds. But at the same time I found myself not really playing so much as constantly drawing the parallels with the older games – oh, that’s this game’s version of a Jinjo, oh, that’s this game’s version of a Mumbo Jumbo transformation, oh, that’s what Banjo and Kazooie would look like if you had to use a chameleon and a bat instead of a bird and a bear…

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