All posts by Elliott Mack

Outlast: Whistleblower

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Outlast

Outlast was an instant success when it was released in September 2013. The in-your-face horror of the infrequent jump-scares, coupled


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Outlast

Outlast is a game you could certainly describe as a guilty pleasure. A survival horror game set in an asylum

Jenny LeClue: Detectivú

It’s hardly the most important feature to draw attention to, but any and all discussions on the relative merits of

I Wanna Be the Guy

You might think that the best time to examine a trendsetting video game would be at the height of its


LIMBO is the debut title from Playdead ApS, a Copenhagen-based development team headed by former IO Interactive (the folks behind

Legend of Bum-bo, The

If you’re familiar with the work of Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, and many, many Flash


While there’s nothing inherently negative about the terms ‘Souls-like’ or ‘Metroidvania’, you could hardly say that the indie scene had

Yoku’s Island Express

An open-world pinball-based platform Metroidvania. There is no way that this should have worked. And yet, Yoku’s Island Express is

Binding of Isaac, The

Edmund McMillen is arguably the quintessential indie developer. He began his career in 2001, releasing crude games on Newgrounds laden

Papers, Please

Papers, Please is many things. Papers, Please is one of the first games to come up in any discussion about

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