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HOGuru Plays Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom


I just  can’t get enough of Alchemy-themed games, it would seem. In addition to my well-established love of the Atelier series of games – JRPGs in which an alchemist has to create her way out of troublesome situations – I’ve enjoyed every one of the botany/alchemy games that Artifex Mundi has put out.

Interview with Martin Emborg of Ultra Ultra

Ultra Ultra is a new indie studio born from eight former IO Interactive (HitmanKane & Lynch) employees in Denmark. They’ve worked on hard-hitting action titles and slow-burn stealth, so now they’re putting all that experience into their first title, ECHO — a gorgeous gothic sci-fi stealth/action hybrid title coming Spring 2017 to Steam and consoles. Gone are the burly men and chest-high walls of last-gen, now replaced by a dark wonderland that brings to mind Remember Me and Chronicles of Riddick.

I had the privilege of interviewing ECHO‘s lead director and CEO of Ultra Ultra Martin Emborg, learning a few new details about his team’s ambitious foray onto the independent scene.


Loading Human: Chapter 1 Review

It’s Really Hard To Move Around In The Future


HIGH The PSVR’s first truly 360-degree virtual environment.

LOW Nausea fits from awkward navigation and turning.

WTF Scream worthy frustration of grabbing and dropping items.

This Is Not A Review: Fallout 4 Nuka-World DLC

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Fallout 4’s Nuka-World DLC, developed and published by Bethesda.


Dragon Quest Builders Review

It Takes a Village


HIGH Any of the overwhelming boss fights against huge foes.

LOW A glitch that left me unable to drop the person I was carrying.

WTF No, I’m the idiot for not realizing I was supposed to make a battleaxe at the loom.