If you're around Macquarie Uni, go hunt down a copy of this (featuring yours truly). Guaranteed to make you forget the terror of impending exams. You’ll find me on p.44, with a review/article about the games Night in the Woods, Celeste, and how they portray mental health.
Cover Illustration by Sam van Vliet
*(No liability is accepted for forgotten exams - read at own risk)
The original Steamworld Dig leapt into my heart by combining the things I like about Motherload (digging for ore through squares of dirt and returning to the surface for upgrades) and Super Metroid (exploration gated by found abilities). This game took that even further, expanding the exploration and the playtime drastically and adding some neat progression features.Read More
It's been the year of the Switch for me. I love that thing. It allowed me to cram a surprising amount of gaming into my last year of undergrad - "enabled" might be the right word. There were times when I couldn't put it down, hence the disproportionate number of Switch games below.Read More