Fantasy Strike Fighting Game Pre-Alpha thoughts

Agoners just got our hands on the very first build of the new simple Fantasy Strike Fighting Game thanks to being a Patreon of Sirlin currently. Don’t know what the FSFG is?… Check out our Agonisers #1 podcast and links on that for all the background info about this game. We played it local 1v1 battles … Continue reading

Bastion – Review

              Format: PC Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 22 hours Modes of play: Single Player, Online Leaderboards Bastion looks & sounds really pretty and it’s quite novel these days to see an action adventure game from an overhead isometric viewpoint rather than a 3D one. This … Continue reading

Apple Jack 2 – Review

              Format: Xbox Live Indie Games Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 19 hours Modes of play: Single Player Apple Jack 2 is basically another 61 levels of Apple Jack. So there’s not too much to add to my previous review of that as it really … Continue reading

Apple Jack – Review

              Format: Xbox Live Indie Games Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 36 hours Modes of play: Single Player Apple Jack is a fantastic platform game with great puzzle elements. It’s emphasis varies greatly from level to level, however it’s generally more on the platforming ‘execution’ side … Continue reading

Thomas Was Alone – Review

      Format: PC Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 5 hours Modes of play: Single Player This is another puzzle-platformer style single player game. It’s immediately comparable to lots of it’s contempories – VVVVVV and Apple Jack were the two games it reminded me most of, except Thomas Was Alone … Continue reading

Possibly interesting competitive games – SpyParty, Hero Academy, Skulls of the Shogun

Here’s a quick note of a few new competitive games to go on the Agoners radar that I’ve picked out of all the news (and noise!) around. SpyParty is an asymmetric multiplayer espionage game that could certainly be interesting. I’ve come across it before a few times and read a few articles by it’s designer … Continue reading

The XBox Live Fail Update

The Xbox Live Fall Fail Update Late last autumn there was the usual “Fall Update” to Xbox 360s connected to  Xbox Live, this year with the moniker (as is the trend these days) of the “Metro” update. I hoped to write about this when it was more topical, but I wanted to wait until I’d … Continue reading

VVVVVV – Review

Title: VVVVVV Format: PC Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 12 hours Modes of play: Single Player VVVVVV is a platform game with some interesting mechanics and a fair amount of variety and challenge. Your controls are very simple as you can only move left or right, interact with certain parts … Continue reading

The Independent Remy Show

Agoners are obviously fans of actual game mechanics over graphics and movie-like experiences etc, and so naturally we’re very interested in the “indie” games scene. The XBox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) service interests me the most as it’s pretty unique amongst TV-based games systems, and in theory, should offer some nice quality control and ways … Continue reading