dark        

Kooram blog header photo
Kooram's c-blog
Posts 1Blogs 37Following 1Followers 6


 

 
 

Stellaris - Space Otters

Paradox do not mess about when they say Grand Strategy. Famous for Crusader Kings, and Europa Universalis, the studio has a reputation for making strategy games on a frankly colossal scale of complexity a...

 
 
 

Hyper Light Drifter - Astounding

I'm writing this having just beaten Hyper Light Drifter for the second time. That's the review if you like. I played it twice in three days because it's that good. Go away and get it if you know what's good for you. Hyp...

 
 
 

Age of Decadence - Unhealthy Relationship

I want to love Age of Decadence so much. I really do. It's a turn-based RPG set in the post-apocalyptic ruins of a collapsed empire reminiscent of ancient Rome, you say? Sounds bloody cool mate. Oh what's that...

 
 
 
 

Conquest of Elysium 4 - Review

Conquest of Elysium 4 is an awkward, frustrating, ugly experience with too many layers and not enough guidance to pry them apart. It's also a charming strategy roguelike with a complicated set of systems that t...

 
 
 

Jotun - Impress the Gods

Some games promise a great adventure as soon as the introduction rolls. Jotun looks appealing even pre-purchase, with its vibrant promotional material and refreshing premise. It stars Thora, a young viking wa...

 
 
 

Rebel Galaxy - Invisible Discs

After the pleasant surprise that was The Force Awakens,  the itch for swashbuckling space adventure wormed itself into my skin like an alien parasite. Knights of the Old Republic ...

 
 
 

Kingdom - Review

I bought Kingdom while I was waiting for another game to work through some server maintenance issues. Not only that, whilst waiting on a game I was bouncing off the walls excited to dive into. I had been made aware of Kingdom just a few day...

 
 
 

Grim Dawn Early Access Impressions

Hello, I'm a newly minted Grim Dawn fan, and I'd like to take a minute to talk about Grim Dawn - specifically it being A Good Action-Roleplaying-Game™ It's an appropriately mournful take on the genre, set in a pos...

 
 
 

Endless Legend - Shadows Review

Like a harsh Aurigan winter, the last DLC offering for Endless Legend left me feeling cold. Guardians was fine. Just that really. The extra content was nice but the asymmetry and depth found in the base game just wasn't ther...

 
 
 

Subnautica and Risk/Reward

I bought Subnautica as a challenge for myself. See, I'm fucking terrified of the ocean, the deep sea. I just can't shake this primal fear of things in the gloom, writhing, slithering, grasping. When I see photos of divers sw...

 
 
 

The Consuming Shadow: Review

i thought about doing this review without any punctuation as a cute joke but then I changed my mind cause look its already annoying you isnt it its difficult to read dont you think wouldnt you hate it if the whole thing was like this you w...

 
 
 

Let's Have a Chat About Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed: Rogue is a good game, but it's relative goodness is not the subject of discussion. Rather, after finishing the game last night, I had a long think about some of its weakest points, and similarly shaky moments in other...

 
 
 

E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy - A Beautiful Mess

E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy is a fucking stupid, janky, uninintuitave video game. It's got too many ideas, too little guidance, and far too much exposition. It's also host to one of the longest played hours on my Steam, and one...

 
 
 

Apotheon: Review

For me, Apotheon is that feeling of having missed out on something great for the longest time, and being very annoyed about it. This feeling is thankfully offset by the sensation of playing an absolutely delightful ...

 
 
 

Armello: Early Access Review

Did you ever wonder what it would it would look like if the Starks in Game of Thrones didn't just take wolves as their sigil, but actually were wolves? Well your search is over my friend, for I give you Armello! All joking a...

 
 
 

Endless Legend: Guardians - Review

Prior to deciding I wasn't really into numerical scores in reviews, Endless Legend was the only game I ever scored ten out of ten. I did this only because I loved it so, not from any objective perfection on the part of the g...

 
 
 

Westerado: Double Barrelled Review

Westerado is basking in style. It's a pixel-art spaghetti western featuring a mysterious masked bandit, shady wild-west business deals, and a whole lot of six-shooter shootouts. It's absolutely gorgeous and is accompanied by a co...

 
 
 

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin HD - Thoughts

This is more of a 'thoughts on' than a review and assumes a level of familiarity with the base game. So I love Dark Souls. I played through the first game five or six times in a row, and while it didn't have quite the same i...

 
 
 

Rampage Knights: Early Access Impressions

Some games are expansive, engrossing, and deep as a well. Others are pure popcorn; cheap and shallower than my now cold coffee. Rampage Knights falls into the latter camp in much the same way as an anvil falls onto Wile...

 
 
 

Ori and the Blind Forest: Review

Ori and the Blind Forest really has one of the most engrossing openings I've ever seen. It's beautifully coloured, masterfully animated, and dramatic, adorable, or mournful as the occasion demands. It doesn't so much as...

 
 
 

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Review

Not much about Hotline Miami 2 is easy. It isn't easy to play, it isn't easy to understand, it isn't even easy to look at. It's lurid, sweaty, and grimy. The closest thing it seemed to have to a proper protagonist is a self-...

 
 
 

Tormentum - Dark Sorrow: Review

The strength of many adventure games lies in building familiarity with a densely packed game-world, and getting a sense of how that world works by touching and tinkering your way across it. The world of Tormentum is particul...

 
 
 

Dungeon of the Endless: Review

I'm a defensively minded player. I tend to turtle in strategy games, in shooters there's no greater joy for me than holding a chokepoint and gunning down foolishly aggressive opponents, and yet tower defense has never really appealed ...

 
 
 

If It's On Sale - Mount & Blade: Warband

The Mount and Blade series has eaten far more of my time than any other except perhaps The Elder Scrolls or Civilization. All of the installments are currently on sale on Steam for around twenty-four hours at ...

 
 
 

Darkest Dungeon Early Access Impressions

Darkest Dungeon has been a delicious, poisonous suprise for me. I remember seeing it on Kickstarter a long time ago and thinking how much I physically needed it in my life to truly feel complete. I absolutely adore a well crafted atmo...

 
 
 

The Night of the Rabbit: Review

I went into The Night of the Rabbit expecting something a little different than what I got. I expected whimsy, fantasy and hints at a darker heart than the game's face would imply. I got all of that, but I did not expect it ...

 
 
 

Primordia: Review

I haven't played many point and click adventure games but recently I've been warming to them at a quite alarming rate. I'm finding that puzzle solving and interesting character interactions are a welcome reprieve from the grim-dark-sho...

 
 
 

If It's On Sale: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

A wronged warrior who has everything taken away from them? Grisly yet cartoonish violence perpetrated on nameless mooks as cathartic revenge for an act of unspeakable cruelty? Quiet character moments interspersed with explosions of bru...

 
 
 

Endless Legend: Review

The problem with keeping a blog like this as a kind of hobbyist is that it's difficult to keep up a regular output when you hit a bit of dry patch in game releases. Proper reviewers have the promise of a paycheck whilst sitting th...

 
 

About Kooramone of us since 3:22 PM on 01.13.2014

Not good.

 
NEXT