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QCF: Axiom Verge

hether you love it or hate it, the renaissance of independently developed indie games is still very much kicked into high gear, and new titles like Shovel Knight and Hotline Miami are keep everyone on notice.

And with indie games still heavy hitting the scene of console gaming, the inevitable swell of side-scrolling love letters coming out of the mix, but none more frequent then the fan-favorite sub-genre that’s fondly recognized by the portmanteau that every gaming enthusiast has come to know: Metroidvania.

While the argument for if whether or not the sizable wave of these games is doing more harm than good to the genre is still up for debate, one particular title has uniquely approached the formula in a different direction. A direction that magnificently caters to both the culture of the titular design, and the fundamental dynamics that drive its appeal; Tom Happ’s Axiom Verge, a title that beautifully integrates what it homages into an experience that you’ll keep thinking about it, even after it’s over.

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Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 125 - Super Chain Crusher Horizon

shooting game with 3200 horizontal lines of resolution? Break out a second monitor, 'cause here comes Super Chain Crusher Horizon, a chain-based shooting game with one of the most extreme aspect ratios we've ever seen! But how does it stack up?



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Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 124 - Symphony

our music is actually an awesome vectored out battleground and you may not have even known it; Symphony takes any song you have on your drive (over 1:30 long) and turns it into a stage to an awesome shmup. Just how does it stack up?



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QCF: Five Nights at Freddy's 2

ive Nights at Freddy's is a feverish, effective game that implements point-and-click style gameplay mechanics to help build tension, dread, and sometimes, hopeless rage. Scott Cawthon created a very simple vehicle for a murky plot, imposing mood and ambience and of course, four hell-spawn animatronic animal musicians. Oh, and of course, you can't move.

So here we are, back at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza for a second time. Released with surprising swiftness after the first game (in fact, the sequel was released on Steam November 11, 2014 – over a month earlier than the originally projected December 25), Five Nights at Freddy's 2 brings us back to a familiar setup: sit in this chair and wait uncomfortably for a shrieking robot bunny to startle you to death.

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PPR Presents Play Play: Super Lemonade Factory

here are your World War II games, and then there are your World, War, II, games; yeah, that’s right—we went there. Still not hip to what we’re selling? Well, buckle up, and prepare your taste buds, because we’re about to take you on a journey through the inner-workings and complexities of Super Lemonade Factory.

I don’t think we could have made that any more dramatic if we tried…

Anyway, join George and Andrew as they maneuver eager lovers, Andre and Liselot through their newly acquired Sugar water Business, and jump and defend through the trials of tribulations of this nifty little platformer.

Mail us at our new email Mailbag@presspauseradio.com, leave a voicemail at 469-PPR-TALK, and be sure to stop by at our Forums if you haven’t already registered and post your thoughts about the show. Finally, make sure to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes and YouTube, follow us on Twitch page and Twitter, and finally take part in our Facebook and Steam group!


QCF: Chariot

he concept of royalty truly is a fascinating distinction within humanity’s self-imposed hierarchy over the years. The prestige and responsibility it demands is a balance of finesse and leadership that’s equally important to both sides of the crown—even when that crown might rest upon the head of a self-absorbed, entitled narcissist.

Enter Chariot; a grand mission of tribute to the fallen king, undertaken by his two most loyal retainers, as they drag and push their majesty’s wagon-eered coffin, towards the perfect resting ground for burial so that the matriarch may finally move on to the afterlife.

While the whole thing may sound like a glorified escort mission at first impression, the reality is a delightfully heartwarming test of wits and resilience against the law of physics against a lump on wheels that’s essentially an out-of-body extension of you and your buddy’s skills and abilities—with an added test of friendship thrown in for good measure.

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Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 116 - Alltynex Second

ith the rest of the Tale of Alltynex Trilogy now up on Steam, it's finally time to take a look at the games preceding and following the events of RefleX, which we took a look at in episode 96 of Bullet Heaven HD! Alltynex Second is a 2010 Prequel to the events of Reflex. With a decade of time under its belt from the release of Kamui in 1999, how does it fare?


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QCF: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

t’s strange just how infrequent this particular passing trend has fluctuated within the last two decades of modern pop-culture—the fad I’m talking about here is the vulgar, off-color, wildly gross and trashy gore-porn art style that’s swept the new age of cartoons and animation. Whether it was John K’s Ren and Stimpy or MTV’s The Head, the 90’s pioneered an interest into all things crass and disgusting, and even though the direction has been hit or miss as the years have gone by, one particular video game visionary has taken this niche and ran with it.

Off the heels of Super Meat Boy, revered indie darling Edmund McMillen unleased his liberal adaption of one of the most infamous passing’s from ancient biblical scripture, and much to the same vein, it was grueling spin on the rogue-like formula. While it possessed a degree of his trademark charm and style, The Binding of Isaac was ultimately, a rough mess that was held back from too many issues that kept it from going the same kind of distance that its platforming counterpart did.

Three years later though, and it would appear that Headup Games has given its controversial property a second wind, and whether or not this may potentially be your second field trip to the unholy depths of Isaac’s basement—The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth does everything a rerelease should do. In fact, it’s easily the most definitive means of experiencing the strange madness it has to that this top-down dungeon crawler has to offer.

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