nyctophobia review

Let’s spend our Christmas evenings in an abandoned asylum: Nyctophobia

Games of the horror genre have always exploited the primal fear of the dark, building worlds and painting pictures in which our minds fill in the blanks where our eyes cannot see. This fear of darkness is literally the name of the game in Outlast-inspired Nyctophobia: Devil Unleashed, released July 2021, brought to you by Filipino solo-dev Solitary Games.

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Red Sky at Dawn is a Thrilling Murder Mystery set in Singapore’s 1940s

Red Sky at Dawn is a murder mystery set over a few days in 1940s Singapore. You are Detective Leong, freshly assigned to Hill Street P.D., who quite literally walks into a courtroom crime scene one night. Eager to get in on the action and play in the big leagues, the former beat cop is partnered with a surly English sergeant. The challenge is to unravel a mystery man’s death while dealing with your partner, who seems to be haunted by ghosts of his own.

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This Game Gives Us Hope, And That’s All We Need

Being alone for 15 minutes is not very long, as everyone knows who has spent the past one and a half years in isolation. A quarter of an hour, that’s how long it takes to complete the new game by The Flavare, an Indonesian indie studio. Yet, the game manages to live up to its name and gives hope that the time of loneliness will soon be over.

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Labyrinth Of Legendary Loot Is A Maze To Die For

The most exciting thing about Labyrinth of Legendary Loot, a roguelike dungeon crawler from Dominaxis Games, is how agile the gameplay feels despite being turn-based. You’ll be zipping around, fire and poison spewing from your hands as arrows and energy waves and on the tile you were just at, before finally sticking your Brutal Axe into the skull of the wizard who’s been hiding behind a wall of spiders and bears since you entered the room. It feels fast (despite being, you know, turn-based), it feels intuitive, and like all the best roguelikes, RNG granting you an absolutely busted combination of loot feels amazing.

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