No Refunds: “Blue Fire”

This 3D platformer frustrates at every opportunity, and while it looks like it may eventually be at least enjoyable, albeit derivative, these first two-odd hours are a major turnoff. One of the first things players see as they work their way through the grey hallways of Penumbra’s Abandoned Keep in Blue Fire is a discardedContinue reading “No Refunds: “Blue Fire””

No Refunds: “Greedfall”

Seen it before, done it before, irritated again. Honestly, the constraints of this “No Refunds” column isn’t ideal for discussing a lengthy RPG; the first two hours of most are often bogged down by all the expositive world-building and tutorials, and reading through a skill tree doesn’t properly convey how the game will actually playContinue reading “No Refunds: “Greedfall””

No Refunds: “Call of the Sea”

After exactly two hours and one minute, I was in need of a break on a particularly frustrating puzzle in Chapter 3, but this Myst-like first-person puzzler (with hints of Polynesia and Lovecraft) has me curious for more. I want to drown Norah Everhart, the adventurous protagonist of Call of the Sea. Over these nextContinue reading “No Refunds: “Call of the Sea””

No Refunds: “Monster Sanctuary”

Consensus: After exactly two hours and one minute, it was hard for me to stop playing this game, midway through the second dungeon, the Blue Caves. I’ll be coming back to this one for sure. Release Date: 12/8 Platform: PC* (*Available on XBOX Game Pass) Developer: Moi Rai Games Publisher: Team17 Digital I might beContinue reading “No Refunds: “Monster Sanctuary””