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Discussion: Firewatch (spoilers!)

Hello and welcome to the latest in our series of discussion reviews of modern indie adventure games (with spoilers). That’s a sentence that neatly describes what we do each time, but in case you aren’t one of our legion of enthusiastic regular readers, previous instalments have seen us tackle The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Gone […]

Discussion: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (spoilers!)

Hello there. Today we’re continuing our series of discussions of more modern indie titles. They’re not traditional reviews, as such, and we go into some detail about the specifics of the story of each, and so they’re heavily flagged for spoilers. Previously, Jo and I have talked about the FMV mystery Her Story and the […]

Discussion: Gone Home (spoilers!)

Hello. Hope you’re all keeping safe. Regular readers, if any exist, may recall that last year we exhumed our discussion format in order to take a look at a modern indie title, Her Story. (Caution: there are spoilers ahead in that link!) Well, I’m back, along with FFG’s unofficial third correspondent, Jo, in a belated […]

Discussion: Her Story (spoilers!)

Hello. Today we’re reviving our once semi-regular discussion format to take a look at a relatively modern title. For this purpose we welcome back to FFG, after a number of years away, our sometime contributor and unofficial third member, Jo. The game we’re discussing is Her Story, released in 2015. Unusually for a modern game, […]

Review: A Golden Wake

Hi there. Here’s a funny thing: I usually feel bad if we go a while without posting a review. Now I feel bad that it’s been a few reviews in a row. Basically, I just feel bad about everything all the time. Today we’re looking at a comparatively modern adventure: A Golden Wake.

Great feet for a big lad

Hi there. We’re at the newer end of what’s permissible on this site today, with a review of the retro-flavoured indie football game from 2011, New Star Soccer 5.

You’re not hardcore, unless you live hardcore

Those who remember previous iterations of FFG may recall that our list of reviews used to come with a brief introduction. I thought it was quite a good feature, but by God did it cause me some trouble. After tapping out a review with relative ease, the prospect of coming up with some kind of […]

More indie games

You know, I’m not above making the odd wisecrack about the indie gaming scene. I might say it’s populated by hipsters churning out titles with faux-retro graphics, stacks of physics platformers and pretentious arty adventures where gameplay basically amounts to “click to continue”. This, however, is unkind of me! I should feel bad about being […]

This is a testing time when the choice is mine

I don’t know about you, but I thought the Steam summer sale was a bit of a bust this year. In a way, of course, I’m glad, because it means I wasn’t too tempted to add yet more titles to the backlog, although I’ve long since fallen off the ‘no new games in 2014’ wagon. […]

Glory to Arstotzka!

Currently playing Papers Please, an indie game that puts you in the seat of a border inspector in a fictional communist nation in 1982. Your job is to read through the documents of every person attempting entry, and only let them through if everything appears to be in order. So that means checking a bunch […]