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Best Games of the Decade
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Ryan's Always Right:
OneShot is a unique, fourth-wall-breaking adventure game that features one-of-a-kind puzzling elements. On the surface, OneShot looks like little more than your typical RPG Maker game, but it somehow has transcended its developmental limitations and earned widespread critical acclaim. What makes OneShot so special?
Night in the Woods
Do you like being sad? Well, have I got a game for you. Night in the Woods is a single-player adventure where you play as Mae, a young college dropout who has returned home and is struggling to find her place in the world.
Minit is a unique, one-of-a-kind adventure game where the journey takes place just one minute at a time. Featuring a strange yet captivating premise and a retro black-and-white artstyle, Minit was quick to catch my attention. What does this bite-sized game have lurking beneath the surface?
Civilization VI is a turn-based 4X strategy game where the goal is to build a strong civilization capable of standing the test of time. Does Civilization VI live up to the lofty, genre-defining expectations of the Civilization series?
Gris is an innovative puzzle platformer boasting a “serene and evocative experience, free of danger, frustration or death.” Gris initially caught my eye due to its beautiful, unique art style. Is the game as charming as its aesthetic?
After spending much of my past week unsuccessfully trying to get a Valorant key, I decided to give my beta envy a break and play another one of Riot’s offerings in Teamfight Tactics. Teamfight Tactics is an auto battler and a League of Legends twist on Dota Auto Chess.
Into the Breach
Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy game from the makers of indie classic FTL: Faster Than Light. I had high hopes for this game considering the quality of the developer’s first project. Did Into the Breach live up to my expectations?
Limbo is a puzzle-platformer where you play as a boy who has entered limbo in an effort to uncover his sister’s fate. As the spiritual predecessor to Inside (a fantastic game that earned the number 7 spot in my Best Games of the Decade list), ...
Guacamelee! is a metroidvania-style action-platformer where you play as Juan, a Luchador on a quest to save a damsel in distress. Metroidvanias are easily one of my favorite genres in all of gaming, and by far my favorite..
Undertale is, on the surface, an adventure RPG. It’s dialogue-heavy, uses turn-based combat, and includes a lot of simple puzzles that require almost no thought to complete. These are all features of games that most players typically dislike, ...
The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle is a puzzle game at heart, but it amounts to much more in soul. The game begins in the garden of a strange world, where mystery is plentiful and information absent. From the very beginning the Biblical allusions are ...
Slay the Spire
Welcome to the first edition of Ryan's Always Right! I will be posting a new game review every Friday so be sure to follow me for more! This week’s review features Slay the Spire, which just got a massive 2.0 update and a new character ...
Hue is a narrative puzzle platformer with a heavy emphasis on color-centric gameplay. As you embark on a journey to restore color to a dark and grey world, the secrets of your environment slowly reveal themselves as the story unfolds. With a gorgeous aesthetic and a vibrant premise, what kind of colorful gameplay does Hue have in store?
Super Hexagon is a frenetic, fast-paced twitch game in which you control a tiny triangle in a desperate attempt to avoid hitting the numerous walls that rapidly descend upon you. Although it may look like a basic flash game from the age of old, Super Hexagon has earned an abundance of accolades...
Ethereal is a unique, award-winning 2D puzzle game that has been heralded for its minimalistic art style and sound design. Described as a “profound experience that carries players into an unknown and mysterious world surrounded by carefully designed puzzles...
Ape Out is a top-down smash ‘em up game where you play as a trapped ape on a rampageous escape from its human captors. Featuring a simple yet bold art style and a dynamic jazz soundtrack, Ape Out certainly boasts an intriguing visage.
Death Coming is a non-linear puzzle game where you play as a Reaper, a fallen human who must harvest souls as Death’s assistant in order to come back to life.
Crashlands is a 2D action-adventure role-playing game with an emphasis on crafting, combat, and exploration. While I didn’t know much about the game going into it...
Nuclear Throne is a roguelike top-down shooter where the goal is to fight your way through the increasingly difficult levels of a toxic wasteland on a quest to reach the Nuclear Throne.
The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable is a very strange game that was originally designed as a Half-Life 2 mod. It has since gained a massive cult following and been re-released as a standalone game, the latest edition of which is called “Ultra Deluxe” and is ...
Bad North Jotunn Edition
Bad North is a roguelite real-time strategy game where your objective is to defend an island kingdom from invaders. Each island is procedurally generated and you must defeat every wave of invaders while trying to protect the island’s houses.
Let me preface this review by saying this: I’m a sucker for Tower Defense games. While Bloons seems to be the king of the genre nowadays, I’ve been a huge fan of TDs since the old age of Warcraft 3 custom games. Although Bloons is ...
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride is a video game adaptation of the classic board game of the same name. In Ticket to Ride, your basic goal is to outscore your opponent by connecting different cities via train routes. Although I’ve never played the physical ...
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