First Impressions

Only First Impressions articles are posted on this page. I don't write First Impressions or full reviews for every game - most only receive Steam curation. Click the link to the right for more.

Previews of First Impressions below. Click on the images below to access the full articles.

Colony Ship

2021

IRON TOWER STUDIOS

Colony Ship is a gorgeous and well-written isometric RPG and the third release by indie developer Iron Tower Studios. It's in Early Access at the moment - only the first chapter is available, but you're still looking at 10 or more hours of gameplay.

Mage Drops

2021

Orchid of Redemption

Mage Drops is a magical minigolf game - an innovative take on the genre that feels like a minigolf game but plays more like a puzzle platformer. It's in Early Access at the moment - only the tutorial and first cups are available, but there's still a few hours of gameplay there.

Rogue Sentry

2021

Mapledev

The best way I can describe Rogue Sentry is as a "top-down Metroidvania" with bullet hell elements. The premise: Man built machine, machines took over the world, and you play as… a sentry bot, gone rogue after suddenly and inexplicably developing an empathy toward mankind.

Alpha Particle

2021

Function Unknown

I was still a little lost when I loaded into the first level but that’s okay; the particle (the protagonist of this strange adventure) was as puzzled as I was: This is a game that gives you all the tools you need but leaves you to explore and experiment and work things out as you go.

Broken Sky

2021

Addictive 247 Games


There’s no story, but it’s one of those games where that doesn’t matter. It’s a straight-up retro arcade shooter. Shoot the baddies, rack up some big scores, unlock some upgrades, then straight back into it again with a better ship and some new weapons.