I want good games to be discovered. Running this website seemed like the most direct way to do that.
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Posts by Galp:


    A tale of two reviews

    Jan 4th, 2018 Idle Thoughts Galp

    Not really a tale so much as an explanation for why there are two reviews today for games we already reviewed. I goofed up. I put a little ad in gamejournalismjobs.com and got crushed by quality writers, each with three submissions to read. Overwhelmed, I accidently let two people write reviews for games that were already being reviewed. Partially because I didn’t know who is going to…


    Automobile Tycoon preview (PC) – nails the automobile, weak on the tycoon

    Dec 19th, 2017 Early access Galp

    Automobile Tycoon is exactly what the title promises. You start a little car company, research, design, build and sell four wheeled creations for the next century. I have fond memories of the ancient Detroit and don’t understand why we’ve gotten to manage animal theme parks more often than we’ve plumbed the tycoon goodness of the auto industry. The Game You choose one of four starting…


    Demons Age PC Review: how to turn fan excitement into a shady turd

    Dec 10th, 2017 Reviews Galp

    Did you love classic RPG’s for their slow battles, uneven difficulty and boring combat rules? As long as you said yes for those reasons and not for role playing choices, character progression, fun, loot, great magic or intricate rules, Demons Age is for you. Maybe you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but this book has a grammar error in the title, unless it’s…


    37th Week PC VR Review – being a fetus feels a lot like wasting 10 minutes of my life – 32

    Dec 9th, 2017 Reviews Galp

    You know how in some movies or sitcoms anything to do with with women’s inner workings is treated as too gross to talk about around men? The guys literally make puking noises, cover their eyes and leave the room. Don’t confuse my negative reaction to this VR experience for that. 37th Week is just shoddy and I wouldn’t bother complaining if it didn’t ask for…


    More and different but the same

    Dec 8th, 2017 Idle Thoughts Galp

    Hello, I don’t usually address you all directly. When I was a kid if you wanted to tell people something you had to ride a horse through the snow to their house. That’s not true at all – I had a BBS and it was a lot like this website except for only one person could be on at a time. As long as no…


    Brink of Extinction PC Review: Tiny decent tarantula destroying tower defense

    Dec 5th, 2017 Reviews Galp

    I had fun for the five hours it took to finish this little tower defense game. It’s challenging, uneven, somewhat unbalanced and not too frantic. Critters attack your towers directly and with few placement locations it plays almost like a puzzler. Should you buy it? I’m not a tower defense guy, discovering the genre late with the brilliant Defense Grid. Starting with the best was…


    ATOM RPG PC Preview: most of what I wanted from Fallout 3

    Nov 29th, 2017 Early access Galp

    If Fallout 3 kept the old-school RPG system, isometric view and was set in Russia it would look a lot like ATOM RPG. The setting, loot, graphics, skill system and combat mechanics are so surprisingly good that I’m instantly eager to play the final version. But I’m anxious about the writing. As much as I love everything about the first two Fallouts it’s the writing…


    TransRoad USA – PC Review – 73 (updated)

    Nov 25th, 2017 Reviews Galp

    Update The TransRoad guys released a few meaty patches and I thought I’d take another look. I didn’t expect the game to be fixed, I just wanted to see how they were doing but then I forgot I was there for a purpose and just enjoyed playing. I’m glad to say I was wrong when I predicted it would take a long time to sort…


    First Glimpse – Depth of Extinction – PC Preview

    Nov 23rd, 2017 Early access Galp

    What do you get when you cross FTL with X-com? My money! Depth of Extinction is due to hit Steam in February. I found it on a trip over to itch where there are advance copies left. It’s complete and stable but I’m going to treat it like an early access game. They still have months until official release. Should you buy it? Yes, it’s a…


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    Terroir – Tips and tricks

    Nov 21st, 2017 Guides Galp

    Terroir is an odd mix of casual and difficult but much of the difficulty comes from hidden mechanics. Here’s what I learned while reviewing: Fruit Flies 1) Don’t appear until you get your 3rd tile – which makes a forest a terrible 3rd tile. The fruit flies destroy far more than the forest gains. Stay at 2 until you build up enough money and renown to…


    Terroir PC Review – 65

    Nov 20th, 2017 Reviews Galp

    Terroir is a bit strange in the same way Niche is. Casual in level of engagement and complexity but modeling one specific thing in detail. And difficult. Not in a constant way but through heavy RNG and the potential for quick, complete collapse. Playing them puts you in a weird state of constant focus and little activity. And just like in Niche the interface hampers…


    Deep Sky Derelicts PC Preview

    Nov 16th, 2017 Early access Galp

    Distinct games spawn their own sub-genres. Deep Sky Derelicts feels like the first of many Darkest-Dungeon-likes to come. Replace the dungeons with derelict spaceships and you have a good idea of what you’re in for. That’s not a bad thing and it definitely adds enough new bits to feel like a homage and not a rip-off. Should you buy it? If you like supporting developers…


    This War of Mine – Fathers Promise – PC Review – 70

    Nov 14th, 2017 Reviews Galp

    I don’t like feeling sad. I’ll endure some tears on the way to triumph or to sweeten a reward but I avoid media that chooses sadness as its focus. Despite this aversion I absolutely loved This War of Mine. It was steeped in loss but playing well kept the worst at bay. You could even eek out some joy for your beleaguered citizens. It made…


    Why the huge gap? Top 10 PC game score discrepancies examined

    Nov 8th, 2017 Idle Thoughts Galp

    What do you think when you see a game highly rated by critics but despised by players? Corrupt mainstream review sites? Fanboys counter bombing? I was curious and looked at the 10 games with the biggest disparity between Metacritic and User Scores and the reasons for the gap. Inconclusive conclusion at the bottom. 10. Need for Speed Rivals Metacritic: 76 User Score: 3.4 Gap: 42 points Reason:…