Tag Archives: Clones

Space Funeral

RPG Maker 2003. Load of rubbish, right?* It makes me think of endless JRPG clones: unsubtle homages to games that were already dull. Identikit fantasies where the farmboy protagonist leaves home on an epic quest to save the land, pick up purple-haired chicks with thyroidal eyes, and loot everything he can get his pixellated hands on. Space Funeral is no different to these games in some respects. You play as Philip, a man who leaves home on a linear mission to right the wrongs of his world. You fight monsters in turn based battles, gain experience, and collect loot. Sounds…

Indie Review: Use Boxmen

Greg Sergeant spent three weeks on a game he’d interestingly titled “Use Friends”. He changed it to “Use Boxmen”, which doesn’t quite have the same ring, but the mechanic is the same. It’s a platform puzzler; there are thirteen stages that get harder and harder, and the movement of your blue box man is really smooth and satisfying as you steer him towards the shiny box at the end of each level. The atmosphere is great – smiles and frowns adorn the level geometry, and economic decorations like trees and tufts of grass spruce up the levels slightly, while quirky…