What an interesting month. I got approached by a review site to write some actual reviews for them. It’s a small site, so I’m mostly just getting paid in games, but hey, I don’t mind! I get free games, that are still rather expensive, and in exchange I must write 2-4 pages, which is not a problem, as I’m a fast typer.

Slay the Spire

30.2 hours, 19 of 44 achievements


Slay the Spire is a rogue-lite deckbuilding game. Yep, you can make anything rogue-lite these days! Actually, this is a pretty good fit as deckbuilding games tend to be at their best when you don't have to live with your bad choices for too long.

Slay the Spire is amazingly addictive. Really, it nails that "just one more try" feel, and it's just a blast to play. Encounters are varied, and you've got a good selection of cards and relics to build around. It can be rather random though, early on you might get a few cards that works well for a specific strategy, so you'll get them, but then you never find what's needed to complete it. But the rounds are short, and it's easy to just jump back into the game after a failed run.

Heroes Chronicles Chapter 3: Master of the Elements

10 hours, 19 of 44 achievements


So another Heroes Chronicles down. You can scroll down to my previous post and read what I had to say about that chapter, because this is just more of the same. That's not a terrible thing, but I would just repeat myself at this point

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock

13 hours, 21 of 26 achievements


I wrote a more serious review for this game here:

It got a bit rambly, but it has pretty pictures, so please check it out!

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Resurrection

8 hours, no achievements


And for this one as well, it's a bit shorter than the previous one, on account of this being a DLC:


Dishonored - The Knife Of Dunwall

3.4 hours, no achievements


It was 3 years ago that I played Dishonored, and now I finally got around to playing the DLC.

Good level design really carries this one. You've got several ways to approach every situation, predictable yet not simplistic enemy patterns and the locations feel like places where people could live and work. If you liked the original Dishonored, then this is a must play, it's very good!

Dishonored - The Brigmore Witches

3.4 hours, no achievements


Slightly shorter, and frankly, slightly worse than the previous one, but still not bad. The locations feel a bit more linear this time around, and don't offer you quite as much in the way of interesting choices. If you have Dishonored, this one is still well worth getting, but something tells me this one was a bit more rushed than the previous DLC.

Hm, for some reason the links don’t seem to be working. Going to try to post them outside:
Review for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Review for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock: Resurrection



Also you can’t mix HTML tags with SG-style tags. Auto-generated drop down boxes are obviously made with HTML. So posting there plain link will not work, it’s read as plain text. You’d need to use <a href=" blah blah ">Link to screenshot</a> to make it work.

That’s also a reason why *italics* **bold** will not work in those boxes.


Hey, congrats! Nothing better than getting paid to play and write reviews for games! You really got a hold of an Atari 2600 in 1989? That’s pretty funny. It was also my first gaming, but about a decade earlier. :)


Yep. I’m from a relatively poor family, and I really wanted an NES back then, but my parents got a used Atari 2600. That my sister then spilled a glass of milk on :( I did get my NES a bit later at least. It was also a used console, but it still works!


Congratulations on the review and get paid in games thing. That sounds perfect to a gamer who knows how to express his thoughts about a game!