Backlog From Hell and Review Request

I have purchased the following games with the intent of reviewing them for IGC but, for whatever reason, never got around to it. Beginning in 2019, I pivoted fully to Switch with Xbox One as my secondary and no PlayStation or PC exclusives (though I’d make an exception for an exceptional game). To request that one of these games be the next IGC Indie Review, please tweet me @IndieGamerChick stating the game, or leave a reply here. I purchase roughly $300 in new indies a month. All indies reviewed by me I’ve purchased at least one copy of. Do not offer to send me review codes for your indie game. I do accept fan-purchased or published-supplied games but only for retro game collections or individual releases. I don’t accept AAA review codes except for personal use only as a gift. I only review AAAs if they’re especially noteworthy releases that I feel I have a unique take or approach to the review for.

My selection process for purchasing games is simple: catch my attention. Regardless of genre, publisher, experience, look, name, etc. Simply catch my attention.

Check the #IGCReviews tag on Twitter to see what the latest game I’m playing for review is.

Nintendo Switch Games I Purchased for Indie Gamer Chick

All games listed were purchased with the full intent that I would eventually write a full review or use them as part of a special feature at Indie Gamer Chick. If there’s something on this list that you see that I’ve played and you want my hot takes on it, feel free to tweet me with questions @IndieGamerChick or reply to this post and I’ll do my best to answer.

  • 20XX (Played, didn’t write the review, had nothing remarkable to say about it. It wasn’t for me).
  • A Hole New World (Unplayed)
  • Aggelos (Started)
  • Alwa’s Awakening (Started)
  • Anodyne (Unplayed)
  • Another World* (Non-Indie purchased for retro feature, made progress, didn’t hold my attention)
  • Anthill (Started, having problems not on developer)
  • Aqua Kitty UDX (Purchased with the intent for review, reviewed the original on XBLIG)
  • Arcade Archives: Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen (Non-indie, Unplayed)
  • Arcade Archives: Ninja Kid (Non-indie, Unplayed)
  • Atomik RunGun JumpGun (Unplayed)
  • Avenger Bird (Unplayed)
  • Baba is You (Completed, review pending, this one takes nuance and I need to judge how others play it, will be IGC approved)
  • Bad Dream: Coma (Unplayed)
  • Bastion (Played the XBLA original back in 2011. It released just 20 days after I launched IGC and I only did XBLIGs back then)
  • Bedtime Blues (Unplayed)
  • Blazing Beaks (Barely played, it was.. weird)
  • Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (Unplayed)
  • Box Align (Completed, didn’t have much to say, would be IGC reviewed with a ranking in the 150s range)
  • Car Quest (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Cast of the Seven Godsends (Unplayed)
  • Castle of Heart (Unplayed)
  • Castlevania Anniversary Collection* (Non-Indie, completed, review pending)
  • Clock Simulator (Played, hated it)
  • Coffee Crisis (Unplayed)
  • Contra Anniversary Collection* (Non-Indie, completed, review pending)
  • Cosmic Star Heroin (Unplayed)
  • Crash Dummy (Unplayed)
  • Crashbots (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Darkest Hunters (Undplayed)
  • Dead Fun Pack: Penguins and Aliens Strikes Again (Unplayed)
  • Defunct (Unplayed)
  • DELTARUNE Chapter 1 (Unplayed)
  • Devious Dungeon 2 (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Dig Dog (Barely played, no opinion yet)
  • Diggerman (Unplayed)
  • Ding Dong XL (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King (Non-indie, playing now)
  • Don’t Die Mr. Robot! (Unplayed)
  • Doodle God: Crime City (Unplayed)
  • Dragon Quest II* (Non-Indie, unplayed)
  • Dragon Quest III* (Non-Indie, unplayed)
  • Dream Alone (Unplayed)
  • Duke of Defense (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Dungeons & Aliens (Unplayed)
  • Dyna Bomb (Unplayed)
  • Elevator… to the Moon! (Unplayed)
  • Estiman (Unplayed)
  • Feral Fury (Unplayed)
  • Fishing Universe Simulator (Seriously WTF? When did I buy that? Unplayed)
  • Flowlines VS (Unplayed)
  • Framed Collection (Unplayed)
  • Gabbuchi (Completed, nothing of substance to say, would be IGC approved and a ranking in the 150 range)
  • GhoulBoy (Unplayed)
  • Goetia (Unplayed)
  • Golf Story (It’s a long story on this game, at one point it contended for the #1 spot, but it cratered)
  • GoNNER (started)
  • Grab Lab (Unplayed)
  • Grid Mania (Unplayed)
  • Gunman Clive HD Collection (Unplayed)
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek (Unplayed)
  • Henry the Hamster Handler (Unplayed)
  • Heroki (Completed, nothing of note to say, would be very on the fence as to whether it gets my seal or not)
  • Hidden Folks (Put a lot of time into it, not for me at all. My niece and nephew liked it a lot)
  • Hollow (Unplayed)
  • Horizon Shift ’81 (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant, not epilepsy compatible)
  • Hyper Sentinel (Unplayed)
  • Hyperide (Unplayed)
  • iHUGU (Unplayed)
  • INK (Unplayed)
  • Island Maze (Unplayed)
  • Ittle Dew 2 (Unplayed)
  • JackQuest (Unplayed)
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Break Thru* (Non-indie, Unplayed)
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Caveman Ninja* (Non-indie, played, couldn’t make progress, too hard)
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Night Slashers* (Non-indie, Unplayed)
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Super Burger Time* (Non-indie, it was fine, kinda wonky frame rate)
  • Julie’s Swees (Xmas gift, played it a couple hours, it was meh, not for me, my niece loves it)
  • Jumping Joe & Friends (Unplayed)
  • Katana ZERO (Unplayed)
  • Kid Tripp (Completed, Not for me)
  • Leopoldo Manquiseil (Unplayed)
  • Letter Quest Remastered (Played around for a bit, just a poor man’s Bookworm Adventure)
  • Lines Infinite (Unplayed)
  • Lines X (Unplayed)
  • Mad Age & This Guy (Unplayed)
  • Maddening Euphoria (Unplayed)
  • MagiCat (Unplayed)
  • Mecho Tales (Unplayed)
  • Mechstermination Force (Unplayed)
  • Mega Man Anniversary Collection* (Played a bit, highlight is bonus material for sure)
  • Membrane (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Metaloid: Origin (Unplayed)
  • Miniature – The Story Puzzle (Played, bad idea for a game executed poorly)
  • Momonga Pinball Adventures (Unplayed)
  • Monkey King: Master of the Clouds* (Non-Indie, Unplayed)
  • Mummy Pinball (played a while, horrible)
  • Mutant Mudds Collection (Reviewed the original on Wii U, just barely missed the IGC Seal of Approval)
  • Namco Museum Arcade Pac* (Non-indie, Played a little, it’s a lazy Namco Museum with an uninspired lineup)
  • Nefarious (Unplayed)
  • Neverout (Unplayed)
  • Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition* (Non-Indie, played it, not as bad as its reputation but still quite bad)
  • Ninja Striker! (Unplayed)
  • No Thing (Unplayed)
  • Odallus (Unplayed)
  • Omega Strike (Unplayed)
  • One Eyed Kutkh (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • One More Dungeon (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • One Strike (Unplayed)
  • Oniken (Unplayed)
  • Operation Pig (Put a couple hours into it, horrible)
  • Oxenfree (Unplayed)
  • Paperbound Brawlers (Unplayed)
  • Paranautical Activity (Unplayed)
  • Party Treats (Unplayed)
  • Pato Box (Put significant time into. The Boxing stuff is better than the quest. I’ll play more at some point)
  • Peace, Death! (Played, menus have no cues, it’s got a horrible interface and I quit quickly)
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (Played, it’s a perfectly fine Picross game, ranking would be 120 range)
  • Piczle Colors (Played, it’s a perfectly fine Picross game, ranking would be in the 120 range :P)
  • Preventive Strike (Unplayed)
  • Qbik (Played a little didn’t hold my attention)
  • Quest for the Golden Duck (Unplayed)
  • Revenge of the Bird King (Unplayed)
  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition (Unplayed on Switch, played a bit on PS4, it’s a good Zelda tribute)
  • Robonauts (Unplayed)
  • Saboteur! (Unplayed)
  • Saboteur II: Avenging Angel (Unplayed)
  • Seeders Puzzle Robot (Unplayed)
  • Semispheres (Unplayed)
  • Shakedown: Hawaii (Unplayed)
  • Shut Eye (Unplayed)
  • SkyScrappers (Played over an hour, just a very bland Smash style fighter, not for me)
  • Soap Dodgem (Unplayed)
  • Space Life Danger Panic! (Unplayed)
  • Spoiler Alert (Barely started)
  • Starman (Unplayed)
  • State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Subsurface Circular (Unplayed)
  • Super Box Land Demake (Unplayed)
  • Super Daryl Deluxe (Barely played)
  • Super Destronaut DX (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Super Inefficient Golf (Unplayed)
  • Switch ‘N’ Shoot (Unplayed)
  • Talk It Out (Played, so stupid a concept that my family refused to play more, sorta unplayable alone)
  • The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human (played over an hour for #DiscoverIndies)
  • The Deer God (Probably the game I put the most time in that I didn’t review. Baffling, stupid game)
  • The Long Reach (Unplayed)
  • The Office Quest (Unplayed)
  • The Rainsdowne Players (Unplayed)
  • The Red Strings Club (Unplayed)
  • The Sword of Ditto (Unplayed)
  • The Way: Remastered (Played about an hour, it was fine I guess)
  • Think of the Children (Unplayed, and to hell with the children. Think of me)
  • Timberman VS (Unplayed)
  • Uncanny Valley (Unplayed)
  • Undead Building (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Utopia 9 – A volatile Vacation (Unplayed)
  • Vektor Wars (Unplayed)
  • Violett (Barely played, didn’t hold my attention)
  • Wargroove (Unplayed)
  • Watermelon Party (Unplayed)
  • Werewolf Pinball (Played a while, horrible)
  • Where are my Friends? (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Barely played)
  • Zombillie (Barely played, single-player Snake/Pac-Man like, very bland)

Xbox One Games I Purchased for Indie Gamer Chick

  • Access Denied (Barely played)
  • Agatha Knife (Really on-the-nose satire, not as clever as it thinks, couldn’t take any more of it)
  • Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection* (Non-Indie, barely played)
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected (Barely played)
  • Bird Game + (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Blair Witch* (Non-Indie, Unplayed, via Game Pass)
  • Blazing Chrome (Unplayed, via Game Pass)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Unplayed)
  • Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle* (Non-Indie, Unplayed)
  • Celeste (Unplayed)
  • Donut County (Unplayed)
  • Full Blast (Unplayed, purchased as an #IndieSelect make-good for a deadbeat participant)
  • Goat Simulator (Reviewed on Steam, game significantly updated and due for Second Chance)
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Haven’t gotten enough play sessions with it, one of the best multiplayer games I’ve gotten to play)
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns (Unplayed, reviewed original Kingdom)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2* (Non-Indie, Unplayed)
  • Metagal (Unplayed)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (Played over half the game, had to quit due to epilepsy concerns, amazing game)
  • My Memory of Us (Unplayed)
  • Owlboy (Played on Steam, didn’t hold my attention)
  • Rogue Legacy (Unplayed)
  • Shalnor Legends (Barely played, had epilepsy risks)
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Reviewed original Shovel Knight, never played any DLC)
  • So Many Me (Unplayed.. didn’t this come with Gold??)
  • Supermarket Shriek (Unplayed, via Game Pass)
  • Trile Trouble Dino Edition (Barely played, rough proof of concept but not horrible)
  • Wargroove (Unplayed, via Game Pass)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Unplayed, via Game Pass)
  • Where the Bees Make Honey (Unplayed, I want to switch over to the Switch version)
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