2005 Independent Game Mid-Terms Grades
2005 Independent Game Mid-Terms
As we have reached the mid-way point in 2005
Game Tunnel takes a moment to pause and look back at the first six months and
how things are going in the Indie gaming world with our yearly Mid-Term Report
Card. While the number of Indie titles seems to be growing at an
astronomical rate is the quality of Indie games also improving?
We take a look at each of the categories and
break them down with report-card styled grades and a look at the best two games
that each genre has to offer (listed in alphabetical order, we're not getting
ahead of our year-end article). Want to know the whole scoop? Just
keep reading! You can also use the report card to the right to navigate
the entire article.
is commonly the case, Indie games tend to show their stuff in the Action
Category. There are few places outside of the Independent Gaming world
where you can find quick action games like the arcade games of yesteryear.
Those yearning for the arcade experience, without having to plop in all the
quarters should not miss out on this year's offerings, which are highlighted by
the games below in addition to more mainstream offerings like
Dark Horizons: Lore
Invasion. Overall Grade: A-
Clash 'N' Slash
Why is it that simple things are often the most
entertaining? In Clash'N'Slash you control a single ship
trying to save your planet from an endless alien onslaught!
Originality at its best! The game play though is quite
different than your typical shooter. The ship stays in a tight
orbit around your planet moving as you direct it and blasting
the enemies. A good number of planet