Year: 2021

Omno Review
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Omno Review

Omno is a stunning-looking game developed by Jonas Manke aka StudioInkyfox, a solo indie dev from Germany. It recently became available on the Nintendo Switch and has been available on other platforms for a few months prior. The game is an atmospheric adventure about a journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. Omno, a perfect game for the Nintendo Switch? Omno first came onto my gaming radar when I saw it on the Xbox Game Pass page. The graphics looked lovely and the trailer stood out. Being quite limited on space though with my Xbox Series S (thanks Microsoft for making the only proper storage expansion far too expensive for what you actually get) I am almost completely maxed out on some rather humongous graphics intense games. Seeing that this was then coming out on the...
The Kids We Were Review
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The Kids We Were Review

The Kids We Were, from the folk at Gagex, is a narrative-driven game that started life on mobile platforms. It's now out for the Nintendo Switch and I felt compelled to give it a look. I have a history with mobile gaming (I used to write for an Android blog), I love a good story and I'm also a sucker for anything that makes its way to the Switch. So how did I find this time-traveling tale? Let's find out! The Kids Aren't Alright Remember to drop us a comment if you'd like to have your say about this game. As always, feel free to drop into our Discord server too! Gameplay So, this might be tough to write. Here at Thumb Culture, we have a review guide that states how we should approach our game reviews. Normally, that's all fine and dandy, but then sometimes a game comes along that doesn...
Happy’s Humble Burger Farm Review
PlayStation Reviews

Happy’s Humble Burger Farm Review

Happy's Humble Burger Farm, you would be forgiven just going by the title that this was a game similar to Team 17's smash title Overcooked. Do You Want Fries With That? However other than the cooking, it is where the similarities end. A stressful horror game that places you in the world of a quick time service restaurant. Scythe Dev Team has taken all the horror that only those who have worked in that industry will truly appreciate and dialled it up to 11. Released December 3rd for Playstation and Xbox consoles alongside a PC release. Happy's Humble Burger Farm was on my list of games to play as it kind of reminded me of Five Nights at Freddys.  Gameplay Congratulations you've been hired to run the night shift of your local Happy's Humble Burger Farm restaurant. This first-perso...
Beyond A Steel Sky Review
PlayStation Reviews

Beyond A Steel Sky Review

The 1990s were awash with point-and-click adventure games, they felt like a virtual choose-your-own-adventure giving you boundless freedom away from the onslaught of platformers and fighting games. At the summit of this mountainous genre were games like The Secret of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Lure of the Temptress, and Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars. But somewhere lurking in the back was the lesser know but equally brilliant Beneath a Steel Sky. So here we are, 27 years later with the much-belated, long-awaited, and highly-anticipated Beyond a Steel Sky. What Secrets Lie Beyond A Steel Sky? Initially, Beyond a Steel Sky was released on to Apple products in June 2020 via the Apple Arcade subscription service. This was proceeded by a PC release the fo...
Hot Wheels Unleashed Sold 1 Million Copies
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Hot Wheels Unleashed Sold 1 Million Copies

Hot Wheels Unleashed Sold 1 Million Copies. Mattel and developers Milestone has announced that Hot Wheels Unleased has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Start Your Engines People The action-packed arcade-style racing experience, sold one million copies worldwide across both physical and digital since its launch on September 30, 2021, making it Milestone’s fastest-selling title ever. “Ever since we announced Hot Wheels Unleashed back in February, we’ve received thousands of love messages from fans. This milestone is the umpteenth display of affection of our passionate community,” said Luisa Bixio, CEO, Milestone. “Hot Wheels is all about encouraging the challenger spirit and Hot Wheels Unleashed brings that mission to life for gamers of all ages. We’re proud of this exciting...
JWE2: Early Cretaceous Pack DLC Review
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JWE2: Early Cretaceous Pack DLC Review

Developed and published by Frontier Games. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the sequel to the hit smash Jurassic World Evolution. It was released on November 9th on the Playstation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox One Series S/X, and PC. But today we take a look at the JWE2: Early Cretaceous Pack DLC Review Early Cretaceous Pack DLC It was only last month that Jurassic World Evolution 2 graced us with its presence. A month later and we get the first taste of some DLC in the form of the Early Cretaceous Pack. So will these new dinosaurs add something to the game or will they just go extinct (bad pun I know)? If you enjoyed this little review then why not check out my review for Jurassic World Evolution 2 here. You can also catch up with what the rest of the Thumb Culture team are up to on our social m...
Soundcore Frames Review
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Soundcore Frames Review

Here at Thumb Culture, we are so grateful to be able to review some of the latest tech for you. Well, have I got a treat for you today! Soundcore kindly sent me some of their latest audio glasses.  Yes, you heard me correctly! Soundcore Frames - Listen To Music & Look Great! The Soundcore Frames come in a number of styles so without further ado let's see what they are all about! Design and Control Opening the box you will find 2 side arms, known as audio temples, and your chosen interchangeable frames along with a charging cable.  There is also a handy pouch to house your musical glasses when you are not wearing them. The arms are made of black plastic however they are surprisingly not as chunky as you may think they should be for housing batteries, speakers and microphones....
Cute Farming Game Life In Willowdale Announced
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Cute Farming Game Life In Willowdale Announced

Cute Farming Game Life In Willowdale Announced. Life In Willowdale will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5, and Playstation 4 in Spring 2022. Farming Begins At Home Publisher Just For Games and developer FRAG Games announced a new farming adventure game. Life in Willowdale features an expansive world to explore as you start sowing, growing, and harvesting, with mysterious creatures and uncommon encounters. Your job is to take over a farm that resides in the once-thriving Willowdale. You play Penny the mayor's daughter in hopes of turning the town into a tourist trap, driving away from the animals, and upsetting the balance of nature. Amid public outcry, your uncle, the mayor, has asked you to return to your family farm to help restore harmony and town spirit in Willowdale...
The A500 Mini – Release Date And All Games Confirmed + Trailer
News & Updates, Retrogaming Corner

The A500 Mini – Release Date And All Games Confirmed + Trailer

You may have heard that there was a mini version of the much-beloved 16-bit home computer in production, the Amiga 500. Retro Games Ltd has now announced in a press release that the A500 Mini is scheduled to release on March 25th, 2022 and we here at Thumb Culture HQ could not be more excited! The A500 Mini will release with a suggested retail price of £119.99. Very reasonable for a nostalgic trip don't you think? In the box, you will get the system itself, a USB classic mouse, and an 8-button joypad. The unit will be powered by USB-C and will also come with a 6ft HDMI cable. Features include various display options such as CRT filters and 50Hz/60Hz refresh rates. In addition, if you own other original Amiga games, these can be played via USB stick utilising the WHDLoad functionality. I...
The Handler of Dragons Preview
PC Reviews, Previews & Early Access

The Handler of Dragons Preview

The Handler of Dragons is a 3D RPG game developed by Jerzy Calinski and published by Golden Eggs Studio. Currently in early access on steam, The Handler of Dragons will have to compete with the likes of Elder Scrolls and Dark Souls. Quantity Over Quality, Right? With titles such as Broken Blades, Magnus Failure, Thoefil and Ignatius all released within the last 2 years, Jerzy is pumping out games left right and centre. As these games currently have under 10 reviews each, could this title be the one to really catapult Jerzy into the limelight? Join me as I explore The Handler of Dragons and attempt to answer that very question. Gameplay Although linear structured, this RPG allows the player to make decisions that impact the world around them. For example, the dialogue system offers play...