writes with Gametunnel's monthly round-up of quality independent games
. Taking the top honors this month is Caster
, a fast-paced shooter with weapon upgrades and a partially destructible environment. "The weapons are a nice variety: homing, stun, and charge lasers, along with two lasers that create chasms and mountains in the environment. The last two are personal favorites of mine (screwing with the terrain is great fun). Fighting is sweet, sweet pandemonium, but it can be slightly overwhelming at first. By the second or third level, though, you'll be blasting the baddies like a pro." Also scoring high were Zeno Clash
, a fighting game with elements of a shooter, and Geneforge 5: Overthrow
(the last in the series of Geneforge
games), a point-and-click RPG with turn-based combat.