This year, RMN held an event encouraging developers to release demos and finished products during June. The event was quite the success, with 31 Official Submissions, with that number roughly doubling if you include releases during that time that were not submitted to the event. With such a large number of games released at once combined with the website's long-standing issue that only about half of the games on the site that are eligible for reviews actually receive them, RMN decided to hold a Review Drive as a follow-up event. The Drive began at the beginning of July, and will continue through mid-August. Since posting reviews on RMN has been something I've been planning on starting for quite some time now, I've been rather active in the Drive, and I thought I'd echo my thoughts about some of the games I've been playing here.
Maximus Jones: It's Sokoban. It's a Zelda Trading Sequence. It's Recettear. It's Blackjack. Maximus Jones is a collection of puzzle games all rolled into one. No excessive plot, no filler scenery where you walk across the world in real time to get to the next puzzle. A Game that sells itself on pure game.
Vagabond: This one falls somewhere between the Greats and the Not-So-Greats. With only your trusty monster as a companion, travel the world and defeat monsters to bring peace to the land.
Doppelganger: A Visual Novel Demo by the same person who made RE: Alistair. Wonderfully atmospheric and attention-grabbing.