Unbound: Worlds Apart is a challenging puzzle-platformer with a cool mechanic and demanding precision.
This gimped console port is not at all worth your time. The cool voxel-based damage, and awesome combat can't survive without co-op play.
For a small and reasonably-priced DLC, Mr. X Nightmare brings a lot to the table. Not only does it add a new mode with a decent amount of depth, but three new characters and a lot of other small changes. Streets of Rage 4 was already an incredible game and a worthy successor to the iconic franchise, but Mr. X Nightmare has made so many refinements and tweaks that it has raised it to the level where it has surpassed them. All it took was adding one key factor - replayability.
Sheer novelty and presentation far outshines challenge or difficulty in the Squatt and Baboo Character Pack for Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid
The Forgotten City tells an immersive and incredible story. Combined with the beautiful city itself, the secrets of Modern Storyteller's first official release beg to be unraveled.
A great location and the introduction of a few new gameplay elements make The Sims 4 Cottage Living an enjoyable but unessential add-on.
Destinies is an extremely well-put-together package. The use of the small-scale Time of Legends miniatures keeps the box small and price point down, which matches the limited play of the five scenarios perfectly. The narrative app-driven elements are handled very well, and the interaction of physical and app content feels very natural. The missions are exciting and well designed and working through the linked scenarios with the same group, towards the final endgame is a very rewarding experience.
Last Stop's changes in tone and genre can be jolting in spots, but the characters at the center of such stories manage to keep things grounded for a delightful experience.
Labyrinth City is a great children's video game, with enough to do to appeal to adults looking to relax, though a few off-color characters are off-putting.
Acid Nerve has demonstrated an understanding of the Adventure RPG genre and has absolutely nailed its execution with Death's Door. Combat is fun and fast-paced, world exploration is rewarding, and the story while light-hearted hides some deeper meaning. Do yourself a favor and pick up Death's Door.
Cris Tales starts strong as a time travel RPG set in a beautiful world, but suffers from a misguided plot and combat woes
I thought the book was better.
A Township Tale is a great start to a deeply flawed, yet thoroughly engaging title
Mini Motorways is an enjoyable and often beautiful puzzler, but the lack of long term replayability makes it harder to recommend over its already excellent predecessor.
Pine Creek’s world building, immersive storytelling, and use of modern gameplay conventions, help the game stand out as one of the best indiependent Game Boy games available today.
The PowerA fusion pro wireless controller for Nintendo Switch is a great controller with just a few small things that let down its premium design
Surprisingly sincere, wonderfully heartwarming and beautifully drawn, Raptor Boyfriend is a charming visual novel which strikes the perfect balance between comedy and coziness.
While pretty as a picture, Beasts of Maravilla Island lack of overall polish makes for a little less than memorable trip
It's sad when Warrior Boy's most notable gem is that I managed to complete it.
While there's plenty of problems with it, Sniper Elite VR has enough decent moments to make slogging through the bad stuff worth it, but only just.
Commands and Colors Samurai Battles is very easy to learn and play, and the forty scenarios offer a huge amount of playtime, even if only playing each scenario once, on both sides. Repeat plays still offer a great challenge and experience. The rulebook could do with some more image examples, and the wooden blocks can be hard to read, but it doesn't take away from the solid rules, pace, and overall experience of the game. Veteran wargames will find a great system, with some interesting scenarios. Beginner wargamers will find a great entry-level game and fans of the samurai era will enjoy the historical battles and exploring the use of the different units.
Boomerang X is a polished and exciting action platformer with throwing stars and excitement, but not much else.
RWBY Grimm Eclipse is fun for fans, but the lack of innovative combat and strong story don't offer much of an incentive for those unfamiliar with the franchise.
Scarlet Nexus' accomplished combat and world are hamstrung by a shockingly low budget that oozes nearly every corner of the experience from its cinematics to its levels to even enemy composition at times. That said, action JRPG fans should be able to latch onto enough to walk away satisfied. .