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. .
The original Doki Doki Literature Club is a phenomenal horror title, but loses a lot of the elements that made it so impressive on its translation to consoles.
While not your typical gaming chair, the Souiten Ergonomic Office Chair fits perfectly into the category for gamers looking for good back support.
First and foremost, Chivalry 2 is an excellent medieval fighting game. The combat system is incredibly rewarding and nuanced, with a wide array of weapons
With an enjoyable selection of arcade sports minigames, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Official Video Game is a gold medal effort.
The Razer Iskur is a really solid chair but I would recommend trying one out for yourself before you spend all that money.
Bayonets and Tomahawks is a strategic wargame of outstanding design. For such a technically short time period, it offers a huge amount of scope and replayability. The custom dice and unit shape mechanic, along with the battle track, offers a fantastic way of working out conflict resolution in a realistic way with the troops you use. The fact that it uses a single custom dice type to accomplish this is also fantastic design. The map is clear and while some battles can be messy with large numbers of units involved, the map and its trackers and cheat sheets do a great job of keeping things going. It is an in-depth strategic wargame, so anyone looking for something light won't find that here, but anyone looking for an interesting war simulation, especially those with an interest in the historical period will find a lot to love with B&T.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance offers a decent arcade action RPG experience, but suffers from midbudget jank and some questionable combat elements.