On the surface, Battle Axe looks and sounds like an amazing retro throwback. When you dive into it, you'll find a lack of accessibility options and bland, uncompelling gameplay.
A solid spin-off that capitalizes on the studio's strengths, but ultimately relies on its formula too much. Add in half-baked detective mechanics and Judgment doesn't realize its concept's potential.
The PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller doesn't feel like a controller designed for professional play or hardcore enthusiasts. It's a light and comfortable controller that adds to any game, the perfect fit for Nintendo
Ride the Ferris wheel and out-maneuver your opponents in this light and approachable strategy game.
Whilst Legend of Keeper's set up is good, little actual dungeon management and a fairly samey gameplay loop leaves the dungeon feeling a little unexplored.
The Lost Gods is, by far, the most adventurous DLC and the most fascinating to play but it’s still bogged down in the same mistakes made before it. This is absolutely the DLC you should play but it's still not as fun as the base game.
TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight is a short game that feels longer due to boring presentation and uninteresting controls
X-Men Mutant Insurrection is thematic with the heroes and some mechanics, going some way to capturing each X-Men character it features. FFG have done a solid job with the artwork that's all brand new for the game, but the game itself is essentially a dice-roller looking for symbol combinations, which doesn't hold much repeat play for non-X-Men fans. The assist and bond mechanic is incredibly simple, adding an extra dynamic for the game. The different scenarios offer solid variation in challenge. The print and play option for new characters is fantastic, and if FFG keeps that up, along with card pack expansions for new scenarios and heroes, it will be a very cost-effective way to keep the game fresh.
Insurmountable is definitely a hidden gem of a game, one that provides the right mix of challenge and fun for the player’s delight.
Hitchhiker is a narrative mystery adventure with some intriguing if hard to follow bits and pieces
The Space Race is on in this sprawling worker placement game set among the stars.
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is certainly not bad and has some genuine charm, but the incessant need to add jokes to everything leaves the experience feeling a little taxing.
Buildings Have Feelings Too! is a quirky, deceptively challenging, management sim about building and buildings
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 gen 2 is excellent at a reasonable price and has since become my go-to headset. I’d advise picking this up whenever you can and maybe just testing it first.
Memories Of East Coast is an aesthetically pleasing visual novel that draws you in with stunning hand-drawn art and lo-fi beats in the background. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the same masterful execution when it comes to creative writing, but if all you want to know is how the story plays out, then game can be a non-demanding way to pass the time.
Shadow Man Remastered infuriates as often as it delights, but it's a solid experience, and Nightdive has done an excellent job preserving it.
A quick run and game game with little roaming and lots of exposition.
With the Vulcan TKL Pro, Roccat has adapted the original Vulcan in a few meaningful ways that make this a much more appealing choice, regardless of the compact size.
Karnage Chronicles is a close-to-perfect dungeon crawler, with jaw dropping VR presentation, fantastically challenging dungeons, and an unforgettable co-operative experience.
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Ashwalkers attempts to do something new with its blend of survival and storytelling, but it fails to be both compelling and a challenge for those who play it
Candlekeep Mysteries is a great collection of short DnD adventures focused around the great library and books within. Not all are bestsellers, but they're all worth the read to find the ones you like the most.
Deiland: Pocket Planet edition looks to the cosmos but gets pulled in by the inexorable pull of planets - leaving you to crash land after just a few hours. While the rebuild can be fun, the waiting often isn’t worth it
Rain On Your Parade is a clever little puzzle game that references and spoofs dozens of popular video games.