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.
Cozy Grove is a life-sim game that takes a few pages from Animal Crossing while encouraging you to take some time to log off from the game. While the controls are finicky at best, it still provides for a comfortable experience.
Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game is yet another venture by the series into new territory. But how well does this series translate to the war table?
Outriders is one of those rare games where it not only lives up to expectations, but completely surpasses them. The game's multiple character classes and seeming endless amount of customization makes for a fresh and engaging gameplay loop long after you finish the campaign.
Monster Hunter Rise's new monsters and mechanics such as the wirebug make for a fresh but familiar experience. The story isn't anything special, but the game performs well and is as addicting as its predecessors.
A short comedic adventure with little challenge that's enjoyable with friends or on a lazy afternoon.
Gravitrax, the interactive track system, introduced us to a whole new world of marble racing and track building.
Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a fun and quirky retelling of storybook faves packaged nicely in an adventure game. There are multiple paths you can take to get to your goal, and supposedly multiple endings too—so if you can get past the odd mouse-slash-keyboard controls and the occasional rage-inducing puzzle, it’s a steal.