Death and Taxes is a short, fun game with plenty of replay value and enough challenge to keep you reincarnating a few times over.
Bloodroots presents an amazing combat sandbox and then forces players into rote memorization of the developer's set path. No amount of Samurai Jack styling can make that fun.
Omnibion War is equal parts boring and frustrating, and doesn't manage to even come close to the classic games it was inspired by.
With an engaging story, tight controls, and flashy action, the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection makes you feel like a real hero, despite some stumbles along the way.
Super Crush KO is good clean, robot-bashing fun. With easy controls and gradually increased difficulty, it's a great way to get into the genre.
It’s easy to get lost in the pleasure behind clearing an entire fortress in Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. While the overall story isn’t compelling, the gameplay is gripping.
Already boasting one of Media Molecule's strongest campaigns, Dreams also has the creation tools that let you make the game of your dreams. They are as deep as advertised, and it's wonderful.
Sam's Story offers more of a good thing, though the dialogue can be improved and some new features will be frustrating
Lonely Mountains: Downhill offers a pleasing mixture of challenge and serenity. It's a touch repetitive and the level design needs work, but it's a fine way to while away a rainy afternoon or two.
All told, SEAL Team Flix is a riot, and the modern theme and flick-to-fire mechanics actually help set it apart in an incredibly crowded dungeon-crawl market. The designers did an excellent job of implementing the dexterity elements in a way that work in harmony with the other elements rather than feeling gimmicky. This is a tactical, challenging game that is compelling and tense, and the missions and campaign elements really help sell the overall experience. There are difficulty settings in case you wanted to play with younger players, but don't hesitate to bring this to the table with you hardcore gaming group, because it stands up to serious play.
The Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle brings a lot of novelty with its new NES translations, but the retro games on offer will hold little value to anyone not already familiar with the Technōs catalog.
Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator breaks new ground with its combination of game systems, but hiding critical information from the player is a real drag on a long game.
In this conclusion to Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Expansion Pass, you can expect great new characters and more interesting stories to explore, this time within the Abyss. Some maps can repeat and it's exceptionally difficult, but it's a worthy closing.
LUNA The Shadow Dust is a beautiful game in a mysterious world. While not for those seeking a strong story or intimately clever puzzles, it provides a fun, whimsical experience.
EXIT: House of Riddles is a great entry point into the escape room series of games from Thames and Kosmos. It's a fun experience either one on one with a friend, or in a group. There's plenty of opportunities for each player to get involved and take part in the riddles.
Kentucky Route Zero has some interesting scenes and great moments, but it never really clicks in the way that I was hoping for it to.
A standard hack-and-slash adventure, Skellboy offers a fun twist on the usual inventory format. Beyond that, though, performance issues and a general lack of polish leave the game feeling underdeveloped
Through the Darkest of Times takes people back to 1933 as Hitler starts his rule over Germany. Your underground resistance group is everything you have to fight against him. Once you accept the occasional glitched mission and language mistakes, it is a journey down history that you will never forget.
Kunai does plenty of things right, but doesn't really try to stand out from the crowd in any way.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore's incredibly colorful style brightens up your day. The addicting JRPG gameplay keeps you occupied for hours, and the soundtrack will remain stuck in your head for months to come.
Boy it sure is a game