Hello Neighbor Review
Hello Neighbor taps into a childhood moment one or more of us might have experienced while living in the suburbs. There was always at least one house that for some inexplicable reason emanated a mysterious and creepy vibe that led the neighborhood kids to come up with all sorts of wild, baseless stories: “That’s Old Man Smithers’ place where they say he killed his wife.”
Sparkle Unleashed (Switch) Review
Sparkle Unleashed, seen previously on PC and Xbox, brings its match-three puzzle gaming to the Nintendo Switch. Similar in design and aesthetics to PopCap’s Zuma, I wanted to cry foul against 10tons for blatantly copying the design of a successful game. But you know what? It has been a long time since I played a match-three game and I found this to be a perfectly acceptable imitation.
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 - Hell Is Empty Review
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm has its moments but on the whole, it just didn’t do enough to capture my attention the way Life Is Strange did. Though easily a tumultuous period in her life, Chloe wasn’t as interesting as she was in the original game.
Seven: The Days Long Gone Review
Setting aside the bugs, a poorly considered fast travel system (which spawns players in sometimes dangerous locations) and fairly tepid combat, what I most missed in Seven was any sense of personal identification or relationship with the main character. To me, this is at the heart of any successful RPG...the role-playing part, something almost entirely absent from Seven.
Gang Beasts Review
The concept of Gang Beasts is pretty easy to follow. You and three other local players, or seven for online play, are pitted against each other in a contest to see who can be the last one standing. There are no weapons with which to murder each other. Instead, each match challenges players to see who can be the best at punching someone’s lights out and tossing them out of the arena.
Shooty Fruity Review
I love everything about Shooty Fruity, from its concept and art style to its gameplay and Move functionality. This is a game that gets more and more fun the longer you play it, because new levels introduce more complex job assignments and enemy types that require experimentation with the game’s selection of weapons.
World of Final Fantasy Review
Originally released for PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2016, the spin-off game World of Final Fantasy tries to bring fan service to all Final Fantasy democracies - including newcomers to the series. Adventuring twins Reynn and Lann traverse familiar scenes and meet up with the famous characters from the long history of Final Fantasy. The game serves as a traditional turn-based JRPG with bit of a Pokémon thrown in.
Megaton Rainfall Review
A giant flying saucer hellbent on destroying every trace of humanity in sight? Good thing there’s a superhero swooping in to exact justice upon our faceless invaders, and that hero is you. Yes, with Megaton Rainfall, Pentadimensional Games has produced a VR-friendly title that puts you in the role of an invincible superhuman. And like the altitudes you can fly at, the fun is full of peaks and valleys.
Fallen Legion+ Review
Now titled as Fallen Legion+, the game lets the player tackle the turmoil of kingdom Fenumia from two viewpoints. The crown princess Cecille is in a middle of confusion after his father’s demise. With the help of a talking grimoire, which may have an agenda of its own, she’s on the road to pacify Fenumia.
Developer Rain Games’ title has all the inner workings of what makes a great indie platformer – a somewhat non-linear Metroidvania structure, environmental puzzles that build off a core mechanic, and a plot that you must unfurl on your own. For the most part, the elements effectively work together, but some physics issues mar the experience.
Demon Gaze II Review
Demon Gaze II is a confounding experience, with enjoyable combat and a strong premise undercut by poor writing, inconsistent tone and graphics that really belong to a tiny screen. Hardcore fans of JRPGs that lie on the fringe of mainstream gaming might appreciate its quirky humor but for the rest of us, there are better RPGs to spend our limited time with.
Worms: W.M.D. Review
I have been a long time fan of the Worms series, especially Worms Armageddon. I am excited to say that we finally have a Worms game that not only surpasses Worms Armageddon in terms of fun, but also in terms of strategic depth and chaos. Worms W.M.D. is the best Worms game I have ever played.
Zen Pinball 3 - Universal Classics Pack Review
When I first heard the name Universal Classics, I imagined tables themed on the Universal Classic Monsters. Instead, Universal has seen fit to offer up three other classics based on their movie properties, Robert Zemeckis's time-traveling Back to the Future, and two Steven Spielberg mega-hits, E.T. and Jaws.
Destiny 2 PC Review
It eventually got better once The Taken King expansion was released, and while it wasn’t perfect, it sold me on what Bungie was aiming for. I fell off after that, not bothering to come back for whatever the second, smaller expansion was, but my eyes were always focused on the future, on what Bungie would do for Destiny 2.
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Review
If you enjoy survival horror games which rely on atmospheric and subtle visuals and audio cues instead of cheap jump-scares, you will definitely love Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. It's an extremely creative game with an adorable outlook and incredibly dark undertones.
Farming Simulator Review
Farming Simulator on the Switch doesn't add any new content or special modes or new machines that aren't included in versions on other systems, but it does competently bring a well-liked sim to the new generation of Nintendo handhelds and gives Switch owners another decent, full-featured game in the sim genre.