Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR Review
What makes virtual reality such a compelling medium is its ability to put you in someone else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes. The beginning sequence in Crisis on the Planet of the Apes does a really good job of pulling the player out of their comfortable living room and into a nightmare world where they, cast as an ape that has gained intelligence, are viewed with intense hatred and disgust.
Earthlock: Festival of Magic Review
In the end, while the story is regrettably un-memorable and fairly lacking, the game play makes up for it with several clever, strategic spins on time-tested game play mechanics. Back that up with solid graphics and audio and you have yourself an old-school RPG that should scratch that itch you've been having.
Though the camera is often problematic and those looking for a story-driven experience will likely be disappointed, Heart&Slash still presents a detailed and delightful world as well as a surprisingly deep gameplay experience. For a game without a single living thing in its world, it has a lot of heart.
Gemini: Heroes Reborn
There is a lot to dislike about Gemini: Heroes Reborn. The game performs shoddily at times and it’s generic and predictable in both its look and plot. Where the game shines is in experimentation and dumb ragdoll mechanics that will make you laugh as soldiers bounce around levels. It’s certainly not for everyone, but for those willing to look past the bumps and bruises, there is a decently fun time to be had with Gemini: Heroes Reborn.
But then I’d have to fight endless enemies that took any enjoyment I was having away from me. The combat isn’t bad or broken, it’s just not very fun. It’s a shame that the combat can’t live up to the rest of the enjoyable world that surrounds Foul Play. I found myself looking for the bits of the game that didn’t involve actually playing it, and that’s never how a game should be.
Inside My Radio
Inside My Radio is a brief, interesting romp that never lives up to the potential it enters with. The first few levels will leave you feeling excited to see what’s next but there really isn’t much to see. The cards are on the table after level two and there aren’t any surprises to be had after that. For a game that looks and sounds so fresh and interesting, Inside My Radio was a disappointing experience that left me feeling unsatisfied and underwhelmed.
Even with over 400 puzzles solved, I still feel like I'm scratching the surface. Every time I venture back into the world I discover some small detail I missed or a new set of puzzles. There are over 700 puzzles in the game. In order to see the game's ending, you don't have to complete all of them, but they're always there to come back to after you finish the mandatory puzzles. The Witness is a complex game that rewards its most diligent players in meaningful ways. With a meticulously designed world and the elaborate puzzles that reside within it, The Witness is a game you won't want to miss.
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment
Re: Hollow Fragment is designed specifically for stalwarts of Sword Art Online. If they haven’t already played the game on the Vita, the digital-only PlayStation 4 version offers more content and a whole new set of levels to conquer. Everyone else should tread carefully.