Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Review
Chamber of Time is slow-paced, looks a bit drab and it can be repetitive and awkward to play. In a way, it’s much like Akko herself. She’s far from perfect but spunky and open-hearted, making her irresistibly disarming. There’s a strong positive vibe going on that rubs on you, and it helps in overcoming the game’s shortcomings.
The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones Review
I've always been a sucker for a good mystery story, no matter what type of media it comes in. Trying to figure out the various players and "whodunit" ahead of time is a thrill, and I always enjoy seeing a good mystery come together. That's why I took an interest in The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones, a new episodic story-based game from freshman developer Big Bad Wolf.
Playing through Fe, it's clear pretty early on what the developers were shooting for. With its pastel polygonal landscape, hippy-dippy story elements and anthropomorphic animal leading character, Fe is supposed to hit many of the same notes as Journey, Ori, or a half dozen other indie darlings that tug at the heartstrings while we overlook some of the more underdeveloped mechanics.
Last Day of June Review
Imagine yourself being caught inside a lovely impressionist watercolor painting, where the denizens wordlessly tell a heart wrenching, emotionally charged story. With that in mind, you get the basic premise of The Last of June, a narrative-focused adventure game from the developers Ovosonico.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Review
it doesn't have the deepest combat system out there, and its isometric graphics aren't what anyone would call top-notch (although both those things are solid for an indie title). But what it does have is a lot of HEART. The story is intriguing and well told and the audio is just fantastic. If you're looking for a song to get lost in, Maquerada may be just what you're looking for.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review
What The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel may lack in production values, it makes up for in the richness and depth in its unpretentious and diverse narrative. That makes following Rean and his friends during their year of study uncannily engaging entertainment. I can’t think of any better way to get acquainted with The Legend of Heroes series than this. The only thing bothering me right now is how long I have to wait for the second part!