The Forbidden Arts Review
Anyone expecting a Zelda-esque level of role-playing or story, or Mario-level platforming will be disappointed by The Forbidden Arts, as will gamers looking forward to a lush, 3D world to explore. In fact, The Forbidden Arts is a platformer with light RPG elements, a skeletal story and an imperfect balance between its controls and its demands.
The Swords of Ditto Review
Did you ever notice that time limits placed on anything fun - a vacation, for instance - might make you savor the experience but they're also kind of a bummer? Likewise, not having enough time to prepare for something important can also be a drag. Although it's not the first game to impose a timer on the action, The Swords of Ditto begins with the premise that its hero has four in-game days to prepare for the big showdown with the boss, a witch named Mormo. It isn't much time.
Okami HD Review
An old legend tells how a white wolf Shiranui aided a young warrior Nagi to defeat Orochi, an eight-headed serpent terrorizing Japan. A time of tranquility ensued for hundred years but the vanity of men led evil to rise again. Once lush and green meadows are turned into grey ghost lands and the evil spirits haunt people. The sun goddess Amaterasu takes the form of legendary white wolf, and aided with a snappy spirit Issun (just don’t call him a bug!), she embarks on a quest to free the country.
Quite often games are built on mysteries and the unknown, and the player making discoveries that inform the world and illuminate a story. Skillfully done, this process can be emotionally satisfying, mechanically rewarding and intellectually engaging. Hob - a new game from the developers of the Torchlight series - is also built on mysteries.