Performance and pacing problems mar an otherwise novel and comprehensive survival city builder.
Though slightly tarnished, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is still a tactical RPG jewel.
Underneath the cosy exterior lies a complex, rewarding shopkeeping sim.
A meaty action game let down by a persistently rubbish camera and a lack of variation in its stages.
Come for the mystery, stay for the characters in this baggy but compelling visual novel sequel.
Look past the murky aesthetic and clunky combat: this is an exciting fusion of immersive sim and CRPG.
Great music, delivered in frustratingly bitty form. A clever rhythm game that doesn't mesh with its prominent story.
Satisfying sailing in a beautifully soggy apocalypse. I've never felt so connected to a vehicle in a game.
Mortal Sin is a skeletal roguelite, but the surprisingly meaty combat goes a long way to making up for that.
Ruined King's innovative battle system is the highlight of an attractive but unexciting RPG.
Weird, good natured, and pretty funny with it, The Good Life stands apart, like most SWERY games.
A smart, peculiar city builder that ends in a gruelling uphill battle against a rival city.
A bold and ambitious sequel set in a satisfying, densely connected world.
It might not fully satisfy match-3 fans, then, but this is still a delectable puzzler wrapped in an engaging fantasy story, served with a side of so-so platforming. It's with great skill that Trinket Studios has managed to make that unusual combination work at all, even if I'm left longing for a more developed follow-up that makes the most of every one of its inspired ingredients.
Wunderdoktor's beautiful handmade world is a delight to travel through, but beneath that charming exterior lies a twitchy, unforgiving, and sometimes unrewarding puzzle game.
With its relaxing atmosphere, pretty environments and interesting theological dilemma, The Talos Principle is PS4's best puzzler to date.