This War of Mine is both thought provoking and deals with its serious subject matter in a mature and responsible way. Alongside that it is a fine survival game in a genre that has become cluttered, stagnant and derivative. With solid mechanics and subtle story ques that give you a framework to conjure up your own unique narrative, it is a very compelling experience with no real equal out there. This is a game that when you experience it it will stay with you for a long time and will in some ways change your outlook on war and conflict without being preachy or overbearing. This is the kind of game that every gamer should experience at least once.
Guild of Dungeoneering is a simple yet very well executed game with a variety of unique mechanics and a lot of charm and character. If you are into Dungeon crawlers of any type the game is definitely worth checking out. However the title may be a little too simplistic and lacking in substance for some, while others will appreciate the fact that it is easily accessible and is the type of game you can easily dip into every once in a while without needing too much investment. This is a title I would definitely recommend to fans of the genre and for those looking for a fun simple game that they can dip into and have a lot of fun with every once in a while.
As turn based strategy games go Massive Chalice has some nice innovations that make it well worth playing if you are a fan of the genre. With a distinctive art style and an interesting combination of story driven multiple choice decisions and roguelike mechanics there is nothing else really like it out there. The lack of multiplayer is a real shame though and the game loses a point because of that. But the games positives far outweigh its few negatives and considering Massive Chalices budget price it is a hard game not to recommend to both strategy and Double Fine fans alike.
Blue Estate is a game that is hard not to like as you play it but the experience ends all too briefly which is a real shame. As a technical showcase of the DS4 it is impressive and is probably the first in a long line of rail shooters we will see on the PS4. However as fun and as entertaining as the game is the lack of content it provides can not be ignored, but despite that the game is still charismatic enough to recommend to anyone looking for a fun little time killer. A solid 7.5 that could have easily been higher if there was more bang for your buck on offer (as it where).
A great local party game, it is a damn shame that there is no online mode for this. If you regularly have company this is a must have title and you wont regret picking it up. With a simple pick up and play game style pretty much anyone can have a go of Towerfall Ascension and have a good time. The overall presentation, music and graphics are charming and once you start playing even on your own this is a hard game not to like. However a bit more in game content would have been appreciated, as would the inclusion at the very least of some versus bots. Regardless, there is potentially endless fun to be had here amongst friends so Towerfall Ascension gets a well deserved 8.0 out of ten.