Overcooked 2 doesn’t reinvent itself but the new additions are welcomed and definitely enhance a game that already had a good recipe. I’m glad that they didn’t mess with this and have kept this familiar feel. Overcooked 2 allows you to continue with all the fun from the first game with some great new levels.
Kirby will not be one of the most challenging games that you will play this year. However, it is fun and definitely can pass the time with a friend or two. If you’re a fan of Kirby, this game will give you more of the same Kirby that we know and love, don’t expect it to hold your attention for long though.
This chapter brought us some new types of gameplay. However, the story just didn’t bring the punch that we were hoping for and that had been built up throughout the other two episodes.
Episode 2 really aims to build on the story set out in the first episode. There’s not as much gameplay as in previous episodes, this does bring you back to the reality that this is, in essence, a visual novel but also allows the story to be developed in a fitting manner.
Overall, Episode 1 is a great introduction to Before the Storm. It offers what you expect from the series as well as adding in some new ideas. The way Deck Nine have been able to take the concept of the first game and apply them to a totally different character has been great.
De Mambo feels as if it was made for the Switch, with the game really embracing the multiplayer functionalities that the Switch has to offer. It’s great to play with a few friends, but also doesn’t alienate those who want a single-player experience. Add in some great retro aesthetics to go along with its frantic gameplay and De Mambo is worth a purchase.
All in all Horizon is a fun game, there is loads of content and the story is engaging. However, there is a lack of personality in the side missions as they all follow the same tropes and become slightly boring. The best thing about Horizon is the world in which you play.
The fun loving nature of this game and the unique quality it brings to the puzzle genre make this game perfect. It all fits together so well, from the loading screen to the characters, nothing is out of place or feels awkward. The amount of content means that you can just keep going back again and again, working out new ways to defeat the levels with friends.
Semispheres’ puzzles are really fun to get into and you will definitely find yourself wanting more once they are complete. The intrinsic nature of the game really is it’s drive. It was a shame that although the story was quite interesting to go through, it just seemed like a byline to the puzzles. This was the only thing stopping me from giving this game top marks.
Despite the poor loading times and occasional glitches, ReCore is an enjoyable game. The puzzles can at times be tricky whilst still being able to give you satisfaction, they are not impossible, which is crucial to keep you playing along. ReCore is a throw back to adventure/action titles of the PS2-era, a type of game that is sadly not as frequent today and ReCore does well to fill a decreasing video game niche, even if it does feel a little unpolished in places.
Virginia is a really intriguing story, one that I just couldn’t put down. Although I wasn’t sure on what was going on all of the time, the dramatic devices used within the game really made me want to find out the ending and what happened to the characters. Virginia’s play time of around two hours for £7.99/$9.99 is perfect, and it’s well worth a couple of hours out of your day.
Although the game can sometimes get a bit technical and the race weekends can be quite long (about an hour or so for a short weekend), we think F1 2016 is great fun. With so much content to jump straight into there is no way you could be disappointed with this game. The game gives you a very real Formula one experience, almost akin to the real thing.
Overcooked is a fun game that you can keep coming back to again and again. Couch co-op means you can play with a multitude of different people, giving you endless fun. The only part of this game I didn’t enjoy was when I was playing on my own. You definitely need to get a couple of friends over to enjoy the game fully. At £12.99/$16.99 this game is a steal and definitely worth your time with a few friends.
Overall I found this to be a fun game to dip in and out of, but because of how challenging it quickly became, I found it wasn't a game that I could sit and play continuously for hours on end. A quicker pace may have helped Unravel to appeal more but potentially at the risk of losing its unique charm and character. Despite this, Unravel is a good game that with a few tweaks could see a much improved sequel come to fruition.