Rise & Shine is a beautiful 2D action title marred by annoying difficulty spikes and an uninspired story. It's not an outright bad game, as there is enjoyment to be found in its puzzle segments and Gears of War style cover based shootouts, but the overall package isn't very fun to play.
DESYNC is a stylish first person shooter let down by a few questionable choices. Gamers willing to overlook unfair enemy spawn mechanics and frustrating level design may end up loving The Foregone Syndicate‘s debut title, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is an entertaining open world first person shooter marred by poor voice acting and a myriad of technical issues. CI Games’ latest release shows a lot of promise but it needs work before I can give it a glowing recommendation.
Solstice Chronicles: MIA is a competent top down shooter that could have used a bit more time in the oven. Gamers who are not discouraged by annoying performance issues, a poorly written tutorial and mostly linear maps will probably get a great deal of enjoyment out of Ironward’s latest release, but it’s certainly not for everyone.
Tokyo 42 looks amazing and it’s often fun to play, but a few key issues drag down the experience quite a bit. While the game’s stealth systems are well done and the faction mechanics and open ended design can generate truly exciting moments, everything comes tumbling down when vehicles are involved, due to clunky camera movement and unresponsive controls.
Scraping Bottom Games’ debut release succeeds at making mages fun to play thanks to a combination of great gameplay and well written lore. Balance issues, poor performance and dated graphics might scare away some players, but those who stick with Fictorum till the end credits will find a diamond in the rough that is well worth playing.