Apotheon manages to be a truly unique entry into what's a decidedly overcrowded genre. With its polished design, excellent sense of story and beautiful aesthetic, fans of the platformer genre would be remiss to skip over it, despite its at times clumsy combat controls.
Never Alone is the first project of a unique studio from Alaska, and tells a traditional Alaskan Native story of a girl, a fox and their hunt through the arctic for the source of a blizzard. Beautiful graphics, an amazing sense of location and amazing storytelling combine to make an unforgettable experienc
Dragon Age: Inquisition more than delivers on the promises of its devs. With beautiful graphics, sprawling maps and a detailed, compelling storyline, Inquisition improves on Origins' and DA2's weaknesses while keeping what made them so replayable.
Don't let its strange premise fool you, Hatoful Boyfriend delivers a masterful satire on the dating sim genre and a thoroughly enjoyable experience all the way through. Underneath its absurd setting, Hatoful boasts a well thought out world, enjoyable characters and clever writing that give the game its quirky feel. Plus, birds in maid outfits.
It's these sorts of missing gameplay pieces, often inexplicably so, that leave The Sims 4 feeling incomplete. While what does exist makes for a fun game, as a long-time fan of the series I found myself constantly looking for tools and items that don't exist. The Sims 4 feels barebones, and unusually so even for a base game. One can only hope Maxis and EA make up for it with the inevitable line of expansion and stuff packs.
Ultimately, Wayward Manor was a fun game with a great story and, most importantly, something I wouldn't have minded dropping $10 on Steam for. The game is short, but has some solid replay value and is good for a quick break. The game has Gaiman's signature storytelling style and the puzzles are open-ended enough for multiple run-throughs.