Everspace 2 is a solidly successful sequel, offering players more of what they loved from the first game while shifting away from the rogue-like trappings. The game provides a larger world with higher stakes, improved story, and more ship customization options.
Double Kick Heroes really aims for a very specific niche of the rhythm game market. For players who love heavy metal and retro difficulty settings, this is a great opportunity to rock out to some new tracks and a fun story, then maybe create some zombie-slaying mayhem of their own to their favorite Ozzy or Motörhead track.
Where Flight Simulator shines, is in its ability to be both an inexpensive training tool for actual pilots, an accessible introduction to aviation for new people, and also a place where the hardcore can live out their airline pilot dreams.
With its focus on a sort of pseudo-19th-Century exploration and adventure, Curious Expedition definitely brings a different take to the roguelike genre than most other games. How enjoyable it feels may come down to how much players enjoy the roguelike genre in general.
Mastering the tracks at higher difficulties may become repetitive, and for players not interested in the eWRC challenge, the game may lack enough multiplayer aspects to hold interest for a long haul. However, it’s also incredibly rewarding to finally master a course, and the feeling of racing along narrow lanes at high speed is unmatched.
It’s hard to judge Warplanes too harshly as a bargain-priced flight game on the Switch. There are at least 5-6 hours of fun to be had with the game, and despite the repetition, the bite-sized missions (which rarely last more than five to ten minutes) make for a pleasant diversion over short play sessions.
YIIK does something different, taking some of the best memories of classic games, folding it in with brilliant writing, and creating one of the most evocative RPGs I’ve ever played that didn’t have “Final” in the title. For fans of the genre, great writing, or supernatural mystery, this game should be immediately on a lot of 2019 Must Play lists.
Gamers who enjoy a good fantasy story and a well-constructed world will find a lot to enjoy in Ash of Gods: Redemption. Likewise, fans of tactical, turn-based squad combat. Whether that’s sufficient motivation to overcome poor documentation and meandering plots is another question.
As a Free-To-Play game, Closers is surprisingly generous to players. Costumes, an elite status buff which confers a daily reward of crafting materials and a fatigue reduction potion, some additional inventory slots, extra crafting materials, and temporary buffs are all purchasable from the store for real money; but are also given away daily from the online store.
What FTSOC offers, principally, is perhaps the best video game look at the China-Burma-India theatre ever done. That’s a low bar to clear, admittedly, but one that should be appreciated by fans of aviation games with access to either an Xbox One or a decent gaming PC.