If you love a good action game, then My Friend Pedro is a must own. The slow-motion gunplay is incredibly satisfying and fun. The story leaves a little to be desired, but the action makes up for it. The story is relatively short, but you will go back again and again to raise your score. Plus, with its handy gif generator, you will be replaying levels over and over again in order to make the perfect action moment to share with friends.
Overall, Alt-Frequencies has some nice puzzles and a great change of pace from your typical puzzle game. The gameplay may be too simple for some, but I think it works thanks to the short run time. I would be excited to see what the team does next with the concept because I would like more auditory games like this one to hit the market.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is a genuine surprise in terms of story depth and beauty. The game mechanics drive the plot further, giving us a truly terrifying look at siblings who are in way over their head. I can imagine that some will find the constant escort and stealth tedious over time, but I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I would consider A Plague Tale an earlier contender for surprise hit of the year. Don't miss out on this game!
In a way, game mechanics of Degrees of Separation keep you from having a fun, immersive experience. The collecting of scarves takes you out of the story, which is unfortunate. The narrator continually gives you clues and story exposition, but it's easy to ignore as you get knee deep in finding the scarves. It's a shame, really. The narrator's voice acting is lovely and the story is very sweet and endearing. It's a fantasy story with star crossed lovers that can't be together. The focus should be on the story and not finding scarves. Degrees of Separation can be enjoyed in small bursts, but overall it's hard to recommend.
World War Z takes the fun gameplay of the Left 4 Dead series and adds nice touches that create a fun and frantic zombie co-op experience. Some technical issues aside, World War Z is a blast with friends and scratches that Left 4 Dead itch that you might have.
Crackdown 3 does not innovate the genre. It is extremely similar to the first game, which is a shame in some aspects. I was hoping the extra development time would give us some interesting twists to the franchise, but it didn’t besides destructible environments. Despite the similarities, it is still fun to play! It’s one of those games that I can pick up, play for a few hours, and leave with a smile on my face. And in the end, that is all that matters to me. If you enjoy it, great. If you don’t, it’s ok to let others enjoy it. If you have Xbox Game Pass, then it is definitely worth a try.
Genesis Alpha One isn’t perfect. There are things I wish it would change, like adding a deeper story, adjusting the menus, and bumping up the AI so they can do a better job of running things by themselves. While the game isn’t glamorous, it is addicting and rewarding, especially when you have the perfect setup and routine that ensures your survival. Genesis has something for everyone, including fans of FPS games, simulation/building, and survival genres. And for $29.99, it’s a great price point for a game with lots of content.
Override: Mech City Brawl has a great premise but is a bit bare bones. The multiplayer modes are a good start, but there needs to be more in order to draw players in. The cities are a bit lifeless (which makes it easier to destroy, I guess). Hope some more content will breathe life into this Mech game.
At first glance, Arca’s Path looks like a simple marble game. But it is much more than that. The story helps motivate you to keep going through the challenging levels. And the hand's free controls work extremely well, and ties into what the protagonist is going through. I really enjoyed Arca’s Path, and recommend you add it to your growing VR library.
While barebones at launch, Marble It Up is a very fun and simple platformer. There is plenty of variety in each of the levels and they are a blast to race through. It's a great game if you are looking for something leisurely and relaxing to play. Just hurry and give us those added modes!
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut is a fine role-playing game. It's immersive and detail oriented when it comes to the story. The turn-based combat and environments are built to appeal to your inner strategist. It's a great option for those who are looking for more turn-based strategy games on the Nintendo Switch.
Forza Horizon 4 is the masterful blend of racing and entertainment. It's a well-developed game with plenty of content for both casual and hardcore racers. I never had a dull moment racing through the cities and countryside of Great Britain. You will find plenty of variety in the races, cars, and customization options. And the visuals are breathtaking. My advice? Race to your nearest store (brick and mortar or digital) and buy a copy of Forza Horizon 4. You won't regret it.
Lake Ridden is a short, story-driven game with a spooky, supernatural vibe. The puzzles range from just the right amount of difficulty to being way too hard. The story has moments of interest, but not enough keep me engaged throughout the entire playthrough.