Throughout the game characters remind us that it’s alright to remember the past but the past is just that, the past. We need to focus on the future while using the past as a guide. The team at Experiment 101 have done just that with Biomutant. They created a game that uses elements from games that we’ve loved in the past, while simultaneously moving these elements forward and blending them together to show us that video games can be so much more than we ever imagined they could be.
There’s very little indication that Journey to the Savage Planet wasn’t made by a AAA studio. The quality and time put into each part of the world are superb. By the end the gameplay loop gets a bit stale and the magic wears off, but wow… the first few hours are riveting.
The personality of this world and its characters are outright endearing. However, the lack of any real narrative is a large oversight in my book. However, those looking for fun and, at times, difficult puzzles are guaranteed to enjoy what is present. With the added benefit of accessibility features and hardcore challenge modes, those who tout gameplay as king will find themselves at home within Felix The Reaper.
Gato Roboto is an absolutely great game. That doesn’t mean it’s without flaws, but the few that are present are easily overshadowed by the brilliant pixel art, often refreshing humor, and fun gameplay. Even stages that are often the downfall of a Metroidvania such as a water level or chase sequence are done incredibly well.
Falcon Age’s narrative is touching and sincere. The concept of bonding with a pet or companion to accomplish your goals is not one that has been overdone, and will appeal to many players. Technical issues aside, Falcon Age is a welcome title that not only helped us see a different angle of modernization than we are used to seeing in the medium, but was also incredibly cute and enjoyable.
Overall, while short, the compelling nature of She Remembered Caterpillars more than makes up for this shortcoming. It offers enough of a challenge to stump you into working to decipher the puzzles, while not punishing you for your attempts.
We recommend Donut County to anyone looking for a short, yet enjoyable game to play for a few hours. Since the mechanics are easy to pick up and the themes of the game can be easily understood, we believe this is a great game for all ages and is even one to enjoy with kids on the weekend.
Penny is a over-the-top goth wannabee that gets a little too zealous about Halloween and is fired from her funeral home job. She then goes to hang out with her boyfriend in a cemetery before falling through a crypt, bashing her body on a rock, and dies - thereby meeting Death himself. Badly in need of a vacation, Death mistakes Penny for his replacement and she becomes the harbinger of doom, helping dead folks get settled into their newfound lives.
We highly encourage anyone who is currently a VR user to pick up Pixel Ripped 1989 as soon as possible. It’s a solid experience and did something that few other virtual reality games have ever done to me – make me forget I’m in virtual reality. The gameplay is fun (even if a bit more difficult than you’d expect at times) and the concept is great. It’s a tad longer than most other VR games out there, and comes in at a very reasonable price.
Overall, Wizard of Legend is a solid purchase and we recommend it heartily. It’s fun, fast, and challenging all while having a wonderful soundtrack and (even if not unique) fantastic art style sure to please anyone looking for a retro-inspired game with fantastically tight controls.