Death’s Door is perfectly balanced to tell its story, thoughtful and humorous in all the right ways, backed by a thrilling musical score that elevates the action and often reminded me of a Studio Ghibli creation in its visual themes. For a two person team, backed by Devolver Digital, it’s a fantastic achievement that thoroughly deserves the hype surrounding its release. Death’s Door is a solid choice for Indie Game of the Year, if not Game of the Year itself.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is highly recommended. It takes you on an unexpected journey through a ridiculous yet compelling narrative, with twists and turns that are as much about leaving you breathless as they are scaring the crap out of you.
It’s hard to recommend to anyone who wants to play this solo, but if you can find a group willing to give it a shot via Xbox Game Pass in particular then at least you won’t feel too guilty about giving it a go. I really wish that wasn’t the only compliment I could give it, but here we are.
another solid tale from a group of talented writers who certainly enjoy coming up with interesting, outlandish ideas. It’s just a shame that Kodaka, Uchikoshi and the teams at Too Kyo Games and Grounding, Inc. couldn’t tighten up the rest of its concepts to do World’s End Club’s story justice, instead delivering a rather simplistic, uninteresting adventure to play beyond the intriguing narrative that lives within it.
Tiny Metal is an admirable return to the traditional turn-based strategy genre. There's enough of a challenge both in the campaign and skirmish mode to keep players happy for a good while, but the lack of any sort of multiplayer at launch hurts its overall score.