With a cast of characters that are forgettable and challenging gameplay that punishes you with load times and long waits between game over screen to starting at the last check point, I would steer clear of this title unless you are a fan of the previous titles. I believe there are gamers out there who are more forgiving of these things than I am, but I couldn’t recommend it to someone without outlining the frustrations I had.
Castle of heart is an action game with some interesting features like a knight who will crumble if not kept fed by life giving red orbs, a good assortment of weapons including crossbows, and an arm that will fall off shortly before you crumble to a pile of lifeless rubble. The graphics are superb and the heavy feeling of a solid stone knight was a nice touch. It’s definitely worth your time if you enjoy this type of game and it should provide you many hours of enjoyment and self-imposed frustration.
The Adventures of Elena Temple delivers exactly what GrimTalin wanted to deliver: a solid platform adventure game full of puzzles, traps, and items to collect to feed that completion hungry beast. It’s an excellent title to sit down and play for 10 minutes or a few hours if you really get into it. The price is very good for what you are getting and I would recommend it for anyone who likes this type of game or is looking to recapture the old days without playing an actual old game from that era.
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory gives you two separate 2D side-scrolling action-RPG experiences in one game. You can choose the Empire’s Princess Cecille or her rival Legatus Laendur. Having this choice gives you a good value for the purchase. With excellent hand-drawn graphics and good music, it’s a solid choice for the RPG genre. Check it out if you had it on the PS4 and want to play what you may have missed on the Vita or vice versa.
Looking for a survival action-RPG that has an excellent story? You really don’t need to look any further than Smoke and Sacrifice. With eye pleasing graphics, excellent sounds, and an engrossing atmosphere you just can’t go wrong. Will you be so kind as to help Sachi find her child and possibly save her world in the process? If you do, you may just feel like a better version of yourself!
An excellent game filled with all the things to love about video games. Cool characters, great music, sweet story, and graphics that fit the game perfectly. It’s just too bad that the difficulty spike absolutely killed the experience for me. I don’t rage quit very many games, but when I do… a controller usually dies a horrifying and disturbing death. Don’t worry. No controllers were harmed in the process of this review.
If you’ve ever felt the need or desire to possess a few dead Vikings and wreak havoc on a load of enemies with a friend, Die for Valhalla fits nicely. The co-op plays well and there are a lot of things going on during most battles. Other than the framerate hit and maybe losing track of where your player is on the screen, it’s a fun and satisfying hack and slash that can be played for 10 minutes or even a few hours at a time. Today is a good day to Die for Valhalla!
While a decent RPG experience I enjoyed the dungeon exploration and the mystery sleuthing the most. I grew tired of the battles early on but they became much more challenging as Hayato progressed to the end. The price is a little high for what you get so waiting for a price drop or sale may be a safer bet. That said, definitely a game I would want in my collection and a satisfying experience overall.
Looking for a fun adventure through the complicated mess that a person’s mind can be? Perhaps you enjoy snarky anti-heroes that begrudgingly become the hero they need to be to help those he most likely doesn’t care much about? Take Figment for a ride as it should bring a smile to your face and won’t frustrate you too much with any kind of unnecessary difficulty.
With intense gameplay, insane difficulty choices, and a story where you love to hate the villain, you really can’t go wrong with Wolfenstein II. While clearly not recommended for all ages, the Switch affords you some privacy by playing in handheld mode so you can keep blasting away while your kids’ eyes are glued to the TV watching something a little more appropriate.