While Those Who Remain has an engrossing narrative, its overplayed stealth mechanics sadly prevent it from bringing anything new to the psychological horror genre. It's still definitely worth a try for those who enjoy horror games - especially games like Layers of Fear and Alan Wake - but just don't expect anything revolutionary.
Long story short, unlike my journey across the not-so savage planet: if you’re looking for fun with a hearty helping of a challenge, you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for a serious game with deep lore, you’re in the wrong place. Journey To The Savage Planet is a short but sweet and fun romp across a shallow pond, not to be taken too seriously but to be enjoyed without thinking too hard about it. I’d love to see a more in-depth sequel in the future but, for now, I’ll remain content with slapping rocks and loving my Pufferbirds.
Should you get this game? Yes. 100%. Absolutely. I will say, however, that it’s important to note that Terraria has been hit by the dreaded ‘Switch tax’ and goes for an entire $29.99 on Nintendo’s latest console. While I feel that this version of Terraria is very much worth the $29.99, you can still get it cheaper elsewhere if you’re on a budget or if you don’t own a Switch.
Despite the heavy emphasis the game has on the the anime hungolomghnonoloughongous, I still heartily and highly recommend Muse Dash. Once in-game, the more suggestive costumes really don’t distract or detract from the gameplay and hey, if you like anime girl chests, all the fanservice is really just a neat little (read: huge) bonus for you.
if you’re a masochist who enjoys the thrill of being on the receiving end of the chase, this game is excellent for you. However, if you’re a person looking for an immersive narrative experience that allows you to explore without having to constantly watch your back for fear of having your spine prematurely removed, go play the first Layers of Fear instead.
One Piece: World Seeker’s only big flaw is that it tends to get a bit fetch-quest-grindy in parts. On the bright side, Luffy can sprint like the best professional athlete who’s on steroids, and you should have unlocked fast travel by the time the game starts to feel this way. That’s it. I can’t find any other fault with this game, except for maybe how I picked up the controller and suddenly, it was 7 hours later, and I almost forgot to put my pet chickens to bed because I was so engrossed in the game.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a hugely enjoyable game – if you’ve either already played the first or if you’re willing to buy and play the first before diving into the second. I feel bad for saying so many negative things about a game that’s obviously had so much love put into it, so I’ll say this: King Art Games, your work has not gone unappreciated. It’s just a shame that the game doesn’t work on its own.
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is a slice of gaming nostalgia that’s been neatly polished to fit with the modern age. If you can look past the price tag, or if you played the original when you were younger, or even if you were a fan of other Eurocom games such as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, then I’d heartily recommend adding it to your gaming library, regardless of whether it’s the Nintendo Switch or the desktop version.
The Shrouded Isle is the perfect game for anyone who wants to praise the almighty Chernobog and also get a taste of the management side of running a cult. Sure, sometimes the randomly generated odds are stacked against you and the game becomes significantly trickier to beat, but that’s just how life is.
Sandbox mode is a wonderful way to pass the time but only if you can get past the constant lag. If you’re looking to relive childhood nostalgia but with a more modern set of features, I’d recommend getting RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic instead.
If you’re looking for a serious detective game with serious detective themes and serious detective point-and-click mechanics, you’re looking in the wrong place. However, if you’re here to have a good time and enjoy some paranormal activities with a whole host of new and hilarious friends, you’re in luck.