In To The Moon you play as Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene, whose job involves granting their client’s final wish. This is done artificially by editing their memories, which made me wonder what the point was, given it’s a lie. Probably to give them peace of mind in their final moments. Using specialised headsets they are able to enter and adjust memories. And so the story starts as they edit the memories of John. To The Moon is still a great story and as long as you understand the gameplay and graphics are not a high point of it, I’d recommend it to anyone interested.
JayJay Falcon is a defense attorney in Paris (around 1847). His assistant Sparrowson eggs him into taking a case for the bourgeois kitty Dame Caterline, who is accused of murder. With mere days before trial you must begin your investigation. Aviary Attorney is a delightful adventure game with beautiful presentation and some silly moments. Perhaps a bit short for the price but the multiple endings and other options give it a bit more depth.
At the Sable family household, Boyo has a high temperature, but his mother tries out a new vitamin. Enter Vita-Boy and Mina-Girl who use their capsule ship to bust bacteria! "Asides from some small problems I found Vitamin Connection to be a fun little co-op game. Some early levels might be a bit slow but the levels and enemies became much more varied afterwards. We didn’t use as much verbal communication as we should have. It took us less than five hours to beat the campaign (perhaps it could be done in four). That said, it has collectables to get bonus missions and the pro campaign. Which shakes things up enough that I’ll be going through that with a different player.
Billion Road is a time consuming game full of highs and lows. The game features a lot of luck and strategy but you won’t get anywhere if you’re not thinking right. Some might find the length of games to be a hassle when playing with others so I’d definitely suggest scramble mode for the first time. The different monsters and events help it to stand out a bit more than an average board game plus you have the ability to leave it alone without taking up space on the table. I really enjoyed it but that might be because I’ve won most of the time. From my little sister: “It it super fun for all ages. The only thing I didn’t like is that it is a bit hard.”
SNK GALS’ FIGHTERS is a super fun time. Whether you’re whiling away a long trip or needing something simpler to play against your friends it’s a great choice. Most of the characters were pretty fun to play as so even with eleven total, I felt like I had plenty to choose from. I wish I had this when I was a kid (I would have just been old enough).
Super Crush K.O is a fun game. The combat feels fluid and satisfying, though level design can sometimes be intentionally squished. While the enemy variety is good, their designs and that of the levels are bland. If you’re up for a short bout of fun 2D combat, this game’s a decent choice.
Langrisser is a series that has had very few entries released outside of Japan. This remake of both Langrisser I and II is the first time the sequel has officially released in English. I played both and combined them in one review. My conclusion is that Langrisser II is so much more of an improvement over the first game I wonder why they didn’t implement more changes to I in this remake. I feel like they could have cut it out and focused on giving the sequel a better look. Still, if you’re interested in some unique SRPG combat and diverging story paths this package is a decent deal.
Asides from the rough appearance my only particular problem with the game is the complete lack of online play. While I have no issue finding others to play with locally, many do. This wouldn’t be a good fit for them. The bots do seem a bit unfair in one mode but it’s not too bad. Whereas not having explanations for the power-ups is a weird oversight. While I don’t always understand indie party games that involve one style of gameplay, Chapeau does enough to make it worth revisiting. With unlockables and three game modes, it’s one of the few review games my little sister has willingly played with me more than once.
The game looks gorgeous and has a pretty good combat system. Unfortunately the many explosives being covered up and some technical issues can let your play through down a bit. There is no online and the skipping of a couple levels when playing in co-op is an odd decision. Even though the campaign is short there’s enough content elsewhere to keep you going. Being so inspired by other series it doesn’t appear to stand out much. Yet the different game play is what makes it a good choice for beat-em-up fans
Blood Will Be Spilled sets out to be both a tactical shooter and a platformer, unfortunately it doesn’t do a great job of either. With slow platforming that requires speed, and shoot outs with fly-brains. While there’s a few bugs, only the death animation one actually impacts one’s ability to play the game. Even with those annoyances I enjoyed my time to some extent but was left disappointed by the end.