Bunny Park is a simple wholesome game. On the Nintendo Switch, the controls need a patch before I would recommend the game in that format. The gameplay itself is enjoyable, who wouldn’t like to look after some cute bunnies that you can pet? But if you are thinking of buying the game on the Nintendo Switch I’d wait a while until the camera is fixed, otherwise, it spoils the game. As it is, going on gameplay alone Bunny Park gets a score off…..
The Spirit and the Mouse is an adventure game that will warm the cockles of your heart and leave you with warm fuzzy feelings. You can see the love the devs have put into the game; Lila is a perfect mouse. She can even squeak at the press of a button. It’s a game about kindness and helping others, something we could all do with remembering in this crazy world we inhabit.
Beacon Pines is a delightfully spooky, creepy game that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the credits roll. The artwork is gorgeous to look at and Luka is an adorable deer that I got pretty attached to by the end, as I’m sure you will.
Ankora: Lost Days is a bit of a peculiar game. After playing it I think it might be a little confused in its identity. It is not an open adventure game where you have the freedom to explore fully like in Summer in Mara. Moving around the map and terraforming it makes it a kind of puzzle as you figure out how to get from east to west. Some aspects of the game stand out, the music is lovely and the animations are done well, but I much prefer Summer in Mara and so might you!
Wylde Flowers is a nice game in some aspects. After spending a good bit of time with the game for this review, it does succeed as a simulation, farming, and crafting fun. However, you might want something deeper to really get involved in and feel like you are part of the family.
Those players looking for a brand new Cities: Skylines 2 game will be disappointed that this is just another expansion being released to add to the long list of additional expansions already out. However, I’m not one of those people. After playing the expansion, I think that Cities: Skylines Plazas & Promenades and the two creator packs are some of the best additions (along with Airports, Industries and Mass Transit DLC) that Colossal Order has made for the game. I love that I can add more walkability to my cities, make large and small pedestrian areas or cover the entire city with pedestrian streets if I want to. If you are a Cities: Skylines player like myself who finds great enjoyment in beautifying your city, you’re going to love Plazas & Promenades as much as I do.
After reviewing Island Farmer and then playing Island Cities – Jigsaw Puzzle for this review, I think Island Cities is a step up from the previous game. I enjoyed the game and I haven’t any complaints about it. It sure beats scrabbling about on the floor, looking for that last precious jigsaw piece to complete the puzzle.
Railbound is just my kind of game, with challenging levels that require some thought, and it’s also relaxing as there isn’t a timer. It has all the right ingredients to make it a brilliant puzzle game with a sweet storyline. First, place the track connections so that carriages safely connect to the locomotive, then sit back and watch the little carriages chug along the track to join the engine and be amazed at your brilliance in solving the puzzle. Mind the gap!
Home Deco Puzzles doesn’t bring out your inner home decorator, but focuses on a game of memory instead. The game is simplistic in design and the background music is peaceful, which makes it relaxing to listen to. Other than that, you will be disappointed if you expect this game to be similar to, for example, Unpacking. The only similarity between the two games is that you unpack boxes.
Two Point Campus is an enjoyable game that will scratch an itch for any management simulation fan. I love clicking on a student or teacher and watching as the camera follows them through their daily business. From power napping clubs to vampire and Goth pupils to student rock gigs complete with laser light shows: there is always something entertaining and fun to see. A fun game and a must-buy for any fan of the simulation and strategy genre.
Cleo – a pirate’s tale was a delightful surprise for me; I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the game as much as I did. The story is enjoyable, it is one of the games that you want to see the storyline through to the end. It is not a long game, coming in between three to four hours of gameplay time, but it is a few hours of good entertainment that I would recommend you try.
Lost in Play is a fun, feel-good adventure through two children’s fantasy world. There are plenty of enjoyable puzzles to solve and some frustrating puzzle moments. The good thing is that the enjoyable moments far outweigh the frustration. With thirty unique puzzles and mini-games to solve, Lost in Play is a delightfully whimsical game for all the family to enjoy.
Moonrise Fall’s story focuses on loss, death and sadness, which are dealt with well in the game. Though, like I did, you might still have unanswered questions at the end of the game. I enjoyed the story, though I don’t think the game would be suited to all players due to the game’s subject matter.
Urbek City Builder is a relaxing, chilled game to play. I enjoy working out where to place buildings to get the city to grow. Also watching the city come to life and take over the map adds to the puzzle elements of the game as you start to run out of room. However, it wouldn’t be suitable for all fans of city-building games as it feels more like a mix of city building and a puzzler to me.
Avast, me hearties! You didn’t think I would write the review without at least one pirate’s pun added in, did you? Autonauts vs Piratebots is a super fun game, though be prepared for a bit of a grind in setting up everything before you start making pirate bots. Anyone who has played the original Autonauts game should enjoy some more bot action in Autonauts vs Piratebots.
Train Valley Console Edition is a challenging puzzle game with controls that make playing it on the Switch a tad frustrating. However, I’d recommend Train Valley if you like trains and enjoy a good challenge. I must admit I’d play it on PC over the Switch version. This way you might save yourself having to buy a new Switch after throwing it through the window in frustration.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a fantastic first solo game by the developer. So did the game live up to my expectations? Yes, it did, and I loved every minute of my investigation, even when I managed to hit a wall and get stuck for a while. The game offers everything an excellent point-and-click game should. There are many interesting characters to speak to, ingenious clues, and a good time for the player.
It took a while for Time on Frog Island to grow on me; that probably wasn’t helped by the many times I got lost when my usually good sense of direction let me down. However, I loved how the sailor is animated, the story is good, and there is no pressure in the game. I do think that if you are not a fan of fetch-type quests, the game might not be for you. But if you want a chilled game with some quirky-looking frogs, and an island to explore, give it a try.
Snug Finder is a wholesome, sweet and enjoyable hidden object game. It would be suitable for all ages to play, from young to old. I could imagine parents and grandparents playing this game with the children. The children would spot the hidden object instantly, leaving the adults in their wake. For the price of £7.99 in the eShop, I would have liked to have more puzzles, but if you are quick, you can snap the game up as it is on sale for £1.74 | $1.99 | € 1,99
Railway – Train Simulator is a brilliant pick-up and play puzzle game. It has all the right ingredients on the tracks to give you hours of enjoyment. After all, who doesn’t like to play with trains, no matter your age? So if you like your puzzle games, I recommend you try Railway – Train Simulator. Now, step aside and mind the gap, all aboard as the fun train leaves the station!