Centipede: Recharged is, well, for better or worse, just more Centipede. This is a reboot/remake that absolutely does not try to reinvent the wheel. Its vector-like visuals fit perfectly with the source material, its controls are serviceable, and for the most part, it delivers in what it wants to offer: be a less cumbersome way to play a classic arcade game on a modern system.
Hot Wheels Unleashed is way better than I could have ever imagined, and I’m absolutely addicted to it. Are there better racing games that came out or are due to come out this year? Absolutely. But I doubt any of them will surprise me as much as this game did.
It might have a few issues regarding its gameplay and presentation, but I’d still easily recommend The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem. It does everything it promised with flying colors, offering tons of fun levels, an easy-but-not-patronizing level of difficulty, local co-op, and a surprising amount of minigames on the side.
I love this collection. I absolutely love that it exists and that I can finally re-play these portable classics in a cheaper and more convenient way in 2021. Regardless of if they have aged poorly in some aspects due to the GBA’s underwhelming hardware, Castlevania Advance Collection is an absolute must for fans of the metroidvania genre. You’re getting three of the best games in the franchise, as well as Dracula X.
Am I missing something? I have always been told that BloodRayne Betrayal was a really bad game, one of the worst titles made by WayForward. But I’ll be honest with you, despite being a bit janky and a bit unfair at times, I really enjoyed it. Either this is a case of a underrated gem or the remaster fixed a ton of the original game’s issues.
At this point, I don’t even know what else to say. NBA 2K22 is gorgeous and plays better than its predecessors. Visual Concepts does improve upon its predecessors with each new installment, but the cringeworthy story mode, obscene usage of product placement, and the abusive microtransactions are just too much to handle.
I don’t remember the last time I have played a game published by a major corporation that felt so soulless like WarioWare: Get It Together. Yes, even by some of the usual suspects. What was once Nintendo’s go-to franchise for zaniness, creativity, and actually taking advantage of every single feature included in a console’s hardware has been reduced to what mostly resembles a lazy and rushed job just to ensure the publisher had something to sell during a particular month.