Snakeybus‘ gameplay loop is so fun that, even though it’s infested with bugs and glitches, I couldn’t stop playing it. I would obviously prefer for Stovetop to come up with a patch to fix its many issues, but I’m still having a blast with it, regardless of its problems.
My thoughts regarding The Complex are very similar to the ones I had regarding Late Shift. Although better than its predecessor when it comes to its production values, setting, and overall plot, it still suffers from its limited gameplay and replayability. It’s an interactive movie, not a full-fledged video game per se. It’s good for one, maybe two playthroughs.
In Other Waters definitely doesn’t do a good job of engaging you right from the get-go with its radar-like visuals and confusing interface. However, if decide you to stick with it, you’ll end up being rewarded with a surprisingly interesting story and a gameplay loop that’s way more immersive than I could have ever imagined.
Technical issues aside, the main problem with the Panzer Dragoon remake is that it’s a remake of a painfully short title that was originally rushed to meet a surprise launch deadline twenty-five years ago. There’s just not a lot of content in here to justify the somewhat steep price.
Bears Can’t Drift!? doesn’t have many things in its favor, but it’s not the worst racing game I’ve played this generation. At the very least, it does feature good controls. I don’t exactly see why you would decide to buy it for your Xbox One besides looking for a kid-friendly kart racer not named Race With Ryan. Those bears sure know how to drift, but they’re not really good at anything else besides that.
I can’t help but feel that a good chunk of Rainbows, Toilets and Unicorns‘ issues could have been mitigated with the addition of a life system. Since the silly visuals aren’t the reason you’d want to keep on playing it for too long, fixing how ridiculously unfair this game can be would have turned it into a much more enjoyable experience. As for now, all we have is a shooter that, despite featuring really good controls, doesn’t feature other good selling points.
Gigantosaurus: The Game is perfectly adequate comfort food. It’s a game that looks and feels like licensed platformers from back in the day; an Achilles’ heel and guilty pleasure of mine. It obviously doesn’t feature the best visuals and gameplay from this generation, but as I said before, this is a perfect entry-level title for kids, as it is chock-full of content without ever being challenging at all. Hell, even collectathon enthusiasts in general will appreciate the vast amount of macguffins this game has to offer.
All in all, although the Switch port of Saints Row IV still features framerate issues and isn’t exactly a pretty game, it compensates by being hilarious, chock-full of content, and incredibly fun. The sole act of fooling around the map with your superpowers, wreaking havoc, and killing everyone in sight, will entertain you for hours.