Overall, Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed was quite a bit more fun than initially expected. More than just a simple licensed title aimed exclusively at fans of the franchise, this a fairly straightforward but robust arena fighting game that might get the younger generation into the genre the same way Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi did for the Nintendo GameCube and PS2 generation.
If you liked Tetris 99, but like me, aren’t good at Tetris, this may be a lot more your speed. Super Mario Bros. 35 is fluent and responsive, but is missing some components that have made Tetris 99 more than just a novelty and turned it into something people play consistently. At the end of the day, if there are no quality of life updates to Super Mario Bros. 35, the player base may leave before the match end date anyways.
All in all, if you like 2D platformers and puzzle games, you’ll spend a lot of time with Evergate. Between a huge variety of levels, a magnificent story, that incredible soundtrack, and trying to collect all the artifacts, you’ll have your work cut out for you with this one. While it may be reminiscent of Ori on the surface, Stone Lantern Games have absolutely crafted their own one of a kind masterpiece. It’s a simple concept, with a whole lot going for it.
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos might not be very impressive, but it’s a decent game at the end of the day, with a couple small bugs that could easily get patched out that may have simply not been noticed. Considering its indie nature and small team, though, it’s still quite alright.
As it stands, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate truly immerses you into the anime’s story. Shot by shot, with little to no surprises, you’ll follow the two key characters and their adventures. The real struggle with this game is simply how easy it is, which isn’t always a bad thing if you’re looking to unwind, but sometimes you expect more challenge out of a anime-themed dungeon crawler.
The battle system being the best thing about Death End Re;Quest 2 is good, because it’s the main thing you’ll be doing. On the other hand, with the way this game starts, I was genuinely invested in the story until Mai just became another sulky, edgy, boring anime protagonist. All in all, Death End Re;Quest 2 was a fun game with an interesting and unique set of battle mechanics, but the story, and consequently my enjoyment, fell flat solely due to the poor writing. The lack of difficulty also bored after a while.
Cuphead is brutally difficult and incredibly rewarding to play, and plays very smoothly on PS4. Each of the levels only last a couple minutes, and the actual scrolling levels are far harder than any of the boss stages included in here. If you have the chance, pick this one up. If you’re a gamer, you shouldn’t have any excuse of it not being available to you any longer.
Bite the Bullet doesn’t manage to reach any level of being interesting. It’s a game full of interesting ideas that could have been amazing were they featured on a polished and fun title. Unfortunately, Bite the Bullet is incredibly half-baked. It’s an empty world full of boring and incredibly repetitive enemies and backgrounds. It could have been an interesting twist on roguelike games, but as it stands, it’s simply a shell that needs molding.
The price tag that the game boasts is actually less than I would have been happy to pay for it, after sinking quite a few hours into it. If you want a mindless shooter, then Tannenberg definitely isn’t for you. If you like to plan your actions, and if you’re methodical about how you proceed through a map, Tannenberg should be right up your alley.
There is no real hidden shine to it, what you see is what you get. It’s not bad by any means, but the novelty of fighting crabs wore off fairly quickly, resulting in turning into a slightly janky, slightly frustrating brawler with no real sense of direction. Fight Crab will likely be a fun party game, but only time (and booze) will tell how much fun it will actually be.