There’s an interesting concept for a horror game here with an insane story burdened by many issues. It’s a shame since the story is interesting, but not interesting enough to put up with so many flaws. Perhaps the true villain in Remothered: Broken Porcelain are the lengthy loading screens (on Xbox One at least) that will surely haunt the dreams of those that experience them.
It’s a terrible shame that a game that was initially brimming with potential squanders quite a lot of it by the time that it’s almost over. More so when considering that the story is actually quite good and it has some clever moments towards the end. There’s definitely a good game here buried beneath some dodgy ideas that can make playing Maid of Skar feel like a chore at times.
Super Mario Galaxy has aged like a fine wine, but one that is occasionally inconvenienced by controls that can feel odd for those who played the Nintendo Wii/Wii U version and that make it harder than necessary to get some of the stars. In fact, the HD makeover given to all three titles is definitely a good reason for playing them. Surely, one or more of the games will bring back fond memories for some and create new ones for anyone lucky enough to experience them for the first time. It’s just slightly disappointing that the games won’t feel the same as their originals and the lack of any proper extra content makes for a no frills collection.
Whilst We should talk picked some interesting topics to discuss (cheating, codependency, abuse, etc) regarding relationships, it doesn’t do a particularly good job of exploring them. It’s clear that the potential is there and yet it feels like it has mostly been squandered in a very average visual novel.
Despite a better use of its dream setting with some more exciting puzzles to solve in the seconds half, there is no denying that it still doesn’t make the most of the setting. Specially during early moments when going through dull locations, like a hotel, whilst listening to the same boring music track that makes it very difficult to find a reason to keep going. It’s a shame to see Superliminal not making the most of its dream material, but at least it does somewhat make up for it with the occasional clever idea.
Whilst it’s commendable to see Nintendo being more daring with its key franchises, it’s clear that it didn’t quite work out on this occasion with this new Paper Mario entry. Paper Mario: The Origami King makes for a mostly fun adventure that is bogged down by some ideas that didn’t quite work as expected.