It always pains me to be so brutal about a game, but when one has no redeeming qualities, and misses the mark on all points, then it wouldn’t be fair to recommend it. Beast Quest had so many opportunities to get the game to a reasonable standard, but it tried and failed repeatedly. If you want an RPG adventure title then look elsewhere, the market has plenty that are leaps and bounds ahead of this. If you want to buy it, you can here! Tom must learn to be a Knight and save humanity and the land of Avantia from the evil Wizard.
I’m a “The glass is half full” sort of man. I like to see the positives in everything. Another Dawn pushed me to my limits. With few redeeming qualities, and mainly broken elements that are unacceptable in today’s industry, there is little to be cheery about. The premise is sound, with some interesting lighting effects, and well designed music. But these parts are glued together with some unwelcome and poorly executed vital mechanics. I cannot, and will not, recommend that you buy this. However, a link to the store is here is you wish to tarnish your library. It’s a poorly executed mess that is as broken as it is dated.
Commandos 3 - HD Remaster retains fantastic levels of difficulty and a wonderful blend of missions. However, it is let down by poor controls and a woeful camera. I believe it'll be better on PC, but as a console gamer, I felt thoroughly letdown.
Turbo Golf Racing is a poor man's Rocket League . Other than its interesting stage design and game-changing power-ups, the rest of the action is mundane and lifeless. However, if you are a fan of this racing-sports hybrid genre, you may get some enjoyment from it.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong should have been fantastic, but it wasn't. It has some excellent characters and an array of interesting missions. Somehow, though, it still falls short. With bland conversation and a flat atmosphere, every task is an uphill struggle. It's a real shame as it could, and should have worked well.
Lumberjack's Dynasty is a simulation title with a heartwarming story. However, this is where the positives end. Sadly, this is one game that is ruined by its many flaws. If the developers overcome many problems, they will somehow turn this into a great title.
You get cooked in a pot, and no one wants to play with you. It is truly a sad day for rabbits everywhere. The difficulty of the puzzles was lacking, and new elements failed to build on a weak concept. Unfortunately, not much of this piqued my interest past the initial world. Do I recommend this? Not really. If you do like retro puzzle games, you may wish to buy it here! Become the chef and cook every rabbit in sight. It’s not a tough task, as every puzzle is a piece of cake to solve.
The overall tone of this review is one of disappointment and frustration, and unfortunately this is how I felt after my time with this game. I didn’t expect it to play, or feel like a modern day title, I just hoped that it would play a lot better than it did. If the developers worked on the control system, then you’d have a fun and simple sports title that oozes retro charm, opposed to a frustrating mess that makes you question your childhood gaming experiences. Do I recommend this? Yes, but only to avid fans of the sport, and the original game. Rose-tinted specs are a dangerous thing, and the only saving grace was that this was free to download as part of the Gamepass subscription service, meaning that reliving my youth was just about worth it.
Saints Row is a franchise that has its best days behind it. Consequently, the latest iteration is dull, dated, and lacking oomph. The open world is great, as are the side hustles. However, this doesn't make up for its many shortcomings. Fans of the franchise may overlook the tedium, but I could not.
Garfield Lasagna Party is a great mini-game title for younger players. Moreover, fans of the cartoon will adore the setting and the 4 famous characters. However, its lack of depth or additional content will leave mature gamers wanting. Perhaps with some DLC, the problems will be ironed out and the game will fulfil its potential.
Charon's Staircase is a classic horror puzzle title with a thriller twist. It plays the part perfectly with cliched jump scares and a sinister atmosphere. However, its limited replay value and well-trodden mechanics leave you feeling underwhelmed.
Miraculous: Rise of the Sphinx is a nice addition to the much-loved franchise, if you are a child. Consequently, it is aimed towards younger gamers, so it won't receive any major plaudits. However, my children enjoyed it, even if I found it to be flawed. With colourful graphics, interesting stage design, and the right blend of casual action, this will entertain the youngsters in your house.