Lost in Random is certainly a unique and interesting game, in spite of its flaws and aside from its inspirations. The art style may give the impression of journeying through a Tim Burton-inspired, imaginative landscape, but Lost in Random has its own identity that makes it worth exploring. Despite its faults, the combat's close similarities to 3D version of the Megaman Battle Network and Starforce series in all of the best ways makes it highly entertaining. Lost in Random is an innovative and enjoyable take on its genre, and a game that’s very easy to get lost in.
From Ori and the Blind Forest’s difficulty to Limbo’s puzzles and aesthetic, Unbound displays its inspirations with aplomb. On top of the innovative gameplay mechanics, the game’s art style, monster designs, and narrative are all fantastic. For fans of puzzle-platforming or gorgeous narrative aesthetic, Unbound: Worlds Apart shouldn't be missed.
To say that Blightbound has a lot of potential is an understatement, but to say that it squanders that potential is even more of one. For all its faults, the game is still worth playing thanks to the nuggets of concentrated fun that can be had while playing it with friends. In the end, the frustrating aspects of Blightbound are likely to be far more transient than its appeal, but what's a good game now could be an excellent one with some patches and a smoother experience on the technical side of things.
The nature of a game like Cotton Reboot! is one where its audience will know immediately if they want to pick it up, because as far as being a classic shooter game, it’s exactly what is to be expected. For those less knowledgeable, however, this game is for players who want to spend quite some time on what amounts to a very short game so that they can learn its ins and outs. It is also far more important than it probably should be to not be bothered by more than a little fanservice.
Even with this being the case, however, it doesn’t do enough to really drag down Triversal as a whole. It’s a game that’s meant to be played in brief segments and then set down again. Triversal’s simplicity, relaxing atmosphere, and brain-distracting difficulty can shine and provide just the type of experience needed for any puzzle-lover to unwind.
Secret Agent HD is the type of game that some will see as worthy while others will view as unplayable for the exact same reasons. It has lots of video game style and this rerelease comes packaged with not just more than the original, but the ability to make even more than that. Secret Agent HD is ultimately a mixed bag of “NES hard” clashing with modern sensibilities, while still always managing to show how legitimately fun it can be to play the super spy infiltrating the bad guy’s lair.