Ancient Islands provides a rigid structure to its map mechanics that is quite a bit tighter than other games in the same genre. Its art style gave off the feel of an old-school tower defense game, and the music and sounds were alright, and it gave off the vibe of a Flash game.
Sockventure is a short and silly precision platformer that, while not the pinnacle of innovation, is still a good time for those who enjoy the genre. A touch bizarre and wildly silly, Sockventure is a game for fans of platformers and those who want to get into them. Simple, effective, and fun.
Arise: A Simple Story is a short but fantastic game. It isn’t the most challenging game out on the market; it isn’t the fastest paced or the most mechanically in-depth… but it doesn’t have to be. It’s calm, quiet, deep, and far more than enough to make it worth playing. If you need to fill a quiet afternoon or two and need a poignant story to pluck your heartstrings, definitely make sure to give Arise: A Simple Story a chance.