Meet me at NooN has everything I would expect for a puzzle platformer game and even more. It was a pleasant experience, even when I did not have a single clue on how to progress. Its mechanics gives an amazing flow to the game, with time manipulation as a main focus. Its art and sound set a relaxing tone that invites you to feel comfortable. Not to forget that the challenges you deal with here will make you try many different approaches. To every player that enjoys puzzle games, time manipulation mechanics and beautifully made aesthetics, I recommend this game.
Playing this game only gave me enjoyment, with brief moments of thoughtfulness and challenging problems to solve. It kept me quite entertained and the end of each stage made me curious about the next one. It has co-op which seems like a great experience to have with a friend. I would firmly recommend accompanying Mari and Bayu on their journey and playing this game, especially if you enjoy a serene yet challenging platformer adventure with a nice story and charming aesthetics.
Running on Magic is definitely worth its price and more. You can beat the whole game quite fast and then you still will have harder modes plus an endless mode to hone your timely jumps and skills. As mentioned before, its visuals and sounds won’t disappoint you and believe me, for those who love the challenge as much as I do, here you will also get that. The running wizard’s silent personality and the Grim Reaper’s peculiarities are hilariously amazing. This game fills in every aspect you need if you have a little time to spare and are looking to feel temporarily entertained. I highly recommend it and hope you enjoy it, I surely did.
Damien (Captain Velvet Meteor) is a very likeable protagonist. Even though most games like this one can turn out to be simplistic with their mechanics, Captain Velvet Meteor: the Jump + Dimensions delivers its tactical strategy gameplay smoothly and engagingly. This game “fun” comes from many aspects, but I would like to remark on its narrative and how the whole concept is built. Moving to another country, that has such a different culture, food and even time zone, is something tough and more for a kid. This game makes an adventure in every situation Damien had to adjust to his new life abroad. It also leaves an important mark with each level that is as enjoyable for an adult as for a kid that is going through something similar. I highly recommend you play this game, especially for strategy and tactic lovers and even more for people who are moving or moved to a different country and struggled to adjust.
Dr Kobushi’s Labyrinthine Laboratory is not one of many in its genre. It is not another game inspired by classics that came to give a replica of their gameplay and story. Precisely enough, it was described as a combination of Pac-Man and Chess, and I did feel that, but also much more. It had those references that brought some type of comfort and sudden giggles. It had numerous surprise factors in every corner I stumbled upon. And it is without saying, that the narrative is brilliantly written, humoristic yet deep, delivering rich personalities with a good plot behind it. I can without a doubt highly recommend this game to all puzzle and strategic types of players, and for all of those who might not love this genre as much, I can still suggest you give it a go and challenge yourselves to something new. Even experienced players might find themselves stuck and scratching their heads with these dungeons, and some new players might have an out-of-the-box approach to puzzles that seem impossible. Even accessible for kids, it’s a very well-made game. I can’t wait to complete it myself and reveal all the secrets it has to offer.
Yomawari: Lost in the Dark may be similar to its predecessors, but it is an improvement in its mechanics and delivers a fantastic experience in every aspect. It is a fun, scary, emotional, deep, sad, and aesthetically beautiful game, which can trigger some, but it also has much to say. The experience is quite whole and more than entertaining, giving achievers plenty of collectables during and after finishing the main game. For horror players who enjoy games that are not only about battle but puzzles, exploration, and a grand narrative, this game is for you.
Almost everything in Rite feels good. Sadly, the only thing that didn’t keep me very hooked was the music. It does have good tunes and a cool soundtrack but once you are in the later levels and start getting stuck for a while, the music can become repetitive. Other than that, the fact that it doesn’t bring a story or deeper plots is irrelevant, considering that it has amazing gameplay, smooth controls and follows a good flow of progression with its difficulty. For all those achievers, platformer aficionados or simply any gamer looking for a challenge, this game delivers what you are looking for, presented in a simple yet attractive way. It is easy to learn, hard to master and for its price you will be getting what you pay for and even more.
Please, Touch the Artwork has its limitations, which probably will be received differently by players, but the audience of these types of games will surely find enjoyment in this one in particular. With intuitive and creative mechanics, beautiful jazzy atmospheric music and engaging narrative, this game offers you a delightful experience that few puzzlers do. Other than all those factors that I just mentioned, the aspects I valued the most in this game were the Educational facts, quotes, stories and its inspiring method to inspire others. Want it or not, modern art has an effect on our society and influences our surroundings. Art will do that and more. If you enjoy artistic/ puzzle games, relaxing no-pressure challenges or you simply are curious about art but not into physical museums, I invite you into this worthwhile experience.
Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home is distinctive in quite some ways. The way this game reflects such an inspiring concept that gives homage to such deserving animals is excellent and worthy of applause. It comes from a sad reality that most animals did not make it back when sent to these missions. Yet, Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home paints a fantasy of bravery, courage, and a deeper understanding of self-exploration, be that in outer space or within yourself. Other than that, for platformer enthusiasts, this game will not fail you, as it is pretty challenging with its puzzles and exploration features. For players that enjoyed the series of Ori, games like Limbo or similar titles, this might be for you as well.
Hourglass is beautiful, artistically charming and has creative mechanics. That combined makes it a good game worth exploring. It is not such a long adventure, as it can take less than 3 or 4 hours to complete, depending on your puzzling skills. Even though its story is not something to highlight, it makes up for it with the rest of its design. It kept me hooked and entertained from the moment I started until the end. It is a great brain scratcher for anyone who loves puzzle games.
Zodiacats is an adorable game that for its price, you do get what you pay for. It is entertaining for a while, a cute and warm experience, and also quite friendly for kids and adults alike. Visuals and sound are harmonically matching. Sadly, as mentioned before, some of its features feel a little vague, as if they could have been much more than it is. It did show me everything it had to deliver very quickly. I still do recommend it, because of its low accessible price and of course, if you like cats and enjoy some astrology combined with it, this might be your cup of tea.
No matter the issues or unpolished aspects mentioned before, Oakenfold deserves praise for its entertaining blend of mechanics. Regardless of the lack of depth in the story, or the elements that could still be improved, this game has much to offer and might be what players from this genre are looking for. Its gameplay is very well thought out and has many ways to challenge the player. For players who enjoyed games like Into the Breach, this might be for you.
Many racing games have appeared similar to this one. Sadly, I did not find any specific feature that highlighted Mechanic Battle over other games. With the repetitive stages and simplicity of its details, I expected to be able to play multiplayer or have another event that made the experience more varied. For its price, it does deliver an entertaining experience for a few hours. Especially for those who do enjoy playing racing games with the top-down view and micro-management customization, this might be for you. I recommend looking into it before getting it, to understand if it is what you are looking for in a racing game.
Kitten’s Head Football’s mixture of flaws and joys made me perplexed. Even though the game has many things to improve, it is undeniably entertaining to play in the background or with someone else for a few matches. Sadly, it does get old fast and the quantity of content is not that much. Of course, Kitten’s Head Football’s price is not that high, still, be aware if you are planning on getting it, because of the lacking factors it has.
I felt uncertain about how to feel in many situations. Just when I thought that I had picked up a game that was going to make me emotionally invested, it ended up confusing me most of the time. Another aspect that influenced my view of Lair Land Story was the sound. The voice acting had volume and tone issues. That alone would have been forgiven, if not for the combination of an overwhelming amount of stories, interruptions within Chilia’s schedule and various text lines. During each turn, it isn’t often clear what to do or where to go to continue the stories you want to follow. It is about guessing which places to visit to hopefully find the character you are hoping to find. Maybe some players of this audience will enjoy it as it does feel somewhat like a classic in its genre, but my experience with it was more confusing and upsetting rather than enjoyable.