Deamonhunters had some big shoes to fill given how the original Chaos Gate was not just a fond memory, but also a formative game from my childhood. Did it make the cut? Yes, it's precisely what I expected it to be, and I'm happy that it finally made its way to consoles. Some minor camera-related gripes aside, the game looks, sounds and plays great. Many-a-demons were slain in the last few days and I can now rest easy knowing that the galaxy is a little bit safer... at least until the DLC hits console storefronts. For the Emperor!
Gameplay and translation issues aside, there is a great idea here that is well presented overall, if a little confusing in its execution. Even if it's difficult to enjoy as a detective experience, the core elements that make up Chronique des Silencieux have merit and could easily be improved in patches, updates and possibly sequels.
A nice little bunch of games with some admirable QOL features that make it easier for this generation of gamers to appreciate the good old days. Despite the omission of any gallery, music, extras etc its still fantastic to see pioneering franchises available to all in 2024.
I really enjoy Go Mecha Ball. Its beautiful visuals, playful design and stellar playability make for an undeniably powerful combination. Game Pass users should be on this day one, and PC gamers should be buying this up ASAP to enjoy it while its hot!
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy provides a significant glow-up to each of its entries, making this remastered collection the definitive way to (re)experience the courtroom battles of Apollo Justice, Phoenix Wright, and Athena Cykes.
Despite having an immersive VR environment and, on paper, an original premise and mechanic, Ziggy's Cosmic Adventures performs a crash landing in practice by failing to properly balance its hybrid gameplay which inevitably becomes overwhelming and frustrating.
After 11 years Nintendo return with what might just be a series high for Super Mario Bros. A wonderfully creative adventure filled with small details to enjoy throughout, it's a game I can wholeheartedly recommend picking up for any fan of Mario or just a good 2D platforming experience. You won't be disappointed.
I went into Naheulbeuk's Dungeon Master really ready to enjoy all the work that goes into making a dungeon great. Unfortunately there just wasn't all that much to do. Between an underbaked tavern, limited dungeon management, and an unbalanced staffing system, it feels like a game that just needed more time to decide what it wanted to be. If it does get updated down the line it may be worth revisiting. As it is now though, I can't say I feel it worth the price of admission.
I would have loved to score this game far higher, but the delicate balance of storytelling and gameplay is just not there. The storytelling and artwork are what massively carry the points I've scored for this title because in my opinion far more effort needed to be put into making compellingly fleshed-out beat-em-up sections as this game should have been absolutely incredible.
I really like this game, but it could be so much better with a little more polish. I have no doubt that RoboCop fans will have an absolute blast with this game, and Teyon has really excelled in bringing fresh but fitting content to Old Detroit for us to stomp and blast through.
It's stealthy, it's gruesome, it's tactical and it's gung-ho all in one fell swoop! Trepang² has the aesthetics of Crysis, the mechanics of 00s shooters and the gory story of B-movie horror-style games with all the blood-soaked trimmings. It feels retro in its action and it has a definite "FPS-version-of-House-Of-The-Dead" vibe to it with its bosses and progressively damaged and bullet-riddled scenery.