Super Joystick's Reviews
Video games are finally back. Finally, we have another good 3D platformer that isn’t just a Nintendo game. I mean, those are great, but I want more. And so, our favorite AA-grade hack-and-slash ninja platformer is back with a sequel, with more hacking, more slashing, more ninja and a bike.
BPM: Bullets Per Minute is a fun take on an old genre. It’s definitely challenging and takes some time to get used to, but it’s fun. The levels are procedurally-generated, which means that the rooms can get old fast. Despite that, it’s still fun to experience all the different weapons and characters. There is not a lot of content, but it feels fresh and I can’t wait to see where they go from here.
Death Stranding is a unique once-in-a-generation experience which has to be experienced by everyone, even if just to see if you enjoy it. With relaxing gameplay, a beautiful story, unique multiplayer component and great music, it is an experiment that was worth taking by Kojima Productions. Why did you need to include an Alan Walker song, though, Kojima?
Witcheye is charming, fun and a great time waster. The game is easy to pick up, but hard to master. There's plenty of variety and replayability to keep the player hooked. Though it is a mobile port and suffers from some typical mobile port issues, such as large UI.
WRC 9 is a fun game, for both casual gamers and serious rally fans. It’s a good rally game for anybody interested in WRC and racing, however owners of WRC 8 will not be missing out on a lot. The changes aren’t as big as last year - the visuals, audio and handling have been improved and there’s more content, but it still feels like an update or DLC, rather than an entirely new game.
Battletoads smashed through with it's reboot after 26 years, with engaging visuals, a banging soundtrack, and gameplay that rarely gets stale I found the game a breath of fresh air bringing me back to simpler times where games were the only thing on my mind. It's a epic addition to the franchise, and Dlala doesn't disappoint.
Spinch is a fun 2D platformer with psychedelic visuals. It’s colourful, there’s enough variety between levels and enemies. You can beat your high scores, The controls are tight, platforming feels good. The game looks and sounds unique. There aren’t any graphical options, which is a shame.
Radical Relocation is a great time waster, it can be played for a bit and picked up again later. The variety of levels and vehicles give the game a lot of replayability. It’s fun to try and arrange furniture and hope it won’t fall down. The gameplay is great, but there were various bugs that popped up while playing it. Despite the issues, it’s a fun and unique game.
Kandagawa Jet Girls is an immensely fun racing game with some unfortunate problems that hold it back from being great. The performance and AI can be fixed with patches, but the game still gets very repetitive and same'y towards the end. I would love to see a sequel to this game some day that fixes the problem this game had whilst expanding the scope.
Fall Guys is an absolute delight. It feels like a natural evolution of the battle royale genre that abandons the expectation of violence and exchanges it for a bright, colourful multiplayer experience that sinks its hooks in and refuses to let go. Fall Guys is an the perfect example of taking a genre that feels like it has been milked to death but turning it on it's head, and giving it a fresh coat of paint. It's an experience that no other game offers, and will keep you playing from the second you pick it up.
Dead Rising 4 doesn't build much farther than it's predecessors, but it lays down a foundation for more games to come. The setting is great for the genre it's in and it helps build up the world around it. It's very fun by yourself and with friends, doesn't matter if you are trying to rack up the highest score, or if you're running zombies over in a tricycle. You'll enjoy the game both ways. There were some points where it didn't shine, being the technical aspects, and there wasn't much of an improvement compared to the other games in the franchise.
Forza Horizon 3’s best moments come up when you least expect it, but when you are driving a warthog in the middle of the night through the outback listening to Horizon Pulse. It just clicks. I’ve played quite a few racing games for the past few years. Never have I played one that I have enjoyed as much as this one. Is riding a Warthog through someone’s trash silly? Yeah it is, but it sure as hell is fun to do.