PLAY Zine's Reviews
Necropolis is a game that has its bright spots, but that brightness quickly wanes and extinguishes. The more you play it, the more you’ll feel like you’re running in circles from which you wish to escape. And that’s unfortunate, because at first glance the game shows promise.
This “hacker” proof-of-concept has passed, but it’s not for full price recommendation, even if it’s an indie title. You will enjoy the beginning, at times you will feel smart and you will want a little bit more of everything, and it’s certainly worth trying at some sale or with a discount, but not at the current price.
This is the Police is a good idea, but somewhat clumsily executed despite its potential to be much more. Overwhelming pressure forcing the player to play along a certain route and too many virtual days to survive hamper this game from being “FTL with cops”. There will be those players who will love the rigor of its challenge, but for now it might be best to wait for an inevitable balance patch.
Bangkok offers even more opportunities and reasons to keep playing this high-quality, episodic, edition of the legendary assassin. Although you might encounter a few technical oversights, it will be evident that this Hitman promises even better episodes to come. We certainly can’t wait to see what the next episode brings, and until then… If you can’t beat the musician, join him.
If you're a fan of action adventures, you owe it to yourself to at least borrow a copy of Uncharted 4 and experience it first-hand. An epic journey like none other, fuelled by an atmosphere from action movies of olden times, cheesy at moments, but with more than enough charisma to stay with you long after you complete it.
Even with more than twenty playable characters, Battleborn fails to offer enough variety in its gameplay to keep players engaged for longer periods of time. And with an unfortunate release date, it is a game that will be forgotten in a matter of months.
As the best possible compromise between shooters of old and the new trends in the genre, DOOM is just the game for anyone craving that sweet hyperactive and ultraviolent action and is a game that has absolutely earned the right to have its title written in full-caps.
If you are looking for a gorgeous game, with gameplay balanced for both casual and competitive play, look no further than Overwatch. Blizzard has succeeded with its foray into the FPS genre, creating another gem we'll play for many years to come.
A sort of best-of compilation of gameplay mechanics from other Paradox games, Stellaris is one of the greatest strategies this studio has published so far. So, put on your space suit, rev up the thrusters and head into the stars - the galaxy is waiting for you!
If you are looking for a deep and unique card game that has a bright future, look no further. Duelyst might require more persistence and concentration than other similar games, but will engross you if you grew tired of trends in modern card games.
Even with seven-year-old graphics, Shadow Complex looks and runs great, with fluid animations and sprawling levels that any metroidvania game dreams of. This is an essential game for every metroidvania fan.
Even without massively crowded areas, the sheer scale of Sapienza is well worth the entry price for Agent 47's second episodic outing. It is a welcome improvement over the first episode, although still far from greatness we expect from Hitman games.
Severed is not without its share of flaws, but they're overwhelmed by the amazing atmosphere that creates tension and even fear while you're slicing you way through this Dia de los Muertos-inspired adventure.
The quality and your enjoyment of the game varies greatly during its running time, as Shadwen occasionally offers moments of gameplay brilliance while most of the time it just falls flat. If you do manage to endure it, you do get rewarded, but it is too high of a demand when playing the game feels more like a chore.