Despite the lack of content Bit Dragon has made a fun new multiplayer arena game in Hyper Jam. Anyone can pick it up and play and things like the perk system and weapons help keep things different enough as you play round to round. Even more importantly is how good it looks and sounds while doing so.
I had hopes for RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride but they sadly crashed and burned when I got to see what it had to offer. Designing the tracks can be irritating due to a wonky camera, riding the tracks isn’t that thrilling do to lack of speed, and I still wonder why there is a first-person shooter in this.
There is a lot to play through here but there aren’t a lot of options in terms of playstyle. Having more than one weapon to use would’ve been nice and having the option to play with friends online would help this be a more accessible party game.
Is it a fun racing experience? Absolutely. Are there a bevvy of options to choose from? Yes! Maybe I set my expectations a bit too high or wished that there would be something new and exciting to set Monster Energy 2 apart. Nevertheless, it is still the definitive supercross racing experience on consoles. Anyone still helmets-deep into Monster Supercross 1 might feel content holding off on a day one purchase, everyone else should have no hesitations stepping into the arena.
What Never Was is an interesting storytelling game. It’s a suitable piece of entertainment if you have half an hour to kill but leaves you wanting more. The single room exploration could have benefited greatly from more objects to interact with but much can be forgiven for the low, low cost of $0.
Aaero is an amazing experience with one of the best soundtracks I ever had the joy to listen to. It’s genuinely fun to play and the songs will stick with me for weeks to come. It’s a brilliant work of audio-visual art and my only complaint is there aren’t even more tracks to enjoy.
Despite the lack of a story it’s still hard to not recommend it. It’s a more immersive experience if you play it in PlayStation VR but if you don’t own one it’s worth playing on the TV as well. If you’ve got a few dollars and are in the mood for something new to test your brain with give Neverout a shot.
The world is fun and well worth exploring and I’m very much hoping we see that fourth entry in the future. I just hope that Gunfire Games can work on and greatly improve the technical performance in future titles as it holds Darksiders III back from being truly great.
Marie’s Room is a very short, story-driven game in which you investigate objects in a single room and reminisce about long-forgotten memories. It’s also 100% free to download from Steam and perfect if you’re looking for a brief experience to sink your teeth in.
We had fun while playing Tied Together even though it didn’t last very long. It’s easy for anyone in the family to pick up and play it and the silly nature of it led to quite a few laughs while playing. If it had more levels or more reasons to play the levels that it does have over again I could recommend it more but as it stands right now I’d wait for a sale on it.
I will say that if you enjoyed Resident Evil 7 in VR then I think Home Sweet Home is a must play for you. It may be the scariest title I've played since then thanks to the solid presentation and outstanding audio work that Yggdrazil Group put in here. Being set around Thai myth also helped breathe a little originality into it as well and helped set it apart from all of the other horror titles out there. I'm not sure if it's quite as terrifying on a traditional screen but for VR owners who want a great horror title this is a must.