DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos is a delightful and fun super hero adventure that both older and younger players can enjoy. It has some witty writing, fun combat, and enjoyable exploration although all of this would’ve been better if you could play the campaign in co-op and had a bigger roster of playable characters.
I didn’t expect much going into Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded but I came away from it finding that I had a lot more fun with it than I expected. The shooting feels great and the levels being so replayable made me want to keep jumping back in to try and set a better score.
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe is a welcome remaster of one Kirby’s better adventures and makes some smart additions to make the whole package more enjoyable. Letting everyone play as Kirby and use his copy abilities is fun and the addition of the new Magolor modes helps to bring some different gameplay to the mix.
Demeo is an excellent dungeon-crawling adventure that is fun playing by yourself but even more so with others in the community. You can play it without VR but it feels much more immersive inside the headset as you actually perform the actions.
Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart should provide a fun time for the younger players in your family but older players likely won’t enjoy it as much.
Unplugged: Air Guitar lets you strum away and feel like a rockstar without having to actually hold an instrument. Anyone should be able to pick up and enjoy this while also being challenged should they want to take on the higher difficulties.
Ragnarock is a great time worthy of shouting to Valhalla about and one that any fan of rock/metal music will enjoy.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake feels like more of what the remake delivered in 2020. It won’t wow you with its level design or platforming but the various worlds look great, the voice performances are on point, and it is even quite funny at times.
Super Woden GP is a fine little isometric racer with a lot of content and cars but the controls throw a bit of a kink in the engine.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is one of the best game compilations of all-time as Digital Eclipse proves they are one of the best at what they do once again. It isn’t just the fact that you get 100+ Atari games but that you get them presented to you in such a well thought out way. You get to hear from the people who worked on these games and get the learn the backstory on them before jumping in and playing a game for yourself. This is a must-own for any Atari fan and anyone who is mildly curious about the company’s heritage.
The Knight Witch doesn’t execute all of its ideas perfectly but it manages to be a beautiful and fun Metroidvania in the end. The story and characters are interesting, the twin-stick shooting action feels good, and the world is really fun to explore as you unlock new abilities. The card system could use some changes but outside of that I really enjoyed my time with this one.
Super Chicken Jumper is a fine auto-runner that can provide some short bursts of fun but expect to accept some frustration with it. Nothing about it really stands out for me to fully recommend it to you but if you got a few dollars to spend and want to on this then it isn’t the worst thing you could spend it on.
Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy is a solid SRPG but in a year that has offered a lot of choice in this genre you can find better options out there. This one offers a lot of content and ways to build your party but it doesn’t have enough variety in that content nor a strong narrative to really stand out from the pack. I would probably recommend this to those less familiar with the genre as I think they would enjoy it more than veterans.
I never knew that I wanted an entire game based on the Resident Evil 4 inventory system but Save Room showed me that I did. If you didn’t enjoy that inventory system then this likely won’t be for you but for those who did you’ll find a couple hours of challenging puzzle gameplay here.
Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friend of the Great Kingdom is a delightful follow-up to the first game that brings a wealth of improvements. You don’t need prior knowledge of the properties either to enjoy this and can hop right in and start farming, fishing, socializing, and more with no problems. It is missing some things that Story of Seasons fans may want like romance and some other systems can be improved but this is a great farming experience nonetheless.
Garfield Lasagna Party is a Mario Party clone with some fun mini-games but ultimately lacks enough content to be worth recommending. I had fun with quite a few of the mini-games but there is only so much enjoyment I can get out of this when there is just one board, no online play, and nothing to unlock. It’s worth picking this up on a deep sale but at the release price I think you can find better value for a party game elsewhere.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway brings some nice refinements to this ongoing series along with upping the amount of content across the entire package. It doesn’t play drastically different from the first two but you get more characters, modes, tracks, parts, and more than the last entry. I would fully recommend it to any fan of kart racers and especially to fans of these Nickelodeon properties.
Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram From Hibernia manages to be a fun, family friendly top-down beat ‘em up that will also make you laugh. The main things I hold against it is that there isn’t a lot of variety in the gameplay and it won’t last you more than a few hours most likely. I would personally wait on a sale to get this one as it is much easier to recommend for a lower price.
Casual Challenge Players’ Club is a pretty weak choice for those who are looking to play some pool. It lacks most things that a pool player would be looking for in a game and the lag in the controls will likely frustrate even casual players. This is one for the trophy hunters who are just looking for another easy completion.
Pretty Girls Escape is a welcome new entry in this ongoing line of casual games. I’m used to playing some kind of card game when I get a new one of these so getting to match blocks with some twists thrown in was enjoyable. If you are looking to spend a couple hours with a simple and casual block matching game then Pretty Girls Escape is a pretty good time.