RE:CALL has an excellent, mysterious story and unique time travel mechanics, but it struggles with gameplay consistency at its halfway mark. However, the fun puzzles, text-based choices, and memorable cast of characters definitely make it a title easy to recommend.
Lone Ruin is a beautiful and addictive game where you can choose your path and power-ups as you progress through these abandoned ruins fighting off numerous enemies. Unfortunately, the game is quite short, especially if you aren't interested in getting a high score on the Leaderboard.
The King's Dilemma: Chronicles is a must-have game that expertly immerses you into the issues of your people, other factions and the murderous cults and beings that wander into your lands. If you have the time and remaining Christmas money, get this game.
World Championship Boxing Manager 2 is a boxing management sim with mild RPG elements wrapped in a vibrant retro pixel art style. While it can get into a repetitive game loop at times, the developers have attempted to sprinkle in some items for the sake of replayability. Entertaining and easy to pick up, this title is worth checking out for those interested in straightforward management games.
An unfinished game that left Early Access too soon. Into The Flame's inconsistent dedication to realism cannot reconcile with fun, smooth gameplay. With frustrating controls, underwhelming visuals, and widespread bugs, it isn't worth your time.
BLACKTAIL is an RPG full of exploration, crafting, and magic. Based on Slavic Folklore, this isn't your typical happy story; this is a dark tale full of difficult choices. It may take some time to learn how to use your bow well, but once you figure out the proper timing and technique, you will be more successful in battle.
Gungrave G.O.R.E suffers from old style linear gameplay tropes - while the combat is fluid, the constant enemy waves over 12-14 hours quickly lose any sense of joy. Lack of available exploration also means you really only have the boss fights to look forward to.
Chained Echoes is a fantastic JRPG that captures everything we love about turn-based RPGs on the SNES but improves on everything we didn't love. With a new battle system, no random enemies to encounter, and the ability to have eight characters on your team and switch without using a turn, Chained Echoes is a must-play!