Xbox Sector's Reviews
Planet Alpha is one of my favorite platform experiences in the last decade, I've throuroughly enjoyed every minute oif the six hour campaign and can happily recommend this to anyone who's even partly interested in a platform, stealth, puzzle title.
Dimension Drive is a intense scrolling shooter, where you switch dimensions between two screens to avoid (or in my cas,e crash into) enemies. It's well made, appealing and incredibly challenging and if SHMUP games are for you, then it's well worth checking out Dimension Drive @ XBOX.COM
I feel that fans of rally games and fans of the earlier games in the series are going to love this instalment. 2018 has seen quite a few excellent racing games come out and V-Rally 4 is without a doubt one of them. Kylotonn have some solid experience under their belt with racing games and it definitely shows in V-Rally 4. I'd highly recommend racing game fans and of course, rally game fans to pick this game up as it is not one to be missed.
I'd highly recommend Strange Brigade, regardless of your familiarity with games of this genre or style, anyone can get involved and enjoy it. Strange Brigade poses a fair but rewarding challenge, with the opportunity to push yourself further if desired. With the number of in-game items to unlock, characters to familiarise yourself with and modes to try out, Strange Brigade has plenty of content to keep you coming back for more.
In truth I've laboured too long on the negatives. Shadows: Awakening is a brilliantly viable alternative to Diablo with plenty of ideas that hold up in their own right. Add in alternative endings and LOADS of content and you'll be there for hours.
It’s like anything in life, the more effort you put in, the better the reward is, those who put in the time and effort to master F1 2018 are the ones who will have the best experience with it. You’re rewarded for becoming more efficient and quick on your toes. If you’re looking for an engaging, immersive and highly enjoyable racing game, then F1 2018 is going to be right up your street. I would highly recommend this to both newcomers and hardcore fans of racing games.
Polygod isn't a game that I'd find myself revisiting any time soon, ultimately it's just not for me, although there are definitely fans out there who are dying for this type of game and I feel that this will be just the thing that they have been looking for. All in all Polygod isn't a bad game, I do see potential in it, but I feel it has some changes to make before it will reach that potential and truly shine. Just because it's not for me, doesn't mean you won't enjoy it, so please give Polygod a chance before forming any opinions yourself of this game as it can be quite hectic and enjoyable at times.
The fact I'm having to go back to Fahrenheit on the Xbox as a reference point for State of Mind shows what an under-represented category the story driven adventure genre has become. I hope that changes in the coming years because State of Mind tells a really interesting tale with teriffically multi-dimensional characters only let down by some unwillingness to give the player control.
If you're looking for a simple, fun and addictive game to pass some time with then Hero Defense fits right into that category. The game itself isn't overly complex and provides hours of replayability, the story is easily digested and quite humorous at times. Hero Defense is obviously aimed at a younger audience but provides plenty of entertainment regardless of your age.
I'd highly recommend Dead Cells, regardless if you're a fan of "roguelike-metroidvania" style games. It's a real treat to get your hands on and well worth the asking price. It offers tones of replay-ability due to the emphasis on exploration and how the game reacts to each and every single death.
If you thrive on sim like games and you’re looking for a different game to play from the norm, then Castaway Paradise is for you. It has been quite some time since I thoroughly enjoyed one of these type games and it really brought back some memories from experiences like this in other games. Games like this are always down to how they speak to each individual player. For the low asking price (£8.83 here in the UK), it’s well worth picking up, even if games in this genre aren't usually your thing.
There's an evening or two's entertainment to be had with State of Anarchy. There's just enough to think about in each stage to keep the brain engaged and at the price point (£6.39/ $7.99) I wouldn't begrudge you a purchase for a bit of mindless fun.