It’s hard to recall the last time I honestly laughed and was so emotionally invested in a game in such a short period of time as I did with this Horace. The fact that it’s now being brought to more systems and storefronts will hopefully put it into more people’s hands and give it the attention it so rightfully deserves. If I ever were to classify a game as a complete gaming experience, very few would make the cut, and I’m ecstatic to say that Horace is most definitely one I would happily do so.
Ride 4 has enough elements to continue pleasing its fans, with new features that could take it to another level. But the evolution in presentation, graphics and many other aspects is insufficient when what really matters, the racing, has suffered a downgrade.
Art of Rally might not be the most realistic simulation of the sport nor the most graphically intensive, but its heart is definitely in the right place. The developers behind it have done a remarkable job making it feel like a rally experience while taking a wildly different and much more relaxed approach that helps set it apart from much more intense games like DIRT Rally 2.0 and WRC 9. It’s easily my favorite rally racer in the last few years.
In the end, your mileage will vary if you decide to play these games. If you enjoy the dose of challenge that comes with a lot of trial and error and success through pure repetition, and don’t mind sometimes cruel gameplay and level design in your games, you’ll find a lot to enjoy in Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded. Don’t be fooled by their cute anime exterior, these are tough as they come, so be ready to fail a whole lot, Dood.
Pendragon is an extremely dynamic and adaptable narrative experience, and one which makes excellent use of the rich source material of Arthurian legend. Players looking for a highly replayable experience will thrive in this depiction of Britain, with its plethora of meaningful choices, stained-glass graphics and serene music.