I can definitely see Dreams having a long lifetime, especially if a PS5 version is swiftly released after the new console. Being able to dive in and try out what’s new and exciting in Dream Surfing is always great, as is slowly building up your skills in Dream Shaping. I don’t think I’ll ever to able to create a masterpiece of my own, but I admire Dreams greatly for empowering those people who can.
Bobbing and weaving through hails of gunfire, frantically trying to intercept bombs, taking down any enemies you can wherever you can all the while: Jet Lancer is at its best in these moments. For as tough as it can be sometimes (though thankfully it does include a nice suite of difficulty and accessibility modifiers you can activate at any time), when it all comes together, it’s sublime.
Although the most significant changes to Mortal Kombat 11 come from an update that doesn’t require you to put down more money for an expansion, Aftermath still manages to be a worthwhile addition for its story mode and Shang Tsung’s exceedingly fun performance alone.
Gameplay issues aside, I had fun playing Maneater. It’s hard to determine whether or not I’d be this positive about the game if the circumstances were different, but there’s no denying that it does what it aims to do satisfyingly enough, and that it came around in a very opportune moment where I appreciated turning my attention away from the outside world, at least for a bit.
For as easy and positively safe of a bet Shantae and the Seven Sirens might be, it’s an gorgeously well put together platformer that’s a lot of fun to play that comes from a developer that’s become proficient at putting out heavily nostalgic and polished games.
Ever since seeing the game for the first time at last year’s E3, I was hopeful that it would turn out well due to the people who were handling it and how much I’ve enjoyed playing their previous game, but my expectations were surpassed by the sheer quality of the end product that I got to enjoy over the course of a week reviewing it. Desperados III is one of my — if not the absolute — favorite games that’s come out in 2020.
For anyone feeling nostalgic for Spongbob and crew, there’s plenty to enjoy in Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is clunky, broken and buggy. The framerate regularly struggles to stay in the high 20s. It’s ugly, with small, bland environments and some occasionally finicky controls. And yet despite all this, Disaster Report 4 is remarkably engaging, using a variety of small scale stories and encounters put together against the backdrop of a cataclysmic earthquake. Disaster Report 4 might be technically lacking in a lot of areas, but it is stuffed full of heart.
If you are looking for the most realistic driving experience on a console and can feel gasoline running through your veins, this game was made for you. But if the sheer amount of options and the level of seriousness of Assetto Corsa Competizione scares you, steer clear of it.
This game is far from being the deepest nor most intense puzzler you’ll ever play, but it works very well with what it’s got and has enough variety to keep you guessing, not to mention a very rewarding challenge curve that will have you coming back for more in order to beat levels with the least amount of moves or without taking a hit, for instance, or to collect all the challenge orbs used to unlock extra stages. If you’re in the market for more quality puzzle games to add to your Switch library, you can’t go wrong with Keen: One Girl Army.