Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Prophecy of the Throne has a rather interesting mystery and makes use of the looping mechanic to unveil it in a unique way. The characters are great and it works well as an extra arc for those who have watched the anime or read the light novel. I also liked that the gameplay didn’t take the expected route of direct fighting, but had a more roundabout way of dealing with problems. While I did have a few complaints, these were fairly minor in the scope of things and overall I really enjoyed this visual novel.
Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game is beat’em up bliss and ideal if you’re looking for a palette cleanser between Triple-A titles.
I have to say that Nexomon: Extinction is worth picking up if you enjoy monster-catching RPGs. While it does suffer from a lack of real innovation, it does a great job at competing with the more well-known titles in the genre such as Pokémon or Digimon, despite a budget price. I'm personally hoping to see more from this series in the future.
I love beat’em ups and had an absolute blast with several others. My main reason for not being swept away by Double Dragon Neon is it lacked the same charm. The vibrancy was not there and neither was the personality. For these reasons and more, I can’t say anything else but this isn't recommended.
Taking about twenty-five hours to complete, Immortals Fenyx Rising was a fun experience with some enjoyable combat, great humor, and some interesting puzzles. While I do wish it was a little less heavy on the puzzle side of things, it is refreshing to see compared to the standard combat-heavy games of this type. I had a great time with this. I do think that the humor will make or break it for some people, but as long as no-one goes into this expecting something similar to one of Ubisoft’s more serious titles, I doubt they’ll be disappointed.
Woodsalt is a mystery wrapped in an enigma tied together with a riddle. A bizarre little title that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be, and therefore has a tendency to elicit a sense of confusion as to why it exists in its current form at all. Its story is genuinely interesting at times - despite pacing issues - but I think it would have been better served as a visual novel. What really killed the game for me, however, was the numerous bugs that took me out of the experience. They halted progress and inevitably broke the game and prevented me from achieving even one of the many endings this game seemingly offers. In its current state, I simply cannot recommend it. If it ever gets fixed, then this might be worth a look
Majikoi! Love Me Seriously! is a fun title with great characters, a lot of comedy, and a huge amount of content. It’s very character-focused, but it never feels like this is an issue. While there are some issues around the graphics and sound, the writing is enough to propel it to become one of my favorite visual novels and number 2 on our Top Visual Novels of 2020 list.
Creating a great Metroidvania is no small feat. You need a solid progression system, challenging map and enemy design, and a way of rewarding the player for exploring the entire map. Touhou Luna Nights does this and so much more! It does fall short in regards to its balance and certain systems, but this is a quality title that you could compare to other greats in the genre like… well, like Metroid and Castlevania. Even if you aren’t a fan of the massive Touhou series, the game’s quality stands on its own, with the source material serving as the cherry on top for fans of the series! If you’re looking for a new Metroidvania to play, Touhou Luna Nights should be high on your list!
If you are looking for a game to play in short bursts on breaks or just to have a little bit of fun, definitely get One Finger Death Punch 2. For a game like this, I would suggest getting it on something mobile as I really think the game will shine more on there. It's more of a pickup and play game that's not meant to be taken seriously. If you like games that test your reflex skills, then this is also a game for you. With the game being so simple by nature, there's not too much more to be said. It's simple, but fun. Honestly, I can even say that I even had more fun with it than some other triple-A games on the market because its simple gameplay is just addicting. I had a lot of fun with this game and I think you will too.
I loved my time with Baldur’s Gate 3. It reminded me of just how good cRPG titles are, and it is easily the most open and engaging one I’ve played all year. As it is in early access and with the type of game it is, I doubt I’ll be heading back into the world until completion now. The episodic release in my opinion is a real pace killer for the genre and Act 1 ends as it is really heating up. While I have all the faith in the world and Larian has a fantastic track record, Baldur’s Gate 3 has taught me that not everything is certain and the high asking price for full access does dissuade me from saying that as of this moment it is an essential purchase. If the game continues the path it currently treads, at full release time this will be an easy GOTY contender. As it currently stands, it is a really good pitch with a long way to go.