Twisted Voxel's Reviews
All in all, Metro Exodus takes great strides in evolving the series into a methodical sandbox experience that usually knows when to liberate and when to confine you. Held back from true greatness by its raw and clunky mechanics, it is otherwise a worthy conclusion to a near decade-long trilogy.
Devil May Cry 5 is a worthy entry in one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history. While it tends to play it safe in certain areas, it more than makes up for it with its fluid, fresh, and familiar gameplay and over-the-top action.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice marks the artful fusion of Tenchu’s core design philosophy with the tried and tested Souls formula. Its fresh combat loop offers tense and engaging moment-to-moment gameplay that tests your wits and rewards you for your concentration, all while making things more accessible without taking away the soul of the experience.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is a classic JRPG that holds up well in gameplay despite some dated visuals. The story, world-building, and character development in the game is truly next level and should set as an example for other games to follow.
On the whole, Jupiter and Mars is a game that exhibits a lot of potential, but only briefly realizes it in occasional traces of worthwhile gameplay. Nevertheless, it’s worth appreciating the powerful message that it carries.
While Rage 2 falls short in most areas, it excels in the one that matters the most: gameplay.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered doesn't offer anything substantial to call for this upgrade in the name of a remaster. The game still feels dated and feels like it is several steps back compared to the modern sequels.
Trails of Cold Steel II changes the structure of the story but keeps the engaging combat. This port is more of the same with almost identical features for PS4 although the performance isn't as solid as the first game.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is the ultimate Kart Racing game that sets a new bar for a Remake. It has a highly competitive price, a generous amount of content, and an insane replay value.
Judgment is a masterpiece in simple words. It shows the nuisance of detective work, adds an intriguing mystery to it, and presents an emotional drama backed by strong characters.
For the budget price of $30, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is packed with a decent amount of content, marred by a few mundane design decisions.
Control can be summed up as a psychedelic trip through a labyrinth full of mysteries. Its psychic abilities and gunplay work in tandem to create enjoyable and creative combat encounters. While short on replay value, the experience is fun while it lasts. Physics-based gameplay could be the future, and Control gives us a glimpse at it.
Grandia HD Collection offers two great JRPGs but the lack of polish and quality control has made this collection feel a little disappointing. It is still a good way to experience these classics if you missed them when they were first released.
Indivisible has a great art style and fun exploration elements. Its combat and gameplay are inspired by Valkyrie Profile and while the game is fun to play, the pacing of the story is slow and it doesn't feel as engaging. It is still an extremely gorgeous looking game that is easy to recommend for fans of the RPG or Metroidvania genre.
Trails of Cold Steel 3 is launching after a long wait between the first two entries and while the game manages to deliver on expectations, there are a few blemishes that hold it back from becoming the best chapter in this epic saga.
The Alliance Alive has been given a second chance with this HD remaster. It is another great addition to the existing JRPG library of the Nintendo Switch. It offers multiple characters with colorful personalities and a battle system that feels like a spiritual successor to the SaGa series.
The Outer Worlds succeeds as a contemporary realization of Obsidian’s classic RPG formula. It’s an experience in which player agency takes center stage, therefore, it carries plenty of replay value. However, it’s best played by focusing on its core strengths, taking the passive approach, and leaving combat as the last resort.
Super Monkey Ball series is back and while it is not a new game, and it is certainly not the best game to remaster in the series, this is still an upgrade over the original solely based on the choice of better analog controls.
Modern Warfare’s re-envisioned take on realistic combat may not be for everyone, but it establishes a great foundation for something special and has the potential to eventually get there. The campaign delivers a short but provocative story coupled with some spectacular action sequences, while the multiplayer brings a broad range of fresh content and options that are bound to keep FPS fans hooked.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has its fair share of flaws with a slow story mode. It might not measure up to a game that is internally developed by Nintendo. Despite this, the quality of minigames has never been better in the series and the different control methods make it much easier to enjoy them without any artificial hurdles in the way.