Frustrating controls, lack of detail in environment/character design, and the scarcity of useful items compound things into a less-than-stellar experience. I can’t say that this game has a very high replay value. But maybe it would be good for a person who likes the challenge of always having to return to a single save point. Other than that, I can’t recommend the game to anyone looking for a good story and gameplay because this title does not have either.
Helldivers 2 is a highly intense and immersive cooperative multiplayer with much more content than one can count. Of course, you can fight the creatures and droids going solo, but the ultimate experience you’ll receive is with peers. If you’re hoping for a story mode to get on, you won’t be getting much of that here. However, what you’re getting, including the enthralling missions and objectives, won’t matter much. And this game should give you hope for the future of online-based video games.
Fighting games aren’t always the same, and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes is no exception. As a fighting game, it has its own unique rhythm and combo roots that you must master. It’s a challenging game, but the rewards are worth the effort. Ranking the levels was a blast. I like the challenge, and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes features unusual characters for fighting games. Getting the most out of it requires some work and patience. If you enjoy fighting games, you should give it a go, but before we buy it, we need to figure out which platform is best.
The sheer volume of outstanding content in TEKKEN 8 makes it the go-to fighting game for players of other series, and fans of this genre are flocking to this new release from all over the fighting game genre. TEKKEN 8 is the best in the franchise’s history and perfectly fits players of any level and experience. TEKKEN 8 is undoubtedly an excellent bet to win the Fighting Game of the Year.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden has one of the best-written, captivating, immersive, and dramatic stories in a video game I’ve ever played, followed by incredible combat mechanics, abilities, weapons, and animations. Albeit, it needs a little more polishing to get a more playable fighting experience. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is a game that’ll grab and maintain your interest, and I would recommend yet another fine project from Focus Entertainment to anyone. Yes, including God of War fans.
It’s easy to see why Persona has become its own thing aside from the father series of Shin Megami Tensei when the series is full of so many high-quality games, and with the quality shining into other Atlus projects, it is absolutely worth looking at both the series future with the inevitable Persona 6 and other Atlus titles like the upcoming Metaphor: ReFantazio. Regardless, Persona 3 Reload is likely one of the best JRPGs ever to come out, and it has a strong foundation that makes future Atlus titles exciting to see.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is a faithful re-release of the original games, although it lacks a lot of care and attention that is part of what made the original games so loved. While the game runs well, the controls are poorly explains, and very poorly modernized. The graphics are upgraded but there are some odd textures and a lot of clipping issues in both the new and old graphics.
The Inquisitor is definitely worth your time, with a chilling story, a likable protagonist, intriguing features, and gameplay mechanics. Unfortunately, the issues mentioned earlier knock this game down some excellent points. Nonetheless, the game has just enough to be an enjoyable post-medieval-era experience. Also, in case you aren’t aware, The Inquisitor demo is available to try out for yourself.
Airhead is a puzzle platformer that wants you to explore and uncover its meticulously laid-out secrets. Sadly, it’s too afraid to destroy even an inch of the mystery it has so meticulously crafted that it just leaves you wandering in the dark. Unfortunately, this drags the whole experience down as, due to how unclear it is on what you’re supposed to do, you don’t have time to appreciate its unique art style, ambient sound design, and interesting platforming mechanics.
Although the overall risks of the narrative are pretty low, and even the gameplay feels laidback, the dialogue and interactions of each character shine and are solely worth the playthrough just for that. If you are an avid follower of the series, then your enjoyment will only multiply. KONOSUBA is a very popular anime that deserves a comical and authentic video game adaptation, and that’s exactly what this game is.
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is the sequel the fans deserve. It’s impressive how they’ve improved almost all aspects from the predecessor, including the more enhanced combat and fights that become more immersive and exciting and a much better adventure with likable characters. Who knew that you could learn so much about heists from food-based characters and seem so innocent at the same time? One would hope a sequel will be in the works in the future.
BlazBlue Entropy Effect is a marvelous showcase of some of the best aspects of the Roguelike generation. It takes the core features and majorly expands on them by giving players a tenfold delivery of an addictive combat action experience, and even though the game is far from the normal BlazBlue experience, the new entry still pays respects to the cast of the BlazBlue franchise by retaining what makes them all so unique and beloved by BlazBlue fans.
With its short playtime filled with well-done gameplay, humor, and execution, Anomaly Agent is worthy of your time to go through, even if there are some lackluster moments you’d come across. I had to seriously sit down and play through whether it provides what it advertises, and I must say it is impressive for a newly established company. However, expectations should not be stretched to the moon as the gameplay does not bring anything new to that table unless you are below the said table, which means go ahead, absolutely try it.
Although the runtime of the main narrative is relatively short, clocking in at about 20 hours or so, the replayability value of Granblue Fantasy: Relink is off the charts. Taking into account the more than 100 quests on offer, the Fate Episodes to learn more information about every character, and the online mode to set out on adventures with up to three friends is virtually an endless trove of entertainment for those looking for an Action RPG with substance.
Chronique des Silencieux is a fun yet challenging, story-rich point-and-click isometric game, with 10 to 12 hours of playtime, dripping with story, interestingly unique characters, and beautiful designs, which is well worth playing. Uncovering the story’s mystery is fun and fulfilling and keeps players interested in the next step to uncovering the truth.
Despite Enshrouded being an Early Access title, it shows incredible promise; while it would be easy to write the game off as a Valheim clone, it is so much more than that. The game has a notable difficulty spike, but this goes away once someone joins you. The world of Embervale is simply breathtaking and perfectly mixes hyper-realism with the whimsical fantasy. Even some of the game’s most dangerous parts are just a joy to watch, and the game is just incredible.
If you’re looking for a new style in survival games, or you enjoy monster hunter-type games, then Palworld will be worth your time and even if you’re completely new to the survival genre, Palword is a great place to start as it’s very noob friendly. Palworld’s success came as a bit of a surprise, but it deserves all the praise it is receiving at the moment, and if Pocket Pair follows through on their plans, then I see this game continuing to be extremely popular. As for me, well, I still need to go catch ‘em all and become a Pal master.
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is a fantastic sequel to the first game and a great rougelite with short gameplay that both new players to the genre and veterans would enjoy. The gameplay is polished, and the controls are easy to learn, allowing players to get into the rhythm of shaking down other veggies for their hard-earned cash as Turnip Boy easily.
Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic is a great, enjoyable experience for me, and it’s worth the money if you’re a fan of the Hidden Object genre. My initial reaction was skepticism regarding Rogueside’s ability to separate this game from the previous in a way that would warrant a sequel rather than merely being a DLC offering; nonetheless, they were successful in doing so. Despite its seeming simplicity, the game offers endless activities.