1988 Published Reviews
Ashwalkers is a game that, on paper, should have been amazing. It’s setting was perfect for the kind of nuanced, morally grey decision making it promised to offer, it was helmed by the co-creator of one of the best narrative experiences in gaming, and it just looked really cool (I guess that’s a lesson not to trust trailers).
A beautiful and unique puzzle game that will really require you to use your brain and think. This game is a must-play even to just experience manipulating two different dimensions to get your alien to the goal.
Galactic Mining CorpPC
My experience with Galactic Mining Corp definitely ticked the positive column more often than the negative. Sadly, the game's commitment to making the overall experience easy to use and accessible for everyone, means that neither side ever gets the experience they truly wanted.
Capcom Arcade StadiumPS4
This is a must-play title for people who grew up going to the arcade or want to experience that special feeling of playing classic games on a cabinet. If you aren’t a big fan of fighting titles like Street Fighter or flying action games this may be a title you would want to skip out on.
Elite Dangerous: OdysseyPC
Hopefully Frontier will get most of the issues sorted out in time for the console launch which is still scheduled for Autumn 2021. Until then PC players are in limbo playing a product that feels like it’s a beta.
This is a game that knows exactly what it’s doing and does it with sizzling charm. It’s well worth the £7.19 price tag on Steam. If you’re a fan of puzzle games, you’ll be happy to fan the flames of Wildfire Swap.
Fly TOGETHER! Is a great casual party game that features a ton of cool aircraft to pilot. With accurate and responsive motion controls it’s a fun break from your usual party games since you don’t get a chance to create the flight path for airplanes and UFOs.
I enjoyed my time with BIOMUTANT and I can’t wait to replay the game and see how it will play out if I make just a few minor changes to some of the decisions I made throughout the game.
Overall, Encodya was pretty enjoyable and a beautiful game. The story was very linear but for a game that would only take about 7 - 8 hours to complete, I think this was pretty acceptable. The puzzles were straightforward and not too difficult to figure out. However, some items were hard to find due to them blending in with the background or the ground.
On the right map with the right team, you’ll encounter some fantastic PVP moments. Though tonally it’s more miss than hit, Knockout City is at least worth trying out; but without much variety of content as of review, I'd wait until the game reaches its potential.
Eximius: Seize the FrontlinePC
Despite my gripes about accessibility, the game delivers so many options regardless of whether players choose the role of Commander or Officer. Ultimately though, Eximius will most likely have a handful of hardcore fans to keep it alive, at best. Grading would be far higher if I could see potential for growth that would allow PvP to flourish. My advice, if you want to shoot stuff, stick to the Crucible.
Aerial_Knight's Never YieldPC
If you love speed-running type games, Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is a must-play. Who would have guessed that running through forests, on top of buildings, through offices where you are jumping over photocopiers and sliding under desks would be so addictive and so much fun!
Dino Galaxy TennisPC
Dino Galaxy Tennis is a super cute, simplistic and incredibly charming game that can be enjoyed on your own or by playing with a friend locally. Even though the story is a bit short, Dino Galaxy Tennis is full of fun challenges and a versus mode to keep you addicted to getting the high score.
Mass Effect Legendary EditionPC
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is a phenomenal remaster of the original trilogy, with enough changes to not only feel fresh, but with enough quality-of-life improvements to truly call this the definitive way to play the Mass Effect trilogy.
A very nostalgic-style RPG with cute art and an interesting story. If you're looking for something new yet old-school-inspired with occasional notes of goofiness, this is a game for you. Definitely consider giving it a try.
Overall BlazeSky is, well, it’s okay. Visually and acoustically it is fantastic and it has so much potential to be a great game but it’s let down by clumsy controls and a lacklustre narrative. It might be worth a play if you really enjoy space-orientated titles and want to fill a little bit of time, but it’s sadly not the gripping, epic adventure I was hoping for.
If you already enjoy the Soko-baa-n puzzle genre, Dark Sheep will probably whet your appetite. With a novel premise and visual homage to the commodore 64, it’s short and sweet but nothing more than a little treat… just put the music volume on 0 for your own sanity.
HuniePop 2: Double DatePC
HuniePop 2: Double Date is a great follow-up to HuniePop, I won’t deny that. However, it doesn’t really go far enough to get away from its problematic roots. And as I mentioned right at the start, it somehow makes things even more problematic than the first game ever could have been.
Die Young doesn’t hold your hand and expects you to use your brain to work things out and if that’s your bag, this game is going to be enjoyable for you all the way to its three endings in a deliciously varied and vast game world.
Resident Evil VillagePC
Resident Evil Village is an expertly-crafted narrative that seamlessly weaves subtle horror into action-driven sequences and backs it up with an excellent story supported by even better characters. An exemplary merit that Capcom still hasn’t lost its creative spark
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the DarkPC
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is a must play game for anyone who loves point-and-click adventure games, especially with a supernatural mystery theme. If you enjoyed the first game you obviously must play this title!
The Uncertain: Light At The EndPC
The Uncertain: Light at the End is a game that interweaves everything through its narrative. Sadly, that narrative is frustratingly tedious, meaning the rest of the game’s building blocks fall apart without a strong base.
Rain on Your ParadeSwitch
Rain On Your Parade is a super cute and fun game full of great references and amazingly cute characters. Who doesn’t want to see a cute vengeful cloud with a frog on his head?
Neptunia Virtual StarsPS4
Odd design choices hold the game back from being an enjoyable experience and that’s before you even get into the numerous bugs and glitches this game has. In the end, the best way to describe Neptunia Virtual Stars is that it is underwhelming, underdeveloped, and falls short of hitting any real mark. Though some will surely find some fun in all this chaos, I can’t say I’ll be recommending it.
BRAVELY DEFAULT IISwitch
Bravely Default 2 on the Switch is a competent JRPG that doesn’t really try anything new, but it does everything so well that it doesn’t even matter.