1829 Published Reviews
A debut game that sets a high standard moving forward for Polygon Treehouse. Truly fitting their mission statement of creating "adventures to feed your soul", Röki is excellent.
With some quite tricky puzzles, Ever Forward is a rather challenging puzzler. The luscious graphics and lovely soundtrack definitely help the experience, but I’d have liked a bit more game. The pacing is a touch on the slow side too, so not one for the impatient.
Worm Jazz is a clever puzzle game that can get challenging as you work your way through the levels, but it’s so forgiving that it mainly just wants you to sit back, relax and listen to some smooth jazz.
Cake BashXbox One
An incredibly cute game full of food themed mini-games and adorable characters. This game really shines when played multiplayer locally or online. Prove that you have what it takes to become the tastiest treat in the bakery!
Despite disappointing multiplayer integration, Genshin Impact is doing enough well to entice players back, day after day. With future updates to develop the game's story and continue expanding its world, Genshin Impact has a solid base for a game that could be quite popular for some time to come.
Ary and the Secret of SeasonsXbox One
Overall, I’m struck with a feeling of disappointment when thinking about Ary and the Secret of Seasons. With most mediocre to poor titles, I’m left feeling bored or outright disdainful; Secret of Seasons has a real charm, though, and I really want to like it. It presents a fun world with likeable characters whose interactions are a joy.
The three-pronged combination of satisfying moment-to-moment combat, a plethora of long-term permanent upgrades, and an intricately woven story that seamlessly unfolds make Hades a dangerously enjoyable game.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand PrixXbox One
A fun kart racing game that offers four player local and online multiplayer with a huge cast of characters from the Nickelodeon catalogue of shows that you can use to build your dream racing team. It has you racing on tracks inspired by the cartoons and featuring the music you know.
Connection Haunted really has some creepy things going for it, especially when player 2 shows up, it feels like someone is always watching you. The real misstep here is the lack of instruction and direction, that causes you to feel lost and confused.
Running out of levitation while trying to escape a mob of monsters that I’m not equipped to handle, usually. The only negative I’ve found in the whole game is how difficult it is. You’re rewarded for exploring, but man have you got to work for your rewards. But if “it kills you often” is the worst thing you can say about a rougelite, then it has to be doing something right.
Fairy Tail is a rushed spinoff that rarely has an ounce of the energy shown in its source material. It’s more ambitious than many other anime games, but the execution is severely lacking. So much so that, if Fairy Tail was just another cookie-cutter arena fighter instead, it probably would have been a better game.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete EditionSwitch
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition is a great remaster that made me remember a lot about RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and I am looking forward to spending even more time in that great classic game.
STAR WARS: SquadronsPC
An enticing multiplayer experience that does a fantastic job of slowly easing players into its intricate design, Star Wars: Squadrons is making its mark on the gaming world. As long as Motive Studios can keep up with this momentum, I can’t see it crashing anytime soon.
Serious Sam 4PC
Serious Sam 4 toes the line between retro throwback and modernisation. At its core, it's got the same frantic, circle-strafing gameplay as ever. All around the edges, however, there are a number of new features pulled from the last two decades of games that really do help it stand out from earlier entries.
All the game’s factions and troops are equally balanced and battles are never a one-sided affair, however, the early game plays very slow. Whilst in my opinion this isn’t a bad thing as it allows for strategies and tactics before trying to annihilate the enemy forces, nonetheless, if you prefer fast-paced real-time strategy games you probably won’t enjoy this game as it is a slow-paced title.
Overall, Paradise Killer was a surprise. It’s such a unique game despite being reminiscent of a lot of different things, and it’s definitely one of the best I’ve played this year. Paradise feels good, even with the dark secrets buried within.
The Darkside Detective is an adventure game that will have you laughing as you solve the mysteries behind the paranormal events plaguing Twin Lakes. With great visuals, music and movie references this is a must play!
As Far As The EyePC
An adorable resource management game featuring poncho-wearing creatures that hold balloons. A strategy game of optimisation where every decision matters and where every decision is interesting. A surprise gem!
Moero Crystal HSwitch
The game itself is distinctly average and there are far better examples of both ecchi-focused and dungeon-crawling gameplay. I’d only suggest picking up Moero Crystal H if you are trying to own every Compile Heart title or are a huge fan of the prior entries in the series.
There Is No Game : Wrong DimensionPC
An experience that pulls from gaming’s best (and worst) bits to create a wholly unforgettable few hours. There is No Game: Wrong Dimension, is not just a game: it’s something very different and a little bit special.
Tennis World Tour 2PS4
All in all, Tennis World Tour 2 marks a notable improvement over its predecessor. Though, admittedly, that’s not saying too much when you consider just how poor it was. This seems like a franchise on the right track now but there’s a long road ahead before it can match and compete with other top sporting videogames.
Super Mario 3D All-StarsSwitch
Overall, whilst you still get two stone-cold classics here alongside the first re-release of a piece of Mario history, I just can’t shake off the feeling that this collection could have been handled better. If you already own the games then you aren’t really getting much for your money that you don’t already have. Playing them on the go is something of a draw, but as Galaxy is best played docked that only applies for two of the games on offer.
Sure, it’s ten bugs away from a Bethesda game and its character and location designs scream “generic fantasy” at times, but the passion is clear. It seems as though there’s a lot to love here for fans of strategy games, even if only to find out how they can break it next.
Bounty BattleXbox One
It feels like the game production was really rushed and I think Bounty Bash could be a good game if more time was spent on it, there are some really neat ideas here, but it just doesn’t meet that potential. You are better off spending your money on any of the indie games that have characters here.
Peaky Blinders: MastermindPC
Overall Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is well built, no issues with graphics, glitches or sounds other than the puzzles being so hard that I decided to call it a day, I might go back to it in the future as I do like the game and that's not just because of the Peaky Blinders.