1798 Published Reviews
No Straight RoadsPS4
The peculiar choices strewn along the game takes what should have been a great game, and turned it into a bland disaster piece. The tone-deaf choice of hack and slash mechanics and floaty controls does not jam well with the precise timing needed in a rhythm reliant game. It instead sapped all the energy and fun from a creatively expressive and vibrant world, serving as yet another cautionary tale of style over substance.
Kill It With FirePC
Whilst Kill it With Fire is a short experience, there’s still enough here to justify the budget asking price. It’s the kind of game that you’re unlikely to return to after having completed it, but you probably already expected that. It might not have the legs to be an epic saga, but if you want a few hours of silly enjoyment then you could do a lot worse than picking up this game.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-ReckoningPC
All in all, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is another solid remaster from THQ Nordic who so far have done a stellar job bringing the old IPs they’ve acquired to modern platforms. This just feels a bit lighter on the alterations than other titles. Still, it’s very much recommended, especially if you missed out on it last generation. There is a lot of game here to keep you occupied.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2PS4
Overall, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 delivers. For new players, this is an easy game to get into. For veterans to the series, this game holds true to the original with updated changes that are welcomed. Occasionally one might have some graphic issues and multiplayer is bound to be filled with “master class” players but for local games with friends, this will be a great party game to play.
Yupitergrad serves as a proof of concept that you can have a fast-moving vertical platforming experience in the VR medium. Swinging and propelling your way around a massive space station completely fulfils a power fantasy that many adopters of VR have undoubtedly been seeking.
The visuals are amazing and accomplish what their intention was, but beware epilepsy gamers, Post Void contains flashing screens each time you die, which will be a lot. They warn the player with a very quick message in the beginning, but the flashing images begin as soon as you hit a button.
Samurai Jack: Battle Through TimeXbox One
Destroy all the enemies and bosses using the assigned weapons, or try the Endless Mission if you were skilled enough to beat the game on the difficult setting. Even if you aren’t familiar with Samurai Jack, this game is still a great addition to your game library. I am very impressed that a TV show tie-in game was done so well. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is one of favourite games released in 2020.
There is still time for the game to come up with something new to surprise the player. Maybe they can have a level where you have to throw something at the screen to defeat the enemy like in the first level of the original Battletoads, I would love that!
Overall, I really enjoyed this game. However, because the characters abilities did feel like a rehash of Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, I did not feel like I am playing a brand new game. That being said, the music and graphics in this game are very well done as is the voice acting. New players to Mimimi Games will find that this is a new experience.
Although it sometimes pushes the boundaries of adventurous puzzle solving too far, venturing into occasionally absurd degrees of vagueness, moon has generally stood the test of time, managing to still provide an inspired and novel romp through a perplexing world of quirky characters even after two decades.
An engrossing combat system and numerous novel gameplay mechanics save what would have otherwise been merely a passable Dark Souls tribute from total mediocrity. Sadly, there’s still too much harming the experience to justify a wholehearted recommendation. It ain’t Souls and it certainly ain’t polished, but it's not terrible either.
An excellent campaign diminished by the intrusion of the game’s multiplayer elements. Some peculiar bugs and sloppy proof-reading can pull you out of the experience but enjoyable combat and an excellent take on some Marvel staples make for an overall fun but grindy core gameplay loop.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New ChampionsSwitch
An over-the-top arcade football title that’s more frustrating and complicated than it ought to be. While it’s clearly faithful to its source material, that’s unlikely to convert newcomers to Captain Tsubasa.
Not only is it the best Wasteland game to date, but it has a strong claim to be inXile Entertainment’s best work yet. This is not only an improvement on an already fantastic Wasteland 2 in terms of accessibility and quality of life, but a huge upgrade to performance, visuals and audio. The franchise has gone from strength to strength and is showing no sign of slowing down.
Maybe the food is fighting to prove which food group is the most superior, or to prove that they are the universal favourite. Whatever story you decide to go with, all that matters is that you have fast reflexes and you are the last character standing. If you are looking for a new multiplayer party game to play with some cute characters that is easy to play, Ultra Foodmess is a fun one to check out.
Crusader Kings IIIPC
Crusader Kings 3, like all Grand Strategy games, has a mountain of depth to it, and it’ll be a long while before I master the game (if I ever do). Nevertheless, the time I’ve spent with it thus far has been riveting and I’m excited to continue to experience the game’s many different aspects.
Dungeons 3 - Complete CollectionPC
This story really shows off the charm of Dungeons 3 and is a few story missions filled with fun fourth-wall-breaking antics. Dungeons 3 - Complete Collection was developed by Realmforge Studios and was published by Kalypso Media Digital Ltd and is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
There has been a brace of patches since the release of Hellpoint, but not one has been able to fix the central issue to the game. That of it being a confused mess.
Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate EditionSwitch
I've sunk dozens of hours into Heroes of Hammerwatch and eagerly await the chance to spend dozens more. With numerous layers of progression systems, multiple distinct classes and more content than seems reasonable for its low price tag, Heroes of Hammerwatch is a must-play for roguelike fanatics or people after their dungeon-crawling fix.
Kandagawa Jet GirlsPS4
There is lots to like in Kandagawa Jet Girls, especially if you are a fan of high school sports type anime. Though, after a while, I was getting annoyed with the amount of dialogue. Plus the game wasn’t consistent when it would show my customised character during the animated story parts.
PGA TOUR 2K21PS4
All in all, PGA Tour 2K21 marks an impressive return for the series after its five year hiatus. Seasoned fans can find peace knowing that their concerns over 2K’s involvement are positively allayed. Given how long it’s been since the last proper golf game, it’s difficult to compare PGA Tour 2K21 to its predecessors.
Necrobarista is hands down one of the best visual novel titles I’ve ever played. It wastes no time getting to the heart of it’s narrative and does so in such a compelling way that I couldn’t look away. From the art style, to the music, even to the Australian based humour - which even as a Brit I understood - it all comes together to make a moving experience that you would be a fool to pass on.
A Short HikeSwitch
Honestly, I cannot recommend A Short Hike enough. It’s a breath of fresh air in a game industry that’s oversaturated with 40-hour, open-world epics and battle royales. It surpassed my expectations in every way, nailing nearly every aspect of its execution in a way that makes me fall in love with indie games all over again. Some may complain that it ends too soon, but I was personally fulfilled with the game exactly how it is.
Fast & Furious CrossroadsPC
With dreadful driving controls, insufficient content and an egregious price tag, it’s hard to recommend Fast & Furious Crossroads to anyone unless you are a die-hard Fast & Furious fan. Even then, wait for a steep sale.
Whilst I’d be lying if I wasn’t saying something more of a story wouldn’t be the worst addition to the game, at the end of the day, it fulfils a specific niche that will likely not take it out of my rotation for the weeks to come. Sometimes, you just want a game to zone out and play to unwind and Akane fills in this spot beautifully.