1745 Published Reviews
F1 2020Xbox One
Overall, F1 2020 is a stunning entry into the franchise, and Codemasters should be proud of what they’ve accomplished, bringing big features like My Team into the game whilst maintaining the level of satisfaction from the core gameplay.
Demon's Rise - War for the DeepSwitch
Overall Demon’s Rise - War For The Deep was an interesting game with very unique concepts, however there are a lot of bugs in the Switch port that really make the game tougher to play, which makes me curious about the Steam version.
Beyond a Steel SkyPC
A fantastic adventure with some at-times brain bending puzzles that stays remarkably true to the original game. Some minor technical issues mar the experience slightly but it’s a great return for Foster and Joey.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral TownSwitch
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is an enjoyable experience. If you’re after a farming game, this is the cream of the crop. There is even enough structure to keep me engaged, someone who loves games telling him what to do and hates games with too much freedom. It’s a well put together game, a brilliant remake and is a good addition to your Switch library. However, if you don’t like farming games, there is no way that this will sway you.
Golf With Your FriendsPC
It’s a little janky at times and the interface a bit cumbersome, but at its core it’s a brilliantly entertaining game that knows what it wants to be, and achieves it well.
Danger Scavenger is a by-the-numbers roguelike that may not satisfy someone looking for something innovative in the genre but is an enjoyable time if you love the challenge roguelikes entail.
The Last of Us: Part IIPS4
Some odd priorities, excruciating pacing, and weak character writing keep this intriguing game from being excellent, even if its gameplay and presentation have received large improvements. Upon reflecting on the 25-hour journey, there may be a point where you start to question what the purpose of it all was. Maybe it’s intentional, but for many, it’ll feel more like a meandering endeavour; albeit one with a gorgeous world and enjoyable mechanics.
Phantom: Covert OpsPC
It’s easy to see why Phantom: Covert Ops received the commendations it did at E3 2019, and it’s now taken the second spot on my personal recommendation list of must-have VR titles. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last we’ve seen in the Phantom line.
An enjoyable time capsule of a game that can unfortunately feel a bit unfair due to its age combined with some quirky controls. Non-stop retro action with great pixel art and two stunning soundtracks that is worth your time if it’s something that appeals.
There’s a core gameplay loop that could have some substance, but it’s surrounded by a confused interface, a simply awful tutorial, with surface-level complexity that needn’t exist.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedSwitch
Even with its many imperfections, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated ultimately succeeds as an attempt to spruce up a 17-year old game. It doesn’t stand alongside the 3D platforming greats, but it’s a fantastic, humour-filled tribute to a beloved show.
Shantae and the Seven SirensPC
From the polished gameplay that feels fluid yet accessible, to the stunning presentation, this is a game that is definitely worth your time. If you are a longtime fan of the Shantae series or looking for a place to start, you won’t go wrong with Shantae and the Seven Sirens.
Beyond Blue had a lot of potential to be great. With more varied sea life and explorable areas, I think this would have been a fantastic experience. Not just from a gaming stand point, but from an education standpoint as well. I find myself coming out of the other end with a lot more understanding of the ocean and whales than I ever would have anticipated.
Darius Cozmic Collection ArcadeSwitch
Overall the Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade is a fitting tribute to some genre classics. It’s well put together and is a fantastic way to play these games today. Outside of the original Darius’ aspect ratio (which you can’t really do anything about) the main issue is the price. It is a tad on the expensive side considering there are only three titles here (4 if you want to count Sagaia as different to Darius II) and for a casual fan of the genre it’s probably hard to justify.
Summer in MaraSwitch
Summer In Mara is a beautiful yet frustrating effort that fails to live up to its massive potential. Despite its masterful storytelling, Chibig fills the game’s remaining hours with repetitive fetch quests and an empty world not worth exploring. It makes me sad but for the wrong reasons.
Ys: Memories of CelcetaPS4
A perfectly serviceable if underwhelming remaster that brings the Vita game to the PS4. A fine RPG that will keep you entertained but it’s definitely not the best the Ys series has to offer. A bit of a missed opportunity.
Project WarlockXbox One
Project Warlock wears its 90s first-person shooter influence on its sleeve. It’s fast, violent and perfectly paced—a must play, whether you harbour fond memories of its inspiration or not. Besides some minor setbacks caused by level design quirks, Project Warlock was pure, unadulterated fun from start to finish.
Atomicrops is frenetic, challenging and addicting in the way that all the best roguelike/lites are, with a silly streak that helps give the title its own identity. A lack of content does harm the game’s longevity.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive EditionSwitch
A thoughtful update to a classic JRPG that brings it to a whole new audience. With a shiny lick of paint and some fantastic interface changes it’s the best way to experience Shulk, Fiora and Reyn’s epic adventure.
Despite its repetitive call cycle and crowded map, 112 Operator is a stressful yet enjoyable simulation/strategy game that truly shows the hardships of working as an emergency service operator. Plus, it helped bring closure to a childhood event that I didn’t know I needed.
The Wonderful 101: RemasteredPS4
The Wonderful 101 isn't just a unique spin on the action genre, it’s a title that oozes with enthusiasm in a way that very few games do, and although the remaster doesn’t do quite enough to alleviate the daunting learning curve, it’s one that action fans have no excuse to skip.
Potata: fairy flowerSwitch
Potata is content with being fine and that’s what it is. It’s fine. It’s merely adequate in every area possible. If you’re looking for a fun platform game there are plenty out there, if you’re looking for good puzzles don’t look here. If you want this game to be a true fairy tale and deal with interesting themes, this ain’t it. If you want something cutesy and entertaining, I’m afraid this doesn’t put the effort in to stand against its rivals.
Fairy Knights is a poor excuse for a puzzle RPG, and a bad mobile port to boot. Even if you were interested in this game for whatever reason, the mobile version costs half as much and is near identical. This Switch release does nothing to justify its price increase, and the game as a whole is just not fun.
Curiosity might be enough for some to get through the frankly odd story and inconsistent writing, but as a whole Army Gals is a lackluster experience.
With more in the game than the concept might suggest, this is a fun to play title and exceeded my initial expectations of how the game would be. It’s a little short and I would have liked more of it, but this is definitely worth picking up.