I am shaken at how much of a surprise Traitor's Empire was. A clever, well-balanced tactical system carries a hammy-but-fun campaign before giving way to a decent online play mode which I hope will continue to grow. Fans of turn-based games will love it.
Telling Lies tells a fantastic story of concealed identities, while also showing the power that lies can have over lies - whether they are our own or ones we are told to make. A few basic mechanics feel lacking, but it is impossible to deny the mastery of manipulated storytelling which is on show through clever design and impressive writing.
Pokémon Masters is an ambitious game that has made plenty of mistakes along the way. It's a lot of fun, with a lot of caveats. If you want to see the famous gym leaders and trainers of the mainline series come together and interact, then it's a blast. If not, then stay away.
Astral Chain is an excellent action game. It has all the hallmarks of the kind of quality you expect from PlatinumGames, but is distinct from anything they've done thus far. They have a new combat system, a completely new art style, a distinct atmosphere, and an interesting story that doesn't necessarily tie up all of the loose ends. Another Switch game I can't help but recommend.
Fans of the genre will feel right at home here, however UI and day-one design choices have dropped the approachability and accessibility of the game to low, low levels. A shame, it's a competent little CCG and strategy fusion which does quite a few fun things.
Wolfenstein Youngblood, for all of my griping, is a very good shooter, and if you manage to find an online partner to play with consistently, it can even be an amazing shooter, but if you came looking for a linear, explosive Wolfenstein adventure, then I'm sorry, this is not it.
The Kreator might never set the world on fire, especially what with its lack of content, but if you're looking for something relaxing to do for five minutes every day, and you've no interest in meditation or mindfulness exercises, then it's a worthwhile download.
Total Party KillPC
There’s something to be said for games which stick with one simple idea and explore it thoroughly, though I feel TPK has pushed against the limits of that approach and come up short. Even with the potential to go for a “no kills” or more experimental run, there’s still a lack of meat on its bones that could have elevated it toward being a more fully-realised take on what remains a stellar concept.
Hamsterdam achieves something that very few games manage to; Its densely packed action and animation make it almost impossible to put the game down, even if it becomes incredibly obvious early on that you are watching the same animations and performing the same actions over and over.
Senran Kagura Peach BallSwitch
Overall, Senran Kagura Peach Ball feels like a budget game with a huge price tag. It's lacking in story, fun gameplay, and even a basic reason to return for more. Senran Kagura Peach Ball is as sexy as looking at lingerie in M&S with your mother, and its pinball gameplay isn't much fun either .
I don't hate The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, I honestly think it's pretty good, but being forced to play for long periods at a time is not how this game should be played. Pick it up once a day and have some fun, but after your energy is gone stay far away