1440 Published Reviews
Skul: The Hero SlayerPC
Skul: The Hero Slayer is a delight. Despite some bullet sponge-y enemies, the varied combat and surprisingly engaging story make each run a joy.
Watch Me Stream My Mental BreakdownPC
Watch Me Stream My Mental Breakdown is great fun for a couple of hours or so. The casual nature almost made me wish I could play it on my phone every so often, if only really for the card game. Still, it’s a nice break from the more demanding games out there today, especially if you’re looking for something new.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete EditionSwitch
Bursting at the seams with charm, Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game makes a welcome return with the Complete Edition, further polishing an already brilliant title and bringing it to a new audience
Sunlight is an aesthetically beautiful game which does not take full advantage of its beautiful environment. The stunning visuals and audio make the short playtime and lack of true exploration elements somewhat disappointing.
Cinderella Phenomenon - Otome/Visual NovelPC
A wonderfully crafted follow-up to a fantastic first game, Evermore doesn't have the same emotional highs and lows but is fun, filler-y goodness for those looking to return to the world of Cinderella Phenomenon.
S.U.M. - Slay Uncool MonstersSwitch
S.U.M. - Slay Uncool Monsters has some good ideas, but is far too basic and unwilling to grow for the huge amount of content it has.
Super Meat Boy ForeverSwitch
Super Meat Boy Forever is a decent enough game when considered on its own merits. Compared to the original, however, it's hard not to find this auto-running sequel disappointing. The platforming element has been neglected in favour of slicker visuals and user-friendliness.
Don't Be AfraidPC
Don’t Be Afraid is a great psychological thriller game that will put you up against formidable enemies in terrifying locations. Though at times the game can be a bit glitchy and the pacing can feel off, Hydra Games did a great job of creating an immersive world for you to explore with memorable characters.
Override 2: Super Mech LeaguePS4
Override 2: Super Mech League is a blast when it works correctly, and it's obvious that the developers took a lot of the criticisms of the original game to heart. In the current state of the game though it is incredibly hard to recommend.
Medal of Honor: Above and BeyondPC
Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond is close to being the next triple-A title for VR, but misses the mark on enough essential sensibilities to make it only a rather competent one.
Haven is a game set on a beautiful world with lovable protagonists and compelling villains, but it suffers from frustrating design issues and the game ends on a flat note.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an enjoyable experience, with incredible immersion and bar-raising world design. However, its light RPG mechanics and standard fare gameplay systems hold it back.
Colossus Down really struggles to give itself a unique identity. The protagonist Nika is a fun enough character to embody, but most of the other characters in the game are either annoying or outdated tropey caricatures.
When The Past Was AroundPC
When The Past Was Around is a unique point-and-click game that invites players to go on an emotional journey in a dreamlike, almost fragmented state. Mojiken Studio’s love letter to simple couplehood takes a minimalist approach to living life to the fullest and learning how to move on, so it just might be the perfect game to play during this stressful pandemic.
Airborne Kingdom is a cozy, comfortable delight that mixes management and exploration flawlessly; the focus is not on keeping your citizens alive while crossing the open world, but keeping them fulfilled and thriving.
Submerged: Hidden DepthsGoogle Stadia
Submerged: Hidden Depths will not be to everyone's tastes. If you're the instant gratification type of gamer, then you'll find nothing particularly rewarding about the experience. However, there is a beautiful world filled with wonder and mystery to explore here, with nothing as complicated as enemies or combat to get in the way.
Paradise Killer offers a compelling and complex mystery combined with a memorable cast of characters. The strange lore and vaporwave theme create a wholly unique experience that will certainly stick with you for a while after completion. Were it not for the clunky, stiff movement and some hiccups in the text and trial, Paradise Killer would be a much stronger game.
Strategy games are alive and well, and as Iron Harvest proves, a fantastic vessel for storytelling at a grand level. Feature-rich for a launch title is not a common sight these days, but Iron Harvest delivers in a big way in this real-time hit.
Overall, Cinders was a disappointment. It tries so hard to be feminist and independent that it runs away with half of the reality of feminism left behind, in favor of hollow dramatics and a sympathetic story. None of the characters are particularly compelling, though Cinders’ wide variety of dialogue and action choices make for interesting story branches and a lot of replayability.
Super Bomberman R OnlineGoogle Stadia
All-in-all, if you're already a fan of Bomberman, then Super Bomberman R Online does an excellent job of presenting an online version of the same game that's been around for nearly 40 years. The new battle royal mode is completely madcap and is ultra-satisfying if you can pull off a number 1 spot against 63 other people.
Jenny LeClue - DetectivuSwitch
Arthurton is a pleasant enough place to while away your hours, and one or two of Jenny LeClue's puzzles are compelling enough to evoke minor "eureka" moments. For the most part, Jenny LeClue is a gentle, soft-hearted game that offers almost no challenge, and in a world of increasingly bloated live-service monstrosities, that's no bad thing.
AWE's dedication to the strengths of Control caused me to retroactively appreciate the base game more. My only two complaints with AWE are that the "new" enemy type is just a levitating version of an existing enemy and that that new Surge gun is 100% useless in all situations. Despite those small shortcomings, if you have played Control and want to see the best of what it has to offer, I highly recommend diving into AWE.
Spiritfarer forces you to confront death head-on throughout the entirety of the game's run. You won't find the corpses of your enemies littering the world, and you won't be able to pick up a gun or sword and go on a murder spree. Stella is not the one who dishes out death, but rather helps the dying come to terms with their life before passing on.
No Straight RoadsPC
No Straight Roads is a music-based boss rush basher with a fun cast and great soundtrack. Despite a few control issues and a rather small base game, there's obviously a lot of heart present.
I just can’t help but feel like there are two different games competing to be dominant here. An adventure game that wants you to fall in love with its world, and a survival game that wants you to struggle in its world. These opposing attitudes distract from each other in Windbound, rather than complementing each other.