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Endzone - A World Apart: Survivor Edition

PS5
8.20
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 25, 2022
It took a while but I ended up thoroughly enjoying the strategic management gameplay of Endzone - A World Apart: Survivor Edition. It may have a steep learning curve but if you're willing to put some effort in, you'll eventually have a great time.

Mini Motorways

Switch
8.30
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 20, 2022
Mini Motorways is the kind of deceptively simple puzzler that you'll somewhat dig at first but as you formulate new strategies and practice levels over and over again, you'll absolutely fall in love with what it has to offer, especially if you enjoy a good challenge.

SNOW BROS. SPECIAL

Switch
6.60
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 20, 2022
Snow Bros. Special is a faithful remake of the arcade classic that's sure to bring back memories for those who played it back in the day. The disappointing part is that the original really isn't all that good which pains me to say because I remember it fondly.

Salt and Sacrifice

PS5
7.20
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 18, 2022
Salt and Sacrifice is a somewhat disappointing experience. It's still a good game, though, and one that you'll be compelled to play until it starts to overstay its welcome about 10 hours in.

Cotton Fantasy

PS4
8.30
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 16, 2022
After over 20 years, Cotton Fantasy was worth the wait as it's bursting with enjoyable shmup gameplay set in a bubbly and very silly world. Plus, the fact that it features such a diverse-playing cast of characters is sweeter than a bowl full of Willow.

Gravitar: Recharged

Switch
7.40
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 15, 2022
Gravitar: Recharged is a challenging remake of a classic that requires precision and patience to master. If that sounds like your kind of game then you'll surely enjoy yourself but less patient gamers should remain wary before taking off.

Infinite Links

Xbox Series X
7.30
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 14, 2022
Although it has its shortcomings, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Infinite Links. Its thoughtful cast of characters and satisfying party customization elements are more than enough to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2

Switch
8.50
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 12, 2022
To my surprise and delight, I enjoyed Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 even more than the first collection so if you're looking for some classic SRPG or Mystery Dungeon fun, it's a definite must-play compilation, dood.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

PS5
8.00
Mary BillingtonMay 10, 2022
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an enjoyable 2D Metroidvania RPG with a fun town upgrade system. Combining the abilities of CJ, Garoo, and Isha to explore the corners of various dungeons is a treat and I'm now even more excited for the release of Hundred Heroes.

Rogue Legacy 2

Xbox Series X
9.20
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 09, 2022
Rogue Legacy 2 is simply one of the best indie games ever. It manages to stay true to the original while forging its own identity in ways that make it stand out as unique and ultimately superior. You'd be a complete goof if you don't enjoy every second of it.

Trek to Yomi

PS5
6.70
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 05, 2022
Trek to Yomi is an undoubtedly beautiful game that will constantly make you want to take screenshots. It's just too bad that its gameplay is as simplistic and repetitive as it is because it ends up feeling like a chore to play after a while.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

PS5
8.00
Mary BillingtonMay 03, 2022
Although it's short-lived, I had some good fun with The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. Its sheer absurdity had me laughing out loud on a few occasions but I also wish there was more to it such as additional gameplay elements other than simply walking through doors.

TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight

PS4
7.00
A.J. MaciejewskiMay 01, 2022
TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight is a relaxing 3D platformer that's excellent if you want to chill while running and jumping around. Plus, its many cleverly-hidden collectibles, lovely music, and gorgeous game world are sure to delight as you explore.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Switch
7.60
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 27, 2022
Nintendo Switch Sports is a worthy successor to Wii Sports. With lovely new character models, a solid collection of sports, plenty of multiplayer modes, and a fun-filled atmosphere, you'll enjoy competing with chums and chums-to-be alike.

Road 96

PS5
7.60
Mary BillingtonApr 24, 2022
Road 96 is a road worth travelling as you'll meet an interesting blend of characters and learn their stories while living in a corrupt dictatorship as you fight to escape and avoid becoming another missing teen. It's a very cool adventure indeed.

Ganryu 2 : Hakuma Kojiro

PS4
7.80
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 20, 2022
Ganryu 2 is incredibly difficult but it presents the ideal blend of challenge and satisfying action so you'll keep coming back after getting your ass kicked over and over again. With loads of secrets and a pitch-perfect presentation, this is one swanky old-school ninja game.

Princess Farmer

PS4
8.40
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 20, 2022
As a puzzle game enthusiast of over 30 years, I must say that Princess Farmer is one of the best puzzlers that I've ever played. It's hilarious, thoroughly fun, and features an absurd amount of variety. If this is just season 1, I can't wait for season 2!

Lucky's Tale

PS4
8.00
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 19, 2022
Lucky's Tale proves that VR and 3D platforming go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, why the heck aren't there more VR 3D platformers? Either way, what you get here is an absolute treat and I even enjoyed it more than the non-VR Lucky's Tale games.

Moss: Book II

PS4
8.00
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 18, 2022
Moss: Book II does an excellent job of building on the established formula of the first game while offering a much more diverse game world and a pitch-perfect blend of puzzles, platforming, and combat. However, it's still somewhat short and unsatisfyingly unchallenging.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

Switch
6.80
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 14, 2022
I enjoyed my time with The House of the Dead: Remake but it's certainly not as fun as the classic games. It does a lot of things exceptionally well while failing at others so it ends up feeling more like a fan-made adaptation than a true remake.

Taito Milestones

Switch
7.10
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 12, 2022
Taito Milestones may simply contain 10 classic arcade titles and nothing else but some of these games offer timeless enjoyable challenges that you can spend hours trying to master. I just wish there was some kind of bonus content to scratch more of that retro itch.

MLB The Show 22

PS5
8.30
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 12, 2022
I love a good baseball game so thankfully, MLB The Show 22 is a great one. From its wide range of options to its clever adaptive difficulty, it's easy to have the hours tick away as you hit dingers and climb the ranks.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

PS5
7.00
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 10, 2022
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a quirky and silly looter shooter that simply doesn't distinguish itself enough from the mainline Borderlands games. It's still a lot of fun, though, especially when you play with friends.

Relayer

PS5
7.40
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 07, 2022
If you're looking for a hardcore SRPG then you'll likely be disappointed by Relayer but it's still a satisfying spacefaring adventure that features enjoyable cinematic combat, incredible audio, and a memorable cast of characters.

CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION

PS4
7.70
A.J. MaciejewskiApr 05, 2022
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition brought back a lot of lovely memories and thankfully, Chrono Cross is still a great RPG all of these years later. The fact that you get an officially translated Radical Dreamers is rather peachy, too.