Moonshot is a cute physics game where you help the moon reach his home planet and capturing stars along the way. It uses the same tried and tested 'gravity' mechanics so common in games of the same genre. An added layer of complexity comes in the form of multi-planet systems, blackholes, and other planetary bodies that can affect a system's gravitational field.
In the end, it's a really simple and familiar game. It's easily forgettable but good for enough for quick arcade session.
I used to play a lot of Galaga on the FamiCom when I was young. So when I saw this "reboot", nostalgia kicked in. What an utter disappointment. I know that my memories are distorted but this game is nowhere near the original. The least they could have done was make it entertaining. IT ISN't. Worse is that the visuals aren't even that good. If there's one redeeming quality of the game is how easy the controls are.
Conclusion: If you're in it for nostalgia, you will be disappointed. But if you're only looking for a game to pass a couple of minutes, this one is good enough.
In the mood for other video games, that is.
The last rogue-like game I played was Binding of Isaac; that was years ago. I'm not a big fan of the genre because of the lonesome repetition. While the excitement of successfully clearing levels can be stimulating, it wears off quickly.
Hades presents a middle-ground. It keeps the ‘randomness’ of roguelike and borrows elements from rpgs. First thing of note is that it’s not as punishing as other rogue-likes I’ve played. Your escape attempts progress the story, weapons can be upgraded, you can unlock level-ups, and a lot more. Best of all, all these design decisions make sense because of the characters, setting, and story. There’s a weight to your attempts.
On the flipside, it can still be repetitive after a couple of attempts. Hades isn’t the game to sit through the whole day and night. It’s the perfect game to take in small doses. And after a few runs, you’re fired up to take on a different adventure… on a different game.
This is, by far, my favorite action game on the PC. The game's magic system and its use in combat is fun. The difference in approach when you're playing the murderous Corvo versus pure stealth makes it high replayable. If only the game's story and pacing were better, it could have easily been among the best of all time.
I played Diablo 3 when it was first released. It was okay and after finishing the game, I ditched it.
A few weeks ago, Eternal Collection was on sale and a friend gave me a copy of it. Playing it now, the game does feel more fun. The mechanics are largely the same. This time, though, it feels more like Lord of Destruction. Not as dark but closer to how I remember the LoD.
There are several things to consider. Even with the updates, it's still an old game so it doesn't look as good as newer ARPGs.The campaign is just the 'tutorial mode', the real fun starts after you finish it. To get the full experience, buy the Eternal Collection.
If you're planning to get it. I don't recommend buying at full price; wait until it goes on sale.