Persona 4: Dancing All Night brings the Investigation Team not to Inaba, but to the city, to solve the disappearance of a number of popular music idols. From there, they're forced to dance to defeat the forces that threaten the lives of those they care about (there's a reason, I swear) and save the day. A strange genre to put this plot in, but one that works nonetheless. Read More.
Your opinion of this game will greatly vary depending on your relationship with the Forza series. If you are the type of person who wants to own every game in the series then this will happily sit on your shelf as one of the better ones right alongside Forza Horizon 2. However if you’re the sort of person who only wants to spend money on a game in a series when it’s a huge improvement since the last one then it’s a harder sell. On the personal side of things I’m quite happy to have this game in my collection but it’s very hard to recommend it to others who already own the next gen Forza games. Read More.
Do I think that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is worth the money? Definitely if you’re a fan of the series. The extra chapter is a great addition if you’ve never played it before. But if you’ve already played it or just aren’t much for the series then it’s a harder sell. It’s still a great game but without Horde or Beast mode, or even OverRun, to add some real replay value then it’s hard to give this a 100% endorsement which is a huge disappointment for a fan of the series like myself. Read More.
A popular visual novel game that was eventually made into an anime, Steins;Gate is a tale of a time-travelling 'mad scientist' in Akihabara. It's full of twists and turns, scientific terms, great characters, and, like many visual novels, not a lot of gameplay. Still, for a game that's almost entirely based around text, it creates an absorbing tale of choices made and changed, and is definitely something that will remain a classic in its field. Read More.
Keeping all of this in mind, it honestly came as a very small surprise that this was actually a port of an Ouya game. Mixing its short length, unimpressive graphics and generally simplistic gameplay it had the feel of a game made for that device. Luckily the majority of Whispering Willows still makes for a fairly enjoyable experience, even if it is far too brief to recommend at anything other than a sale price. Read More.
Adventures of Pip might not be a revolutionary game but it does a lot of things right. It manages to really use its cute sprite graphics to tell a very amusing story. During the first four hours or so I found myself enjoying every moment of the game, especially against the rather simple but enjoyable boss fights. But with even the problems that came after that there was so much fun to be had in these levels that these issues really feel more like a blip in the road than a gamebreaking problem. Read More.
RymdResa is a game that does a pretty good job of portraying the loneliness and, yet, peacefulness of space. Over three chapters, you explore the void, avoiding enemies, collecting resources, and just trying to stay alive (which is easier said than done). Frustrating at times, but pleasant in a way, it won't break barriers but is at least something different in the genre. Read More.
While I do believe that Submerged isn’t the sort of game everyone will love I heartily approve of the experiment. Submerged tries to be an emotional experience of a young girl working to save a dear family member and it succeeds at this. It may be slightly repetitive to some, it may be a bit on the aimless side but it’s also an incredibly soft and relaxing experience I enjoyed every step of the way. Read More.
Really Foxtales takes everything I liked about the main game and gets rid of the things I didn’t care for. The bolas? Gone. Sections where my AI partner got me killed? Gone. Constantly running for your life from beasts or environmental threats? Very limited. Foxtales takes the puzzle solving elements and expands them to make a much more compelling experience that lets you sit back, relax and enjoy the experience for what it is - a trip to the stories of another people. Read More.
There are some might say that Rare’s recent releases have been disappointing but this compilation shows why the company is so beloved. While some games are notable by their omission the rest of this package is incredibly solid. Even if some newer gamers might be put off by the clunkiness of playing older games you still get six Xbox 360 games and a number of classics for a cheap price making this a must own package. Read More.
Lost Dimension has some interesting tactical gameplay, but it makes concessions to other areas of the game for its touted 'traitor' mechanic - almost eliminating character depth and reducing the story to only existing between the party as a whole and the big bad evil villain. Add to that an ending that forces you to replay the game, and the flaws certainly stick out if you're looking for something more than just a strong tactical experience, though not quite enough to blemish the rest of the game as a whole. Read More.
If you’re like me and you enjoy a good brain bender every now and again, Q.U.B.E. is a great experience. Most of the puzzles are very low stress while also managing to be very involving. You’ll feel frustrated when you get stumped by one but upon solving it, that successful feeling is hard to beat. Pair that up with the great visual aesthetic and ethereal soundtrack to make a hell of a game. Read More.
One of the sweetest, cutest heroines to grace a video game EVAR...yet she still manages to somehow pull off some twisted acts of justifiable heroism in this point and click adventure game set in an imaginative little fairy tale kingdom. Simple and enjoyable, Anna's Quest is a definite pick up and play for adventure game lovers. Read More.
Medieval warfare comes together in an interesting enough setting in Legends of Eisenwald, but it's wrapped in a dragon sized mess of questionable mechanics and frustrating scenarios. So while our brave heros could have a wonderful world in which to prove their mettle, we're left with a world in which more of their time is spent waiting around while the player tries to find the right place to click the mouse just to proceed with the simplest of tasks. Read More.
More than anything else I kind of wish Ori would make up its mind. On one hand it’s a gorgeous, emotional experience with some fun and responsive platforming fun. Then on the other hand it feels like a tough as nails platforming hell type game. Both of these games are fun but with it swinging back and forth it really creates an uneven experience that does kind of get in its own way. Read More.