Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets by BeautiFun Games is a demanding puzzle adventure that challenges players to maneuver through a failing space station that houses some of the strangest and fiersted beasts in the known worlds. Though the story and writing is a trudge, the complexity and mastery of all the puzzle mechanics makes Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets a great time.
Full Steam Ahead
The SteamWorld series has never been one for complacency. What once started as a tower defense franchise, transformed into a procedurally generated platformer, metamorphosed again into an XCOM-lite adventure, and changed once more into a Metroidvania adventure. This time, SteamWorld Quest wonderfully reinvents the franchise into a turn-based roleplaying card game that’s as fun as it is endearing. Continue reading SteamWorld Quest Review
FIGHT THE RAINBOW
Runbow, developed by 13AM Games and Headup, is a chaotic, fast-paced, and fun platform-brawler with a colorful assortment of shenanigans. With the varied game modes, and multitude of customization, Runbow is the ideal party game that will encourage everyone to engage in the festivities. Continue reading Runbow Review
Crossing Fates Through Fists
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle blends the worlds of BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, RWBY, and Under Night In-Birth in an accessible, yet challenging fighting game. Arc System Works has developed a fast-paced 2v2 battle system that creates a craze-filled experience for any player to enjoy. Continue reading BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Review
Creating a game is hard. Really hard. But after a successful Kickstarter and over four years of hard work, the independent video game development studio based in Texas, PolyKnight Games, published their first professionally developed game, InnerSpace. As an exploration flying experience, InnerSpace provides some beautiful moments, but suffers from some glaring gameplay troubles.
One needs only to glance at my history as a writer to see that Resident Evil is my favorite video game series. Specifically the first three titles, which both established and subsequently improved upon the survival horror genre on Sony’s PlayStation. While that type of game, with tank controls and static camera angles, are viewed today as relics of the past, Rainy Night Creations’ Vaccine may be a vital shot in the arm for this dormant genre. Continue reading Vaccine Review
SteamWorld Dig 2 continues the 2D adventure of the original SteamWorld Dig from 2013. The post-apocalyptic robot-centric world is far from baron in this new iteration. With updated visuals, deep gameplay mechanics, and simply a fun experience, SteamWorld Dig 2 is the perfect Metroidvania for anyone craving the genre. Continue reading SteamWorld Dig 2 Review
A BIT OFF RHYTHM
Rime is a beautifully somber puzzle-adventure by Tequila Works that aims to provide an emotional experience similar to Journey and The Witness. However, even with intriguing locations and a moving score, Rime offers an unimpressive package that falls short of its promise. Continue reading Rime Review