RONIN snuck up on us this month with a rather confusing premise. Turn based action platformer it’s little badge said proudly. At first, thinking perhaps there had been a mistake we came over to politely explain that that would never work.
I always hear about the hero but less is told of the noble mounts who carry them through thick and thin…..
Summer is great and all but there is nothing better than wrapping yourself up in your nice warm house and playing your favourite games while winter snowstorms rage outside. So with that being said and the holidays on our doorstep, I’d say a “top 5 Snow Levels” is in order.
Super Panda Adventures is an action platformer where you play as Fu, a Samurai Knight who also happens to be a panda. Kickass! At the beginning of the game you complete your training. Awesome! Then robots take over the world, steal the princess and kill your sensei. Not so awesome.
In a game where you can travel about two hundred metres in a single bound (not to mention the grappling and rocket boots.) It is obviously important to have a massive environment to explore. A Story About My Uncle provides this without looking linear or contrived. On top of this even though there was often no clear way to go we always went the right way first time. If that doesn’t scream great level design then we don’t know what does.
Qbeh-1’s atmosphere is handled expertly. The uniform, floating blocks that the world is made up of combined with the gorgeous skies, beautiful lighting and scattered foliage make for a perfectly tranquil environment to explore.
Musical exploration is a genre that promises vibrancy and stimulation but in the hands of Fract OSC we are treated to little more than a washed out Tron-like world and a dull midi drone.
In The Last Tinker: City Of Colours you take on the role of Koru, a monkey-like orphan from Colourtown. After being tricked into unleashing a destructive force known as the bleakness upon colourtown Koru has to harness the power of the colour spirits to restore colour, life and hopefully unity to the broken city.
Meh-(adj) unexceptional or uninspiring. Finn and Jakes Epic Quest is “meh”. There is no better word to describe this game than “meh”
Early access is a plague rapidly spreading it’s way throughout gaming. We remember the days when you could skim through steam and be guaranteed that almost any game you clicked on would be decent and worth the price. Now it’s getting harder to find one that’s even finished!