According to my steam account, over the past year I’ve played 720 different games. In lieu of a traditional top 10, I’ve decided to pick one game from each month in 2019 that you owe it to yourself to spend some time with.
Author: Daniel Weissenberger
Some Secrets Should Stay Buried
HIGH The hotel chase ranks among the best first-person action scenes.
LOW I’m expected to know when to run towards an explosion?
WTF What, exactly, is a Quantum resonator?
The Red And Black Planet
HIGH Routine Martian maintenance.
LOW Stunlock-happy killbots.
WTF Are we ever going to get to the fireworks factory?
More Like Date-A-Lot!
HIGH Mainlining a few novels’ worth of content in half an hour.
LOW Wondering what it was all for.
WTF There’s a giant airship hovering over the city?
Solving The Riddle Of Steel
HIGH I’ve rarely felt this satisfied beating a final boss.
LOW Spending ten minutes lost because an arrow wasn’t visible onscreen.
WTF The shocking number of dead clones left scattered across the map.
Poultry & Pork In A Can
HIGH The high-speed ice cave chase.
LOW Seriously, who has four DS controllers?
WTF Wait, how does that crown fit both a pig and a whale?
More Like Zel-Don’t
HIGH The opening setpiece is thrilling in a way the rest of the game isn’t.
LOW What if Ocarina of Time‘s Water Temple didn’t have a map?
WTF Now you want me to fast travel? No thanks, I’ll quit instead.
Dreams Are Fragile Things
HIGH Passing ten obstacles without touching the controller once.
LOW Multiple sets of rotating blades with no gap between them.
WTF That clown might be a little too scary, honestly.
Fist Of The Douche
HIGH Satan’s Hell Cathedral is beautiful.
LOW The combat is a dispiriting slog in a combat-only game.
WTF The giant snake that leaves without bothering to have a boss fight.
Based on the brief demo I played, Mosiac has a clear goal in mind — to be the Brazil of videogames (the movie, not the country or song).