It’s only March, but I’m going to say that The Eternal Cylinder will be one the most innovative games of 2021. This action-adventure with survival elements puts the players in the shoes of cute and tiny creatures called Trebhums. Their objective is simple — save their world from the evil Cylinder. However, this basic premise is soon revealed to be a memorable odyssey.
Author: GC Staff
Let Sleeping Dragons Lie
HIGH Lovely presentation reminiscent of a high-quality Game Boy game.
LOW Combat is unintuitive, and at times unnecessary.
WTF: I can’t believe I used to think 8-bit music in headphones was pleasant.
HIGH The weighty feel of the weapons. Fantastic sound design.
LOW The two-day odyssey of installation.
WTF Captain Price without a moustache.
Immortality, Morality, and Dancing
HIGH The combination of profound themes and wacky characters is terrific.
LOW Dodging rhythm-based attacks off-beat is counterintuitive.
WTF Buddha throwing musical notes at me.
In April of 2013, Disney shuttered LucasArts, LucasFilms’s longtime game studio and publisher, and cancelled Star Wars 1313. A month later, Disney announced that Electronic Arts would receive the exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games for the next decade.
HIGH Entertaining for the first ten minutes.
LOW Severely diminishing returns after the first ten minutes.
WTF Laying puddles of urine as traps, only to slip on them.
HIGH The apartment building is genuinely spooky.
LOW Constantly backtracking is a nuisance.
WTF I bought a soda and I died.
A Productive Lord Of The Flies
HIGH Consistent, meaningful upgrades.
LOW The moment-to-moment gameplay isn’t very engaging.
WTF Going from wild boars to man-eating wyrms in the first ten minutes.
HIGH Multiplayer races are turbulent goodness.
LOW Some minigolf holes are infuriating.
WTF Gosh, my eyes hurt after playing for a while.
34BigThings Does What Nintendon’t
HIGH It’s Starfox 64 with humans and modern quality-of-life updates.
LOW No open-flight mode for free-play dogfighting.
WTF Honestly had no idea what character I was for the first 30 minutes.