Reviews

Exodemon

Playing The Same Level 18 Times

HIGH A ’90s throwback with fast and smooth gameplay.

LOW The uninspiring and repetitive levels.

WTF Great (but minimal) music on a constant loop.


Stonefly Review

The Tiniest Mechsuits

HIGH Piloting insectoid mechs is fascinating.

LOW Invisible walls.

WTF Having to backtrack to find enemies to kill before leaving an area?!


Samurai Warriors 5 Review

Revising History With A Katana

HIGH Riding through a field on horseback, leveling enemies with a spear.

LOW The war-loving take on Japanese history.

WTF They’re gay-coding a historical figure who had 20 children. Weird choice!


Backbone Review

Crime Without Punishment

HIGH The air of hopelessness.

LOW Some technically-poor transitions between scenes.

WTF Pretty much everything, but that would be spoiling it…


Tetragon Review

Not Quite Squared Away

HIGH Unique puzzles that were tough, but not frustrating.

LOW The out-of-place boss battle in the final stage.

WTF Why ruin a decent game with that baffling final stage!?


Chernobylite Review

Green Is The New Black

HIGH One of the best sci-fi games I’ve played in the last few years.

LOW Overly simplified combat and survival mechanics.

WTF You have a PhD in nuclear sciences, but can’t throw a rock?


Jupiter Hell Review

Hell Is Other People (And Demons, I Suppose)

HIGH Sending an army of hacked drones and combat robots to do my bidding.

LOW Getting too cocky and being blown to smithereens because of it.

WTF This base sounded like a nightmare before all Hell broke loose…