Reviews

Desert Child Review

Gotta Knock A Little Harder

HIGH Spectacular soundtrack, evocative visuals, interesting variations on its core theme

LOW Numerous technical issues, alarmingly thin story, multiplayer feels bolted on

WTF Using the names of real-life rappers as your “wanted” level of police attention? Really?


Ashen Review

Dim Souls

HIGH Watching vagrants drift into my town and make it their home.

LOW The Seat of the Matriarch and the final boss are both terrible, terrible experiences.

WTF Dude, where’s my companion?


Genesis Alpha One Review

Deep Space Clonialism

HIGH The minimal HUD and use of terminals instead of menus.

LOW Explorable planets feel unbelievably empty.

WTF Everyone and everything is a literal clone, including the player.


Toki Review

Evolutionary Dead End

HIGH A chance to play a memorable arcade game I never finished.

LOW The gameplay does not age well.

WTF For something that’s essentially a retro release, this package is way too thin.


Solar Flux Review

Houston, We Have A Problem

HIGH Stringing together a complex puzzle using simple geometry.

LOW No controller support in handheld mode.

WTF Why can’t I use the controller in handheld mode!?


Onimusha: Warlords Review

A Blade Dulled By Time

HIGH Using the ultimate secret sword to make short work of the final boss.

LOW This is a swordfighting game. Why is there a flying boss?

WTF How did they not remove the beholders that steal souls and drain experience?