The original Rogue Legacy was a masterpiece of super-tight movement, great combat and incredibly balanced enemy design. Every moment was a pleasure to play, and for me that was quite a few moments since I played the game from beginning to end five times.
Tag: Dan Weissenberger
This isn’t a best-of list. There’s no reason to bother with one of those, since I’ve already been clear about the fact that the best game of the last decade is Deadly Premonition, and there’s no reason for me to spend time trying to justify the obvious truth of that statement.
As a steampunk puzzle-platformer set in a lush fantasy world, Project Grove puts players in the shoes of an alchemist hunting for magical plants to catalog and research.
HIGH The first boss fight is kind of okay!
LOW The jumping is awful, and it’s a platformer.
WTF I suspect that zero people playtested the rocket-pack sequence.
It’s a safe bet that anyone who mentions Disintegration will likely mention Halo in the next sentence due to the developer’s history with that franchise, and it’s probably why people are paying attention to this game. Anyone being honest, though, will then mention that this title (at least in the closed beta) has more in common with Overwatch.
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?
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).
HIGH Plane explosions are notably satisfying.
LOW The 15-ish hours of grinding to get every plane. Per faction.
WTF You want me to sink a German Aircraft Carrier? Um… What?