The roguelite genre has seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years, with a few notables receiving widespread critical acclaim and sales to match. Given this kind of competition, a newcomer really needs to make its mark in order to stand out, and even in early access Voidigo is one to check out.
Interview With The Assassin
HIGH The protagonist is thoroughly believable.
LOW An unsatisfying ending.
WTF The horse gulping down apples in a single bite.
A Canvas Of Love And Loss
HIGH The unique storytelling is a prime example of videogames as an art form.
LOW Framerate issues become severe when entering new areas.
WTF The interpretation of what spiraling looks like after a breakup is chilling.
Ship Versus Ship At The End Of The World
HIGH Launching a nuke at an opposing cruiser.
LOW No multiplayer.
WTF What do robots need battlecruisers for anyway?
Smashing cars into other cars and watching them explode as I race by is one of the simple pleasures in life that is exclusively enjoyed (legally) through videogames. The combination of speed and destruction gives a rush that’s hard to beat, and thankfully even in the alpha-testing phase, Motor Strike: Racing Rampage delivers.
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.
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.
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.
Tiny Game, Big Chill
HIGH A great, laid-back puzzler.
LOW No ability to pan left or right.
WTF Polar bears and penguins do not coexist!
No Bones To Pick
HIGH The Rider skull.
LOW The “normal” difficulty is ludicrously harsh.
WTF Anything to do with the plot.