The Big Rigs Bundle By Bundle Stars

The Big Rigs Bundle By Bundle Stars

Simulation titles are not everyone’s cup of tea, but with a discount of 96% there is very little reason not to give this bundle a try. Don’t let the name of the bundle scare you away either as (thankfully) Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is NOT included. Instead you have 8 simulation themed titles spanning a variety of settings

Prismata by Lunarch Studios

Prismata by Lunarch Studios

Currently powering its way to success on Kickstarter is Prismata from Lunarch Studios. It is a hybrid strategy title that fuses elements of collectible card games, tabletop strategy as well as elements of real-time strategy games. However, by focusing on easy to learn gameplay and fast paced matches the game aims to be more accessible than the genres from which it draws its inspiration. This doesn’t mean that the game is lacking in depth though as it has plenty of features that will appeal to players who love strategy titles

J-List News Roundup

J-List News Roundup

Anyone who is a fan of the visual novel genre should already be familiar with Steins;Gate, but those who have somehow managed to miss out on this amazing game should take note. J-List now has a “reduced price” version of this classic title, going by the name of Steins;Gate “The Best” Edition, for only $29.95. The download version also got a price drop to $29.95 and believe us it is worth every penny. For more information check out our review for then game and then visit J-List to snap up this time travelling epic

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey

Its addictive gameplay, charming visuals and catchy soundtrack ensures that Letter Quest is an entertaining and relaxing title. It has plenty of challenges to keep you busy and while there is a bit of grind involved the RPG elements keeps things interesting. If you are looking for a game to pass some time without worrying too much about a story then Letter Quest is a great option.

Gameplay: Polished, addictive and packed to the brim with content.

Graphics: Nice visuals, but the animations are very limited.

Sound: The soundtrack is quite nice, but could have benefited from a few more tunes

MangaGamer Now Shipping Limited Edition Hard Copies of Cho Dengeki Stryker

MangaGamer Now Shipping Limited Edition Hard Copies of Cho Dengeki Stryker

After announcing the limited edition hard copies of EF – The Fairy Tale of the Two last month, MangaGamer is back with some more great news for visual novel fans. This time it is Chou Dengeki Stryker that is getting the limited edition treatment. Although the all ages version of the game is already available on Steam, this hard copy comes complete with the full adult version of the game along with some other physical goodies

FOTONICA

FOTONICA

Static screenshots can’t really convey the look and feel of FOTONICA as it is a game that is built around the concept of speed. The game boils down to a test of your reflexes as you have to make split second decisions about when and where to jump in order to keep running and building up speed. It is not a game for people seeking a storyline or in-depth gameplay, but for quick arcade thrills you can’t go wrong with FOTONICA.

Gameplay: Run, jump, repeat.

Graphics: The vector style visuals certainly makes for a unique look.

Sound: Atmospheric and provides a perfect match for the minimalistic visuals

Sneaky Sneaky

Sneaky Sneaky

It’s not the longest or most challenging of titles, but Sneaky Sneaky still manages to impress with its charming visuals and entertaining gameplay. Dashing from cover to cover while silently taking down foes or avoiding them altogether is a lot of fun and the lighthearted nature of the game makes it suitable for the whole family. If you need a break from the more challenging or stressful titles you can’t go wrong with Sneaky Sneaky.

Gameplay: Not much of a challenging, but very entertaining.

Graphics: Bold, colorful and charming.

Sound: Some soothing melodies to back up all the sneaking

The Phantom Bundle By Bundle Stars

The Phantom Bundle By Bundle Stars

With a 96% saving for seven Steam titles, all with a spooky theme this bundle is a no brainer. The fact that half of these titles have never been bundled before makes for an even sweeter deal

The Sun and Moon

The Sun and Moon

Don’t let the simple visuals fool you, The Sun and Moon is a devious platform title with a very interesting ground diving mechanic. Being able to jump into the ground means you’ll have to approach platforming in a whole new manner and makes for a challenging, but addictive experience. In addition to the arresting gameplay the game features a nice soundtrack by Dubmood and very responsive controls that keeps you in control of the action at all times.

Gameplay: It takes a while to wrap your head around the ground diving mechanic, but it makes for a challenging experience.

Graphics: Very minimal, but ensures that the focus is on the action.

Sound: Some fitting tunes provided by Dubmood

Chariot

Chariot

While Chariot might look like a typical platform title, the added challenge of lugging a coffin on wheels around with you everywhere makes a big difference to how it plays. Making the experience even more entertaining is the inclusion of the local co-op mode where teamwork is required to escort the dead king to his final resting place. Thanks to its quirky gameplay and solid challenge it’s hard to beat Chariot, but you had better make sure that you have a controller ready.

Gameplay: Great in single player and even better when played with a friend helping out.

Graphics: Very polished and the cartoon style visuals are quite charming.

Sound: Nice tunes and great voice acting