After creating one of the most popular simulation titles on Steam in 2014, the team behind Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is back with a direct sequel. According to the developers, the original game was purchased by more than 4 million players, but this doesn’t mean that they are resting on their laurels for the sequel. Instead the team, which is composed of people from PlayWay INC and Red Dot Game Studios, listened to player feedback and is creating a game with plenty of new stuff
Players who have yet to put their vocabulary to the test can now grab the game at a 40% discount as part of the Steam Week Long Deals, which ends on 2 February. Don’t worry if your wallet cannot stretch to this bargain price as Digerati Distributions, the publishers of Letter Quest, have kindly provided us with a couple of Steam keys to give away
With so many bundles on the market, it is becoming harder to find ones with titles that have never been bundled before. With the Fully Loaded Bundle, Bundle Stars have managed to fill the entire bundle with new titles, which is a rare feat. The bundle is not lacking in quality content either as each of the ten Steam titles have something unique to offer
Gravity Ghost might appear to be a very simple and straightforward game at first, but the more you play it the deeper it draws you in. Soaring around the levels using the gravitational pull of the planets to your advantage is a great feeling and I often found myself lingering longer on levels than necessary just to soak in the atmosphere. It is a very tranquil and relaxing game, but with a great story tucked away beneath the surface. If you want to experience a unique title that is not about killing enemies or dying and failing until you succeed check out Gravity Ghost.
Gameplay: Relaxing and entertaining without ever becoming frustrating.
Graphics: The beautiful hand painted visuals and unique art style sets the game apart.
Sound: The soundtrack and voice acting is a perfect match for the tranquil atmosphere of the game
If you are looking for something to be offended by you will find plenty to be outraged about in HuniePop. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a polished and entertaining title that combines a couple of different genres very successfully then you will find that this game is money well spent. Hopefully the developers will flesh out the concept further if they get around to a sequel as there is a lot of potential here.
Gameplay: The puzzle elements are fun and surprisingly strategic, while interacting with the girls is entertaining albeit a little repetitive.
Graphics: Beautifully drawn characters with plenty of clothing and hair variations, but no animations beyond lip synching.
Sound: The professional English voice actresses really bring the characters to life and the soundtrack is rather good too
Even after completing all of the modes in the game a few times I’m still not tired of it and will probably end up maxing out the levels of all the characters while waiting for the DLC to (hopefully) arrive. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds has a beautiful and unique art style, rocking soundtrack and polished gameplay. If you are a fan of the genre and don’t already own this on Xbox or Playstation Vita this is your chance to add another great side scrolling beat ‘em up to your collection.
Gameplay: Polished, entertaining and with a bit more depth than your typical side scrolling beat ‘em up.
Graphics: Beautiful retro style visuals with huge sprites and excellent character designs.
Sound: The game features a rocking chiptune inspired soundtrack
Although To The Moon is more likely to make you shed tears than blood, the Bloodshed Bundle offers a great selection of games at an unbeatable price. Most of the games in this bundle will be familiar to regular bundle buyers, but it contains at least two never been bundled before titles. The overall quality of the bundle is very good and even if you are only missing out on a couple of the games it still offers great value for money
Hats off to Tikipod Ltd for managing to create a game that not only plays exactly like a ZX Spectrum title, but a very good one at that. If this game was released back in the heyday of the Spectrum it would have been rightfully regarded as a classic and even in today’s market it is still a lot of fun. Rock Boshers DX: Director’s Cut isn’t a game to show off your hardware, but if you are looking for fun and a challenge you can’t go wrong with this title.
Gameplay: Very challenging, but also very entertaining.
Graphics: Looks just like a high resolution and very polished ZX Spectrum title.
Sound: Catchy 8-bit tunes and authentic sound effects
The standout features of Tengami are definitely the unique visuals and great soundtrack, but the tranquil gameplay is also quite good. It doesn’t have an epic story or any action, but the gentle puzzle solving and relaxing atmosphere makes for an interesting experience. The game doesn’t have a lot of freedom, challenge or replay value, but it is quite enjoyable while it lasts and definitely leaves an impression.
Gameplay: The puzzles are fairly straightforward and not very numerous, but interacting with the gameworld by pulling or sliding parts of the scenery is quite neat.
Graphics: The pop-up book world visuals are simply beautiful.
Sound: Features an atmospheric and very appropriate soundtrack by David Wise
Seasons of the Wolf strays even further from the visual novel path than Loren the Amazon Princess did and feels like a full-fledged role playing game. It still has great characters and an engrossing story, but you’ll be spending more time doing quests and less time romancing party members. Cranking up the difficulty setting also provides a much bigger challenge this time round. Since this game is not a sequel to Loren and only set in the same fantasy world you don’t need any prior knowledge to jump in and enjoy it. Don’t take our word for it though, check out the demo for yourself.
Gameplay: The game is more of a role playing title than a visual novel, but remains very engrossing.
Graphics: Beautiful artwork, varied locations and great character designs.
Sound: No speech, but some good music