Sekai Project and Le:CODE recently announced that development is underway for a brand new visual novel titled WABISABI. It will be the first PC title for Le:CODE, who previously released their first title, Maid to Partita on Google Play as well as the Apple App store. WABISABI won’t just be their first PC release, but also their first title to be released in the West
Apart from an interesting gameplay gimmick on each of each five levels, Xenocide is a fairly basic and generic top down shooter. It only has five levels, a very limited selection of guns and a paltry amount of power-ups. Shooting waves of enemies while trying to stay alive is still fun for a short while, but it won’t take long to experience everything on offer and then grow bored of the repetition. While the basis for a good game is definitely there, Xenocide just never does anything to elevate it above the competition, which is a real pity as it had potential.
Gameplay: Running and shooting will always be fun, but the lack of weapons and variety results in repetition way too soon.
Graphics: The visuals are competent enough, but a little too bland.
Sound: Unimpressive sound effects, but the soundtrack at least sounds good
Old Man’s Journey is a short casual game with beautiful visuals, emotional story that is told without a single word and very laid back soundtrack. It may be a little too simple for some people’s taste, but if you are looking for something that can be completed in one sitting and won’t tax you too much, then don’t overlook Old Man’s Journey.
Gameplay: The puzzles are very simple, but still enjoyable.
Graphics: Each scene in this game is a work of art.
Sound: No speech, but the soundtrack is great
Save your girlfriend and the world in this addictive arcade cover shooter by Rocket Jump. Yes, it is another mobile port, but one that has lost none of its charm and addictiveness in the transition from mobile to PC. The action is frantic, the visuals charming and the whole experience is just a lot of fun. Although the 45 levels on offer can be completed rather quickly, there are plenty of mission objectives and game modes to lure you back. Overall, Major Mayhem is not perfect, but it far exceeded our expectations and we think that it will pleasantly surprise players.
Gameplay: Very simple, but also very addictive.
Graphics: Colorful and cartoonish, but there are only three different environment types.
Sound: The sound effects could have used some more punch and the music isn’t exactly memorable
Distance spent a long time in Early Access, but this has resulted in an addictive arcade racer that is as polished as it is entertaining. The game not only features a unique racing meets platformer style, but it is also brimming with content. With three short campaigns, an arcade section with multiple tracks and modes, multiplayer and even track editor with Steam Workshop integration means you’ll be coming back to this one again and again. It also features something that we wish more games would do in the form of actual in-game rewards for obtaining certain Steam Achievements. If you are a fan of arcade racers, then this one is not to be missed.
Gameplay: Extremely addictive and the game feature a ton of content to keep you busy.
Graphics: Stylish and sleek along with plenty of visual variety.
Sound: The soundtrack as well as sound effects are top notch
Open Sorcery is a gripping text adventure that opts for an intuitive keyword based interface over a cumbersome parser. The result is a game that is streamlined, very engrossing and so well written that you won’t want to stop reading until you see the end credits. It is not a very long game, but there are a number of different endings and lots of branching story paths to get to them, so the replay value is very high. It is not a game for people who hate reading or must have the best graphics in their games, but anyone with even a passing interest in magic or technology should find it thoroughly enjoyable.
Gameplay: Simple enough that anyone can play it, but so engrossing that you will want to complete it multiple times just to experience everything.
Graphics: Virtually non-existent, but it is a style that doesn’t hamper the experience in the least.
Sound: Maybe a bit too minimal, but it allows players to read the story without too much distractions
Nation Red is an arena-based shooter in the mold of Crimson Land where you have to shoot every zombie running in your direction while collecting better weapons and choosing the best perks to aid your survival. It’s not bad when played solo, but the real fun begins when you enlist the aid of some friends for either a local or online co-op game. It can become a little repetitive in the long run, but overall it’s a great game for fans of the genre.
Gameplay: The amount of guns and perks, not to mention the non-stop action, makes for an addictive experience.
Graphics: A little bland, but still looks decent.
Sound: The music and sound effects are a perfect match for the brutal action
Mind Spheres is an interesting combination of physics puzzles, mini-golf and pinball, that is unfortunately a little too short and easy for its own good. The game is quite relaxing and perfect for killing some time when you are not in the mood for more involved games, but it does suffer from a rather nasty memory leak, which requires frequent restarts. If you can put up with all of this, you’ll find a game with levels that are satisfying to solve, but don’t expect it to keep you busy for long.
Gameplay: An interesting concept, but the fifty levels are over before you really feel challenged.
Graphics: Very minimal, but it still looks fine.
Sound: The piano tunes are quite soothing, but they do feel somewhat out of place
LYNE is a simple, but addictive and quite challenging minimalist puzzle game. It takes a straightforward concept, connecting all the shapes on a grid, and turns it into a game that can become infinitely complex. Don’t worry, though, as LYNE features more than six hundred puzzles to ease you into things and thanks to the randomly generated daily puzzles, this is a game that offers an incredible amount of value for money. While it is definitely a game that is more suited for playing in short bursts on mobile, it doesn’t feel out of place on PC.
Gameplay: As the game states, LYNE is deceptively simple, but infinitely complex.
Graphics: Very minimal, but the focus is the puzzles and the visuals match the style of the game.
Sound: Also very minimal, but once again the audio is a good match for the relaxing atmosphere of LYNE