It has been a while since we’ve seen a good god game, but Abbey Games plan on changing that with the upcoming release of Godhood. The Dutch studio has already proven themselves with games like Reus and Renowned Explorers, but Godhood looks like it will be their most ambitious title yet. Although the base game has already been funded and on course for an Early Access release in May 2019, Abbey Games launched a Kickstarter campaign today to provide it with even more depth
Unruly Heroes is a gorgeous looking 2D action platformer that is loosely based on the Chinese epic, Journey to the West. It gives you control over a motley crew of four characters as they travel the land in search of the sacred scroll that will restore balance to their world. Unfortunately, the controls are not always responsive, which means this is a game that often looks better than it plays. However, it still features plenty of clever touches and variety, which elevates it above a lot of other games in the genre. It’s not the easiest game out there, but it’s definitely worth sticking with it to the end.
Gameplay: Unresponsive controls mar the experience slightly, but it is still a great game.
Graphics: Everything about the art and visuals is top notch.
Sound: Not the best voice acting, but the music is very good
A while ago we published the news that Sekai Project will be bringing Wabisabi to Steam this year, but it is by no means the only project that they have in the works. The latest game joining their roster on Steam will be Serment – Contract with a Devil, a visual novel – dungeon crawler hybrid from Nkt Studio. Even better, fans don’t have to wait very long for it either as it is scheduled for release on Friday, February 1, 2019 at a price of $14.99 USD. As an added incentive to grab the game during the launch period, it will feature a 20% discount for the first week of sale
It is easy to mistake Citrouille for a casual game because of the adorable visuals, but players who underestimate it are in for a shock. This game feels like it was ripped straight out of an ’80s arcade and given a brand new lick of paint. Citrouille is best played with a friend in local co-op, but even on your own it is a lot of fun. It is a pity that it lacks any online features and that the co-op as well as versus modes are restricted to local only, but other than that it is a great game and definitely a bit of a hidden gem.
Gameplay: Tough as nails, but very easy to pick up and play.
Graphics: Everything from the designs to the animations are superb.
Sound: The tunes are good and the sound effects more than decent
February is not just the month of love, but also the month when console owners will finally be able to get their hands on the relaxing stained-glass puzzler, Glass Masquerade. The game has already been garnering rave reviews on Steam since late 2018, so it’s about time that players on PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One can join in on the fun
THE VIDEOKID is an addictive and nostalgic homage to the eighties in general and Paperboy in particular. It is a lot more chaotic than Paperboy, though, and you will need quick reflexes if you want to make it to the end of your pirate video tape delivering run. It is a pity that the game only features a single level, but the randomized elements along with the huge amount of pop culture references keeps things entertaining. These cameos can become rather distracting, but that’s all part of the challenge. Considering the low price tag on THE VIDEOKID, there’s no reason not to add it to your collection.
Gameplay: Skate around a wacky eighties neighborhood while delivering pirated VHS tapes.
Graphics: The voxel art style looks great and allowed the developers to insert plenty of pop culture character cameos.
Sound: The soundtrack is nice and so is the sound effects, but things can become a little chaotic
The Hong Kong Massacre is a top down shooter with an addictive blend of all out action, slow motion dives and bloody destruction. It will receive a lot of comparisons to Hotline Miami and Max Payne, but the addictive gameplay and John Woo elements ensures that it makes its own mark on the genre. The cut-scenes could be a little better and the game lacks some polish here and there, but overall it is a great shooter that has plenty of thrills to offer for those who are up to the challenge.
Gameplay: Challenging and unforgiving, but very addictive and rewarding.
Graphics: Plenty of blood and destructible scenery along with some interesting locations.
Sound: No voice acting, but the soundtrack and sound effects are good
There’s not much more to Catch A Falling Star than moving a basket left and right to catch falling stars, but it’s a fun little game with a dirt cheap price tag. The visuals are simple, but colorful while the audio fits the mellow theme of the game. It’s not the most addictive game we’ve played, but works perfectly fine for those times where you just have a couple of minutes to kill and want to play something really chill.
Gameplay: Move left and right while catching stars.
Graphics: Very simple, but quite colorful.
Sound: Quite relaxing, but nothing to really write home about
Join Amber as she goes from driving slowly towards a music festival while coming to terms with the death of her grandfather, to joining up with a ditzy treasure hunter named Marina. Highway Blossoms is a great yuri kinetic novel with a refreshing setting, awesome characters and a very compelling story. It’s a little on the short side, but should definitely not be missed by fans of the genre.
Gameplay: No choices to make, but the story is superb.
Graphics: Plenty of backgrounds and great character designs.
Sound: Excellent voice acting and a pretty great soundtrack too
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