Steamworld Dig 2

Steamworld Dig 2

SteamWorld Dig 2 takes everything that made the original such an addictively entertaining game and polishes them up even more. Digging around for treasure to sell in town to upgrade your gear is a lot of fun, but there’s also plenty of puzzle platforming to do. Throw in some great visuals and a funky soundtrack, and you have a game that definitely should not be missed.

Gameplay: Starts very simple, but becomes very addictive very quickly.

Graphics: Detailed visuals and great character designs.

Sound: Features a varied soundtrack and nice sound effects

WRC 9 Will Feature Rally Japan

WRC 9 Will Feature Rally Japan

The launch of WRC 9 is looming large on the horizon, which means plenty of new and exciting reveals about what fans can expect. The latest gameplay trailer released by NACON introduced Rally Japan, which is a brand new rally that will feature in the game. With narrow asphalt roads and aggressive corners, it is going to require some serious driving skills to overcome

Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a homage to the original game that does far more than simply slapping on some high-resolution textures. Instead, it makes use of the Legend engine to ensure that the game looks and plays much smoother than ever before. Most levels retain the spirit of the originals but have been redesigned to accommodate Lara’s new move set and grappling hook. Unfortunately, the game does have some technical issues and the controls, as well as the camera, doesn’t always cooperate, which makes it an occasionally frustrating experience.

Gameplay: Stays true to the original game, but gives everything a modern makeover.

Graphics: Makes use of the Legend engine to give the original game a visual revamp.

Sound: Decent music, sound effects, and voice acting

Larry Returning Soon In Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice

Larry Returning Soon In Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice

One of the most surprising comebacks that we’ve seen in recent years was when Leisure Suit Larry surfaced again in 2018. It introduced a leaner looking Larry trying to navigate the perils of online dating while coming to terms with how much the world has changed in his 30-year absence. The game wasn’t without flaws but showed that the developers, CrazyBunch, understood the character and had what it takes to create an entertaining adventure around his bumbling exploits. It also seems that we haven’t seen the last of Larry as the publisher of Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, Assemble Entertainment, has announced a sequel

Williams Pinball Volume 6 To Feature Alphanumeric Tables

Williams Pinball Volume 6 To Feature Alphanumeric Tables

Zen Studios has wasted no time working their magic on the Williams™ pinball tables since getting the license and there’s already a slew of great packs available. It’s always exciting to see what’s next and we are happy to announce that the tables for Williams™ Pinball: Volume 6 have been announced. As always, it will feature a 3-pack of tables in all their classic simulated glory as well as re-mastered modern-day digital pinball extravaganzas

Forgotten Trace: Thanatos in Nostalgia

Forgotten Trace: Thanatos in Nostalgia

Forgotten Trace: Thanatos in Nostalgia is a visual novel with an interesting premise, but some parts feel padded out unnecessarily. It is also the first part of what was supposed to be a three-part series, but there is no sign of the other two parts yet. This makes it hard to recommend the game as there is no guarantee the story will ever be completed. It’s a pity as Forgotten Trace does have some nice elements and the art style is good, despite the low resolution.

Gameplay: The story is interesting, but ends on a cliffhanger and can be a slog to read at times.

Graphics: The resolution is fixed at 1024×768, but the art style is decent.

Sound: Japanese voice acting and decent background music

Lust for Darkness

Lust for Darkness

Lust for Darkness attempts something a little different with the horror genre by combining it with erotic and occult themes. Unfortunately, it struggles with pacing and the overall experience is very short. There are still some good elements, such as the great environmental detail and design of the alien dimension you get to visit, but the gameplay is very shallow. Hopefully, all the issues will be addressed in a sequel as there is a lot of potential with the story and setting.

Gameplay: A walking simulator with some mild puzzles and a few enemies to evade.

Graphics: The environments are almost photo-realistic, but character models and animations are very rough around the edges.

Sound: The voice acting is not very good, but the soundtrack is decent