Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

The Shadowrun license lends itself perfectly to an in-depth and complex role-playing experience, but unfortunately, it feels like Shadowrun Returns just skims the surface. The story is interesting enough and there’s a handful of great characters to interact with, but at times it does feel like the game was dumbed down a little too much for casual audiences. The 2D artwork looks great and the soundtrack is very atmospheric, but by the end of the 12-hour campaign, we were left wanting more.

Gameplay: A lot of fun, but not as in-depth as we had hoped.

Graphics: The 2D artwork looks great, but the 3D character models could have been better.

Sound: No voice acting, but the soundtrack fits the game perfectly

Dog Duty ( Zanardi and Liza)

Dog Duty ( Zanardi and Liza)

Who are you going to call when the evil Octopus Commander and his army are threatening world-pace? Turns out it’s not a marine biologist like we thought, but actually a squad of misfits! In Dog Duty, by Zanardi and Liza, you are given control of this squad of misfits and tasked with taking down the well-armed octo-scum

Natural Instincts by Dreamstorm Studios

Natural Instincts by Dreamstorm Studios

There’s nothing as soothing as a good nature documentary, which is why Natural Instincts by Dreamstorm Studios caught our eye. The game promises to be an interactive nature documentary sim where players are given the opportunity to keep the balance. The game currently has a Kickstarter Campaign running to help generate the CA$15,000 needed to make it a reality

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed

Hypercharge: Unboxed is a fun first-person shooter where the emphasis is squarely on co-op. Running around huge environments as an action figurine while blasting all manner of toy enemies is immensely enjoyable and there’s enough content here to keep players coming back for more. The visuals are exceptionally detailed and the design of the levels shows how much care has gone into the game. Some things could be improved, especially for solo players, but overall this is a must-have for co-op fans.

Gameplay: The game has a slight learning curve, but it is a lot of fun with friends.

Graphics: The scale of the levels is impressive and the game is crammed with small details.

Sound: Good sound effects and music, but the announcer can become a little annoying

Ruinarch Early Access Steam Launch Pushed Back To August 2020

Ruinarch Early Access Steam Launch Pushed Back To August 2020

Fans who have been looking forward to playing the devilishly fun simulation game, Ruinarch, will, unfortunately, have to wait a little longer. The developers, Maccima Games, and publisher, Squeaky Wheel Studio, released a joint statement about the new release date. Fans were originally promised a release date of May 2020, which has now been pushed back to August 2020

Superhero League of Hoboken

Superhero League of Hoboken

Superhero League of Hoboken is a really bizarre and off the wall game, but that’s what made it so entertaining and refreshing back when it was first released. It features challenging battles and plenty of neat puzzles, which still makes it worth playing in this day and age. Some elements of the game have aged better than others, but if you missed out the first time round then you’ll still find plenty of entertainment here. Just keep in mind that the game is a couple of decades old at this point.

Gameplay: Very fun to play and quite unique for its time.

Graphics: Obviously very dated now, but still has plenty of neat elements.

Sound: Once again not bad for its time

Should We Expect an Age of Mythology Sequel Soon?

Should We Expect an Age of Mythology Sequel Soon?

Few PC fans have escaped the addictive excitement of the Age of Empires series. Some joined the hype in the 1990s with the launch of the first game, which literally forced you to build a civilization from nothing back in the stone age, while others were immersed in the Age of Mythology spin-off that showed the true power of the gods. With Age of Empires being remastered and there being a whole Microsoft studio devoted to Age of Empires, can we expect more from Age of Mythology?

Overdungeon 超载地牢

Overdungeon 超载地牢

Overdungeon is a nice combination of rogue-like elements, card games, and the tower defense genre. With three playable characters and more than 100 cards as well as powerful relics, it is a game that easily sucks you in with its addictive gameplay. The translation quality is a little rough and the game could definitely benefit from a bit more polish, but for sheer, chaotic fun it is hard to beat.

Gameplay: The random elements can result in some really over the top battles.

Graphics: Decent, but not spectacular.

Sound: Not bad

Crawlco Block Knockers

Crawlco Block Knockers

Crawlco Block Knockers is an addictive action/puzzle title that draws inspiration from a rather unusual source. The whole thing looks and plays like a sleazy nineties arcade game, but it’s so much more than just a flimsy excuse to ogle a couple of lewd images. Not only is the game challenging, but it totally nails the audio and visual style of the era while still offering enough options to customize everything to your liking. If you are a fan of the genre, then CBK is more than worth the asking price.

Gameplay: Challenging, addictive and great fun.

Graphics: The visuals perfectly capture the weird and sleazy arcade era of the nineties.

Sound: Decent sound effects and a great soundtrack by OSC

Shadowhand: RPG Card Game

Shadowhand: RPG Card Game

Shadowhand is another entertaining, addictive and polished solitaire based game from Grey Alien Games, creators of the very enjoyable Regency Solitaire. It shares some similarities with its predecessor, but the story is brand new and the gameplay offers enough new additions and tweaks to ensure that it feels fresh. Luck plays a big role in the game, which is unavoidable for the genre, but careful planning and the use of the right items can help a lot. This means the game is a lot more strategic than you might think, and we can heartily recommend it to fans of the genre.

Gameplay: The solitaire based gameplay is addictive as always, but the addition of duels and other elements makes it even better.

Graphics: The art and design of the game looks great and everything feels very polished.

Sound: Sadly no voice acting, but everything from the music to the sound effects is top notch