While Vampire’s Fall seems like a pretty good idea, with players taking on the role of a powerful vampire out for revenge, the game originally came out for mobile platforms – and probably should have stayed there. Some of the mobile gameplay just does not translate well in this port.
There’s a ton to love in the mountain biking paradise of Descenders. It’s easily approachable while offering a rewarding challenge. And, a spectacular wipeout can almost be as fun as dusting the competition in fierce downhill races.
Supergiant Games has done it again, giving gamers Hades, a game with an incredible art style, brilliant voice acting, stunning music and rock-solid gameplay that’s almost impossible to put down. This is even better than their previous hits like Bastion, Transistor and Pyre.
Although on the surface, Spiritfarer is a management type of game, it goes so much deeper than that with themes about love, loss and letting go. Extremely emotional, the brilliant payoff for your invested time makes Spiritfarer a must play title.
Summer in Mara is one of the latest in the series of casual crafting and simulation games like Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon. It’s not a bad game, but doesn’t really do too much to break from the pack. Kind of like the real summer in 2020, its okay, but not nearly the best ever for most people.
Those of you who remember the excellent River Raid game for the Atari 2600 will really appreciate Bridge Strike for the Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms. It’s got the same classic arcade action, but with a lot more bang for your bridges.
The beautiful Lost Ember game is as much a living piece of art as it is a clever and haunting exploration title that has players taking over different animals to help traverse the map and learn the secrets of the game’s lost world. It may be the ultimate chill gaming experience.
Thief Simulator is, not surprisingly, a game that simulates small heist-like break-ins and other trials in the life of a professional thief. A conversion from virtual reality, it has an interesting concept but quite a few problems with gameplay and execution.
Sea Salt is a delightful arcade horror type game that features Lovecraftian mythos, terrified townspeople and merciless murder. And you play the bad guy, in the form of an elder god. This crazy game will capture your heart.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a perfect and relaxing game for our troubled times. It’s also one of those titles that makes it worth owning a Nintendo Switch just to play. It should be held up in the same way as Mario, Zelda and Super Smash Bros as a true classic that is accessible to everyone.