A game high on heart but with a bit of short circuit on delivery, Phoning Home attempts to provide an epic tale of two little robots trying to get back home. Players will really want to love it, but that might be easier said than done.
Playing to complete the tacked on ‘centre of the universe’ and Atlas path objectives leads to a grind-style rinse and repeat experience, which misses the point of No Man’s Sky. It’s not a perfect game, and it’s not for everyone, but there’s lots to enjoy in No Man’s Sky.
Making video games is hard work, and almost impossible if the creative teams are fighting. That’s what happens in the darkly humorous The Magic Circle, only here, the game takes matters into its own hands to try and make things right.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a game that feels like Mirror’s Edge and Dying Light without all the bits that make those games exciting. Welkin Road is an early access title that feels too much like a tech demo despite all the high-flying.
People who enjoy imbibing on the paranormal will find much of what they enjoy here in this snowy somewhat-true horror story set in the Ural Mountains. Casual fans, however, are unlikely to be converted to Kholat’s specific idea of play, especially given its serious imperfections.