This week our Fresh Look gamer dives into the Castlevania series, and finally learns what all the hype is about with those Metroidvania style games that everyone is always going on and on about. It’s actually a really great discovery for her because she is now hooked on them too!
Set around the time of the 1889 Paris Expo, Curious Expedition 2 challenges players to explore a mysterious island looking for new species, hidden civilizations and treasure in this charming, rogue-like universe that you will want to visit again and again.
This week our intrepid Save State columnist goes into full detective mode in Lacuna, a delightful sci-fi mystery point and click adventure with a great story and some of the most impressive pixel graphics that we have ever seen.
Time Loader is a puzzle adventure that follows a time-traveling robot as it goes back to 1995 in an attempt to fix the events of a certain day. Puzzles involve moving the robot through one of the messiest houses on the block while also dodging a very curious cat.
The pre-order of “THE Bass Fishing” game starts today for the Nintendo Switch through the Nintendo eShop. One of the most realistic fishing games available on the Nintendo Switch, D3 Publisher is bringing THE Bass Fishing to Japan and North America. Everyone who pre-orders the digital version will be able to play the game immediately from midnight on June 16th, the day of release. Developers: D3 Publisher Platforms: Nintendo Switch
While Vampire: The Masquerade games have been mostly text adventures or graphical novels lately, Swansong instead presents a more traditional game where you will be role-playing three different characters, solving an intriguing mystery and using plenty of powerful vampire powers.
About an Elf is an especially bizarre game. At its heart is a visual novel following the adventures of Elven Princess Dam and her sidekick cat Roland. It’s not for everyone, but is certainly one of the most unique Switch titles our Modern Gamer has ever experienced.
The RPG Dark Deity on Switch is a great game for those who want to experience the old days of the Fire Emblem series, and this game proudly wears its inspiration as a badge of honor. And it’s on Steam as well, so PC gamers can also jump into the action.
Created in conjunction with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, the Never Alone: Arctic Collection offers much to like, from the sheer beauty of the game to the exploration of deep Inupiat culture. It also has a fantastic theme with a strong emphasis on generational wisdom.
Our Fresh Look Columnist is a huge fan of classic Disney games, having played them for hours on end as a child on her Sega Genesis. Now she gets to relive those glory days with a bundle that brings The Lion King, Jungle Book and Aladdin together on the PC, PlayStation, Xbox or Switch.