I’m not really sure where to start with Castaway Paradise. On the one hand it’s a simplistic and charming little life simulator that presses the right buttons. But on the other it’s a game inspired by the titans of the genre (Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon states developer Stolen Couch Games), and when I look at the game from this perspective it’s a somewhat simple, shallow experience. I guess what I struggle with is trying to work out if that is a good thing or a bad thing? After all the…
For those that don’t know, Amelia Aarhart is a famous female pilot who went missing whilst attempting to fly around the planet. Despite an exhaustive search, her plane nor remains were never found and as such the her story is blanketed with lots of conspiracy and speculation. There are plenty of theories, ranging from the reasoned to the absurd. Heck, Star Trek Voyager even had her turn up frozen in the Delta Quadrant in one episode. But the truth is, nobody really knows.
Mega Man is the first thing that comes to mind after a minute or so of playing 20XX, and at this stage I can’t think of any better way to sum up what this game is other than it is a procedurally generated Mega Man clone with some added rogue-like elements to boot. Now i’m a fan of rogue like games, and I’m also a fan of procedural generation when it’s paired with some decent gameplay. I’ve never however been a massive fan of Mega Man games, having almost entirely…
I’m a fan of deck building games, in particular those that play out on the top of a table. I’m not adverse to video game ports of board games. But the change in pace often exposes weaknesses in the mechanics, and ultimately most suffer from a real lack of replayability.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another of my quick video reviews! Shape of the World was provided to us by Xbox/Hollow Tree Games for Xbox One. It was reviewed on an Xbox One S and X. For more on Shape of the World make sure you tune in to BXB’s Bits and Bobs; our regular podcast available on iTunes.
Explore. Take risks. You won’t always know what to do next. Keep experimenting and you’ll master it.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another of my pure cringe video reviews! Time Carnage was provided to us by Wales Interactive for Playstation 4 Pro. Sorry, I couldn’t be bothered to swap all the leads to try it on the standard platform. For more on Time Carnage make sure you tune in to BXB’s Bits and Bobs; our regular podcast available on iTunes.
Remastered is a somewhat misleading suffix, and you can excuse yourself for assuming that this is a remaster of a classic 80’s point and click adventure – that’s what I had assumed. A little research reveals that this is in-fact a port of the 2013 PC title The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, adapted and polished for consoles.
For the uninitiated, which included myself prior to playing this game, Beast Quest is a popular series of books aimed at children around the age of 7. I’ve not read the books, although I can’t help but assume that the transition from paper to video game has done anything other than tarnish the brand.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another, just passable, video review. Train Sim World was provided to us by Xbox/Dovetail Games for Xbox One. It was reviewed on both the Xbox One and Xbox One X. For more on Train Sim World make sure you tune in to BXB’s Bits and Bobs; our regular podcast available on iTunes.