Leaving you riding high or feeling blue? There are many twin stick, top down shooters out on the market and have been enjoyed for centuries since the birth of video gaming. The pick up and play element has always served them well appealing to gamers young and old, so what sets Blue Rider from Argentine developers Ravegan apart from what has come before?
Damn good or damned for failure?
A test of your musical aptitude and patience across an old school platformer, 140 makes its way onto almost as many platforms as the name suggests. Described as minimalistic by developers Abstraction Games, this is a title from the gameplay director of Limbo, Jeppe Carlsen. No wonder, then.
Do you find platformers too easy? Do you have the ultimate patience in terms of gaming? Are you ready for a real test in navigation between two platformers at the same time? If the answer is yes to all three questions, developers Ground Shatter Ltd have produced a highly challenging puzzle platformer available on Xbox One and Playstation 4 in the form of Binaries.
Got some rare things on sale… stranger.
The platform beat ‘em up: it’s one of the most underused of genres, so props to developer Dan Fornace for bringing us his Super Smash Bros-inspired game, Rivals of Aether. Part of the Xbox Game Preview programme, this pixel art indie fighter is available to try for free, or to buy outright ahead of the final version’s release.
Another previous gen game comes around for another lap.
Following hot on the heels of Resident Evil 6, Capcom bring us their next reverse order port to Xbox One and Playstation 4. Originally released back in 2009, Resident Evil 5 makes the same journey as its successor onto the new generation of consoles, including previously released DLC Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape story expansions, versus mode, extra costumes, and the previously PC-exclusive No Mercy mode. Also included is the new mode “The Mercenaries United”, which combines The Mercenaries and The Mercenaries Reunion.
Brainy Studio bring us their self-proclaimed ‘platformer without platforms’ TurnOn, inspired by WWF’s global movement ‘Earth Hour’. What other kind of turn on were you thinking of?
There are two types of people in this world, those born during the 1980’s or those born before, those able to complete the original Rubik’s Cube puzzle the way Ernő Rubik intended and those choosing to take the cube apart piece by piece before piecing it together again in the correct order claiming to be a genius after completion. It’s worth noting before you continue reading this review that I fell into the latter camp.