Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom (Xbox One)

Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom (Xbox One)

You play Scarlett Everitt, an apprentice alchemist who has just finished 5 years at university and is returning home only to find that things have changed considerably in her absence. Keen to start working under the local master alchemist, you instead suffer an encounter with a mysterious stranger which triggers flashbacks to memories of your missing parents, and this is where the game starts. If it all sounds a little familiar, well that’s because it very much is.

King Oddball (Xbox One)

King Oddball (Xbox One)

Hail to the king or relegated to the bin? The unappealingly named King Oddball makes way onto home consoles from mobile devices. If you have ever played a popular mobile game where you throw birds across the screen using a slingshot, you are in for a familiar ride. Here’s a 2D physics puzzler, with the aim to wipe enemies out with one simple attack using timing and planned chain reactions. Clearly inspired by perhaps one of the most dominating mobile games of our time – Angry Birds – this is intended as a pick…

The Witness (Xbox One)

The Witness (Xbox One)

Observe, think and learn. That’s not too hard, is it? Although The Witness is presented in its marketing as the story of a man marooned, the experience is as pure a distillation of its gameplay ideas as I can remember. Unencumbered by the shackles of narrative motivations, this first person puzzle game gives you an island to explore in whichever way you like, provided you can solve its myriad conundrums.