However good the destination, a journey can often make you sick.
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?
What use is the daily grind without something to work for?
Damn good or damned for failure?
The intense platforming of HoPiKo might be a leap too far.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
Top-down racing games seem to have become a bit passé, these days. The genre that defined competitive play in the 8-bit and 16-bit eras – including titles like Super Sprint and Micro Machines – has naturally made way for 3D racers more befitting of modern consoles. That said, there’s something uniquely attractive about the playful, toy-like style of top-down driving.
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.
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.