Proof a flying squirrel is not just a fancy move in SSX.
Like a genie’s lamp, Shantae rubs me up the right way.
I can see the point, but it doesn’t quite click.
Here’s a puzzle platformer charged with invention. Another young hero liberates his town from an evil patriarch. It’s not the most invigorating of storylines, deeply trodden as it is in platform gaming’s most worn traditions. But the means by which he does it…there’s the trick. A suite of abilities focused on polarity and magnetic manipulation provide the hook, complemented by an environment built to test them in continually interesting ways. I could lazily compare it to Braid, which similarly exploited a singular idea (time, in that case). I suppose then…
Despite its name, Fat City from developers Heavy Iron Studios is not about a city brimming with the obese. As gang leader Chris Knox, immediately upon starting the game you are greeted by a message stating your sister has been kidnapped. Naturally, embarking upon a rampage of heists around New York is the means by which to get her back. Hmm. The aim of the game is to plan out a heist, creating a pathway to the bank to pick up the stolen goods before travelling to your safe house. Sounds easy, right?