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This business management game from Pinokl Games, the developers behind Party Hard and Party Hard 2, and Kverta Limited, provides a basic and currently very clunky tycoon game. Party Hard Tycoon is making its way through early access and still feels relatively unpolished. Some perseverance is required to obtain enjoyment but sometimes can be sunk into this game without too much trouble.
This delightful title from Runic Games, the creators of Torchlight and Torchlight 2, offers a very relaxing experience with a wonderful atmosphere and some light RPG elements. Hob provides very little direction for the player and it can feel a little frustrating, but the overall feel of the game is one of intrigue and awe. Lovely visuals, great music and smooth gameplay leave you with something that feels wonderful to play.
The eagerly awaited PC version of Bungies' anticipated sequel has a lot to live up to. Destiny 2 Expands on the first game with regards to its story, but the gameplay elements will all look very familiar to anyone who was a fan of the first game. Very little has been altered in the game as a whole, but it’s certainly a fun FPS experience with plenty to do and a relatively engaging storyline. A decent use of time for anyone who is a big fan of Destiny or for those who are not familiar with the first game. If you’re looking for something that adds new elements in a meaningful way, then Destiny 2 will likely disappoint.
This Early Access title from indie developer Team V, is a wonderful experience. Stardrop provides tension, a fascinating story, engaging characters and an environment that draws you in. An extremely competent effort in game design with a minimal list of flaws, that shows great promise of a wonderful finished product.
This fascinating and frankly completely one of a kind creation from Ghost Time Games, is a game that presents you with a world, a character and a story to reel you in with its initially adorable demeanour and gradually darker and thought-provoking undertones. Jettomero: Hero of The Universe, features a giant, indestructible and extremely friendly robot who is unsure of its purpose in the universe. A delightful and refreshing game in its well-executed simplicity.
This charming stealth action game from indie developers, iFun4all, is an amusing and well-executed concept. Serial Cleaner puts you in the shoes of a man whose job is to clean up crime scenes without the police seeing him. Seems simple enough, but the game quickly reveals itself to have some layers of complexity that aren’t initially apparent. The game appears to be based in the 80s and the premise takes a great deal of influence from Pulp Fiction. A charming title with a lot to offer fans of the wider stealth genre.
Indie developer, Monomi Park, has delivered a wonderful creation to the gaming world. Slime Rancher emerged from Early Access at the start of August and is a well crafted, utterly adorable game. The combination of farming and exploration in an alien, but light-hearted setting produces a fantastic experience that presents the player with something relaxing and intriguing.
This stylish third person martial arts game from Sloclap, published by Devolver Digital, is a very impressive first entry for this indie studio. Absolver features complex and strategic combat teamed with a semi open world PvE storyline to accompany its primary PvP focus, which leaves you with a game that feels one of a kind. Certainly not a title to be enjoyed by everyone as its blend of genres makes for an experience that is challenging and competitive.
QUByte Interactive present the player with a 2D retro style beat ‘em up. Featuring a variety of playable characters and enemies 99Vidas endeavours to provide an exciting side scrolling fighting game with a basic story and fun gameplay. It almost succeeds on all fronts, ultimately producing an experience that is essentially alright, but lacking in anything that really makes it stand out from other games in it’s genre. Nothing special and nothing that makes it feel truly memorable.
This intriguing puzzle experience from creative content producer Investigate North, provides a beautiful world to wander through with a potentially engaging story. Aporia: Beyond the Valley is an interesting concept that endeavours to blend story telling and low interaction gameplay with limited success. A gorgeous looking game that seems to feel like it falls short on it’s goal, seeming undefined and unpolished in many areas.
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