Ketchapp has a knack for working with extremely talented game designers. Their latest collaboration with Bento Studios out of Lyon, France, is another successful pairing in my opinion. After firing up the game Escape, you are immediately thrust into an achingly beautiful world. Unfortunately, you have to pilot your rocket through perilous environments. In the midst of such beauty, will be death and destruction... over and over again.
Lifeline by 3 Minute Games, is an intriguing and interactive story. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but being familiar with the work of Dave Justus, writer of Fables:The Wolf Among Us, was enough for me to give it a chance. I'm glad I did. It is the perfect reason to have notifications on your phone.
Seville, Spain is the spot on the globe where the headquarters of Genera Games calls home. They have additional offices/studios around the world in Boston, Romania and Los Angeles. They recently released an exciting action-filled endless runner called Ramboat. It is a blast to play, and has plenty of missions to conquer. Think of Halfbrick Studios' Jetpack Joyride, and you will have an idea of just how fun this game is to play.
Meltdown is a top down shooter from Bullypix. The gameplay is simplistic, the story is nearly non-existent, and the levels are repetitive. With all that being said, the game was a total blast, and I looked forward to playing any time I wasn't. It's not without flaws, just having spelled out a few of them. Yet, none of those really mattered to me, nor dissuaded me from enjoying the game.
Anomaly 2 is a tower assault game from 11-Bit studios. This is the middle game of a trilogy, and seems to really push the boundaries for what tower assault can be, as a genre. My experience with the game was a solid one, with very few flaws. So let us dive into this review shall we?
Rewind is a puzzle game that was recently released by Dreamkind studios. And while the game is a puzzler, those puzzles are dropped into the setting of a legal contest. And while fairly short and ending abruptly, the setting is intriguing, as I found myself trying to piece things together as I went along.
Brick breaking games have been available for a long time, but there is nothing quite like the latest brick breaker from CLM Games. If you enjoy brick breaking games, you owe it to yourself to download Anodia 2. It is the best brick breaking game of them all, because of the game play, variety in level design, and the flawless art that is involved in the game.
Oddworld is a successful video game franchise that has been released by a handful of developers, and has been around nearly twenty years on various platforms, with this game debuting for the original Xbox in 2005. This was a franchise that I'd heard of and was vaguely familiar with, yet hadn't experienced any (coming in "clean", in essence). I was looking forward to reviewing this one when I saw that it went on sale, so let's see what I walked away with.
There is always a surprisingly good release from an independent game studio. IRE: Blood Memory by Tenbirds, is such a game. The game is ripe with action, akin to Diablo or Monster Hunter. The difficulty level is ramped up, the graphics are stunning, and the game reveals its depth, the more you play.
The Next Arrow by game developer Kevin Choteau is your next puzzle gaming fix. It is streamlined with appealing muted colors, and a crisp design layout. The game is a challenge, but in a good way. All you have to do is keep your arrow moving, or it is game over.
Ittle Dew (think "It'll Do") is what was once referred to as a maze adventure (well before Action RPG was around). Styled after the Legend of Zelda series (at least the older ones that favor the top-down perspective), Ludosity manages to both tip its hat to the classic franchise, as well as fashion a game that is great in its own right. It walks that proverbial tightrope easily.