Tag «platformer»

REVIEW – Tyr: Chains of Valhalla PS4

Tire? Tier? Tear? Trrrurr? Coming to life as a kickstarter campaign by Ennui Studio, Tyr: Chains of Valhalla is a Mega Man style clone on Steam and PS4. From a 2.5D perspective, the highlighting feature is the cyberpunk Norse mythology visual aesthetic, specifically the hand drawn story segments. Unfortunately, everything else is a complete mess …

REVIEW – The Way Remastered Switch

The Meaning Of Life How far would you go to be with the ones you love the most? This question is the driving force behind the main character as he tries to resurrect his dead wife, literally digging her up from her grave, stealing a spaceship James Bond-style, and traveling to a distance planet rumored …

REVIEW – Bouncy Bob Switch

Please Bounce Off A Cliff Using only a single button, Bouncy Bob deserves some credit for a creative approach but ultimately suffers from frustrating gameplay. From a 2D side scrolling perspective, the goal is to jump on the heads of the randomly spawning enemies that mindlessly move back and forth throughout the arena. However, the …

VIDEOCAST – Bard’s Gold Xbox One

As a holiday promotion, Microsoft was only charging $1 for a month of their GamePass service. Basically like Microsoft’s gaming version of Netflix, subscribers can download and play any game listed under the GamePass category on the XBL Marketplace before the monthly subscription expires. This gives me the opportunity to explore games I would normally …

NEWS – Moody Puzzle Platformer Albert & Otto Arrives on Xbox One and PS4

Digerati Distribution, in partnership with K Bros Games, is delighted to announce atmospheric 2D puzzle platformer Albert & Otto is coming to PS4 and Xbox One. The game will launch 10th January on Xbox One and 16/17th January on PS4 NA/EU. Factsheet: Developer: K Bros Games | Publisher: Digerati Distribution | Xbox One release date: …

REVIEW – The End is Nigh Switch

The End is Deadly As a spiritual sequel to 2010’s Super Meat Boy, The End of Nigh is a tough-as-nails reflex platformer that is designed to kill you, make you curse every word in the book, and put a satisfactory smile on your face all at the same time. In short, if you liked Super …

REVIEW – VVVVVV Switch

Now Switching Gravity VVVVVV is unquestionably a unique title for a game but do not let that distract you. This Commodore-64 inspired platformer is just as creative as its name. The gimmick behind VVVVVV is simple; tapping a face button causes the playable character to fall in the opposite direction instead of jumping. While it …

REVIEW – Poi: Explorer Edition Switch

Old Timey 3D Platformer Poi: Explorer Edition by PolyKid on Nintendo Switch is a love letter to the 3D platform genre of yesteryear, taking heavy inspiration from Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie. By no means does Poi reinvent the wheel or even generate any unique gameplay elements but instead celebrates being a kid friendly, …

NEWS – Nicalis Bringing VVVVVV to Switch in November – Trailer Here

Nicalis announced that the gravity-switching saga VVVVVV will release on the Nintendo eShop for digital download on November 17. It will carry a price of $9.99. In VVVVVV you play as Captain Viridian, brave commander of a spaceship whose crew members are accidentally teleported to random locations in an unknown dimension. While exploring the ship …

REVIEW – Pankapu Xbox One

Pankaput With beautiful hand drawn visuals and old school platforming gameplay, Pankapu is a slower paced traditional platformer that doesn’t really draw any excitement. Besides running and jumping from left to right, Pankapu is story driven. Told as a parent reading a storybook to a child, the narrative is whimsically told through cutscenes that are …