I think I found my birthday present.
Pikuniku could be one of the best games I’ve played in a really long time. There is something about:
- The movement mechanics
- The goofy yet dark story
- And the brevity of the overall experience that speaks to me
Wyatt enjoyed it too!
If you are looking for a solid distraction with heart, look no further than Pikuniku.
5/5 – Pikuniku is a solid distraction with heart.
Platform: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows, Linux, Mac
Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
Review by Bryan Hall
I love how smooth the movement looks. That dragon shot at the end… priceless!
“Savior is an action-adventure platformer. Dramatically change a vast open world. Parkour effortlessly with pain-free intuitive platforming. Engage a variety of opponents with strategic, precision melee combat. Discover a rich world full of quests, colorful characters and countless secrets.” – Steam
Picked up BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! over the weekend. Tried the co-op out with Wyatt. Gameplay is tight AND requires a bit of communication (re: patience). 😛
Looking forward to trying out the single-player.
I could never quite figure out what was happening in Playdead’s INSIDE. Even as the end credits rolled, I wasn’t sure what I had just experienced (thank you, Wikipedia, for clearing things up for me). The world of INSIDE comes across as harsh and hostile. A world in which life doesn’t have much meaning. Yet by the end of the game, INSIDE flips the typical video game narrative. For once, I wasn’t the hero.
4/5 – INSIDE is worth the trip due to it’s fantastic ending. Just wait for it. Don’t spoil it.
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS
Reviews on: PlayStation 4
Tembo the Badass Elephant. Big attitude distilled down to the size of a peanut, or something like that.
Side-scrolling games scroll to the right. This is a founding principal established by the platforming forefathers Sonic and Mario. Game Freak’s Tembo the Badass Elephant goes against convention in Stage 8 of the game. Check out the first few seconds in the video below:
Yes, I charged to the right and plunged to my death. Videogame experience has taught me that the developers were toying with me. There had to be some sort of invisible platform or some such device to catch me, right? Wrong.
The level began to the left. Videogame subversion.