Woolfe:The Red Hood Diaries is the umpteenth revisionist take on fairy tales, with a sneaky, athletic Red Riding Hood that would fit Assassin Creed's world like a glove. Although it's a game filled with visual brio, this big bad wolf took a few bites in the wrong direction.
The Mario Party series is widely regarded as the king of party games, and is known for experimentation within the franchise, even if the results are mixed.
We're now officially halfway through Telltale's trip through Westeros, and the twists and turns show no signs of stopping.
There are some new elements of course, but where I expected a build on the previous game's mechanics into a brand new experience instead became the same basic feel in a different scenario. Hotline Miami 2 indeed has the Wrong Number in its title, it should read 1.5.
When last we left our heroes Rhys and Fiona, they'd uncovered a secret bunker in a bandit hideout rife with Atlas technologies. Unfortunately for the group, they weren't alone. At least after all the trouble our quartet of characters had gotten into, they'd finally had a lead on the potential fortune they'd been hunting for, right? Kinda? No? These poor, poor protagonists.
While everyone has been waiting for Final Fantasy XV to debut, Square Enix has ported Final Fantasy Type-0 to current-gen systems from its 2011 PSP release, marking the series' long awaited debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Type-0 HD's "Mature" rating and blood-filled imagery should be telltale signs that we're in for a different kind of Final Fantasy experience heading onto the new systems. Unfortunately, Type-0 HD doesn't rectify the shortcomings of its predecessors and simply rehashes the mistakes of the past while doing very little to update an already outdated PSP title.
White Night, a horror-adventure game from OSome Studios, blends elements of noir films with old-school adventure gameplay and a striking visual style to create an experience that will feel altogether familiar to those old enough to remember gaming on floppy disks.
The team behind Fire Emblem has gone to some odd places in devising their brand new game, but they've also added some cool mechanics and a story straight out of Saturday morning cartoons to make the oddities fit right in. The game doesn't always flow perfectly, but Codename S.T.E.A.M is certainly a fun little strategy title.
Despite not doing anything particularly new, Tipping Stars still a great puzzle game that does a nice job straddling the line between fun and frustrating.
If space is the final frontier, Sid Meier's Starships should truly reach for the stars. As a turn-based strategy adventure, the game traverses an inspired and diverse path only to be saddled with a few minor missteps.