Where Mario is the straight-and-narrow platformer approach, sticking to a winning formula, Kirby is the experimental "throw things up against the wall and see what comes out" entry in Nintendo's catalog. They're Nintendo's own odd couple, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse continues the pink puffball's reputation for being different in many ways.
With a dozen different playable characters, and multiple monsters always on the hunt, Evolve offers players a chance to tame the wilds of an alien landscape. Only in this game, it’s never really quite clear just who is the hunter and who is being hunted.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 brings back veteran heroes Claire Redfield and Barry Burton for another go at saving the world from the biohazard menace. As great as it was to see familiar faces once more, the opening episode passes by so quickly; you hardly have time to get reacquainted.
We were supposed to have already reached the apotheosis of Dead or Alive 5 with 2013's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, but Team Ninja has decided to increase the jiggle and give its ninja-, wrestler- and karate master-filled lineup one final makeover so the team can debut on current-gen systems. Being this is the fourth Dead or Alive 5 title released in a little over two years, it's easy to see that Koei Tecmo is doing things the Capcom way and trying to get the most out of Team Ninja's already polished combat system.
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary has a confusing moniker, and its gameplay is just as perplexing. A puzzle platformer at heart, it crafts a compelling mystery amidst a darkened universe. Although saddled with a minor flaw, The Firefly Diary’s eerily seductive nature may win you over.
As Hand of Fate's unnamed protagonist, you're pitted against the enigmatic Dealer in a game of chance and skill, with the stakes being your life and freedom.
Grow Home completely foregoes the norm of using its gameplay to comedic effect and tones down the floaty and ragdoll feel of its physics in order to deliver on a simple yet charming story in an equally engaging world.
Whether its praises are being sung or its being condemned as too odd of a departure from the series roots, anyone who has an opinion about The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is passionate about it. Divisive as it may be, Majora’s Mask is an important game in the Zelda series; not for its technical innovations, but for its storytelling and gameplay achievements. Majora’s Mask changed the way Zelda games told a story, and how the player progressed through it.
Though occasionally marred by technical issues and cumbersome segments, Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a delightful experience I’m happy to have been surprised by.
Apotheon doesn't have the deepest story, and Nick is a boring, blank canvas of a protagonist, but there's enough there to get things done while propelling you into the real action of exploring, fighting, and powering up.