The Evil Within
Almost immediately after starting gameplay, the spooky stuff ramps up to a comedic degree.
Updated about 6 hours ago
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
I exploted the final boss with vigor if not glee, with his multituide of weapons and four (!) total deathblows; I'll exploit AI all day.
Metroid: Samus Returns
There's a surprise at the end, but what is now the penultimate boss showed off this game's excellent boss design, using even the morph ball well.
Updated about 2 days ago
Thie takes M2 to the modern era of games with a lot of quality-of-life changes and a couple new additions in the melee-counter and the Aeion abilities. There's also some neat boss design, particularly later encounters. That said, areas are a bit bloated, bosses repeat too much, there's some odd control decisions and the fact that this is running back a lot of well worn ideas for Metroid. Still, it's a good starting point for Mercurysteam in the series. B-
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
I got through all the preamble of the opening of chapter 3, now it'll finally be time to fight a battle.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition
Of course there would be a legally-distinct take on the Technodrome, since this game loves TMNT, Mega Man 2 and especially River City Ransom.
Updated about 5 days ago
This game has charm out the wazzoo, matching that of the movie and comic with some excellent sprite work and an amazing chiptune soundtrack. The gameplay, however, suffers from the required grind and the baffling decision to lock certain parts of the moveset behind levels. There's some neat options, but block-happy enemies and overly busy engagements hamper the experience. I frankly wish I liked it more. C+
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power
While the ending sets up a second half of the game that never happens, all you need to know about the writing is "The cake is a lie" is said thrice.
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
We're rolling out the greatest hits of encounters at the end here, and for this latest mission, not one, not two, but THREE hives to destroy!
Updated about 2 weeks ago
Path of Exile
I guess that was the end of the base game, but there's way more than that now!
Updated about 1 month ago