Yo, this be Reuben. Firstly, I would like to apologize for the lack of one of these posts for last month, but I figured my E3 one would make up for it. There were some great games out last month though, as follows: Dangerous Golf (PS4/Xbox One/PC), Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst (PS4/Xbox One/PC), Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS4/PS3/PSVita), Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS), Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Wii U), Rocket League: Collector’s Edition (PS4/Xbox One) and LEGO Star Wars: the Force Awakens (All Gen. 7/8 Platforms/PC) – check this out. But without further adieu, have the neatest games around this month.
Furi (PS4) – David
Furi is a bullet hell, hack n’ slash, boss rush… thing. I’ve been able to play this game this month, and I can report that it’s a very fun, yet highly challenging and admittedly a bit budget. The game is made up of tense boss fights each with their own gimmicks, looks and personality, along quiet moments, walking along surreal landscapes while your strange, omnipotent companion with a bunny mask gives you information about the boss ahead, all accompanied by the game’s wonderful 80’s inspired electronic soundtrack. While at times the bosses and walking sections can drag on for far too long, it is still a fun, frantic and unique experience. Oh, and for an added bonus, if you own a PS4 and are signed up to Playstation+ you can grab the game for free!
Bit Dungeon+ (Wii U/PC) – Reuben
Coming from the prestigious realm of flash games, Bit Dungeon II got a place on Android devices. A new release for the game, Bit Dungeon+, has earned its place on console and PC, adding to the plethora of exclusive indies on the Wii U. This particular game is a classic style roguelike, with an old fashioned aesthetic and some nice lil’ boss fights. (See a review)
Grand Kingdom (PS4/PSVita) – Reuben
Out of all the random JRPGs going around Grand Kingdom looks particularly interesting. Adding to the PS4’s Japanese game library along with topping up the PSVita’s, Grand Kingdom houses a sexy lil’ art style and a Fire Emblem-like gameplay style, with strategy elements and action sections not too dissimilar to Final Fantasy. (See a review)
Assault Suit Leynos (PS4/PC) – Reuben
This lil’ game is a classic sort of side-scrolling action game, involving lots of mindless exploding, reminiscent of old Mega Drive games like Gynoug. Assault Suit Leynos acts as a throwback to those sorts of games and a revival for its series. (See a review)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (PS4) – Reuben
Yea boiiiiiiii!! Another random anime fighting game! This one’s special, however, because its got the special source material of renowned crazy anime and manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Super-colourful and erupting with personality, this fighter might not be one to ignore – despite mixed critical reception. (See a review)
The Banner Saga 2 (PS4) – Reuben
The Banner Saga isn’t just another random strategy game. It’s a story-driven Fire Emblem-esque strategy game with a mighty fine cartoony art style, and has received praise from all round the joint for its attractive aesthetic (with wonderful cut scenes, I hear) and quality tactical gameplay. In fact, you can now get the first Banner Saga game for half-price on the Playstation Store. I believe the two games are linked in story, so if you haven’t heard of either of ’em check out the first game first. (See a review)
BoxBox Boy! (3DS) – Reuben
BoxBoy! grew on many as a fantastic puzzle platformer and one of the best gems of the 3DS eShop, and now it’s got a sequel. BoxBox Boy!, with the most imaginative name, of course, houses the same cute and challenging platforming gameplay the first offered, but with a few new additions to possibly make it that bit better. If you liked Chibi Robo! Zip Lash or enjoy the odd Kirby game, you should probably give this or its predecessor a go.
Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) – Reuben
From Capcom, another Monster Hunter game has come out the traps. After Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate received boundless praise and captured the imagination of many 3DS players, we’ve got yet another one of these crazy RPGs to get our greasy mits on. However, whereas 4 Ultimate was more focused on the grandeur and RPG aspect, Generation focuses more on the action and the monster hunting itself. Apparently, now slaying beautiful dragons for crafting material is better than ever. Although some critics have disliked its more basic approach, some relish it, and anyone with a 3DS should have their eyes on this game. (See a review)
Song of the Deep (PS4/Xbox One/PC) – Reuben
The creators of Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac, along with a new Spider-Man game in production, were making Song of the Deep. It’s a side-scrolling water-based action game seemingly influenced by things such as the water sections in Rayman Origins, and Affordable Space Adventures on the Wii U. It looks like decent fun, and its got an attractive art style to boot. However, it does seem a little like a poor man’s Affordable Space Adventures, and it has been criticised for its particularly short length and its poor combat. But I dunno! Looks alright. (See a review)
Bringing redundant opinions for scrollers everywhere,
Reuben. (And David)