Join The Gamers Lounge on a quick trip to PAX West 2019. We spent some time there and played a lot of good games. Find out what we really liked and were ready to buy at the show. The biggest question is did we see any celebrities this year?
Redeemer was originally released on PCs in 2017. The Enhanced Edition has made its way to consoles, including the Switch. Let’s see if the top down action game/brawler can set itself apart from similar games of the genre.
Back in my day, games were actually fun and well coded, oh yeah, and get off my lawn! If you are nostalgic for the 1990s, 1993 precisely then this is your lucky day. Take a trip back to the days of Wing Commander with Double Damage’s Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and game like they did when memory and hard drives were measured in chickens, I mean megabytes.
Catherine returns in a richer, fuller bodied edition. Adding another potential love interest with multiple endings, new endings for the returning romances, twice the puzzles and more, this is really a piece-de-resistance for fans of the original release.
Vambrace: Cold Soul hits consoles, giving players an interesting Tactical-style RPG that is reminiscent of Dungeons and Dragons, with stats that usually don’t find their way into RPG combat. It’s a fresh take that brings old-school attitudes into the digital realm. A beautiful presentation, but is slightly hindered by cumbersome controls that may fit better on PC and a huge amount of lore that may bog down those just looking to game.
Din’s Legacy is a decent Diablo clone on the surface, but offers a lot more with it’s warring factions and deep character leveling and gameplay options. Unfortunately it stays rather shallow in storyline, but the gameplay loop itself is rather satisfying.
Control puts players in the shoes of Jesse Faden, the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Control. With a gripping and immersive narrative, Control gives one of the best experiences in years for the genre, providing an intricate Metroidvania approach to exploration as the mystery of The Oldest House unravels, and one of Remedy Games’ finest titles to date, proving why they’re one of the top teams in the medium for their imaginative and ambitious work.