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Looking around for what to review, and my eyes kept focusing on my PlayStation 5. OK, it was because I just wanted to kick back and play games, but while I am trying to write up PC guides, I thought why not review this console? So after a film review that wasn’t a review, welcome to a console review that isn’t quite a review either!
Istanbul is a game that I enjoy, but don’t get to the table often. In fact, it’s so rare, I can’t find Istanbul the Board Game in my library, only the Dice game! But the last few weeks after trying the Digital Edition, my love for Istanbul the Board game has been rekindled to the point it’s almost my default laptop game while recovering at night!
I have been waiting to get my hands on the latest Downforce expansion, and last month I got my hands on Downforce: Wild Ride! Adding two new maps that take the F1 premise and adding some fun silliness helps keep the theme alive.
Board games have a category called Gateway Games. These are light, easy to learn games that introduce new players to mechanics used in heavier games. Immortals: Fenyx Rising is the closest I have seen to a gateway video game, a great introduction to open-world exploration RPGs. This accessibility does have a cost for experienced players though.
Chronicles of Crime is both a great game and the basis for many new adventures with the same components. There are features of the game that can be written off as gimmicks on a casual glance, but work together to make Chronicles of Crime the game I wish T.I.M.E. Stories first cycle was.
So Wednesday I mentioned Castles of Mad King Ludwig Collector’s Edition is on Kickstarter next week. Today I review the original game to give you an idea of if you may be interested! This Bezier Games staple is a lot of fun, but it’s not for everyone. It’s not as hard to get your head around as you may think though!
So now that the issues are out of the way, today I talk about the actual game Cyberpunk 2077. Just the gameplay, and no story spoilers. If you are curious to know what the game is like to play, this is the review for you!
When I saw the Bugsnax trailer in the PS5 showcase earlier this year, I was intrigued. While I haven’t played Octodad, Young Horses previous game, I am aware of its almost cult status. And getting the game included with PlayStation Plus meant that I just had to play it! What did I think? Well, that’s what the review is for!
At home escape room games have blown up in popularity this year for obvious reasons. Narrative adventure games have generally been popular as well. But how can you get the best of both worlds without the story feeling forced? Fit it into a theme that already integrates the two! Scooby-Doo! Escape from the Haunted Mansion has jumped to the top of two genres of game styles for me, come in and see why.
The good part about being on holidays – I have time to rest and play games! The better part is I have time to write about them! Reviews are back, and hopefully will remain a weekly feature again