Platform: Switch Developer: Gunfire Games Publisher: THQ Nordic A solid indie Soulslike with an interesting premise that, surprisingly, cribs more from Demon’s Souls than its more popular brothers. A few problems hampered my enjoyment–badly telegraphed fighting spaces in boss arenas, …
Platform: Switch Developer: Cradle Games Publisher: Tiny Build As a self-proclaimed ‘Soulslike’, Hellpoint’s inspiration is clear before you even boot up the game and is hammered home constantly when you do. As a fan of the subgenre, that’s not really …
Platform: Switch Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo AKA ‘High Stress: The Videogame’. Easily my least favourite Mario game. I’ll talk about it on N-Focus.
Platform: Switch Developer: A44 Publisher: Annapurna Interactive Taken as part of Ashen, it’s a neat little area, but experienced after the fact, I came away a little disappointed. I’ll talk about that on an upcoming episode of N-Focus.
Platform: Switch Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Bowser’s Fury is really good, but I don’t feel it’s the bold experiment others have made out. Also, it’s short, but the pacing is off if you’re being a completionist as you go.
Platform: Switch Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Still one of my favourite 3D Super Mario games.
Platform: Switch Developer: A44 Publisher: Annapurna Interactive A super-stylised and accomplished riff on the FromSoftware formula. Derivative? Absolutely! But it does such a good job with many of the systems I love that it’s hard to be mad about it.
Platform: Switch Developer: Rune Shimotsuji Storm Publisher: RunicCodes, Shinyuden Eugh.
Platform: PS5 Developer: BluePoint Games/FromSoftware Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment A faithful and painfully beautiful remake.
Platform: PC Developer: Ben Esposito Publisher: Annapurna Interactive Will talk about it on a future N-Focus episode.