Drew and the Floating Labyrinth is one of several Canadian developed games that I saw during TCAF (Toronto Comics and Arts Festival) 2015 this past weekend. Out of all of the games I saw, this was the most visually appealing with its minimalist look and hand drawn style of the main character and most of the visuals of the game. This game was successfully greenlit from Steam Greenlight in 2014 and was demoed at TCAF for a little more PR. After solving one of the most difficult levels in the game (after seeing that no progress was made in over half an hour) I really wanted so see what the whole game had to offer. Does this Greenlight game live up to expectations upon its full release?
I got my dirty little hands on the New Nintendo 3DS last Friday. While I haven’t spent as much time as I could have over the weekend with it I do have a fair amount of play time with the machine. Is this new model worthy of being a version of the 3DS line?
Disney is reaching deep into its vault for this one. It’ s not a movie but a video game. Not just any video game but arguably the best Disney game of the 16-bit era. Released in 1990 on the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive), Castle of Illusion was a simple but challenging platformer. It had innovative level design and platforming mechanics and the some of the most memorable music on the Genesis. 23 years later Mickey revisits the castle once more. Will his adventure be just as enjoyable as his first?
The Final Fantasy series has been making enemies of their fans. Whether it be its main games failing to deliver on what fans want or the numerous spin offs that are ignored, fans are becoming tired of waiting for something good from the franchise. While I don’t totally agree with the vocal fans Theatrhythm Final Fantasy has caught my attention. It combines my love of Final Fantasy music and rhythm games. Is this mishmash a good thing on another product waiting to be ignored?
SoulCalibur V is the 6th main installment in the Soul series that started with Soul Edge in 1996 published by Namco. The Soul series is a 3D fighting game based around weapon combat set in the 17th century mixing several cultures together. Many characters make a return but several have been succeeded. Does the soul still burn?
Sonic has been the target of a lot of criticism over the last decade or so with lack luster games, pathetic story and bad gameplay decisions. Not to say that all Sonic games since the Dreamcast have been terrible but there hasn’t been a stand out. Sonic Generations is Sega’s love letter to the fans by bringing old and new Sonic together. Is this the game we’ve been waiting for? A little bit.