Episode #883 - By combining the best elements from Borderlands and Spelunky, Terrible Posture Games has created a fast-paced action game that is constantly changing. Tower of Guns offers randomly assembled stages, a wide variety of bosses and an inviting art style. Some will find the indoor locations suffocating and the levels repetitive, but this is an immensely likeable first-person shooter that is often difficult to put down.
Episode #882 - Teslagrad is a clever puzzle platformer with a cool conceit and narrative device. Players use electromagnetic power to move obstacles and beat challenging bosses. The story is told entirely through exploration and puppet shows, forcing players to form their own conclusions. The result is a delightful adventure that is brought down by imprecise controls.
Episode #881 - We Are Doomed is a no-frills dual-stick shooter that takes players through thirty stages of colorful action. While all the elements are good, this game feels small when compared to the competition. Some gamers may enjoy the back-to-basics approach and powerful laser weapon, but We Are Doomed never adds the one element it needs to be truly memorable.
Episode #880 - Element4l is a clever platform puzzle game that sees players shape-shifting between elements. The game perfectly captures the mood with a number of inventive levels, but is ultimately marred by unnecessary pop culture references. Players who can get beyond the forced writing will discover a fun puzzler that is a great fit on the PS Vita.
Episode #879 - Even though it's a port of a four year old Xbox Live Arcade release, Bastion still feels fresh and exciting. It's a triumph in storytelling, and will make you look at game narratives in a different way. Best of all, it understands pacing and is constantly adding new elements. Whether it's on the PlayStation 4 or somewhere else, Bastion is an adventure you simply cannot miss.
Episode #81 - As somebody who enjoys old school shoot-em-ups, I've been excited to see the genre make a comeback. In just the past week alone, I've reviewed both Soldner-X 2 and Jamestown+. And in case you think that's a fluke, Argentinian developer OPQAM will be releasing Project Root on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PS Vita. My review is still a few weeks away, but I wanted to take a moment to discuss the four reasons why you should be excited for Project Root.