The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
Action 03 March 2017
Another installment in the popular action-adventure game series by Nintendo, and also the first game in the series for WiiU. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you play once again as the main character of the franchise, Link, who gets involved in yet another exciting and dangerous adventure as he tries to learn what led to the downfall of the land of Hyrule. The gameplay is a combination of several genres: adventure, action RPG, and even survival. During the game, you explore the open world, solve puzzles and fight enemies; the combat is arcade-like and requires you to use varied tactics. You also have to gather resources in order to prepare food and drink, which affect your abilities, just like pieces of equipment.
L.A. Noire (Switch)
Adventure 14 November 2017
A noir detective action adventure game developed by the Australian studio Team Bondi in cooperation with the veterans from Rockstar Games. The game invites you into Los Angeles of the 1940’s, a city filled with corruption and drug dealing organizations. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an ex-soldier who becomes a police officer after the war. The game lets you experience the key moments of Cole’s career, starting from the traffic police all the way through murder and drugs department. Gameplay is mainly about examining crime scenes in search of clues and evidence, as well as interrogating witnesses and suspects. The game also offers multiple action sequences, including pursuits (either on foot or by car), fist fights, and spectacular shootouts. When it comes to graphics, the most noteworthy feature are the realistic face expressions that allow you to judge the reactions of interogatees. The game overflows with a noir atmosphere characteristic of the 1940’ and 50’ movies.
Resident Evil: Revelations (Switch)
Adventure December 2017
A survival horror action game initially released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Resident Evil: Revelations is a spin-off installment of the Resident Evil series, created and developed by Capcom. The action takes place in 2005, between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The players have the opportunity to accompany Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani in their search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawa. The trail leads to a ship called Queen Zenobia, the people aboard of which were infected by the t-Virus. Apart from the story campaign, Resident Evil: Revelations also offers the Raid Mode, a set of missions to perform solo or in cooperation with another person.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Switch)
Adventure December 2017
A sequel the spin-off game from from the classic horror series Resident Evil, originally developed for 3DS and then brought to PC and seventh generation of consoles. Its story is set between the events of the fifth and sixth main entry in the series, featuring Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, the daughter of one of the side characters in Resident Evil, as main protagonists. After they were kidnapped, they find themselves abandoned in a facility on a gloomy, desolate island. Unlike previous Resident Evil titles, Revelations 2 focuses on the survival aspect rather than on pure action. As Claire, we have to fight against zombies, while playing as Moira comes down to supporting the Claire, for example by passing her equipment, healing herbs etc. Thanks to that, the game offers both single player and cooperation modes. Interestingly, we can let Moira die without any consequences, as the game ends only after Claire’s death.
No More Heroes (Nintendo Switch) (Switch)
Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Switch)
Adventure 12 October 2017
Seasons of Heaven (Switch)
An action-adventure game developed by independent studio Any Arts Production for Nintendo Switch. Seasons of Heaven is based on a novel written by Nico Augusto. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and it focuses on a group of survivors who are trying to remain alive in a dangerous environment. The player controls two characters: Yannem, a boy with Asperger’s syndrome, and Ani, his faithful dog companion. The action is shown from a third person perspective and the player is exploring the world, solving environmental riddles and facing various threats, including nightmarish creatures. Frequently the only way to survive is to run away. Seasons of Heaven is powered by Unreal Engine 4. Thanks to this engine the world is rich with details and it features advanced lighting system.
Troll and I (Switch)
Adventure 21 May 2017
An action-adventure game from Spiral House studio, set in 1950 in Northern Europe. Player takes control of two characters – a boy named Otto and a big Troll. As the village of the first protagonist is destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, they set on a journey to find a new home for him. Most of the game comes down to exploring locations, solving simple puzzles and fighting or avoiding enemies. Both heroes have different skills – Otto mastered fighting with spear, while the Troll has magical abilities and huge strength. This means they have to cooperate in order to progress. Troll and I also features a complex crafting system, used to create weapons and other useful items. Aside from single player mode, the title offers cooperative multiplayer option.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Master Trials (Switch)
Action 30 June 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Master Trials for is the first expansion for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that was developed by Nintendo. It is a typical game expansion that does not introduce any major changes to gameplay mechanics. Nintendo focused on adding new content to the game and, by doing so, prolonging our adventures in Hyrule. The biggest introduction that comes with the expansion is the new adventure called Trials of the Sword. It takes us to small maps where we do not have access to our previously gathered equipment and have to fight with waves of enemies. We get new pieces of equipment and useful items by defeating our enemies and exploring our surroundings. Doing so will prepare us for fights with more powerful opponents. Master Trials also introduces a new difficulty level called Master Mode In terms of new items, this add-on introduces one new mask and eight armor sets.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch)
Human: Fall Flat (Switch)
An unusual logic action game in which the realistic physics engine is the main element. It was developed by No Brakes Games, a Lithuanian studio. The protagonist of Human: Fall Flat is an ordinary man named Bob. He is trying to solve the mystery of dreams of falling that haunt him. In the game, we are taken to a slightly surreal world from Bob’s dreams, where he has to face his own fears, traversing several lands full of various obstacles. The gameplay mechanics are based mainly on exploration and solving puzzles by manipulating objects in the environment. Everything is governed by the realistic physics engine that manages the behavior of all items and the unusual controls that are characterized by significant inertia of the protagonist. Human: Fall Flat is designed not to impose any specific way of doing things but to reward creativity and the ability to think outside the box.
Arcade December 2017
Inside is the second project of the independent Danish studio PlayDead, which became famous by creating the cult game Limbo. The game's development was partially funded by a grant from the Danish government. The story tells about a young boy who must stop the forces of evil that are trying to take over the world by experimenting on humans. The gameplay mechanics are similar to classic platformer games. They combine the necessity to solve various puzzles with tasks requiring reflexes and good manual skills. The game takes place in a dark universe where the rain never ceases to fall. The visuals of the game are similar to the ones used in the previous bestselling game developed by PlayDead studio. However, this time the world is three-dimensional. The colors in the game are toned down and the music is atmospheric. The game was created by using the popular, multi-platform Unity engine.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Switch)
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected (Switch)
Action December 2017
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected is a cartoonish action-adventure game. It was developed by Aurelien Regard, creator of The Next People, and Jim Genisson, level designer of a couple of Rayman games. AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected is inspired by the Japanese children cartoons, both in terms of visuals and atmosphere. The game takes us to a world where modern technology and fantastic beings collide. We play as a brave young boy who goes on various dangerous adventures during which he, along with his friends, fights with enemies. As we play, we explore the game’s world, beat the game’s platform elements, collect items, and fight with enemies. We can recruit every character we meet, including our opponents. It requires us to convince them to do so, so we will have to be really thoughtful and creative when talking with them. AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected has quite unusual but still good looking visuals. The game’s colourful world is in 3D, but all characters are 2D sprites.