It hasn’t been very long since my last Gaming Landscape but I’ve been playing a lot of new games so I’ve already accrued enough experiences to talk about. So here’s my Gaming Landscape as of February 9th, 2016: The Deadly Tower of Monsters, Gemini: Heroes Reborn, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, and Rayman Origins.
I want to play one game at a time from my backlog and the first game I chose was Rayman Origins. I bought a digital copy last year during a PS Store sale and only played it for a bit before putting it down. Now having finished the game, I’m glad I picked it up. This game is better than all of the Mario games released after Galaxy. The level design is creative and challenging, the controls are tight, and it aesthetically changes a lot to keep the locals fresh and new. Some levels even change setting mid-level ala Sonic The Hedgehog 3.
That said, I have three complaints. I found the glide ability to just be flat out unresponsive at times. Sometimes I would hold the jump button and nothing would happen. Also, the boss fights suck. All of them are different and there’s no time to acclimate yourself to what’s happening. All of the fights blind side you and are trial and error. Finally, the levels get really hard towards the end, resulting in the second to last level requiring pixel perfect platforming. That level is bullshit. Despite these complaints, it’s a really fun game and I really enjoyed it. Check out my upcoming Retrograde review for Middle of Nowhere Gaming for more of my thoughts.
Summing up the past week and a half, I also played Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster, Acceptance, Move or Die, and The Witness, as well as some random games I didn’t spend more than 20 minutes on. Some of these games I’ll talk about in the next Gaming Landscape and some I won’t. If you’d like to read my immediate impressions of games and see when my reviews are posted as well as other random opinions and brain farts I have, follow me on Twitter @Colorwind. That has been my Gaming Landscape, so tell me yours in the comments below. Peace and Love, Gamers and Players! Colorwind out.