Despite an effectively creepy tone, Without Escape lacks the puzzles and overall narrative to make it a compelling horror or puzzle game.
Pokémon Quest is cute, but the narrowness of its features makes the game feel sparse and distinctly mobile-oriented. So much so, in fact, that it has Zora questioning Nintendo’s decision to release the game on the Switch before iOS or Android.
The more Nola Pfau plays it, the more she gets the sense that Banner Saga is a game that really doesn’t seem like it should work, but manages to anyhow. The unique gameplay, combat, and leveling mechanic all make this a game worth exploring, although the lack of meaningful representation is a bummer.
Tabikaeru—”Journey Frog,” in English—is a sweet and meditative game from the creators behind Neko Atsume in which you tend to the home of a globe-trotting frog. Maybe we can learn something from it.
Angie Wenham reviews Forgotton Anne, a game that will make Studio Ghibli fans sing and puzzle-solvers clap in joy. With a compelling storyline, gorgeous art, and wonderful voice-acting, this is a game worth picking up.