Category : GameInformer

Technology / GameInformer - 2 days ago

A Successful Return Serve

Nintendo and Camelot released Mario Tennis Ultra Smash for Wii U in 2015, and it was a shallow impersonation of the other games in the franchise. It did not have a campaign or interesting modes, and the one thing that set it apart, the Mega Mushro...

Technology / GameInformer - 2 days ago

Weaving New Adventures

The original Unravel delivered exciting platforming sequences, creative-but-repetitive puzzles, and a touching story exploring an elderly woman’s memories. Unravel Two doesn’t stray far from those core concepts, but by introducing a second Yarny t...

Technology / GameInformer - 5 days ago

Dripping With Unrealized Potential

When I was a kid, I tried assembling a model car. This was back before “Nailed it!” was a meme (and before the internet in general), but I remember being disappointed by the disparity between the picture on the box and my final result. Compared to...

Technology / GameInformer - 5 days ago

A Square Peg In A Round Hole

Pokémon has seen its share of strange offshoots, but Pokémon Quest goes in unique directions with both its gameplay and art style. Taking place on an island where everything is shaped like a cube, the free-to-play Pokémon Quest has you exploring t...

Technology / GameInformer - 1 week ago

Life Doesn't Always Find A Way

From your opening moments creating a small park with a handful of dinosaurs while you listen to Jeff Goldblum give appropriately cheeky warnings to deadly dinosaur breakouts and jealous sabotage efforts later, Jurassic World Evolution is true to its...

Technology / GameInformer - 2 weeks ago

A Definite Fixer-Upper

In the realm of incredibly niche sim games, House Flipper certainly feels like a no-brainer. The concept of buying run-down houses, improving them, and then selling for a tidy profit has spawned countless television series, and makes for an enticing...

Technology / GameInformer - 2 weeks ago

Novel Puzzles In A Sushi-Obsessed Land

In Sushi Strikers, you aren’t sliding colored gems into groups of three or more on a grid, but the part of your brain that sparks when three of the same thing disappears after you make them neighbors lights up here. To make the whole experience mo...

Technology / GameInformer - 2 weeks ago

Blistering Action With Detailed Instructions

The Dillon games represent a rarity in Nintendo’s library. Its star, Dillon, lives in a world ravaged by aliens, and he takes many of his thematic cues from Mad Max: Fury Road. Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers opens with an 18-wheeler truck race across...

Technology / GameInformer - 2 weeks ago

It's Not Your Racket's Fault

I wasn't a good tennis player in high school because I didn't have the mental strength necessary to succeed. Tennis demands consistency in every stroke and the ability to move on from a bad point. That becomes almost impossible in Tennis World Tou...

Technology / GameInformer - 3 weeks ago

Lukewarm Blooded Homage

Back in 2015, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night director Koji Igarashi convinced more than 60,000 Kickstarter backers to fund Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – a spiritual successor to his beloved classic. That project is still in development....

Technology / GameInformer - 3 weeks ago

Don't Quit Your Day Job

If you’ve ever wondered how item stores in video games manage to stay in business, Moonlighter lets you step behind the counter to find out. As a young merchant named Will, you spend part of your time tending to your shop, and the other part diving...

Technology / GameInformer - 3 weeks ago

The Worst Version Of Hell

Agony’s premise is simple: you play a soul who has been damned to the deepest pits of hell. Your job? Escape. A survival-horror game in the mode of Amnesia and Alien: Isolation, Agony makes a strong first impression with its opening cinematic thanks...

Technology / GameInformer - 3 weeks ago

An Engaging Game Of Choice

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the stop-motion animated TV special from 1964. This holiday classic takes a dark turn when Rudolph visits an island occupied by toys no one wants or could love anymor...

Technology / GameInformer - 3 weeks ago

Part Pinball. Part Metroidvania. All Fun

If you can wrap your brain around what developer Villa Gorilla calls an “open-world Metroidvania pinball adventure,” and you don’t mind playing as a spry dung beetle, you’re in for a unique and wholly satisfying treat. Yoku’s Island Express turns the...

Technology / GameInformer - 1 month ago

An Intriguing, But Flawed, Future

As a society, we're constantly turning to technology to relieve our burdens, and we become increasingly dependent on it. With the creation of self-driving cars and robots to attend to our needs, we have to wonder how these advancements will shape ou...