Rime from Tequila Works is a beautiful puzzle platformer that borrows heavily from the likes of Team Ico games like Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian, as well as doing its best Journey impersonation. Despite these great inspirations, Rime doesn't quite reach the heights of the classics that preceded it.
When I think of classic RPGs or more specifically JRPGs in general, I think of hot, slow summer days full of sweat and misery because the A/C broke and all your friends are on vacation. It’s a drag. But there’s a new game called Celestian Tales: The Old North that aims to redefine the genre. Thank goodness.
For me, and I think many other gamers out there, I never met Nintendo President Satoru Iwata but his death this week hit the heart of many of us. And the last couple of days have seen an outpouring of support for Nintendo and all of the families involved. These are just some of the ways the community have shown their love for the late president.
Let's face it: unless you're Sid Meier, Will Wright, Hideo Kojima or...I dunno, David Cage, there's no such thing as a game that sells just on the name of its lead developer. And yet there's something morbidly fascinating about The Immortal - not because it's particularly mindblowing, but it occupies a strange little niche in gaming history that is all but forgotten.