Mass Effect Andromeda (Xbox One) Review

Taking place not long after the events of the first Mass Effect game, Andromeda sees the player taking on the role one of two Ryder twins as part of the Initiative. This new mission is a plan to leave the Milky Way galaxy and colonize a new collection of planets in the Andromeda galaxy. It’s a bold move and it doesn’t pay off smoothly, with the 600 years of travel leading to a number of problems. These are primarily an unknown phenomenon called the Scourge that has waylaid many of the Initiative ships and a race of villainous aliens known as Kett. You spend your time from the beginning of the game battling these forces and attempting to revitalize the seed worlds for habitation. | Read more at


Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One) Review

As you might have guessed from its name, Yooka-Laylee is a tribute to the retro 3D platformers that were first introduced to the world two decades ago, most notably taking inspiration from Rare’s Banjo-Kazooie. It has been crafted by Playtonic Games, made up of several former Rare staffers, and was funded due to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that grabbed attention by promising to recreate a faithful experience to what fans had expected from games of this genre in the 90s.| Read more at

Chime Sharp (Xbox One) Review

Chime Sharp is the successor to the 2010 puzzle game Chime, which released on the Xbox 360 as well as a number of other platforms. It follows the same basic rules and has a similar appearance but has been expanded and upgraded in several key areas. With the multitude of puzzlers available across the Xbox One, though, is it worth your time and money? | Read more at

Kill the Bad Guy (Xbox One) Review

Modern day games tend to avoid being overly blunt wherever possible, with titles that do little to let you know what they are actually about. Kill the Bad Guy does not suffer from that problem. It tells you from the get go exactly what the game is and what you will be doing in it. You take on the role of a hitman of sorts who has been tasked with taking out various different villains. The only trick is that you cannot use traditional weapons but instead have to manipulate the environment in such a way that the bad guy is killed while going about his day to day business. | Read more at

Metrico+ (Xbox One) Review

From the very first instance of starting up Metrico, it is clear that it is a very minimalist experience. The visuals are sparse, the controls simplified, and the gameplay rather basic. Even the entire premise of the title is minimal, with you being charged with manipulating the world to overcome obstacles using your own movement as the catalyst. While this might sound like a very compelling experience, Metrico ends up being a charming and challenging game that impresses with its subtle presentation and difficult puzzles. | Read more at

Mekazoo (Xbox One) Review

Mekazoo is a platformer that sees the player traverse the world using different forms of mechanical animals that all have their own unique abilities. According to the studio behind the title, it is inspired by the iconic platform games of the past, though it isn’t clear exactly that it is the positive aspects of those classics that they have brought forward. | Read more at

Rise & Shine (Xbox One) Review

There is a particular problem, not really associated with other forms of media, that plagues video games that aim to lampoon the industry. While other types of parody simply have to be funny to be considered a success, a game has to pull this off while simultaneously managing to still be a decent experience to play. Otherwise the joke, and the title itself, will simply fall flat. This is the challenge that faces Rise & Shine, a video game that draws almost all of its inspiration and humor from the industry it is part of. | Read more at

Her Majesty’s Spiffing (Xbox One) Review

Considering current world events, it might seem like a good idea to blast off into space in search of a new home. This is the case in Her Majesty’s Spiffing, a graphic adventure game that sees the Queen become tired with Politicians in Westminster and decide to launch a new Empire in the infinite possibilities of space. You take on the role of Captain English, who is joined by the Welsh Sub-Lieutenant Jones, as they try to find some new planets to colonize in the name of Her Majesty. | Read more at

Nebulous (Xbox One) Review

One of the most popular type of indie titles are puzzle games. Perhaps it is because of the fact that they are not considered mainstream enough for AAA developers to bother with and that they are rarely considered value for money as full retail releases. Whatever the case, the likes of the ID@Xbox program have given creators the chance to reach a large enough audience to justify making puzzle games once again. Nebulous joins the ranks of the genre as a physics-based puzzler that sees players guiding an astronaut through a series of ever more complex levels. | Read more at