Hello Neighbor was a game that many, including us, kept an eye on for its intriguing concept. That is, a neighbor hiding something potentially dark in his basement, though his advanced AI will attempt to stop you from entering at every turn. However, a great concept does not equate to great execution. The game does not have any real consequences for being caught, the physics are inconsistent, and the puzzles are not done well.
A game can be fun and popular, but not necessarily made well. We found that to be the case with Gang Beasts, with a lack of game modes, repetitive gameplay, and no real incentive to keep playing. In our review, we found that “Gang Beasts is an interesting attempt at switching up the beat-em-up genre with a unique blend of gameplay styles, and as a whole it almost works, however, the severely limited options the game offers and its general lack of the basic building blocks a game needs makes this a title best reserved for playing with friends when nobody cares who wins and you simply want to laugh at stupidity.”
Sky Force Reloaded
Sky Force Reloaded is a well-made game, with tight controls and crisp graphics. However, we found that the game mechanics were basic and that the game was too slow. For a shoot-em-up styled game, Sky Force Reload does not appeal to veterans or newcomers to the genre. In our review, we found that “It’s a little sad when the best thing you can say about a game is that it’s well-made… there is absolutely no reason to play a [shoot-em-up] so basic”.
What did you think? What were your favorite and least favorite games from December 2017? Let us know in the comments below.