Reviews by rachuros

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Short but beautiful

rachuros | March 23, 2014 | Review of Papo & Yo

On the face of it a puzzle game, but not many puzzle games can boast such an emotive storyline that make you truly care about the main character. The art style is also attractive and the way you can interact with the world is something that takes a bit of getting used to but really adds to the game.

One down side is the length of it. I played this game through in roughly 3 hours, and although you can replay it again for achievements, I'm not sure you can count on this game for replay value. Then again, the puzzles probably would have gotten repetitive if it was any longer, and the storyline would have dragged out longer than necessary.

This had me smiling and crying and I would recommend it to anyone.

72

Innovative combat

rachuros | March 23, 2014 | Review of Blades of Time

So I'd heard all about the hilariously bad voice acting, but I picked this game up on sale and figured, why not try it out? The voice acting IS bad. For me, it ruined the immersion a little, and the storyline was not hugely immersive or original either - but none of these things are the reason I kept playing.

The combat is outstandingly fun. It starts off very simple, left click and right click. Slowly it adds in middle click and number keys, then combos. It's all very gradual so it's not overwhelming, Some fights are really challenging too, especially having to use rewind time to kill things, another interesting mechanic. The combat also LOOKS amazing - right clicking a mouse and doing double backflips in the air? What's not to like?

The game is also really beautiful, once you get past Ayumi's strange wiggle walk and... pointed assets. I would have kept playing if just for the scenery.

I would maybe not pay full price for Blades of Time, but if you can grab it in a sale, don't hesitate.