YIIK's unique story and modernized-retro appeal aren't enough to overcome its tedious dialogue, repetitive combat, and obnoxious main character.
Demimonde's Octahedron: Transfixed Edition brings the retro platformer to Nintendo Switch and it's just as fun ever unless you're using handheld mode.
Travis Strikes Again marks a glorious return for Suda51's No More Heroes series, melding myriad genres to create a totally wild arcade experience.
The new PlayStation VR game Smash Hit Plunder is a fine diversion, but the game lacks depth and has some considerable navigation control issues.
The Walking Dead's final season survives the closure of Telltale Games with aplomb, as Episode 3 delivers another brutal step towards the end.
Chainsawesome Games' Aftercharge offers unique and strategic multiplayer fun, even if it doesn't offer much in the way of diverse game modes.
The PlayStation 4 version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the worst version yet, marred by poor performance, controls, and interface design.
13AM Games' Double Cross offers some neat ideas but can't quite deliver an outstanding platformer; especially compared to the Switch's library.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is the latest Wii U game to receive a Switch port and while it doesn't do much new, it still offers a fun experience.
Kool2Play's Clock Simulator is coming to Nintendo Switch bringing a uniquely fun but slightly shallow experience that's still strangely addictive.
Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem offers mobile players a chance to pit classic cartoon characters against one another in an addictive, silly and fun way.
Aurora44's Ashen is one of the best games of the year, drawing heavily from RPGs like Dark Souls and Legend of Zelda while making its own unique mark.
Devolver Digital's GRIS is one of the best-looking and most emotional games of the current generation and a decent platforming experience to boot.
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a uniquely excellent team-based tactical shooter that's held back by some design choices and performance issues.
Cliffhanger Productions heads the latest attempt revive the Jagged Alliance series, laying down a fairly solid foundation with Jagged Alliance: Rage!