There was a veritable bounty of games released today with seven different titles vying for every one’s attention and hard earned money. Among them are: a remastered edition of Resident Evil 4, a traditional game of Mahjong, a colorful puzzle-platformer in Hue, a mash-up of card games, table top board games and a role playing game in Armello, a first person puzzler in The Turing Test, a tough platformer in Binaries, and finally a minimalistic platformer in 140.
Resident Evil 4 is the same Resident Evil 4 that we have all known for years but this time in full 1080p HD and an increased frame rate. Nothing has been changed in terms of gameplay or story but for those that have yet to play the installment that brought the Resident Evil franchise to the third-person perspective now is as good of a time as ever. Resident Evil 4 can be purchased here for $19.99.
The Xbox One now has its very first mahjong game with the release of Mahjong. The game is very much going for the classic feel of mahjong with over 70 levels spanning all sorts of difficulties. Players also have the ability to customize games with different graphic styles as well as see how they compare with others from around the globe. Mahjong can be purchased here for $9.99.
Hue is a puzzle-platformer where players alter the world by changing the background color of levels. Each step in the journey makes finding Hue’s mother all the more likely. As obstacles and challenges appear and disappear with each change of color Hue promises to keep everyone on their toes. Our reviewer really enjoyed her time with the game and gave it a “Highly Recommended”; the review can be read here. Hue can be purchased here for $14.99.
Adventurers in Armello have a single goal in mind: becoming the King or Queen of Armello. The feat is not an easy one because in order to become King or Queen players must quest, explore, defeat monsters, cast spells and challenge other players. Around every corner is danger, especially when banes, bandits, and a corruption known as the Rot make sure no one is safe. Armello can be purchased here for $19.99.
In the The Turing Test, players take on the role of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Station, and take her on an expedition to examine the wonder of consciousness and challenge the meaning of human intuition. Players explore the world of Europe and descend into its ice crusted core looking to survive and find new wonders. The Turing Test can be purchased here for $19.99.
Players will see how their skills and reflexes hold up in Binaries as they simultaneously help two delightful balls through over 100 platform challenges. Both balls are controlled at the same time which is sure to give some a learning curve. One of the coolest features of the game is that when players are doing well the music will pick up but for times when players are stuck the music will calm down to give players a chance to think. Binaries is available for purchase here for $9.99.
140 is a minimalistic platformer with an emphasis on minimalistic. Players take control of a square as they guide it throughout the game. The platforming mechanics incorporate rhythm into how to overcome obstacles and get through puzzles. 140 is Abstraction Games’ latest game and it was published by Double Fine. 140 is available for purchase here for $7.99.