Loot Rascals developed by Hollow Ponds comes really close to being an amazing rogue-like. Featuring a beautiful aesthetic design and a clever twist on loot design, the game is sadly undermined by less than forgiving rogue-like gameplay.
2Dark has a lot of pedigree surrounding it. Developed by Frederick Raynal, the creator of Alone in the Dark, 2Dark is his return to the horror genre. While the story holds promise, this is less of a frightening tale and more of a frustrating one.
Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine comes close to being one of the all around amazing games released in 2016. Featuring gameplay that feels like a 16-bit version of Devil May Cry, if it wasn’t for a few design choices, this could have easily been in my top 10 of 2016.
The puzzle genre has come a long way since the days of Tetris. Following the success Braid, we have been seeing more games designed around very creative puzzle design. With Recursed, we have a simple looking game with one very tricky curve-ball of a design.