Drifting Lands is an unusual attempt at combining two genres that have remained separate for long. Taking the persistence and gear of an ARPG and combining that with the fast-paced frenetic action of a Shmup. While it doesn’t hit the absolute highs of either genre, this is still a great treat for fans looking for something a little different.
Tokyo 42 tries to be a mix of old and new. A beautifully stylized world with old-school shooting taking place in a supposed peaceful future that is all about killing. However, not all elements work and creates a game that is gorgeous to look at, but can be frustrating to play.
MidBoss by Kitsune Games has been in development for over four years. Designed to be a different kind of rogue-like, the game’s unique touches give us a challenging take on the rogue-like genre.
The Surge is the latest game from developer Deck 13 Interactive whose previous game attempted the Souls-Like formula with Lords of the Fallen. This time, they traded in fantasy for sci-fi with a great step forward in design, but not without some major stumbling along the way.