Despite its cute visuals and some great moments of exploring the game’s world, Monster Sanctuary on Xbox feels relatively hollow. There is plenty of content to keep the most dedicated of min-maxing enthusiasts busy, especially if one ventures into online battles against others, but the game owes too much of its identity to the past. If it leaned more into the unique metroidvania ideas, had a more interesting story, and felt less like homework, Monster Sanctuary would have been something truly special.
The days are counting down, and with both Christmas and the New Year around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing. For many that will mean additional time with their loved one - their Xbox console - and so the latest Xbox Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale for 22nd-28th December 2020 is one that is looked upon with anticipation. That full Deals With Gold sale is here now too with the Countdown Sale continuing alongside it, so what will you be picking up and playing as we say goodbye, and good riddance, to 2020?
As genre-fusions go, mixing the early-90s arcade racer with a dating sim has to be one of the most unexpected. But that’s exactly what RedDeerGames have done with Nirvana Pilot Yume, finding room to squash in some retrowave anime influences too as it launches on Xbox.
Just when you think you’ve seen every possible approach to a real-time strategy experience, along comes Radio Commander with a unique spin on it for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. It’s a rather realistic strategy game, where you’ll receive situation reports over the airwaves from troops on the frontline and you must make decisions based on what you’re told. The only other help is in the form of a map with tokens and notes, but will you be able to successfully coordinate missions this way?
Developers Robot Gentleman have finally managed to bring its post-apocalyptic, darkly comedic atomic adventures to Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4. That’s right, both 60 Seconds! Reatomized and its spiritual successor 60 Parsecs! are here to test your ability to scavenge, make tough choices, and even survive the Nuclear Winter.
Cris Tales is getting set to deliver a classic JRPG adventure to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021, but before 2020 is out we're getting a chance to check out the breathtaking world that will hold it all together, as Modus Games push out a super in-depth video with a ton of detail.
For many there's only one taxi game worth playing - the super iconic, absolutely nuts, extremely fun Crazy Taxi. But whilst that's getting on in years, room is made for other options to take centre stage and that is where the teams at Lion Castle and GS2 Games are hoping Taxi Chaos will make waves.
Do you ever get the urge to play a tower defense, to fall into the patterns of building, upgrading and churning through waves of enemies? No? Maybe it’s just us, but there’s something familiar and satisfying about them, and Elemental War TD definitely looks like it’s aiming to satisfy that urge. Elemental War TD is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC with Play Anywhere capabilities.
The world and atmosphere of Goetia on Xbox is something to love. It's a very cerebral, clever, and originally designed point and click adventure. The story and writing are excellent throughout and the puzzles are both interesting and unique. I do however think that it can all become needlessly complicated at times and you really do have to think outside the box in order to find some of the solutions.
Whilst improvements have been made to overall presentation and data analytics in Madden NFL 21 NXT LVL Edition on Xbox Series X|S, this remains largely the same disappointing entry. It is severely hampered by shallow game modes such as The Yard, Superstar KO, Class Franchise and Face of the Franchise. In the months since the initial release these could have been fleshed out, but the only major update comes in the form of Next Gen Stats.