Video Game Reviews Sat, 15 Jun 24 20:08:36 +0000 MeltedJoystick is a social network for gamers. Share and write game reviews with your friends. House Party :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Thu, 06 Jun 2024 20:13:59 -0500 It has been a long road for House Party - released in early access waaaaay back in 2017 and savaged by the few critics who reviewed it (House Party still likes to advertise the Rock, Paper, Shotgun review calling it the worst game of 2017) but it was wildly popular in its initial release in 2018. Oh, it helps that the game is essentially an adventure where the main objective is to sleep with as m... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Mothergunship :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Thu, 30 May 2024 06:35:54 -0500 Arcade-style FPS where you fight from room to room destroying everything in your path. Said rooms are very samey and there's no strategy besides "don't stay still and shoot everything that moves" so it's as deep as a puddle, but the weapon crafting system works pretty well and it's reasonably good fun if you're in the mood for some completely mindless blasting. Last Guardian, The :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Sun, 19 May 2024 10:46:02 -0500 Basically Ico with a dragon instead of a damsel in distress, The Last Guardian is a similarly beautiful looking exploration-based platform puzzle game with the monster-climbing apects of Shadow Of The Colossus thrown in. The camera can be a little erratic and getting Trico to do what you want can be a little laborious sometimes but the good far outweighs the bad. Persona 5 Royal :: Video Game Review (4.5/5 Stars) Thu, 25 Apr 2024 20:07:04 -0500 Originally a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series, the original Persona came out back in 1996. However, the current version of the Persona most people know and love started with Persona 3 in 2000 - adding social links and this aspect has carried over to 4 and 5 (with negotiations thrown in for good measure). In fact, the Persona series has outgrew Shin Megami Tensei and became more popular t... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Pikmin 4 :: Video Game Review (4/5 Stars) Tue, 23 Apr 2024 23:56:47 -0500 “Pikmin 4” is the 2023 sequel in Shigeru Miyamoto’s bizarre gardening-inspired series about tiny astronauts exploring gigantic environments with the help of the titular plant-creatures. While the original game was an unknown quantity, it became an unexpected hit for the Gamecube, and spawned a truly definitive sequel within the same generation. Alas, the only ‘Pikmin’ games to hit the W... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Hat in Time, A :: Video Game Review (3.5/5 Stars) Mon, 22 Apr 2024 20:10:05 -0500 Although Kickstarter has been all over the place when it comes to success or utter failure (or, worse, just outright grift), A Hat in Time is one of the good ones. Danish studio Gears for Breakfast put it up - managed to double its fundraising goal in just two days - and deliver across (currently) all platforms. A 3D platformer in the vein of classics like Spyro, Psychonauts and other earlier tit... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> No Man's Sky :: Video Game Review (4/5 Stars) Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:38:22 -0500 Back in 2016, upstart British Indie developer, Hello Games, released their incredibly-hyped Universe Sandbox game, “No Man’s Sky,” to nearly universal disdain. All the hype and excitement had set a bar that the just-released title simply couldn’t clear, reversing the developer’s reputation from Indie Darling to Promise Breaker, and making both the developer and their so-called <i>magnum... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Sonic Colors :: Video Game Review (3/5 Stars) Wed, 10 Apr 2024 04:39:13 -0500 Sonic reinvents himself by taking cues from the past making a 3D/2D hybrid reminsicent of his origins on the Sega Megadrive. The addition of special "powers" that unlock new areas give it replay value but it's still possible to race through the game pretty easily if you're not that bothered about exploration. It's certainly a solid platformer but it doesn't hold a candle to its main competition, ... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince :: Video Game Review (4/5 Stars) Sat, 06 Apr 2024 17:20:48 -0500 “Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince” (“The Dark Prince”) is, in Japan at least, the third mainline, numbered entry in the ‘Dragon Quest Monsters’ spinoff of ‘Pokemon’-esque monster taming RPGs. Apparently the mostly-unlocalized entries in the series, like “Caravan Heart” and the trio of ‘Joker’ DS/3DS titles don’t count – and for good reason. After being a fan ... <i><a href="">read more</a></i> NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams :: Video Game Review (2.5/5 Stars) Mon, 25 Mar 2024 06:26:28 -0500 Essentially a platform game without the platforms, NiGHTS consists of a broad variety of sections of varying quality. It is fun in places but the cheesy story, annoying characters, unwieldly control system and fact that you have to start entire levels again from scratch if you fail the boss fight all conspire to make it a rather mediocre experience.