Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon continues along the same happy road as those flagship games
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon continues along the same happy road as those flagship games

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon; XCOM 2; Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, gaming reviews

Solid gameplay and a charmingly fun story - Pokemon games remain a challenge for both younger and older gamers

 

 

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

****

3DS (£29.99)

Pokemon games are one of the stalwarts of Nintendo. Super Mystery Dungeon will be a surprising adventure for anyone unaware of the Pokémon spin-offs. At first, your protagonist being a Pokémon can be jarring, and takes a moment of getting used to, but the solid gameplay and charmingly fun story means it continues along the same happy road as those flagship games. It remains a challenge for both younger and older gamers.

James Tennent

XCOM 2

*****

PC (£34.99)

XCOM 2 represents an intelligent evolution on what is already arguably one of the best and most challenging strategy games on the market. By scaling back some of the more micro-management sections of the game, streamlining non-combat so players can spend more time on the battlefield, 2K has crafted a more refined and enjoyable experience.

Don't be fooled into thinking this game lacks the challenge of its predecessor, though. This is an incredible sequel of an already stellar series. A must-buy for PC owners everywhere.

Brett Phipps

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

***

PS4/Xbox One/PC (£11.99)

This isn't a simple space adventure game, it is actually a surprisingly challenging co-op focused crisis management shooter. Each action – be it shooting, movement or even using the map – requires a player to actually move your characters around a ship, you're not just transported there. If you're not playing with someone else you essentially control both characters, directing your AI buddy from room to room. A steep difficulty curve and awkward controls lead to many levels of frustration, but once it clicks it's good fun.

Jack Fleming

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