Platforming games are a dime a dozen. It's one of the older genres in gaming history and as a result, it's been done to death. But every now and then, a company finds ways to introduce inventive gameplay twists that really make a game shine. CreaVures does not do that. I wanted to like this game because the design is unique and the CreaVures themselves are charming, but sadly, this game falls short in too many ways to ignore.
- Progress. It's inevitable and generally, it's a good thing. Video games are no exception. Over the years, production values have continued to climb and along with them, developers have also refined the techniques that wow gamers. But for all the good that progress brings, there is a price to be paid and some of us find ourselves yearning for simpler times. Enter Avadon, an homage to old-school gameplay in an age where graphics reign supreme. It might not appeal to everyone, but those with the urge to go dungeon exploring will find that Avadon is more than enough to quench their thirst for adventure.
- There is an argument by some that video games simply cannot be art. I disagree. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I'd like to present exhibit A, Samorost 2, The game, which launched on the PC several years ago and just recently popped up on the Mac App Store, is far too short and it doesn't break any barriers, but it's a joy to play all the same. Why should you play Samorost 2? Put simply, because it's an entertaining, unique experience that you'd be hard-pressed to find in any other game.