A characteristically imaginative minigame suite that lays out the possibilities of Nintendo's new console, without feeling like a guidebook.
This period study of the arcade's formative beat 'em up has its charms, but the sense that this is a game out of time is not easily shaken.
A JRPG classic is revived for 3DS, and the years haven't dimmed its charm in the slightest.
A playful, often humorous tour of the modern world's transition spaces.
Ubisoft's sequel borrows from Rockstar's oeuvre to make a richly enjoyable open world game, despite its online troubles.
Billed as a grand, lavish piece of fan service, this is as much a tribute to Pokémon's charms as those of the series whose name it bears.
Much more than a mere 'Best Of' compilation, Rhythm Heaven Megamix is a tour-de-force of microscopic, rhythmic ingenuity.
Failbetter provides an exquisite expansion to Sunless Sea that runs deep.
Offering freedom within structure, Dragon Quest Builders manages to formalise a riveting story within Minecraft's expansive template.
This edgy revival of the scrolling brawler inherits the problems of its influences, and is both boorish and boring as a result.
The return of SNK's flagship series offers concessions to beginners, and new depths for veterans.
Not just a loving tribute to the JRPGs of the 90s, I Am Setsuna tells a memorable tale, with a few bright design jewels of its own.
A painfully undercooked Japanese RPG that shows how far the genre has fallen behind its western rivals.
A tribute to and evolution of Keiji Infaune's Mega Man, Mighty No. 9's moments of brilliance are tempered by its preposterous challenge.