WayForward is a studio known for developing the wonderful Shantae series. They’ve also worked on dozens of other projects with franchises such as Ducktales, Bloodrayne and Adventure Time, to name a few. A few years ago they took Shantae: Half-Genie Hero to Kickstarter with a goal of $400,000. They successfully blew past the goal, thus greatly increasing the scope of the game. This, unfortunately, meant that the game would end up being delayed several times until it was finally released during the end of December. Was the wait worth it? Come read our Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review to find out!
Smurfs 2: The Video Game is a movie tie-in presented in the form of a 2D action adventure platformer release. It tells the story of the only girl in the Smurfs Village who is kidnapped by the dirty looking Smurfs called the Naughties, who are obviously being controlled by someone very evil… and that evil someone is Gargamel. Gargamel has also cast a spell on all the critters in the forest and turned them against the Smurfs. Gargamel does all his communication via some sort of holographic projection (how high-tech of him!) in order to do as much evil as possible.
Ducktales Remastered is a remake of the NES classic Disney’s Ducktales (released back in 1989). I played the original game when it was released, and I was very happy when I learned that WayForward was doing a remake!
Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is the third “official” console video game based on the very popular Adventure Time TV show. Before going any further, take note that this game is nothing like the previous game, a boring dungeon crawler that was titled Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know.
The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is a refreshing take on the franchise and is greatly inspired by 16-bits Zelda games (specifically by A Link To The Past on the SNES), and is almost as fun to play as playing that classic back in the days!
Oh my glob! All three princesses of the Nameless Kingdom have disappeared! Finn (the human) and his best bro Jake (the shape-shifting dog) embark on an original heroic adventure created exclusively for the video game. Players journey through the Nameless Kingdom, an unexplored realm in the Land of Ooo, to rescue princesses and choose the one princess who commands the Nameless inhabitants. After all, every kingdom needs a princess who rules.
Princess Bubblegum summons Finn and Jake to the Candy Kingdom to investigate a rash of thefts and kidnappings that have plagued her kingdom. She thinks the cause lies within her Secret Royal Dungeon, where only the nastiest monsters and criminals are locked up. If they’ve found a way to escape, the Land of Ooo will be in danger!
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! is a rogue-like dungeon crawler. You will control a few of the characters from the TV show to go through the deep 100-floors dungeon under the castle.
DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, but now refined with a level of detail that will please the most hardened devoted Disney or retro Capcom fan, alike. Featuring hand-drawn animated sprites, authentic Disney character voices talent and richly painted level backgrounds from the classic cartoon TV series, Scrooge McDuck and family come to life like never before. The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor, simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve gameplay flow and design. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.
EdEN already reviewed Bloodrayne: Betrayal and gave it a very respectable 85. He said it is a very fun old-school-based action game with great 2D artwork and animations that make everything pop and feel different from other games.
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