Monday, May 1, 2017

Review Round-Up - April 2017

Yooka-Laylee was not just a Kickstarter success story but an overall fun
yet flawed throwback to N64-era collect-a-thon platformers.
April showers brought eight reviews to SuperPhillip Central (and the aforementioned aggression to the Central City Census). We began with Mr. Shifty, which had great melee-based gameplay, but suffered in length and performance. It received a B-, as did our first mobile game review of the month, FZ9: Timeshift. Following that was one of the PlayStation brand's mobile offerings, Run Sackboy! Run!, speeding its way to an average C grade.

The featured games of the month, LEGO City Undercover and Yooka-Laylee both earned an enjoyable B- grade. Then two more mobile titles were reviewed, Kami 2 (B-) and Dan the Man (B). Finally, the heroes in a half shell were showcased in the month's sole retro review with 2003's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, getting a disappointing D to close out the month.

May is going to be an exciting month for SuperPhillip Central review-wise, as Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be but two of the reviews featured. Stay tuned!

Mr. Shifty (NS, Steam) - B-
FZ9: Timeshift (iOS, Android) - B-
Run Sackboy! Run! (iOS, Android, Vita) - C
LEGO City Undercover (NS, PS4, XB1, PC) - B-
Yooka-Laylee (PS4, XB1, PC) - B-
Kami 2 (iOS, Android) - B-
Dan the Man (iOS, Android) - B
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PS2, GCN, XBX) - D

LEGO City Undercover returns and Chase McCain is back on the beat with a series of sloppy ports.

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