The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt PS4
A return trek allows us to luxuriate in this world’s finer details, but only puts its early narrative oddities in starker relief. Geralt begins travelling light, without money, loot or witcher’s brews, but pretty soon you’ll be filling his saddle bags with Buckthorn and Balisse Fruit, coin and armour. It makes for a better gameplay arc and we could do without more amnesia plotlines, but it’s a blinkered reset all the same.
Trials Fusion PS4
Riding a crudely simulated unicorn through buggy courses created in an engine made with trial bikes in mind is even less fun than it sounds. Thank goodness, then, that Trials Fusion’s Awesome Max Edition DLC is flanked by a selection of proper tracks – built by Red Lynx staff along with some extremely talented players – to help wash away the stench of horse manure.
You Must Build A Boat iOS
Eighty-Eight Games’s match-three dungeon crawler takes some getting used to. Its puzzle grid is set on rails, so directional swipes move not just the desired tile, but the entire row or column. It’s pacy, too, both in its action – enemies attack automatically every few seconds, so speed is king – and its progression, with a steady, pleasant flow of unlocks and upgrades. Thankfully, it’s also cheap, a paid download that’s completely free of IAPs.