Soma PC

A user-cre­ated mod en­ti­tled Wuss Mode trans­forms the way you play Soma by rob­bing its crea­tures of their ag­gres­sion. Well, mostly: some of the fish still bite, and chase se­quences re­main in place. But noth­ing can in­flict any dam­age on you. While it would be a game-break­ing al­ter­ation in most ti­tles, here you’re af­forded more time to drink in the dis­qui­et­ing at­mos­phere of Pathos-II.

This War Of Mine PS4

11 Bit Stu­dios’ har­row­ing wartime sur­vival sim be­comes even darker with the in­tro­duc­tion of chil­dren into the mix. But the up­set­ting theme isn’t the only thing that makes the con­sole ver­sion harder to play. A lack of guid­ance, an in­ad­e­quately small UI and in­fe­rior con­trols mean that, de­spite the ad­di­tions – which in­clude a new home base and fresh lo­ca­tions – the PC and iOS ver­sions re­main su­pe­rior ex­pe­ri­ences.

The Ban­ner Saga Xbox One

Stoic Stu­dios’ sor­row­ful tac­ti­cal role­play­ing game has taken two years to make the leap from PC to con­sole, and there’s not a huge amount to show for the de­lay. It also suf­fers from the usual lack of at­ten­tion that PC-to-con­sole ports so of­ten ex­hibit. Even so, a cut-and-paste UI and clumsy con­troller map­ping fail to un­der­mine the game enough that they ir­repara­bly tar­nish what re­mains an ex­em­plar of its genre.

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