You’ve Entered the Gungeon, now it’s time to Exit the Gungeon. Exit the Gungeon is admittedly a bite-sized game in size and scope, and this self-proclaimed ‘dungeon climber’ has finally left the exclusivity on Apple Arcade for PC and Switch. The shift from an overhead to a side perspective has its ups and downs, mostly ups. Exit the Gungeon is a tightly packed adventure that’s better enjoyed in short bursts, and captures what worked well in Enter the Gungeon, but on a smaller scale.
The story of Metal Wolf Chaos is an interesting one. Like how developer FromSoftware wanted to make a mech game more appealing than its Armored Core series, and release it to a wider audience. So they did; but they released a game that took place in the United States, released it on the original Xbox, but was sold only in Japan. This meant you had to acquire not only the game, but a Japanese Xbox to play it, which is rather costly to do. Metal Wolf Chaos XD is an updated re-release that finally makes its way to modern consoles and PC thanks to Devolver Digital and General Arcade with FromSoftware’s help. Having minimal knowledge of the game, and experiencing it for the first time; this is a silly, uncomplicated yet really fun game that’s been worth the wait.
I’ve been following DeadToast Entertainment’s development of My Friend Pedro for a while now, prior to Devolver Digital bringing them under their publishing umbrella. The game had a cult following that was mostly shown via GIFs on Twitter, and I’ve been eager to get my hands on it. Now that I have, I can say that My Friend Pedro feels very familiar, yet completely unique in its own space. The acrobatics, gunplay, and ease at which you can control these aspects is unrivaled and unlike anything I’ve played before. Gwen Stefani had it right, because “This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!”