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Games of the week – Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, Bloodroots and Overpass


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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. Picture: PA Photo/Handout
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. Picture: PA Photo/Handout

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Genre: Adventure / Role play

Price: £49.99

Gotta save 'em all

Pokemon's latest video game outing is a remake of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team titles from way back in 2006, and it follows a similar narrative, as a human who wakes up as a Pokemon. For those unfamiliar, you team up with another Pokemon of your choosing to form a Pokemon rescue duo, which earns you coins and other items. Among the likeable revamps is a new painterly-esque art style to the illustrations, which bring the game right into 2020. The concept is pretty simple – if a tad too repetitive at times – and progressively becomes more challenging. The arrival of an auto-mode is welcome, saving you the effort of wandering around dungeons and fast-forwarding your character straight to the action. Navigation controls are a bit rigid at times, but that doesn't stop Rescue Team DX being an essential for any Pokemon fan that ticks all the boxes.

Skip to the end: A safe bet for Pokemon goers, with plenty of new features to make this revival feel fresh.

Score: 8/10

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. Picture: PA Photo/Handout
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. Picture: PA Photo/Handout

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Genre: Fighter

Price: £49.99

One punch might not be enough...

The aim of this anime fighting title is simple – become an 'S Class' champion of the Hero Association. While the fighting itself is satisfying – especially for anyone familiar with the host of heroes and villains taken from the series – we expected more punch. There is just a distinct lack of pace compared to the source material and noticeably unpolished animations outside of the fighting itself that let the side down. That said, when locked into gameplay, there are plenty of missions and monsters to keep you playing.

Skip to the end: Fighting itself is spot on but everything outside it lacks real muscle power.

Score: 7/10

Bloodroots. Picture: PA Photo/Handout
Bloodroots. Picture: PA Photo/Handout

Bloodroots

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Genre: Action / Adventure

Price: £15.99

Vengeance is bloody

Join Mr Wolf as he seeks bloody vengeance against those who left him for dead. Despite its friendly cartoon appearance, Bloodroots has enough crass gore to sit nicely within a Quentin Tarantino movie. The action is fast-moving, with levels spread across a series of arenas, a decent selection of weapons to discover and some well-crafted boss combat to boot. It also features some decent cinematic camera work, though the ending felt predictable.

Skip to the end: Bloody fun coupled with decent storytelling and fast-moving action leaves vengeance tasting sweet.

Score: 8/10

Overpass. Picture: PA Photo/Handout
Overpass. Picture: PA Photo/Handout

Overpass

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Genre: Motor sports

Price: £49.99

A tough activity that's equally tough to play

If you could think of a sporting activity that may not translate all that well into a video game, it might have to be Overpass. Frustratingly difficult and lacking the adrenaline we would expect from playing the real thing, you are tasked with controlling buggies and quads along tricky slopes and through painstaking obstacles which will leave you angrily shaking the controller as you find yourself stuck among a pile of tyres. It's made even more challenging with a lack of sensory feedback on the controller and no dedicated practice mode to at least sort ourselves out – though overtime you do get a little better. This is very much a niche interest game.

Skip to the end: Frustrating and too hard to find much enjoyment from.

Score: 5/10



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