The lights are on
Hello Games has built an incredible universe to explore, but this science fiction opus falls short on story and gameplay.
Whether you're supposed to play a game or experience it is a larger question that Abzu does not solve, but only indulges.
Bound is not a consistently engaging experience, but it leaves behind an impressive visual memory.
Starbound is a survival/exploration experience that has been in some form of early access for years, but it is finally launching into orbit with an official release.
Videoball achieves fun, controlled chaos, but is held back in important ways.