Irredeemably bad video games are a simple, tidy affair. Their badness is straightforward. It is different and perhaps more frustrating to play a promising game that starts well, then stumbles. ReCore is one of those second types.
The Olympic Games is a massively multiplayer event wherein local champions from various territories convene in a single geographic location to compete in a wide variety of mini-games within larger categories.
The ocean can be a difficult setting for games. Some embrace the horror of the unexplored, while others emphasise the survival aspects. Abzu frames the unknown depths as a place of life, beauty, and discovery.
There are no monsters in Near Death, a new video game about escaping an otherwise abandoned, wrecked and unbearably cold Antarctic research station. There are no bad guys at all. There is just the menace of weather.