For whatever reason I have a bit of a soft spot for voxel-based graphics so when I saw a dungeon-crawler boasting those aesthetics when Riverbond was announced I was easily on board. Now having played it my feelings are mixed. As someone who has entered many a brutally challenging dungeon and faced down all sorts of craziness Riverbond is a decidedly tame and easygoing affair, but at the same time for the right audience I think it may be outright perfect. With its strange and steady stream of unlockable (and often silly) weapons and characters, ability to have up to 4 people play together cooperatively, and very approachable overall style I think this is perfectly suited to either families looking for a fun-for-all-ages or skills experience, so while the hardcore set may find it too basic for their tastes it may be an ideal stepping stone for the next generation of explorers out there.
Justin Nation, Score: