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Red Dead Redemption 2PC
The game's narrative and mechanics remain mostly unchanged in this port and readers interested in a full breakdown can check out our original review of Red Dead Redemption 2. The PC version does include some new content including Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, and addition weapons. The new world content fits seamlessly into the existing world and act as a nice bonus for players who have already put in dozens of hours on consoles and want to experience some brand new quests.
Magic: The Gathering ArenaPC
Overall, Magic Arena is easily the most accessible and user-friendly version of the classic strategy card game. As the platform grows, makes improvements, and adds additional sets over time, it is sure to continue to be one of the main ways that gamers experience Magic: The Gathering at both the casual and competitive levels.
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete EditionSwitch
Digimon Story: Cybersleuth Complete EditionÂ is available now. Game Rant was provided a Switch code for this review.
Luigi's Mansion 3Switch
Luigi's Mansion 3's ScreamPark and ScareScraper modes could have used more content, but the main story still provides plenty of things for players to do. The filler at the end of it hurts the pacing, but players will have a blast with the game until they reach that point. Luigi's Mansion 3 is still an easy recommendation for Nintendo Switch owners or anyone looking for a fun local co-op game.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020Switch
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 looks good and does offer some fleeting moments of fun with the Dream Events, but most everything else about the game falls flat. It's consistently dull and its new ideas fail to make it any more compelling than previous games in the series. Nintendo Switch owners have plenty of other quality games to play, and so there's not really any reason to bother with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Felix The ReaperSwitch
If nothing else, it’s clear that Kong Orange was invested in exploring the concept of death in game form. Maybe a sequel could allow it to really go all-in on that (and the ending of this game certainly leaves the door open for that), but for now, Felix the Reaper is a pretty fun puzzler that shows promise, even if it’s held back by a story that sometimes goes too far and gameplay that doesn’t really go far enough.
Call of Duty: Modern WarfareXbox One
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Spec Ops mode is a big disappointment, though fans will find plenty to love about the campaign and multiplayer. After the disappointing Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare feels like a return to form for Infinity Ward, and it will be exciting to see what the studio produces next.
Ring Fit AdventureSwitch
Overall, these issues were minor in the grand scheme of things. Ring Fit Adventure is the most fun players can have doing these exercises, and it's the rare game that is great as both a video game and an exercise tool. It's the best exercise game since the now-defunct Xbox Fitness for the Xbox One Kinect and blows Nintendo's previous exercise games out of the water.
WWE 2K20Xbox One
It's possible that the departure of Yuke's played a significant role in WWE 2K20 so completely and utterly missing the mark, and maybe Visual Concepts will get things back on track next year. The developers have said that patches will be released to address some of WWE 2K20's glitches, but they aren't even the biggest problems with the game, and it's hard to see how it can be salvaged without a complete overhaul. There is no reason to pick this game up when far better WWE 2K games are out there, and we don't recommend it to anyone, even someone that lives and breathes WWE.
Ultimately, the MediEvil PS4 remake stays true to the original game while being a more enjoyable experience overall. There were still some ways that the developers could have made the MediEvil PS4 remake even better, but what's here is still a great game and will leave fans hungry for more. Here's hoping that Sir Dan comes back from the dead again sooner rather than later, whether that be through a MediEvil 2 remake or better yet, a brand new entry in the series.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for NeighborvilleXbox One
Good core gameplay and distinct classes don’t make Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville stand out in the competitive landscape of games it emulates. The co-op modes can be a blast to play with friends or solo, but the game spreads itself too thin and never feels like it has tuned its mechanics specifically for any of the included PvP modes. The result is a fun experience with tons of content to grind through but Battle for Neighborville never gives players meaningful incentives to stick around long enough to see most of it.
The Outer WorldsPS4
The Outer Worlds is a lot, in the best way possible. It packs so much RPG goodness into a tight package that fans are going to be engrossed from beginning to end. More importantly, the choices presented to them are so inviting and diverse that it will be easy to start up a second playthrough and feel like new experiences are on the horizon. Put simply, The Outer Worlds is the deep sci-fi RPG that gamers have been promised from so many franchises, and only now has been delivered.
At the end of the day, the Eldrick trilogy will likely feel too dated for gamers looking to take the first step into the world of Dragon Quest, but the games are definitely worth playing for established franchise fans who haven't already worked through them or are looking for a bit of nostalgia. The mechanics and storytelling techniques are just a bit too old school to win over new fans, but seeing the roots of the now-iconic franchise is a great experience for fans.
Call of Duty Mobile has satisfying progression, a nice selection of fan favorite maps, and it looks great on phones and tablets. The game's liberal use of bots hampers the experience a bit, and the battle royale mode could stand to have a slightly smaller map or something to make firefights happen more often.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon BreakpointPS4
Overall, Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a good game but struggles to establish itself or stand out in a genre that is already small. It tacks on too much from Division's loot system, random game design choices, and RPG elements, muddying what Breakpoint is exactly meant to be. It can seem like a Looter Shooter at times but fails to capture what makes Looter Shooters great. It can seem like a heavily-story focused RPG at times but drops the ball on delivering either a story or good, consistent RPG elements.
Concrete Genie was the most-nomiated game at Gamescom, and it's easy to see why. There are certain aspects of the game that drag the experience down a bit, but it's a mostly successful adventure game that succeeds in delivering an emotional story in a gorgeous world. PixelOpus has done a great job with its sophomore effort and it will be exciting to see what's next from the studio.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible LairPS4
These bugs and the small amount of content make Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair feel a bit rushed. The levels mostly all look the same, the alternate stages feel like padding, and the Impossible Lair gimmick is definitely going to be divisive for platforming fans. Its biggest issue, though, is that the platforming isn't nearly as precise as the games that inspired it. It has enough unique ideas that some platforming fans may still want to check it out after a price drop, but don't expect to be blown away.
All in all, Warsaw is a solid foundation, but the balancing issues may make it difficult for players to love. There are a lot of interesting ideas present here, though the execution, in some instances, has been flubbed. Still, the hand-drawn art style, challenging battles, and interesting backdrops are enough to make it worth experiencing in most cases. There are other, better challenging games out there this fall, Like The Surge 2, but Warsaw will be a good experience for those with lots of patience looking for a challenge to overcome, so long as they can get passed its multitude of issues.
AI: The Somnium FilesSwitch
For fans of the Zero Escape games, AI: The Somnium Files is an absolute must-buy, and its more accessible story, interesting puzzle gameplay, and slightly muted anime aesthetic hopefully means it can enjoy a more mainstream success and potentially kick-start a new series for Spike Chunsoft.
The Surge 2PC
The Surge 2's improved exploration and performance go a long way in making it better than its predecessor, though it's held back somewhat from the unreliable lock-on and bugs. Anyone that liked the first game will have a blast with the sequel, and while there are Souls-like games out there that feel less derivative of its inspiration (like the co-op focused Remnant: From the Ashes, for instance) The Surge 2 is sure to please anyone looking for more Dark Souls-style action.
FIFA 20Xbox One
FIFA 20 certainly has a wide variety of changes to it, but much like MLS expansion team FC Cincinnati, these changes are in need of some more development time and polish - though the product on the pitch is still a real joy to watch.
Borderlands 3Xbox One
Despite issues with the narrative and the mountain of bugs and technical issues, Borderlands 3's fun factor is still undeniable. The game is also one of the few large-scale, big budget adventures playable entirely in couch co-op that has released this entire console generation. Future patches will undoubtedly clean up many of its technical problems, and content updates like the upcoming Bloody Harvest event and more substantial DLC episodes will increase its value even further.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchSwitch
After many fans were left disappointed by the 2018 sequel, this remaster is sure to remind the community why the original 2010 release was so beloved. The remaster is a great reminder of the potential that the series had and hopefully any future iterations of Ni no Kuni return to this winning formula and bring back the story, cinematics, and combat system that all come together to help make Wrath of the White Witch a modern classic.
Monster Hunter: World - IceborneXbox One
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne makes important quality of life improvements and gives fans of the game a ton of new content to master. While it would have been nice to have less repeat monsters, the expansion is still massive in scope and has more content than some full-fledged video game sequels do. Iceborne offers Monster Hunter World players their toughest challenges yet, and it should keep fans plenty busy until Capcom does decide to finally give fans a proper sequel.
Final Fantasy VIII RemasteredPC
Final Fantasy 8 Remastered keeps everything that made the original a classic, including its polarizing leveling system, the Triple Triad card game, and the ugly backgrounds. The game's ugly graphics outside of the character models makes it feel like a half measure at times, but regardless, Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is still the best way to experience the game today. Oh, and the soundtrack is still fantastic, too.