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Redout 2 is a fine anti-gravity racer, with well-designed tracks, slightly different gameplay to what we usually see in this genre, a surprisingly extensive career section, incredibly high speeds and nice graphics. Still, it doesn't really stand out, as it seems a bit generic; it lacks edge and the high difficulty will be too much of a challenge for some - and then the soundtrack is a bit broken.
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three HopesSwitch
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes gives you exactly what you would expect when hearing the title. You get a Warriors game with the setting and characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses: Nothing more, nothing less. It is a combination with some great potential, but the lack of variation, technical issues and the length of the game will make you tired of it long before the first playthrough is done.
It's this very point that leaves me a little baffled by this collection of games, as it really doesn't feel like you're paying for the four included titles, but rather the batch of additional extras (music tracks, animations, illustrations etc.) that can be unlocked within. It's all presented very well, plays incredibly smoothly, will entertain retro and platforming fans alike - but at the same time, if you've seen it once, there's not much extra to need to see here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's RevengePC — PS4 — PS5 — Switch — Xbox One — Xbox Series X|S
With everything in face and a spectacular ability to make you fall in love with it at first sight, as you progress through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge the mixed feelings between how I love the way they revived this classic and how much I dislike it becomes incredibly strong. It is an incomplete victory.
If you liked Supermassive's previous games, you'll enjoy The Quarry as well. It's undeniably more of the same but the developer has also honed its skills and developed its storytelling. Sure, some of the novelty is gone, it will never be like playing Until Dawn for the very first time but nothing lasts forever and there is no one who has mastered the genre better so if you are looking for an interactive adventure that delivers both nostalgia and spooks, then you will find it right here.
Mario Strikers: Battle LeagueSwitch
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the fast-paced, fluid gameplay that Mario Strikers: Battle League Football offers. I love the customisation suite and how that allows you to build teams that have certain playstyles. And it's also a title that looks visually-striking and has taken a fantastic series and brought it into the modern era of gaming - but I can't help but notice the glaring issues as well.
It won't be for everyone, and for a lot, I can imagine it'd be quite the frustrating experience, but if you can keep a cool head, and study and keep practising, what Card Shark offers is a truly rewarding game where you feel like you're learning about the intricacies of card tricks on top of actually being given the tools to perform them, and from my experience, doing so will leave you with a nefarious and mischievous grin that will stay with you long after you close the game.
There's such a wealth of content on offer, content that will, alike the other mainline Diablo games, make you want to just keep playing and exploring the world in that hunt to become just a minute bit more powerful.
Kao the Kangaroo is a decent return of the kangaroo that is likely to appeal to those who have a special relationship with the character and who have long hoped to see him again. For younger players, Kao might also entertain, but if you want to get to know him, expect it to be extremely simple and graphically dated, while the characters feel very uninspired and dull. I remain sceptical, however, that this will be enough for Kao to be remembered and not, once again, fall into oblivion.
Sniper Elite 5 is a good action-packed game presented in a way that is enjoyable in moderation. It is more polished than its predecessors without major changes. The formula does not contain any major new ingredients but chooses to strengthen existing ones. I like this niche form of shooting game and am not disappointed despite my criticism.
Roller Champions is a tight, polished, enthralling, and highly competitive game that has a fantastic core foundation to build on. Hopefully Ubisoft finds an engaging and long-lasting way to see this one survive the test of time.
Soundfall is still an intriguing product and one that I am happy to have spent time with and played. It doesn't leave me with a bitter taste in my mouth, but at the same time, I'm not really ecstatic or stunned by what I've seen.
Rogue Legacy 2 is incredibly deep and very polished. The gameplay feels tight and responsive, and the visuals and the art style are brilliant and highlights. It's truly a game that if you can muster up the strength to keep powering through, you will continually discover ways to entertain yourself, be it through completing the challenging Fairy Chests for weapon/armour blueprints, or through spending gold on relics and other goodies that can help you on your way.
Evil Dead does everything right when it comes to pure fan service. It looks "right", it sounds "right" and it is obvious that Saber loves the films, but I do not think the premise or gameplay fits what Raimi's film trilogy really is.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong isn't perfect in any sense, in fact one could call it quite rough around the edges. But despite this being the case, it's still a rather fun and engaging deductive and explorative take on the World of Darkness, and is a game that should be right up the street of any super sleuthers out there that want to test their ability to crack a case as a bloodthirsty and immortal vampire.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - DaemonhuntersPC
The combination of strategic considerations you have to make, such as making sure you're in cover, means that your super soldiers never feel completely overpowered, especially as they take a long time to recover, so you actually have to think carefully, just like in a proper game of 40K - and this is, after all, despite its flaws, pretty addictive gameplay to put up with.
Apex Legends MobileiOS
All in all, I think Respawn has done a very good job with Apex Legends Mobile. Whether you're a fan of Apex Legends or not, I'd implore you to give this a go, as it's fun, well-built, and very easy to pick up and begin to master, and with so much promise for the future, there's no better time to do so, as it looks like Apex Legends Mobile could be around for a while.
Crimesight is really fun, especially if you convince your friends to play and try it out together.
Nintendo Switch SportsSwitch
All in all Nintendo Switch Sports is fun to play, a beautiful visual update and a nostalgic experience... but not in the best of ways, as it feels a bit too much like the classic and as Yoshikazu Yamashita and his team have been a bit too shy this time around in adding more depth, innovation, and content.
This is a game that excels as one of the best examples of what a Lego game can be, as it is one of the more accurate and honest representations of what Lego is and the sorts of creative joy it brings to people all around the world.
Despite its minor problems and short length, it's unique, and truly captivating, and for that reason I can't help but recommend this game.
Slipstream isn't bad. It's retro, charming, and design-wise, adorable, but it doesn't hold up for more than maybe 25 minutes of active play before the challenges are completed and the fun ends.
King Arthur: Knight's TalePC
For anyone less versed in RTS games, this is probably quite an attractive trait, as it does make King Arthur: Knight's Tale far less complex, but those who have a history of real-time strategy will find this one as a bit of a walk in the park, as it stands.
Its unique take to battle royale makes it a rather approachable and entertaining addition to the sub-genre, and one that I can see myself actually sinking some of my free time into.
Teardown is a very engaging title, one that is absolutely worth checking it out if you're looking for something new and unique to entertain you. But, I do firmly also believe that the best of Teardown is still to come, because this is one of those rare games that really feels like it'll be elevated to untold heights when the community puts it through the ringer.