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I’ll be honest, when I booted up Archvale I didn’t expect the game to grab me the way it did. As I previously stated, I grew up when “retro” games were simply “new games”, so outside of the nostalgia factor, I am not always drawn into games with this sort of aesthetic. Rarely do even new games get me out of bed in the middle of the night to play for (just another hour), so the draw of Archvale simply shouldn’t be ignored.
In the end Call of Duty: Vanguard offers a familiar outing but with some new wrinkles, an engaging story, and plenty of multiplayer maps which should keep fans of the franchise playing steadily right up to the release of the next game.
The game does have a very attractive price of $39.99 which makes it ideal for those who have yet to play the game but again; seeing how the core game had been made available free of charge on various platforms prior; a paid update seemed to be a better option to me.
While elements of the game may frustrate some players; the winning storyline and highly-detailed locales with numerous opportunities to customize and explore make this one of the better Marvel-based games and one that fans will not want to miss.
DEATHLOOP is a great game, but it could have been incredible. It does take some very interesting ideas and applies them to a working framework Arkane is comfortable with – Dishonored with time travel elements. It would be a disservice to call it just that – because truly they do implement many gameplay mechanics unique to Arkane games.
Aside from the fun and family-friendly appeal of the game; the sheer variety of levels, cosmetics, and fun makes the game well worth a look even from hardcore fans of the series who have played the earlier versions of the game. In the end Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a great update to the classic series and offers fans a fun and fresh take that has never looked nor played better.
After completing the game I found I was not ready to leave Yara behind and thankfully there will be weekly Incursion events and other updates along the way to enjoy as well as DLC in the future. The game does offer a Co-Op mode which is on my list to try and I look forward to taking my salvaged parts and customizing various vehicles and weapons for more carnage in the months to come. While it does not attempt to change the formula, Far Cry 6 expands and improves on what has made the series such a success and gives fans more of what they want.
The fun, challenge, and action that made the game such a classic remains and the new content and enhancements not only make the game a nice trip down memory lane; it serves as an introduction to the series for those who were too young to experience it the first time around. Time has done nothing to diminish this classic and here is hoping we get more Quake in the future.
Aliens: Fireteam ElitePC
Upon completion of the game, a Horde Mode is unlocked and I am hoping that the studio will release more DLC and missions along the way as it does seem to indicate there is more of the story to tell. With a $39.99 price point; the game is especially attractive and fans of the series that are willing to overlook the shortcomings will likely enjoy the detailed settings and abundance of action.
While some mission objectives at times may be frustratingly unclear and require some trial and error to complete; those who stick with the game will likely find it an enjoyable and highly immersive experience. While the length of the game is not excessively long; the combat and immersion make Fracked a must-own for PSVR owners.
If you have not played Zool before, part of this release may never actually mean anything special to you. So I would suggest that you at least try the game in “Ultimate Ninja” mode first. This will give you the original 1992 release experience, which lacks double-jump and other modernizations mentioned above. After this, you may be able to appreciate better the experience presented by developer Sumo Digital Academy.
Those looking for a more social experience will be happy to know that Ragnarock comes complete with a competitive multiplayer mode that allows you to race up to 6 players in a battle to see who can go the farthest the fastest. There is also a “ghost” mode that allows you to race yourself in an attempt to beat your best score.
While the game can be frustrating at times as getting killed is a frequent event; as your skills grow and you find new ways to eliminate enemies and creative ways to hone your skills; the game becomes an ideal diversion.
The bottom line is that you really shouldn’t let people dictate what you buy and don’t buy. I am simply here as a guide to let you know my experience with the game. And even though my cons section is definitely longer in length than my pros section, I still absolutely love playing this game.
While it is not going to be for everyone; those who invest the time to learn the various characters will likely enjoy it and being able to play a match in roughly 15 minutes makes it a great game to pop in and out from. It would be nice to see more maps, characters, and some fine-tuning down the line; but for now; the game offers a pleasant enough distraction.
Star Wars Pinball VRPC
The variety of tables is great and will keep Pinball fans thrilled. For me, the real thrill was seeing so many Star Wars props in a VR setting, and being able to enjoy the highly detailed animations and Star Wars setting is a real thrill.
Sea of Solitude: The Director's CutSwitch
If you’ve got a couple of hours to play through and you really enjoy narrative-focused, relaxed gameplay, then this is a game to check out. Be ready to have your emotional heartstrings played like a harp though as you learn more of the story, it’s just the gameplay between is something lacking.
Evil Genius 2: World DominationPC
While the game is not going to be for everyone; if you have patience the reward is some really great fun and some of the most unique and enjoyable gameplay in years.
I was a big fan of People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm game and have longed for a sequel ever since that game arrived. Here is hoping that Outriders will become a new franchise and we will see more content in the not too distant future.
Samurai ShodownXbox Series X
On its own, the game is limited in its story mode and you’ll definitely beat it within an hour or so. All in all, it’s a decent game and I love the stylized approach to the graphics and that they kept the original feel of the 1993 game.
There are likely many players out there who will welcome this level of complexity and challenge but I found it more tedious than fun and as such the game did not work for me. It was great to look at and does capture the experience of Tennis at a professional level; it just wraps much of the game in a cumbersome experience which is lacking in fun.
The game holds up very well after 16 years and is as much fun to play now as it was then. I did not get to play the multiplayer as it requires co-op on the same system so playing it on a PC was not an option for me but should be great fun for console owners.
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the MillenniumSwitch
Ultimately, at a $7.99 price tag (at the time of this writing), this game is a must get for fans of the Capcom vs. series, or just retro fighting games in general. The amount of content you get for the price alone makes it worth it. So go on, have fun with the characters you know and love in a new/old way.
This claim is removed with the addition of a Quick Play mode which offers a random shuffle so players do not have to debate which songs to attempt next as they will have a song assigned. With people isolating; the ability to get some good exercise and laughs while dancing to some great music makes Just Dance 2021 the perfect fit.
Assassin's Creed ValhallaGoogle Stadia
This weird, batshit crazy ending has brought some new life to Assassin’s Creed for me. It was nice to see throwbacks to the original trilogy, including a direct reference to ACII. Your mileage may vary on Stadia, but if you haven’t picked up on any platform already, you should. Especially with the deals going on right now.